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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.

Peru Travel – Altitude sickness or soroche

Hojas de coca

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 …

Native Crops of Peru – Theobroma cacao

Cocoa tree farm

Theobroma cacao is a tree fruit endemic to the South American rainforest and distributed to Central America by humans. It was domesticated about 3,000 years ago by local indigenous people …

Native Crops of Peru – Pure Nacional Cacao

Cocoa beans drying

In 2007, Pure Nacional, a variety of the cacao tree was rediscovered in Peru, to the world’s chocolate makers it was a delight. In 1916 the plant was hit by …

Inca Society

Native Peruvians gather potatoes from their terraced farms

The Inca society was a vertical hierarchical organization divided in four social classes. At the top of the stratum was the Sapa Inca, the most powerful person in the empire. …

Maps of Peru

Map South America UT

Map of Economic Activity

Map of Peru – Vegetation

Map of Peru shaded relief

Facts about Peru

Cerro de Pasco mine

Interesting facts about Peru. Facts about society, economy, population, history, tourism, food and geography.

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 …

Peru Weather – Piura

Piura climate

Mean minimum and maximum temperatures and mean rainfall for the city of Piura.

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Peru Weather – Iquitos

Iquitos climate

Mean minimum and maximum temperatures and mean total rainfall for the city of Iquitos.

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Peru Weather – Cusco

Cusco climate

Monthly mean minimum and maximum temperatures and mean total rainfall in mm for the city of Cusco.

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