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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

Culture

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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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 …

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, surrounded by glaciers

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.

Lima, big city concerns

Lima shanty towns2

Lima Peru is a city of over 8 million inhabitants. Poverty, population density and water supply concerns.

Barranco

Barranco street

At night Barranco becomes the Lima that never sleeps, there is a large concentration of bars, live music nightclubs and peñas. El Puente de los Suspiros provides a romantic stroll through the historic part of the district.

Historic Lima

San Francisco Church

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.

Machu Picchu Architecture

Machu Picchu View

Inca architecture is most known for its polygonal stones used in many religious buildings. One stone found in a temple wall in Machu Picchu is estimated to have at least 33 corners. Machu Picchu has about 200 buildings that are considered architectural wonders. These buildings were made of individually shaped pieces of carved gray granite stone that fitted perfectly together.

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 …

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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