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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


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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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 …

Trekking the Andes


is without doubt the most popular trekking route in South America, but due to its popularity it does not offer a genuine wilderness experience. This trek involves walking from …

Native crops of Peru – Quinoa

quinoa field

Quinoa is a crop that originated in the South American and Bolivia and was domesticated by more than 6,000 years ago. For the quinoa was a staple …

Native crops of Peru – Potato

Peruvian potatoes

Baked, fried, boiled, mashed, grated, dried, roasted, converted into flour, stuffed, stewed and grilled are some of the ways in which potatoes can be cooked.  They come in different shapes …


Woman and llama walk past Spanish homes built on top of Incan walls

It is estimated that around 1.5 million tourists visit Cusco every year, and the city of Cusco have become the main tourist attractions in Peru and one of the …

The Andean Mountain Range or Sierra

Huascaran Mountain, Peru

The Peruvian Andes provide the most spectacular views of snow capped mountains and glaciers in the region as it has the largest concentration of them. venerated and respected them, to …

Regions and Microclimates of the Peruvian Andes

The Andean Mountain range, Peru

define the regions in the Sierra. These regions are grouped according to its altitude above the sea level. Each region has its own particular climate, flora and fauna that …

Biodiversity in the Andes

Alpaca with a full coat

Each section of Andes has specialized fauna and flora that have adapted to its conditions. At higher levels, 14,000 feet/4,267 meters, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen. Few people live at this elevation. Life at this altitude is scarce and specialized. Birds are small and small rodents such as the guinea pigs, native of the Andes, are part of the local population’s diet. Trees are almost nonexistent at this level.