Articles Tagged ‘Inca’

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru October 6, 2012 | Featured | Read More
We were in a remote valley in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, with no other people in sight. The sun’s last rays were lighting up the fluted snow-covered ridges of Salkantay in a soft pink, creating a stunning alpenglow effect on the highest peak in the range. Where exactly were we? High on a mountain ledge,...

Photo Friday: An Ancient Guard House

Photo Friday: An Ancient Guard House January 16, 2009 | Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 1/19: The photo was taken at the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. About four hours Northwest of Cusco, Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley. Rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, the UNESCO...