An Introduction to the Inca Trail
Welcome to the Inca Trail, a must-do for any traveler to the
city of Cusco. The trail is still
not well known to the world, but is without any doubt one of the most beautiful tracks
that can be done.
We would like to give you a virtual impression of the trail
by taking you on a trip inside the ancient world of the Incas. We start of in Cusco and
our first part of this interactive travel starts in a little known ruin Rimactambo in
a town called Limatambo. Here we got
to know the people in our excellent group brought together by the sympatic Patricia.
I thank her a lot to bring this group together that were part of this 10 days Inca
A word of history
The trail was a very important part in the organisation in the
empire of the Incas, Tawantinsuyu. This huge kingdom from Quito in Equador and Santiago
to Santiago in Chili was gouverned in the capital of Cusco. When the Spanish conquered
this empire, they said that the Incas had the best organised society of the world
(16th century). It is known that it took the runners, who were called the chasquis,
3 days to bring a message from Lima to Cusco, while the Spaniards with their horses
needed at least two weeks. Fish from the ocean arrived in less than 3 hours in the
city of Cusco that is situated in the middle of the Andes.
Parts of the Inca Trail still exist and is the most exciting
way to get to the sacred city of Machu
Picchu. It takes a bit of effort and good condition to do the trail. For the
first time on the Internet, it is possible to walk the trail from behind your computer.
We offer the 10-days Inca Trail in these pages. To find out about the most popular
4-days trail, check out the information
on the map. Follow the links and enjoy!!
Travel Links: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu -
Inca Trails -
Inca Trail Peru