Machu Picchu, the ancient lost city of the Incas, was created over six hundred years ago. To this day, archeologists and historians do not know what purpose the area served. Some think it was a prison, while others believe it was an agricultural experimental center for growing a variety of crops. Regardless of what its use may have been, the area is incredible. Stone blocks intricately carved to fit tightly ... (Read More)
Peru offers visitors a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy their vacation almost any way they would like. From the Pacific Ocean surfing, to Andes Mountains hikes, to the pre-Columbian ruins, tourists can accomplish one event or several things. Peru offers so many choices of activities, that travelers often overlook one of the most captivating places in the country – the capitol city of Lima.
Lima is considered the central hub ... (Read More)
If you’re traveling to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, why not do it in style? Many different travel excursions are available for this tour, but if you can afford it, sign up for a small group luxury tour. These tours will include a dozen or so people to minimize the total cost, but will be intimate enough for you to enjoy the scenery and ancient ruins ... (Read More)
Of all of the opportunities of things to do in Peru, probably the most liked is trekking. Trekking vacations can be managed to be anywhere from one to ten days long, and there are a variety of trails and paths to walk. Planning your trip early and making the appropriate reservations on the trails you plan to hike will help make your stay a lot more satisfying once you arrive.
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The country of Peru sits along the western coast of South America. It is a contrasting country culturally, geographically, and topographically. Here are some fascinating facts about this increasingly popular tourist destination:
• There are three distinguishing geographic regions that divide the country – coastal, eastern hills, and the highlands.
• The country has free public education, and all children are expected to attend. The country has a 90% literacy rate.
• The average life expectancy ... (Read More)
Peru’s infamous Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, is home to a very unique group of islands – the Uros. What makes them unique is that they are not natural islands, they are large man-made islands constructed of reeds woven together into huge mats that harbor up to a dozen families each. These rafts are constructed on top of the stalks of the reeds they have just cut down, ... (Read More)