South America used to be the home to many Indian cultures, but one of them stood apart from the rest, the Inca Empire. The empire spanned from the south border of today’s Colombia up to the Maule River in central Chile and led from the sandy coast of the Pacific Ocean over the grand Andes mountains all the way to the very edge of the Amazon jungle. Although the legacy of the Incas attracts scientists from around the world, much of their life style is veiled with mystery. Today, researchers rely only on archeological findings and reports from the first chroniclers.
One of these chroniclers was Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, whose images from the famous "First Chronicles and Good Governing" were the motives of this film.
You’ll visit not only the archeological localities, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuamán and Ollantaytambo, but will explore the less familiar places inhabited by the Incas in Peru and the neighboring Ecuador as well. High in the Peruvian Andes you will take part in the traditional holidays and welcome the New Year in Recay, Bolivia. The adventurous journey to get to know the mysterious life of the Incas will come to an end on the eastern side of the Andes, at the very edge of the Amazon jungle, in the lost city of Espiritu Pampa.