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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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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 …

Lima, big city concerns

Lima shanty towns2

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

Machu Picchu History and Discovery

Agricultural terraces in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was built around AD1460 by Inca Pachacuti.The Spaniards never found Machu Picchu, so unlike other cities in the Inca Civilization, it was never destroyed or changed. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, an American explorer, accidentally discovered Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”.

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 …

Maps of Peru

Map South America UT

Map of Economic Activity

Map of Peru – Vegetation

Map of Peru shaded relief

Peru Weather – Tacna

Tacna climate

Monthly mean minimum and maximum temperatures and total mean rainfall for the city of Tacna.

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Peru Weather – Lima

Lima climate

Monthly mean maximum and minimum temperatures and mean total rainfall for the capital .
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The National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History

Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Location: Plaza Bolivar, Pueblo Libre, Lima.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Sunday and Holidays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Admission: Adults S/.11.50. Student S/. 3.50. Children S/. 1
Telephone number: 51- 1 …

Museum of Art of Lima

Museum of Art of Lima

Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) – Museum of Art of Lima
Location: Paseo Colon No. 125,
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: S/6, Wednesdays free, Sunday S/3.
Telephone number: 423-4732
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