Frommer's Peru Day by Day


Map your own adventure. Peru Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see Peru.
  • Packed with 82 detailed full-color maps and more than 400 full-color photos
  • 53 regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the breathtaking scenery of the Amazon, eat your way through Lima's ...
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Map your own adventure. Peru Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see Peru.
  • Packed with 82 detailed full-color maps and more than 400 full-color photos
  • 53 regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the breathtaking scenery of the Amazon, eat your way through Lima's diverse dining scene, take in the view from the top of Machu Picchu, explore the Northern Coast's best beaches, or explore historic Cusco.
  • The author, a longtime Peru expert, hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to the colorful festivals of Puno to Lima's vibrant dining scene.He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
  • You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the major cities; a full chapter on Peru's rich history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Peruvian vacation.
  • The cultural “Spotlight” sections take a closer look at the most compelling aspects of Peruvian culture and include A Toast to Pisco, The Incas, and The Nasca Lines.
  • Frommer's Peru Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470890714
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size Series , #116
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Edward Schlecht realized a lifelong dream by trekking to Machu Picchu during a junior year abroad spent in Quito, Ecuador, and he has continued making frequent pilgrimages to Peru ever since. He is the author of several other travel guides, including Frommer's Peru, Buenos Aires Day by Day, Barcelona Day by Day, and Mallorca & Menorca Day by Day. After long stints in Brazil and Spain, he resides in rural Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

1 Chapter 1: The Best of Peru

2 Favorite Peru Moments

6 The Best Small Towns & Villages

7 The Best Ruins & Archaeological Sites

8 The Best of Natural Peru

9 Favorite Outdoor Adventures

10 The Best Luxury Hotels

11 Favorite Inns & Boutique Hotels

12 The Best Eco-Lodges

13 The Best Dining Experiences

14 Favorite Andean Experiences

15 The Best Architecture & Museums

16 Chapter 2: Strategies for Seeing Peru 22 Chapter 3: The Best Peru Itineraries

24 The Cusco Highlands in 1 Week

28 Southern Peru in 2 Weeks

32 The Best Outdoor Adventures in 2 Weeks

36 Undiscovered Peru

40 Peru with Kids

44 Chapter 4: Lima

46 Favorite Lima Moments

48 Lima in 1 Day

52 Lima in 2 Days

56 Lima in 3 Days

60 Colonial Lima

64 Gourmet Lima

68 Lima Shopping Best Bets

69 Lima Shopping A to Z

72 Lima Restaurant Best Bets

73 Lima Restaurants A to Z

78 Spotlight: Lima Dining

81 Lima Hotel Best Bets

82 Lima Hotels A to Z

85 Lima Nightlife Best Bets

86 Lima Nightlife A to Z

88 Lima Fast Facts

90 Chapter 5: Southern Desert Coast & Central Highlands

92 Favorite Moments

94 Reserva Nacional de Paracas & Islas Ballestas

98 Ica & Huacachina

102 Nasca & the Nasca Lines

108 Spotlight: The Nasca Lines

110 Ayacucho in 3 Days

117 Outdoor Adventures A to Z

118 Spotlight: A Toast to Pisco

120 Southern Desert Coast & Central Highlands Restaurants

124 Southern Desert Coast & Central Highlands Hotels

130 Southern Desert Coast & Central Highlands Fast Facts

132 Chapter 6: Arequipa & Colca Valley

134 Favorite Arequipa & Colca Valley Moments

136 Arequipa in 3 Days

142 The Colca Valley in 2 Days

148 Colca Outdoor Adventures A to Z

150 Arequipa Shopping

154 Arequipa & Colca Valley Restaurants

158 Arequipa & Colca Valley Hotels

162 Arequipa & Colca Valley Fast Facts

164 Chapter 7: Lake Titicaca & the Altiplano

166 Favorite Titicaca & Altiplano Moments

168 Puno in 1 Day

170 Lake Titicaca

174 Spotlight: Camelids

176 The Altiplano Beyond Puno

180 Puno Shopping

181 Puno Restaurants

182 Puno & Titicaca Hotels

185 Puno Nightlife

186 Titicaca & Altiplano Fast Facts

188 Chapter 8: Cusco

190 Favorite Cusco Moments

192 Cusco in 1 Day

196 Cusco in 2 Days

200 Cusco in 3 Days

204 Cusco's Inca Foundations

208 San Blas

210 Spotlight: The Incas

212 Cusco Ruins Circuit

215 Cusco Shopping Best Bets

219 Cusco Shopping A to Z

224 Cusco Restaurant Best Bets

225 Cusco Restaurants A to Z

230 Cusco Hotel Best Bets

232 Cusco Hotels A to Z

237 Cusco Nightlife Best Bets

238 Cusco Nightlife A to Z

240 Cusco Fast Facts

242 Chapter 9: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

244 Favorite Sacred Valley Moments

248 The Sacred Valley in 3 Days

254 The Sacred Valley in 5 Days

260 Machu Picchu

266 The Inca Trail

270 Spotlight: Descendants of the Sun

272 Alternatives to the Inca Trail

275 Sacred Valley Outdoor Adventures A to Z

278 Inca Trail Agencies A to Z

279 Sacred Valley & Aguas Calientes Restaurants

284 Sacred Valley Hotels

288 Aguas Calientes Hotels

292 Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Fast Facts

294 Chapter 10: The Amazon

296 Favorite Amazon Moments

298 Puerto Maldonado in 1 Day

300 Puerto Maldonado Restaurants & Hotels

302 The Southern Amazon

306 Reserva Nacional de Tambopata Lodges

309 Parque Nacional Manu Operators

312 Iquitos in 2 Days

316 Spotlight: The Coca Cure

318 Iquitos Restaurants

320 Iquitos Hotels

322 The Northern Amazon

326 Northern Amazon Lodges & Cruises

330 Amazon Fast Facts

332 Chapter 11: Trujillo & the Northern Coast

334 Favorite Northern Coast Moments

336 Trujillo in 3 Days

342 Chiclayo & Lambayeque in 2 Days

346 The Northern Coast in 1 Week

352 Spotlight: Land of Festivals & Folklore

354 Máncora & Northern Beaches

358 Trujillo & Northern Coast Restaurants

362 Trujillo & Huanchaco Hotels

364 Chiclayo Hotels

366 Máncora Hotels

368 Northern Coast Fast Facts

370 Chapter 12: The High Andes & Northern Highlands

372 Favorite High Andes & Northern

Highlands Moments

376 Huaraz in 3 Days

382 The Cordillera Blanca in 6 Days

386 Cajamarca in 3 Days

392 High Andes & Northern Highlands Outdoor Adventures A to Z

396 High Andes & Northern Highlands Shopping

397 High Andes & Northern Highlands Restaurants

404 High Andes & Northern Highlands Hotels

407 High Andes & Northern Highlands Nightlife

408 High Andes & Northern Highlands Fast Facts

410 Chapter 13: Peruvian History & Culture

412 Peru: A Brief History

420 A Timeline of Peruvian History

422 The Lay of the Land

425 Peru in Popular Culture

431 Eating & Drinking in Peru

434 Chapter 14: The Best Special Interest Trips

436 Organized Adventure Trips

439 Outdoor Activities A to Z

445 Learning Trips & Language Classes

447 Volunteer Trips

448 Chapter 15: Guide to Peru's Flora & Fauna

450 Fauna

457 Flora

460 Chapter 16: The Savvy Traveler

462 Before You Go

465 Getting There

466 Getting Around

467 Tips on Accommodations

468 Fast Facts

476 Useful Phrases & Menu Terms

482 Index

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