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  • PeruPro 2014
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    Ancient land of the Incas and encompassing a huge variety of landscapes - from hot, sweaty Amazonian jungle to Andean highlands - Peru is one of the easiest countries for first-time visitors to South America. Start off in coastal Lima, then fly to Cuzco for train rides or trekking to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Other colorful stops include Lake Titicaca outside Puno and the colonial city of Arequipa, gateway to Colca Canyon.

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  • Peru

    Loved Peru! So many things to do and explore in this wonderful country. No matter where you go, you are sure to see new things and learn about this amazing culture.

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    Beautiful country with an amazing array of different ecological zones, ranging from the Pacific Coast, dry desserts, lush rain-forests, and high Andean peaks. Once the center of one of the greatest Pre-Columbian empires, and full of interesting colonial and republican history. It is a fascinating mixture of traditional and modern cultures, and you could easily spend a couple years exploring its diversity

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  • Peru
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    The most magical of South American countries and so much more than Machu Picchu!

    With the Pan American Highway stretching from North to South of the country travelling in Peru is very easy and there are very comfortable long-haul coach companies that service almost every major town and city in the country.

    What are the highlights?

    If you have time on your hands then 6 weeks will get you from the brilliant Moche and Chimu archaeoligical areas of Lambayeque and Chan Chan in the north, to the hikers paradise of Huaraz in the Andes. Further south is Lima and Nazca (famous for its desert lines). Cut inland to Arequipa to see the old colonial town and monastery, spot the mighty Condors at Colca canyon (the world's deepest canyon) and then back up into the Andes to Lake Titicaca (the world's highest lake). Travel to the Inca homeland of Cuzco with its magnificent archaeology (Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu etc) and finally dip into the Amazon to the Manu Reserve, one of the world's richest biospheres.

    Those are just some of the highlights, without even covering: the mesa-mountain ruin at Moquegua, the colonial Cajamarca - final resting place of the last Inca King, mysterious Chavin de Huantar (the oldest ruin in Peru), The Man of Sipan and visiting the poor-man's Galapagos Islands - the Paracas Islands.

    Or for the gourmands amongst us how about eating Cerviche on Huanchaco beach or Guinea Pig in the Andes, drinking Pisco in Pisco, Chicha in Ayacucho or chewing Coca Leaf on Sun Island in Lake Titicaca (birthplace of the Inca).

    If you are short of time then flying is a good option but try and keep in mind that this country definately deserves more than a dip into Machu Picchu and out again.

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  • Peru

    Many archeological sites like Machu Pichu, Nazca Lines,and the city of Cuzco. Really good food and very inexpensive whole meals that include main dish, soup and drink for just a $1.

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  • Peru

    Peru is definitely a place to visit. I suggest that you plan there at least three weeks. The most interesting places to visit: Cusco and the sacred valley, Machu Picchu, Colca canyon and condor pass (close to Arequipa), lake Titikaka (Puno). Then from Puno you can continue your tip to Bolivia...
    Something that I wanted to do but did not have time is to go Iquitos (jungle, Amazon river, shaman trip :) )

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  • Peru

    Though it was definitely time constraint trip, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu was well worth it!

    Peru was amazing...here is how we did it 5 days 4 nights!
    Day 1- Houston to Lima to Cusco
    Day 2- Cusco
    Day 3- Sacred Valley
    Day 4- Machu Picchu
    Day 5- Lima/Miraflores

    It was rich in culture and such a beauty, on my list of one of the "7 World Wonders" to visit, it was very satisfying & an accomplished trip!

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    This is an incredible country- the richness of the people, culture, history and food is unmatched. We took a tour with Explorandes and they were phenomenal. We trecked through the Sacered Valley for 4 days, visited Cuzco and Lima and spend time in the Amazon.

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  • Peru

    Amazing trip. We explored the Sacred Valley, staying 1 hour outside of Cusco. Trip higlights: staying in Green House Peru, visiting Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. I wouldn't spend much time in Cusco except on the way back when you're ready to appreciate the comforts this touristy town has to offer.

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    Recommended for:Local CultureBackpackersBudget TravelersGreen TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Wonderful people, rich culture and amazing history, Peru i is an amazing and enchanting place

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  • Peru

    Peru is amazing Country very beautiful great People and good food :)))))))))

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    take a look at the new Peru video...
    http://www.intejexperiences.com/marca-peru-2012/

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  • Peru

    Dulces retratos de nuestro acervo cultural peruano ORGULLOSOS POR SIEMPRE !!

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  • Peru

    i love peruvian -.......!!!! much

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  • Peru

    I LOVE MY COUNTRY !!!! PERU....VIVA MIS CHOLITOS Y MIS CHOLITAS...

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  • Peru

    Fantastic country with some truly awesome places to visit.

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In Peru, air is constantly on your mind. You can sail down the Amazon river where 20% of the world's oxygen is produced; have your breath taken away at awe-inspiring Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world; test your lung capacity hiking the Incan Trail on your way to the great ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu; or breathe in the romantic atmosphere of high-altitude colonial Cuzco. Once the seat of the Incan Empire, today Peru is a vibrant South American country with breathtaking eco-tourism as well as a rich cultural and historic tradition. The gigantic Nasca lines and figures etched into the desert sand in southern Peru are an enigma to this day but are fascinating to see via plane or helicopter. The capital of Lima offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities, from vibrant nightlife options to well-preserved Incan ruins. Peruvian food is world-renowned for its variety and unique taste; tomatoes, potatoes and peanuts originated in Peru. Restaurants in Lima, dubbed the 'gastronomical capital of South America,' serves Peruvian delicacies like ceviche, lomo saltado (sautéed beef) and anticuchos (beef heart kebabs).

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