Explore the Secrets of the Incas: A Journey Through the Archaeological Wonders of the Inca Trail.
Discover the rich history and culture of the Incas on the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - a 26 mile stone-paved road built by the ancient civilization. This challenging and incredible journey offers breathtaking discoveries and takes you back in time to the world of the Andean people.
The first stop after leaving Cusco is Ollantaytambo. The Inca site located in the beautiful traditional village of Ollantaytambo are mostly of religious significance, although they were also important strategically. Built in the 1400s, the large Inca fortress (also known as Temple Hill) and the Temple of the Sun with its monolithic stones soar above the town's cobbled streets. Also, it is known as a huge Inca fort with large stone terraces on a hillside. Some of the most important sites in the complex are the Temple of the Sun and the fountain of the Baths of the Princesses. The historic center has cobblestone streets and adobe buildings from the period. the genuine is present all the time, one of these places is Ollantaytambo, an Inca town full of charm with small alleys that take us to its history and its very genuine people and its customs. Visit this small incredible town is a must in your trip to Peru.
Also, we cannot stop mentioning how proud we Peruvians can feel, and is not for less because this beautiful little was chosen as one of the best tourist towns by the WTO, this recognition is called “The Best Tourism Village”, due to its commitment and conservation of its cultural heritage Then we continue to the peasant community of Piscacucho, small point on the edge of the Machu Picchu National Park, and where visitors begin the Inca Trail to continue to Tarayoc where is a stop to take lunch. Then we continue to Wallabamba, a lovely small Village to spend the night. The Warmiwañusca Pass is also famously known as the Death Woman’s pass due to the fact that it seems that a woman is lying on her side.
The Inca site of Runkurakay is an ancestral Inca structure located in the middle of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Its enclosures are semicircular in shape. The structures are made of slate stone and gray granite. Possibly it would be a resting or ritual site, its enclosures are semicircular in shape. It could well have been a rest stop, besides being a Tambo for the postmen or messengers of the Inca people
Sayacmarca (3585 mts/ 11761.8 ft) archaeological site It is divided into two parts: ceremonial and residential. The site has a doorway and stairs, as well as an irrigation system through canals that supplies the houses. It is an amazing place crafted with those gray-colored stones blending in with the nearby bedrock and in the middle of green vegetation. There is only one entrance to the archeological complex through a stone ladder of almost a hundred steps set up nearly a cliff wall foot. It is featured by its unusual Incan structures attached to the unstable terrain. Qunchamarca this archaeological site was probably a tambo for resting. The best place to see this site is from Sayacmarca ruins.
Phuyupatamarca (3670 mts/ 12040.7 ft), the city above the clouds. The well-structured terraces begin down into the hillside, and the settlement rests on the upper side. It is smaller in expanse and served as a stop en route to Machu Picchu back in the day. It also offers a very special platform for the awe-inspiring sights on the north towards Machu Picchu Mountain.
Wiñaywayna archaeological site (2650 mts/ 8694.2 ft) was given its name by the beautiful orchids that grow on the site. Surrounded by wooded terrain and lush vegetation into a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba River and the glaciers of Waqaywillka mountain. There is a large stone staircase up to down that connects the housings. Those grassy agricultural terraces make it more unique, built with the stones found at the site which withstood the natural phenomenon events for years.
In conclusion, the Inca Trail is a journey unlike any other, offering an in-depth look into the rich history and culture of the Inca civilization. With the guidance of a professional tour guide, you'll have the opportunity to learn about each Inca site and the various theories surrounding them. So pack your bags and get ready for an impressive and educational journey through the heart of the Inca Empire!