Inca Trail Bibliography
Books about the Incas and their civilization
Books about the history of the Incas and the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
An excellent history of the Inca Empire in the years leading up to, during and after the Spanish Conquest.
A good history of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
Travel books about Peru and the region around Machu Picchu in particular.
A personal travel narrative, with good information about Machu Picchu and nearby Inca sites.
A personal travel narrative about exploring the trails around Machu Picchu. Covers several nearby sites, and does a good job of emphasizing the relations between the sites.
Hiram Bingham’s own account of his ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu. Historical and archaeological information in this book may have been superseded by newer research.