Cuzco and Inca Heartland Footprint Handbook

Cuzco and Inca Heartland Footprint Handbook

by Ben Box
     
 

Take the trail less walked with the new edition of Footprint’s acclaimed guide to Cuzco and the Inca Heartland. This exhaustively researched book includes insights into Inca culture, details of how to reach the myriad ancient ruins, and full descriptions of less well-known treks specifically designed to take the pressure off the famous Inca Trail to Machu

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Overview

Take the trail less walked with the new edition of Footprint’s acclaimed guide to Cuzco and the Inca Heartland. This exhaustively researched book includes insights into Inca culture, details of how to reach the myriad ancient ruins, and full descriptions of less well-known treks specifically designed to take the pressure off the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You’ll also find essential information on all the other activities the region has to offer, including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and climbing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907263361
Publisher:
Footprint Handbooks
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
Footprint - Handbooks Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,407,200
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Read an Excerpt

Some love it, some hate it – but travel a couple of kilometers down the Avenida de la Cultura (the route to Paucartambo) and you won’t miss it. Standing on a column six storeys high in the middle of the road is a massive condor, the Inca god called upon to protect the kingdom from the conquistadores. This modern-day marvel (or monstrosity, depending on your point of view) was built from the aluminum plane donated by the army.

Meet the Author

One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was sub-editing work on the South American Handbook. The plan then was to write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all corners of the sub-continent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South American Handbook in 1989. He has also been involved in Footprint's Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Peru since their inception. In 2001 he wrote Footprint's Cuzco & the Inca heartland Handbook, on which he has collaborated for recent editions with Steve Frankham. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature and as a cricketer he looks forward to the day his village side is invited to play anywhere in South America where there is a pitch.

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