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Noon Optimist Travel and Adventure Series “Along the Royal Inca Road”

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The 3,200-mile Inca Road was built over 500 years ago to link the outposts of the Inca Empire. Join renowned adventurer Karin Muller as she travels this route, spinning it into a modern tapestry of faces and memories, while intertwining a chronicle of the Inca and how they lived, worshipped, and warred. In this expedition, she searches for remnants of the ancient road, while offering a rare glimpse into the descendants of the Inca.

In this region of exquisite natural beauty – from steamy Amazon jungle to the second-highest mountain range in the world to barren coastal desert filled with a wealth of culture and history, is one of the most compelling tales in all of history: The conquest of the Incan empire. An obscure tribe that swept the Andes to become the greatest civilization in South America in less than 100 years. An empire – ten million strong – defeated by a band of 160 desperate Spaniards. A ransom the likes of which the world has never seen. Betrayal. Death. Rebellion.

Filmmaker Karin Muller

Acclaimed author and filmmaker Karin Muller spent 7 months on the historic Inca Highway down the spine of the Andes and the coast of Chile a National Geographic grant. Her journey resulted in an international television documentary series, Along the Inca Road, a book and articles and photos for National Geographic and other publications. She frequently returns to Peru as an expert lecturer.


March 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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