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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.

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 …

Animals of Peru – Reptiles

black caiman

The habitat of Peru’s reptiles is concentrated on the eastern side of the country, in the Amazon rainforest. Here the warm and humid weather makes for a comfortable environment where to reproduce. Since all reptiles are ectothermic, which means that they cannot regulate their own body temperature, they require a tropical and warm environment.

El Niño effect and biodiversity on the shores of Peru – The Anchovy case

birds diving for anchovies

Thanks to the Humboldt Current also known as the Peruvian Current the waters adjacent to the is one the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This 200 nautical …

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 …

Who were the Incas? Where did the Incas come from?

Who were the Incas

The Inca Civilization
The Incas were a civilization in South America formed by ethnic Quechua people also known as Amerindians. In 1400AD they were a small highland tribe, one hundred years …

Inca Trail

Inca trail 2

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 …

Inca Architecture

Coricancha and Santo Domingo

It is commonly questioned as to how the were able to develop such an exquisite architecture without the use of the wheel and modern tools. Their buildings have withstood …

Animals of Peru-Mammals

Andean Titi Monkey

Peru has a diverse geography, from the Pacific Ocean bordering the long desert coast to the Andean mountains and the rain forest. Because of this wide geographical range and different altitudes and climates, animals have adapted and survived in this environment. Peru is home to more than 500 species of mammals, of which 70 are endemic and close to 100 are threatened, vulnerable or endangered.

Inca Jewelry

Inca gold mask. Museo de Oro de Peru.

Most of the Inca gold jewelry and artifacts was looted by the , melted and taken away to Spain. The largest part of the pieces shown in museums have been …