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The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas

Culture

Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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Amazon Rainforest Animals

Rainforest toucan

The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than 10,000 species of mammals, with a great majority comprised by bats and rodents. Bats account for about 950 of the mammal species. …

The Amazon Rainforest

Slash and burn agriculture

For centuries the Amazon rainforest has been cleared of plants as soon as humans come in contact with it, be it because of slash-and-burn farming, oil drilling, mining or cutting …

Facts about the Amazon River

Amazon River and is tributaries

According to the U.S Geological Survey the length of Amazon River is 4,000 miles (6,437 km).

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world after the Nile River …

Inca Food

Purple corn

Food consumed by the inhabitants of the varied depending on where in the vast territory they lived.  People living near the coast based their diet on fresh seafood and fruits …

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon Kayaking

The Colca Canyon is located 160 km or about 100 miles northwest from ; about 3 hours and 45 minutes by bus. It is an enjoyable ride where one can …

Peru History Timeline

Pre-Inca gold mask

Chronological events in the history of Peru.
B.C
7500 – First identifiable villages built in Peru. Nomads became sedentary as they discover agriculture.
ca 1200  –  , the first culture developed in Peru. …

Culture of Peru

School children in Peru

Peru’s culture is a set of beliefs, customs and way of life inherited from the native Inca and Spanish conquistadors and settlers. Immigrant groups such as Africans, Japanese, Chinese and Europeans have also contributed to the society, blend of cultures and ways in which Peruvians live. Whatever their ethnic background Peruvians agree on the importance of family and religion. In many cases generations of a family live together where the younger look after the elderly and help each other in difficult times.

Andean Music, the Music of the Incas

Andean music

The Incas used one word “taqui” to describe dance, music and singing, though this word in Quechua means “song”. They did not differentiate among the three, they were strictly interconnected. Their music was pentatonic, based in the combination of five notes: re, fa, sol, la and do. Music reached through all the corners of the empire, social classes and activities. There were countless songs, tunes and dances which were related to most human activities and were represented by gestures, moves and costumes.

Inca Law

inca law

According to chronicler Garcilazo de la Vega the Incas imposed a set of three laws on its citizens: “Ama Sua. Ama Llulla. Ama Quella” or “Do not steal. Do not …

Hotels in Cusco

Hospedaje turistico  San Blas

Cusco has a wide range of accommodation from where to choose, from the luxurious hotels to the small hostel and B&B. In general service is good and local people eager …