Cuzco & Inca Heartland Footprint Handbook

Cuzco & Inca Heartland Footprint Handbook

Hardback Footprint Cuzco & the Inca Heartland Handbook

By (author) Ben Box, By (author) Sarah Cameron

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 180mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1907263365
  • ISBN 13: 9781907263361
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 707,612

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Take the trail less walked with the fifth edition of Footprint's acclaimed Cuzco and the Inca Heartland. Written by experts on Latin America, this guide is packed full of great advice for making the most of your trip. Find out how to make the most of Machu Picchu, read about different ways of traveling to the ancient sites, and explore less well-known alternatives to the famous Inca Trail. Packed with information on Inca culture, this book also includes essential advice on the exciting activities on offer, including whitewater rafting, mountain biking and climbing. Available for the first time in the lightweight hardback format, this new edition is much more traveller friendly and durable. Detailed descriptions of the alternative routes to Machu Picchu taking you away from the crowds Detailed section on the Manu and Tambopata jungle reserves, with advice for taking a tour In-depth background section tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the Incas Extensive hotel, restaurant and nightlife listings and full festival and events guide

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One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was subediting work on the South American Handbook. The plan then was to write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all corners of the subcontinent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South American Handbook in 1989. He has also been involved in Footprint's Handbooks on Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Cuzco & the Inca Heartland, and Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. On many of these titles he has collaborated with his wife and Footprint Caribbean expert, Sarah Cameron. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature. In the British summer he plays cricket for his local village side and year round he attempts to achieve some level of self-sufficiency in fruit and veg in a rather unruly country garden in Suffolk. After a degree in Latin American Studies, Sarah Cameron has been travelling and writing on the continent ever since, both as an economist and as an author for Footprint. Initially moonlighting for the South American Handbook, while working for a British bank, in 1990 she parted company with the world of finance and has been contributing to the expansion of Footprint titles ever since. Sarah now concentrates solely on the Caribbean and is the author of Footprint's Caribbean Islands Handbook. When she is not travelling around the Caribbean sampling beaches and rum cocktails, she retreats to her 17th-century farmhouse in rural Suffolk.

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Expert author Ben Box knows Cuzco inside out; he has travelled extensively throughout the region researching this new edition Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track In-depth information about history, culture and politics, plus detailed listings and travel advice Inspirational trip planning with itineraries and detailed maps throughout

Table of contents

1) Essentials 2) Cuzco 3) Sacred Valley 4) Machu Picchu 5) Beyond Machu Picchu 6) East and West of Cuzco 7) Southern Jungle