The magical ruins of Machu Picchu and the lost city of the Inca’s in Peru is one of the world’s most magical and inspiring sights the world has to offer.
The journey to Machu Picchu is a cultural, historic journey into our human past. This trek that leads you through the high Andes to the outskirts of the Amazon shows the vast range of the Incan people. It shows the ingenuity and masterful reach of the Incan people. The Inca’s controlled lands as far north as Ecuador and as far south as Argentina. Cusco and Machu Picchu were at the heart of their master plan and show us their skill, vision and search for a better way of life.
When we make this journey along the trail, we are constantly reminded of the great challenges the Incan people faced. They went to amazing length’s to preserve their place in history, letting us know their vision for their society along with travelling great distances and creating a empire that challenged their world view, searching the stars and creating cities that would leave us enthralled and inspired by their ability of create secret cities, trails and places of great significance.
The resourcefulness of the Inca’s is unrivaled the for their time. This outpost of Sayacmarca is hidden high on the Inca trail. It is 18 miles into the trail and 70 miles from Cusco. To be able to communicate, navigate through these misty mountains was a minor miracle of their time. Operating in the 12th century they were the most resourceful people of their time. Keeping their secrets and treasures hidden for centuries.
The journey to Machu Picchu on this hidden trail will show you how the Inca’s avoided detection, traveled long distances undetected. This trail takes you off the beaten path high above rivers and valley’s and following a secret route. These valley’s provided food, water and resources which let the Inca’s move secretly through the Andes mountains undetected. They positioned food stores and housing where people could not find them. They positioned the trail up and down steep slopes miles away from their cultural and historic center of Cusco. Giving them a distinct advance against their enemies.
Ian Taylor Trekking lead numerous treks a year to Machu Picchu and we aim to help you have a real Inca experience. You will learn how the Inca’s developed their culture, trails, outposts and journey along this ancient trail to the lost city of the Inca’s and arrive in this special, unique and exciting city of Machu Picchu.