LOOK TO THE STARS
Join us on a fascinating adventure during the autumn or spring equinox in Cusco to study the sacred sites of ancient Andean civilizations and their architectural alignment with the constellations that transformed them into living stone calendars. This journey of breathtaking vistas, exciting excursions, visits to unique archaeological sites, and lectures led by experts in the field will give you an in-depth understanding of Andean archaeoastronomy as a foundation for the history, mythology, symbology, and architecture of the Incas.
Journey leader: Andres Adasme, Archaeoastronomer and MLP Director of New Program Development.
Your archaeoastronomy journey culminates today with an exploration of Machu Picchu. Delve further into its history, purpose, and subsequent discovery after hundreds of years, and learn why this ‘jewel of the Inca Empire’ is the basis for the Andean people’s profound connection to the cosmos.
- Early morning shuttle bus ride to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 mins)
- Hike to the Sun Gate and visit to the Inca Bridge
- Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge
- Guided exploration of the citadel
- Afternoon train ride to Ollantaytambo followed by a scenic sunset drive back to Cusco