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The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu

by: Alexander Stewart & Henry Stedman


Updated information


These updates relate to the 5th edition 

30 April 2015

p296 Choquequirao.   CasaNostra in Choquequirao is a hostel that offer single and shared rooms, restaurant service, internet and satellite television.  The building is in rustic style in organic material. They offer treks from Cachora to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Their mountain guides and employees are all from the local region and in this way they try to support the local economy.  
www.casanostrachoquequirao.com.   Cell number is 0051 958349949

23 January 2014

p137 Lima. The South American Explorers Clubhouse has moved - the new address is Enrique Palacios 956, Miraflores, Lima. Telephone there is (+51-1) 444 2150. It is open 9.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-1.00pm on Saturday.

p190 Sacsayhuaman. Archaeologists have uncovered a 16m long Inca canal in the Sacsayhuaman complex above Cusco. Early excavations have revealed a long canal that measures 15cm wide and 1m deep; it is thought that the canal carried spring water from the northern edge of Sacsayhuaman to the site and that this is where servants used to get water for the head of the Empire during the Inti Raymi celebrations. The canal was uncovered in the visitors parking and access area. Consequently the visitor's access area will be relocated to ensure the canal remnants aren't damaged (they've been preserved so far courtesy of being buried 1.5m underground). The canal is thought to have been mentioned in Spanish chronicles by Juan Polo de Ondegardo y Zarate, published in 1571, and was still used during the Conquistador and colonial occupation of Cusco.





The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu