Turn Right at Machu Picchu Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Makes me want to do the hike myself
I read this book a few years ago. I LOVED it!!!! I have always been fascinated with the Incas and Machu Picchu. This book makes me want to go and experience some of what Mark Adams saw and felt during his rediscovering of Hiram Binghams’s journey. I am hoping to do at least a week or maybe two to really fulfill my dream. Thanks for the inspiration.
Read Before Traveling to Machu Picchu
I began reding Turn Right at Machu Picchu several weeks before I started my travels to Peru, cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in September 2015. I had the requisite tour books for Peru but "Turn Right" brought a whole new prospective to my travels. By combining the historical route taken by Hiram Bingham in his quest for the Lost City of the Incas with his personal experiences, Adams gave extra meaning to my trip. Instead of just marveling at the scenery on the train from Ollantayambo to Aguas Callientes I looked for the entry into the Cloud Forest Jungle and it was breathtaking. It was as if I was seeing this green jungle as Mark Adams described it. My travels to visit Machu Picchu were made more meaningful by this amazing combination of history and reality.
Right Turn at Machu Pichu
Great read. I wish I'd found this book before I journeyed into Inca country.
Read it before you go
This is the book that makes a trip to Machu Picchu worthwhile. It sparked my interest in Peruvian history. The simplest lesson this book can teach: Peru is anything but simple. Excellently written and memorable, objective yet pleasantly opinionated.