Over a decade of travelling has sometimes taken us to some of the most remote areas of the planet. Places you don’t find in travel books, where few people venture, and where the word ‘adventure’ really means something. There, we have been fortunate enough to see the remains of disappeared civilizations, the last cultures untouched by globalization, and meet with incredible people.
Our journey is extremely challenging. We walk into the footsteps of some of the greatest explorers, trying to solve some of the most mysterious riddles of History. If it might sound like an exotic vacation plan, reality strikes hard. Distances, logistics, dangers, extreme climates, no assistance… We are on our own and the risks are real. But it is also an incredible experience with lots of stories to share, and maybe, at the end of the trail, a great discovery.
We usually travel in team, rarely solo. While we are trying to make great discovery about the Incas, our goal is also to acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, and discover new cultures along the way. Each expedition is also materialized by the production of an expedition report, a portfolio of stunning pictures, and even books or documentaries.
Lost Inca Trail – Peru
This trip includes a small expedition in the Andes. We’ll go to Lima and Cuzco to investigate new leads, and analyze historical documents for our research, by visiting public and private archives. We also hope to meet with Thierry Jamin, a French archaeologist who looks for the lost city of Paititi in the natural park of the Manu. Of course, we’ll stop by Machu Picchu to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its discovery. From Cuzco, we’ll launch a small expedition to follow an ancient Inca trail in the Andes. That would be a perfect preparation for our expeditions in the Llanaganatis. We’ll measure our body reactions at high altitude to determine how far and how high we’ll be able to go in the mountains of Ecuador. Finally, we’ll hit the road on motorcycles to reach the Titicaca Lake and meet with the descendants of the Uros, before crossing the Bolivian border and reaching La Paz.
Llanaganatis – Ecuador
With no doubt, this would be the challenge of our life. We’ll spend several weeks exploring the Llanganatis in Ecuador, searching for the mummy of Atahualpa, and trying to debunk facts and fiction from the Richard Spruce’s story and the Valverde’s Derrotero. We are planning several trips to Cajarmarca, Quito, Cuenca and Latacunga in order to prepare this expedition.
Vizualize our future expeditions and trips with Google Earth. We also always carry a GPS log device, so you can localize our position don’t matter where we are (besides when we reach areas with poor satellite signal).
You can also read about the preparation of our expeditions and reports from the field on the blog.
Crunch the numbers
We love data analysis. We document all historical facts, but also every step, our ecological footprint, the amount of historical material analyzed… Absolutely everything. We also analyze previous expeditions and try to understand trends, in turn this can help us increasing our chance to succeed by learning from others.
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