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The Nazca Lines
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.
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 …
Hotels in Cusco
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 …
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 …
The Inca Empire built an advanced network of roads that crisscrossed the empire and connected each of the four corners of the Tawantinsuyu. It stretched from Quito, Ecuador in the …
Folklore in Puno
Puno is considered the Folkloric Capital of Peru, there are more than 300 different local dances representing centuries old traditions inherited from the Incas and the colony. Folk dances and songs are accompanied by colorful costumes and masks to celebrate Catholic holidays or Inca celebrations related to the agricultural calendar. These celebrations are based on beliefs and myths of the relationship between men and god, to honor Andean gods, Catholic saints and the Virgin Mary.
The town of Puno is the capital of the department of Puno in Peru. It was founded on November 4, 1668 by the Spanish for its closeness to the colonial …
Lake Titicaca, Peru is located in the department of Puno bordering Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, its surface is evenly distributed between Bolivia and Peru.. According to Inca religion it is where the first humans emerged to create the Inca empire. The lake is located on a high plateau ranging from 3,657 to 4,000 meters or 11,200 to 13,100 feet above sea level. Lake Titicaca is known for the deep blue beauty of its water.
Historic Lima is the most visited tourist destination, the Center of Lima or Centro de Lima, as locals call it, used to be the entire city with the Plaza the Armas as its heart.
Peru Travel – Altitude sickness or soroche
If you are a flatlander and are traveling to the you need to be aware of altitude sickness or soroche. At high elevations the pressure of oxygen diminishes so …