I've said that the pictures won't capture the experience, but that never stopped me (or anyone else) from trying. We were told that the Quechua people (known by us as the Incas) didn't drink the glacial water, but lived off the underground springs.
Inca Trail Day 1 to Wayllabamba (12km) October 24th 2014 Geo: -13.52, -71.99David, our guide from Peru Treks, picked us up at our hotel at 5:30am. We then drove all around Cusco picking up the other 12 members of our group. The pair from Ireland were staying at the Wild Rover, which I thought was funny.Once we were all together we headed to Ollyntaytambo for breakfast. Since we had all been half asleep on the bus, we did a little "get acq ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima 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