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Moon Machu Picchu: With Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail

Ryan Dube

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This full-color, practical guide to Machu Picchu is written by an experienced local and features a convenient foldout map

Mystical, timeless, and full of adventure: embark on the trip of a lifetime to the jewel of Peru with Moon Machu Picchu. Inside you'll find:
*Strategic trekking guides, including two to four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay, and an Inca Jungle Trail itinerary, plus focused coverage of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima
*Unique experiences beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuaman, or set up camp on the riverbank after a day of rafting on the Rio Apurimac. Sample coca tea and authentic local delicacies, or shop for handmade Peruvian weavings, pottery, and jewelry
*Essential planning information on agencies, tour guides, and porters, food and accommodations, packing suggestions, finding the best airfares, and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car, or motorcycle
*How to visit Machu Picchu respectfully, with tips from Lima local Ryan Dube on and helping the local economy, minimizing your impact, and avoiding over-tourism
*A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, including how to avoid altitude sickness
*Full-colour photos and easy-to-use maps throughout, plus a convenient foldout map
*Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and local customs
*Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer and study opportunities, and tips for seniors, families, visitors with disabilities, women travelling alone, and LGBTQ+ travellers
With Moon Machu Picchu's practical advice and insider know-how, you can forge your own path.

Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast, Moon Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, or Moon Chile.

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