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Searching for the Inca

The ancient empire of the Inca, with its unique culture, historical monuments and sacred traditions, has long been a source of interest and fascination for people all around the world, who travel to Peru to follow with their own two feet the footsteps of the lost civilization.

From Lima to Cusco, through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley, and the ultimate adventure - trekking to Machu Picchu – an action-packed trip to Peru can bring you a step closer to the secrets of the elusive Inca, and widen your cultural and historical horizons.

Here are some suggestions regarding a trip to Peru, for those of you who, like us, are enchanted by the mystical and mysterious civilization of the Inca.

The Incas built an elaborate network of paved roads and bridges, that stretched for a length of 22,530 Km (14,000 miles). The roads allowed them to reach and control each corner of their Empire. The Inca engineers used and improved roads left by earlier cultures, such as the Chimu, Wari and Tiwanaku among others tribes.

The Inca road system includes two main roads, both connecting the north to the south – one along the coast and another along the Andes. The two main roads were connected by a shorter network of roads. Along the coast the road connecting the Gulf of Guayaquil in Ecuador to the Maule River in Chile. The Andean royal road extended along the Andes Mountains, from Quito in Ecuador, through Cajamarca and Cusco, ending near Tucuman, Argentina.

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