Moon Travel Guides: The Trip of a Lifetime
This jewel of Peru and heart of the lost Inca empire makes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Moon Machu Picchu is a comprehensive, honest guide to making the most out of your adventure.
What You'll Discover in Moon Machu Picchu:
- Strategic trekking guides, including two or four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay trek, and the Inca Jungle Trail
- Essential information on agencies, tour guides, porters, dining, accommodations, deciding when and where to go, and making reservations
- A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, and tips for avoiding altitude sickness
- Focused coverage of stopovers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima
- Unique ideas 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 Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the wild river banks after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac
- Transportation advice: tips on finding the best airfares and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car or motorcycle rental, and even hitchhiking
- Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and customs
- Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers
- Expert perspective from Lima resident Ryan Dubé
- A full-color foldout map of the region, with vibrant photos and additional maps throughout
Exploring the rest of the country? Try Moon Lima or Moon Peru. Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Colombia or Moon Patagonia.
About the Author
Ryan Dubé first arrived in Peru more than a decade ago, as an exchange student in Lima. He was captivated by the country's diversity and history and charmed by the kindness of its people. After completing his degree in Latin American studies and anthropology, Ryan returned to Lima where he now lives with his wife, Tatiana, and their sons, Ticiano and Benicio.
Using Lima as his base, Ryan has traveled throughout Peru-both its most famous sites and lesser-known attractions. He has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explored the islands on Lake Titicaca, and slept under the stars in the Amazon. He has traveled to Chincha and El Carmen, the home of an annual Afro-Peruvian music festival, and Pozuzo, a remote village in the high jungle.
Ryan currently works as a journalist, specializing in economics, business, and politics. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Globe & Mail, and BNamericas, among others.