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 The Andean Research Expeditions


Continuing exploration of the mountain top Inca ceremonial site, Mishihuayuca and revisit to Machu Picchu's sun Temple complex

at Llactapata

As a continuation of the ongoing study of Inca period sites that may be associated with Machu Picchu, we are returning to the remote, mountain top site which we located and surveyed in 2018


Our previous expedition located a  probable ceremonial site that was

unknown and undocumented.  Our goal is to identify what this site may have been and

how it may fit with distant  Machu Picchu. We will follow up with a visit to the large Inca complex of Llatapata near Machu Picchu which our  Royal Geographical Society expedition located and surveyed in 2003 -2005.


We travel with the usual amenities; good meals prepared by our camp chef, Pancho, ample happy hour supplies, dining tent and comfortable camp set up.


We will be able to ride our longtime wrangler's excellent saddle horses, bringing all gear along with pack mules. Of course some steep hiking will be needed to approach the site locations or it would not be an expedition.

                 Date:      2023 -​  Exact dates, cost and details available soon


                              PLEASE CONTACT GARY ZIEGLER FOR DETAILS.


See the report of the 2006 expedition: and the 2018 report published in the Peruvian Times:​

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