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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: An archaeological adventure for every traveler who visits Peru. The motivation of such an enterprise is fundamentally cultural and archaeological. We aim to create a link between different nations and peoples who share their Hispanic and indigenous ancestry in inca trail to machu picchu.

“The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” we want our three protagonists alone, equipped only with what they can carry themselves, made a long journey of more than fifteen thousand kilometers across South America, traveling by road, mountain tracks I by canoe, on foot and on horseback a variety of ecosystems ranging from desert, jungle and large mountain ranges and covering eighty percent of the planet’s climatic types. The motivation of such an enterprise is fundamentally cultural and archaeological. We aim to create a link between different nations and peoples who share their Hispanic and indigenous ancestry and a common history whose origins are the great cultures and civilizations that developed prior to the cultural and social unification of the Inca empire.

To interview with some of the leading experts in archeology prehispanic and photographically document the ruins of the great monuments and important archaeological sites of past civilizations are the fundamental objectives of this expedition that will result in the collection of didactic and graphic material that serve to the realization of audiovisual, newspaper articles, photo exhibitions and lectures, and will be released in a specialized website that tells the experience of the expedition step by step: www.toursperumachupicchu.com.

The Inca Empire or Tawantinsuyu was a real social and cultural revolution that originated in the conquests of the fifth Inca, Capac Yupanqui, and came to encompass an even greater extent than the Roman Empire ground, territorially unify disparate cultures and civilizations between 1200 and 1532 D.C. The importance of cohesive communications to maintain an empire of such gigantic proportions gave rise to a vast network of roads known by the nickname El Camino del Inca or Capac Nan, running through fertile valleys, barren deserts and Andean peaks, reaching the farthest. At present, they can still be traveled many of these old paved roads, which fragments are preserved in very good condition, especially in mountainous landscapes and wild, away from modern civilization, most of which can only be reached ATVs by river on foot or horseback. The Inca Trail stretched over ten thousand kilometers of paved roads stone ranging from northern Ecuador to the State of Concepcion in central Chile. It was the common thread of many different Hispanic cultures we intend to explore and document the expedition.

To take advantage of the best weather in the four countries currently cover the territory of the ancient Inca Empire Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile, and considering that much of the expedition will be developed by the Amazon rainforest The Ocucaje and Atacama deserts, and alpine areas in the Andes, the most propitious time for this trip to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail is the beginning of autumn in the southern hemisphere match our spring. The expedition will start from Spain to Santiago de Chile later this month of March 2006, to be back, after forty-five day trip in early May. A total of fifteen thousand kilometers we have served to document photographically the most important remains of the Inca civilization, its predecessors cultures and the subsequent Spanish colonization.

A total of 15,000 km that they have served to document photographically the most important remains of the Inca civilization, its predecessors cultures and the subsequent Spanish colonization.

For the Incas the Qhapaq NANB or Inka (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu) was a complex administrative system, transport and communications, as well as a means of defining four basic divisions of the Inca Empire.

  • The Chinchaysuyo covering Ecuador and northern Peru.
  • The Antisuyo that extended east to the mountains.
  • The Contisuyo taking west to the coast.
  • Collasuyo it is covering southern Peru, Chile and part of a small strip of Argentina.

Since October 2005 have been launched all previous, necessary to begin the journey actions. Maps and guides of all countries were achieved, contacted embassies of different countries in Spain to meet the necessary procedures in each border: visas, vehicle registration, insurance, vaccinations, etc. It has also acquired additional information by the editorial staff of several magazines devoted to travel and knowledgeable people of different countries. Getting visas, airline tickets, documentation and permits for the vehicle, international driving license, insurance, vaccines for yellow fever and malaria and international health certificate, researchers cards, press passes, ID photos, currency exchange and credit cards are some of the steps that have been undertaken in recent months. As for the equipment, it has contacted the car rental agency National Car Peru to have an ATV that has been transferred to Santiago before the start of the expedition. It was also necessary equipped with various spare parts, water containers, metal drums for oil, road maps and guides, tools …