Spanning South America, the Inca Trail was built by the Inca Empire and served as their main means of sending messages throughout Tahuantinsuyo. Today, the road is patchy at best with many sections entirely unusable. Nevertheless, there are still many stretches of the road that connect to Machu Picchu. The popular Inca Trail Trek is...
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Considered one of the 5 best treks in the world, it may come as a surprise to find out that the Inca Trail is closed for an entire month every year. Below we answer a few of the most popular questions around the Inca Trail’s annual closing. Why Is the Inca Trail Closed in February?...
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Peru is the one of the most popular tourism destinations in Latin America for its many beautiful and diverse tourism attractions, rich geographical features, and distinct and varied regions (coast, sierra, jungle). Here are some of the must-see tourism destinations in Peru for this 2017. Snowy Salkantay Mt. Salkantay receives the second highest snowfall in...
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You may be wondering: What’s the big deal about the Inca Trail? We’ll explain. The Inca Trail is recognized worldwide for its history and connection to the Inca Empire. It’s a network of roads built by the Incas and was used to transport goods throughout their extensive empire. In the past, these roads stretched across...
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Impressive, imposing, and magical are some of the words tourists give to describe their trip to Machu Picchu, a symbol of the greatness that was the Inca Empire. Located in the Urubamba River Valley 130 km from the city of Cusco, Machu Picchu is considered one of the most visited tourist destinations in Peru and...
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During the heyday of the Inca Empire, the Inca Trail was composed of a network of roads stretching 30,000 kilometers across what is today Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Peru. The roads were used to send messages throughout the empire. Today, many sections of the Inca Trail have succumbed to the passage of time,...
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