Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Mark Adams’ Turn Right at Machu Picchu

“The ruins of Machu Picchu are perched on top of a steep ridge in the most inaccessible corner of the most inaccessible section of the central Andes. No part of the highlands of Peru has been better defended by natural bulwarks- a stupendous canyon whose rim is more than a mile above the river, whose rock is granite, and whose precipices are frequently a thousand feet sheer.” – Hiram Bingham

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a must-read if you are traveling to Peru’s most famous attraction. It recounts the story of Hiram Bingham’s “discovery” of Machu Picchu as the author embarks on the exact same journey to find answers. Adams tells the story in a captivating, comical, and historical way that makes the book fun to read. I read it in preparation to my family’s visit to Machu Picchu and actually finished it while riding the train to the mystical ruins. Read this book then come visit me in Peru!