Alternative itinerary along the Inca Trail and exploring the Sacred Valley: the South American country for those who love adventure and natural wonders
There has always been talk of the wonders of the Peruvian land, be it its millennial history, the civilization of the Incas, customs or wonderful nature. It is not only an ideal destination for those who want to take a dip in history and tradition, but also those with more adventurous inspirations find in Peru a magical world to be discovered
WHY GO There is a truly unique experience to live in Peru, and it is that of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: it is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world, designed over 500 years ago, which starts in the Sacred Valley and ends in the rainforest of the Lost City of the Incas. Adventurers and hikers from all latitudes come here, as the path is part of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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NOT TO BE MISSED The excursion of the Inca Trail is expected to be in good physical condition: the trek is in fact 43 kilometers long, generally passable in four days. It is an ancient and tortuous Inca path that leads to admire breathtaking scenery, crossing peaks of 4220 meters, rain forests, high cliffs and encountering various archaeological sites. Admission is limited to 500 people per day and it is necessary to book the excursion in advance. It starts from the Sacred Valley to arrive at the Machu Picchu site. The Sacred Valley is located about fifteen kilometers north of Cusco, and was the main center for the extraction of natural wealth of the Inca Empire: it is characterized by agricultural terraces, platforms composed of many small plots of land arranged in steps on the hills. It is here that there are many ruins such as Ollantaytambo , a city built over the original foundations of the Inca period which represents the best example of urban planning of the time; Pisaq , one of the most important Inca ruins, where there are buildings for military, religious and agricultural use and Moray , whose ruins are mostly composed of circular terraced depressions, the largest of which is 30 meters deep.
WHO TO GO With Peru Etico , a member of the Peru Responsible Tourism Association, you travel with solidarity in mind. The 4-day trek on the Inca Trail, starting from € 570, starts from Cusco-Waullabamba touching Miskay, Llactapata, Wayllabamba, Pacamayo, Winay Wayna up to Machu Picchu. You sleep in a tent and, besides walking, you travel by train and bus.
WHAT TO BRING To face the trekking on the Inca quarry trek to machupicchu 4 days you need to bring a backpack, a waterproof jacket, trekking shoes, heavy clothes, sleeping bag, torch with batteries, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, snacks, towel, swimsuit if you want to immerse yourself in the spa.
CURIOSITIES Everyone knows the lama, one of the symbolic animals of Peru, which generically includes all four species in which the South American camleids are distinguished. In addition to the llama, alpaca and guanaco there is the vicuña, which produces the best wool for weaving and is available in 22 natural colors. In fact, the clothing made from its wool, considered the most luxurious fabric in the world, costs several thousand dollars.