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A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. Among the surprising amount of orchids and flora, the new section was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists and will reportedly be available to visit in two years, after a research project is conducted. The new section of the trail is about 1.7 meters (about 5’ 7”) wide, 4.3 kilometers (about 2.7 miles) in length, and was built using a retaining wall, rainwater drainage channels, and a paved platform. Archaeologists say about 70 percent of the trail is in very good condition with the rest having been damaged by vegetation and landslides. According to Andina, the new section connects the Chakiqocha part of the trail with the Qantupata archeological site.

If you want to come and see this new “addition” to the historic Inca Trail for yourself, then get in touch with Alpaca Expeditions. We will plan the perfect trip for you, allowing for your seeing of all the most famous sights. That isn’t all, of course; since we’re experts on the area, we know insider locations, hot spots, and expeditions that we are thrilled to be able to share with you. If you read some of the reviews written by previous customers, you’ll quickly see how much attention to detail we put into the planning of each and every trip.

The Inca Trail is a huge part of our local culture and we wouldn’t want for you to miss out!

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