Looking For Vilcabamba

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199D01The Inca Trail19991228

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

1: `The Inca Trail'.

The trail provides a spectacular introduction to Inca architecture, an overdose of coca leaves and a steep climb to Dead Woman's Pass.

199D01The Inca Trail19991228

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

1: `The Inca Trail'.

The trail provides a spectacular introduction to Inca architecture, an overdose of coca leaves and a steep climb to Dead Woman's Pass.

199D02Macchu Pichu And Beyond20000104

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

2: `Macchu Pichu and Beyond'.

The railway line has been destroyed by a landslide, and there is no road through this rugged terrain.

It is a case of best foot forward and hope the maps are accurate.

199D02Macchu Pichu And Beyond20000104

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

2: `Macchu Pichu and Beyond'.

The railway line has been destroyed by a landslide, and there is no road through this rugged terrain.

It is a case of best foot forward and hope the maps are accurate.

199D03The Last Valley20000111

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

3: `The Last Valley'.

As the going gets tougher, Calder has some unsettling encounters with local food and discovers that global positioning systems are not all that they are cracked up to be.

199D03The Last Valley20000111

Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

3: `The Last Valley'.

As the going gets tougher, Calder has some unsettling encounters with local food and discovers that global positioning systems are not all that they are cracked up to be.

199D0420000118

Simon Calder concludes his trek through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

He finally reaches the ruined city, where he uncovers amazing sculpted stones and discovers why terracotta roof tiles were such a vital clue in the archaeological arguments over the site of Vilcabamba.

199D0420000118

Simon Calder concludes his trek through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.

He finally reaches the ruined city, where he uncovers amazing sculpted stones and discovers why terracotta roof tiles were such a vital clue in the archaeological arguments over the site of Vilcabamba.