Wonderful Machu Picchu Book

Ruth Wright creates the best Machu Picchu material I have found. If you can find a copy, also highly recommend is her “The Machu Picchu Guidebook, A Self Guided Tour.” Beautifully illustrated, very thoughtful, they will enrich your trip.



Machu Picchu Revealed (Hardcover)

By (author): Ruth M. Wright

From the author of the bestselling Machu Picchu Guide -
book comes a jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographic
journey through the incredible feat of architecture, art, and
design that is Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven
Wonders of the World. Wright s pictures and captions
guide you gently through the well-preserved ruins, revealing
their expansive harmony with the noble mountainscape
that surrounds them, and at times pulling in close to
observe the intricate details and ingenuities characteristic
of the Inca who built them.
Ruth M. Wright wove a thirty-year fascination with Machu Picchu
into an authorized investigation when she and her husband, Ken
Wright of Wright Water Engineers, were granted a permit in 1994
from the Instituto Nacional de Cultura de Peru to conduct ongoing
studies of the site. She lives in Boulder.
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Recommended Peru Guidebook

We use Insight Guidebooks. They are well written, provide excellent background information and contain useful illustration and maps. Marry this with my ebook for a great trip!



Peru (Insight Guides) (Paperback)

By (author): Insight Guides

This brand new edition Insight Guide to Peru features outstanding full-colour photography, alongside well-researched and illuminating explorations of places and major attractions, such as Machu Picchu. All places of special interest are cross-referenced on full-colour maps throughout the guide, so they can be quickly pin-pointed as they are mentioned in the text. Additional maps can be found within the front and back covers, to provide instant orientation and easy navigation. Clear, colour-coded sections include in-depth features on history, culture and the local people, along with practical advice covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, eating out and much more. Useful contact information and many other travel tips are also included. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
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Map of Referenced Machu Picchu Locations


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Map of locations described in Steve’s Guide to Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Map of Referenced Cuzco Locations


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Map of locations described in Steve’s Guide to Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Cuzco and Machu Picchu Guide



  • UPDATED FOR 2013
  • Includes new, important information
Essential tour planning guide to Peru, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu. Includes important information other guides leave out that is critical for planning and enjoying your own trip. Information includes child friendly activities, health tips, great day hikes around Machu Picchu - beyond the traditional Huayna Picchu trek, and how to save money on tours and sightseeing, with actual activity costs. The best links to non-commercial informational and background web sites as well as zoomable maps of all referenced activities and locations are provided.

This ebook will save you many times over its price and help you enjoy a more carefree and informed adventure.
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I first visited Cuzco and Machu Picchu as part of a six month trip throughout South America in 1976.  That experience was great.  I saw fantastic places, worked through challenging situations, and learned a lot about myself through experiencing other cultures, the people and their history.  And, I got to spend time and learn from some very interesting and broadening fellow travelers from all over the world.

Wanting my family to experience some of what I did, we traveled to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.  Machu Picchu is one of the “Seven Wonders of World” and is a truly amazing place.  Cuzco is a great colonial city with wonderful Incan and Spanish history.  This was to be our first family trip to a developing country.

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I wrote this book when, after our trip, a friend commented “I’ve always wanted to go there, but was intimidated and felt it was too expensive.”  Given that kick, I wrote this ebook.  It answers everything I wanted to know when planning our trip but could not practically find in guide books or on the web.  And, I added tips and experiences learned from the trip that will simplify your trip, making it safer, less expensive and more enjoyable.

Pick it up.  It is an amazing adventure and you can do it.

For the Nook, please visit: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Steves-Guide-to-Cuzco-and-Machu-Picchu/Steve-Gladstone/e/2940012230997/?itm=1&USRI=machu+picchu%2c+gladstone