A historical path: the Inca Trail
- Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015 18:21
One of the most popular tourist routes in the world is the Inca Trail, it is a journey that can be transported to the story as postcards and fantastic landscapes are known.
The Inca Trail, also called Qhapaq Nan, is an Andean road system that will cross seven provinces of Argentina, among them are Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza. It is noteworthy that this route was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage.
This historic road continues its route to neighboring countries such as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In this article we will present the Argentinean path ...
The sections of the Inca Trail and sites related to this network, realize the multicultural and organic integration of the Incas who had a unique religious tradition in the world, worshiping mountains, making sacrifices and rituals and building temples at various summits.
Among the main places to visit in this cultural route is the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a cultural journey of 10,000 years where religious beliefs, rituals, festivals and art are preserved. They add to the list of places Purmamarca and Tilcara where you can see ruins.
Another historic town is linked to the Inca past Santa Rosa de Tastil, here you can see ruins and visited an archaeological museum.
They add to the list of places to visit the ruins of Quilmes, which are regarded as the country's largest pre-Hispanic human settlement.
The tour can continue to the province of Catamarca to know the Shincal of Quimivil, it is a monumental archaeological park which was built and inhabited by the Incas, it respects the urban layout of Cuzco. They can be seen here over a hundred campuses in various buildings.
Of course the historical path can be accompanied with a tasting of typical dishes such as pies or tucumanas tamales and locro addition to taste the wines of the region.
To enjoy this adventure some recommendations to consider are ... Wear comfortable shoes with no heels, carrying a kit with plasters, cotton, alcohol, some aspirin, medicines to avoid altitude sickness and eventually some other medication as needed. It is also useful to carry a walking stick, foods such as dried fruits, candy and cereal bars in addition to water.
Do not forget the repellent and sunscreen.
It is advisable to make a list of everything you need to not forget anything when preparing your luggage! We hope you enjoy the Inca Trail.