The Inca Trail was named a United Nation’s World Heritage Site at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on June 25.
Peru now has 12 World Heritage Sites. The others are the city of Cusco; Machu Picchu; the archeology site of Chavin; the national park of Huascaran; the archeology zone of Chan Chan; the national park of Manu; the historic centre of Lima; the national park Rio Abiseo; the Lines of Nasca and the Jumana Hills; the historic centre of Arequipa and the Sacred City of Caral-supe.
The Inca Trail was a way of transportation during the pre-Hispanic era in Peru. The ancient roads are 25,000 kilometres in length and provide visitors with an unforgettable experience along with breathtaking scenery and a look into ancient Andean culture.