Trekking to Machu Picchu

Most travelers to Peru think there is just one option for trekking to Machu Picchu—the four-day Inca Trail hike. The truth is there are at least four ways to hike to the Inca citadel.

Visiting Ecuador’s Ingapirca Ruins

Home to the Inca empire’s only remaining sun temple, Ingapirca is easily Ecuador’s best set of pre-Columbian ruins. Ben Westwood covers the history of Ingapirca and what travelers can expect to see.

Trekking in Peru: Planning and Making a Trek

Peru is one of the world’s top trekking destinations, and the Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trek. Authors Ross and Renée give readers an overview of how to plan trekking the Inca Trail as well as other routes, plus tips on when to go and how long it takes to acclimatize.