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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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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 …

Peru’s Amazon Jungle and Rainforest


The Peruvian rainforest
More than three quarters of the Peruvian territory lies east of the . The jungle or Selva has two parts, the high and the low Selva. The high …

The Rainforest Economy

Purple cocoa bean

Ever since the Europeans came to the Amazon basin its natural resources have been exploded. The first European settlers grew crops and traded them. The first economic exploitation of the …

Amazon River Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Electric eel

The Amazon River is the greatest river of South America and its biodiversity the richest of any river in the world. Its waters are populated by 2,500 different species of fish, scientists believe that there are many more that have not been identified yet. Mammals, amphibians and water snakes also call the Amazon River home. The river has been a source of protein for the local population for thousands of years and a source of fresh water.

The Amazing Amazon River

Amazon River

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world about 4,000 miles or 6,450 km long, second only to the Nile River. In terms of volume, the Amazon …

The rubber boom

Rubber tree

From the 1890s to the 1920s rubber from the was in high demand, it was used to produce tires for automobiles, waterproof shoes and clothes.

Rubber tree
Foreign companies settled in …