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On the Trail of the Incas

April 18th 2006
The Inca Trail is a punishing hike that starts 88km north of Cuzco at a point some 2600 metres above sea level. It negotiates a couple of passes up to an altitude of 4200 metres and arrives at Machupicchu 43km and 3 days walking later. The quality of accommodation along the way is entirely dependent on the class of tent you pack with you. We completed the journey from Cuzco in four hours, by train ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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