Picchu Guide - Links & Further Reading
• UNESCO World Heritage:
An up-to-date site on the status of World Heritage site monuments with useful
background information about UNESCO’s World Heritage mission.
• PROM PERU:
English language website for the Peruvian Tourist Office.
• Instituo Machu Picchu:
A Peruvian NGO charged with the sustainable development and preservation of
cultural and natural resources within the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Reserve.
• World Conservation Monitoring Centre:
Detailed analyses on protected areas of the world including Machu Picchu with
information on fauna, vegetation and conservation management.
• Andean Travel Web:
Practical online guide to parts of South America with a strong focus on Inca
Trail operators and the region around Cusco.
• Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham
First published in 1952, this remains the definitive account of the discovery of
Machu Picchu accompanied by photographs of the original expedition.
• The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming
A gripping version of the fall of the Inca empire following the Spanish invasion
• The Inca Trail: Cuzco and Machu Picchu by Richard Danbury
One of Trailblazer’s very useful trekking guides with a good section on Machu
• Machu Picchu, the Sacred Center by Johan Reinhard
Written by the well-known high altitude archaeologist, this is a scholarly look
at religion and mountain worship in Inca times.
• Exploring Cusco by Peter Frost
A bible for visitors to Cusco and the Sacred Valley written by a long-time
resident of the area.
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