Peru Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 74%, Peru is literally a PlanetHopper's! dream. One of the best ways to visit the big sites is to follow the famous "Gringo Trail", a circuit that most tend to follow to ensure that they don't miss anything. The trail's highlight is, without a doubt, the incomparable Machu Picchu. As one of the most famous and recognizable remnants of the mighty Inca Empire, hiking the Inca Trail to the city's entrance is a classic journey that everyone should make sure to tick off their "bucket list". But in reality, this only scratches the surface of Peru's varied offerings. From Machu Picchu, you can continue on the trail to the intriguing Nazca Lines, enormous pieces of artwork that can only truly be appreciated from the air. But if you do choose to leave the rest of the gringos behind, you can visit the more remote Colca Canyon, where you can find the source of the mighty Amazon River trickling out of a fairly non-descript rockface. So, with all this to experience, get out there and be proud to call yourself a gringo!
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Take to the air - by plane or balloon - to get a bird's eyes view of Peru's Nazca Lines. These ancient geogylphs, or line markings, were first created by the ancient inhabitants of the Nazca Desert some 1,500 years ago. The la....
Follow in the tracks of the ancient Incas, as you walk through the gates of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas". Originally built as an estate for the Inca rulers, it was abandoned when the Spanish Conquistadores arrived....
Journey to the remote cliff face of Peru's Nevado Mismi, the fabled source of the mighty Amazon River. As hard as it is to fathom, the origins of one of the world's greatest rivers is actually found far from the Brazilian rain ....
|Coordinates:||10 00 S, 76 00 W|
|Main Languages:||Spanish (official), Quechua, Aymara|
|Currency:||Nuevo Sol (PEN)|
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