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Discover Peru

Bike, hike and ride a scary cable car to Machu Picchu on one of five alternatives to the busy Inca Trail.
Glide past manatees, dolphins, monkeys and macaws in the Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria.
Swill a scoopful of chicha - saliva-fermented corn beer - to earn the respect of the locals.
Descend into the narrow, hallucinatory underground chambers of the millennia-old ruins at Chavin de Huantar.

In This Guide:

Three authors, 144 days of on-the-road research via planes, riverboats, and dozens of death-defying bus rides.
Dedicated Peru Outdoors chapter, plus expanded activities coverage throughout.
Get the inside story on the Inca world from notes explorer and author Hugh Thomson.
Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the minute reviews and traveler suggestions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740597494
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents


The Authors
Getting Started
Itineraries
Snapshot
History
The Culture
Environment
Peru Outdoors
The Inca World
Food & Drink
Lima
History     86
Orientation     86
Information     87
Dangers & Annoyances     92
Sights     92
Activities     105
Courses     106
Tours & Guides     106
Festivals & Events     107
Sleeping     107
Eating     112
Drinking     117
Entertainment     118
Shopping     120
Getting There & Away     121
Getting Around     123
Around Lima     124
Pachacamac     124
Southern Beaches     125
Carretera Central     125
Pucusana     127
South Coast
Kilometer 97     128
Canete     129
Lunahuana     129
Chincha     130
Pisco     131
Ica     137
Huacachina     141
Palpa     142
Nazca     142
Sacaco     149
Chala     149
Camana     150
Mollendo     150
Mejia & Rio Tambo Valley     152
Moquegua     152
Ilo     154
Tacna     155
Arequipa & Canyon Country
Arequipa     162
History     162
Orientation     163
Dangers & Annoyances     166
Sights     166
Activities     169
Courses     172
Tours & Guides     173
Festivals & Events     173
Sleeping     173
Eating     176
Drinking     178
Entertainment     179
Shopping     179
Getting There & Away     179
Getting Around     181
Canyon Country     181
Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca     181
Canon del Colca     181
Toro Muerto Petroglyphs     186
El Valle de los Volcanes     186
Canon del Cotahuasi     186
Laguna de Salinas     187
Lake Titicaca
Juliaca     189
Around Juliaca     191
Puno     193
Around Puno     202
Lake Titicaca Islands     203
South-Shore Towns     215
Bolivia     217
Cuzco & the Sacred Valley     220
Cuzco     221
History     222
Orientation     223
Information     226
Dangers & Annoyances     229
Sights     229
Activities     234
Courses     238
Tours & Guides     238
Festivals & Events     239
Sleeping     239
Eating     245
Drinking     248
Entertainment     250
Shopping     250
Getting There & Away     251
Getting Around     254
Around Cuzco     254
Saqsaywaman     254
Q'enqo     255
Pukapukara     255
Tambomachay     255
The Sacred Valley     255
Pisac     256
Calca     259
Yucay     259
Urubamba     259
Salinas     261
Moray     261
Ollantaytambo     262
Chinchero     264
Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail     265
Aguas Calientes      265
Machu Picchu     269
The Inca Trail     274
Cuzco to Puno     278
Tipon     278
Piquillacta & Rumicolca     279
Andahuaylillas     279
Urcos to Sicuani     279
Cuzco to the Jungle     280
Cuzco to Ivochote     280
Cuzco to Manu     282
Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado     283
Cuzco to the Central Highlands     284
Limatambo     284
Saihuite     285
Choquequirau     285
Abancay     285
Andahuaylas     286
Abancay to Nazca     287
Central Highlands     288
Lima to La Oroya     289
San Pedro de Casta & Marcahuasi     289
La Oroya     290
East of La Oroya     290
Tarma     290
Acobamba     293
Palcamayo     293
Southeast of La Oroya     294
Jauja     294
Concepcion     295
Huancayo     295
Rio Mantaro Valley     301
Izcuchaca     302
Huancavelica     302
Lircay      305
Ayacucho     305
Wari Ruins & Quinua     313
Vischongo & Vilcashuaman     313
North of La Oroya     314
Junin & Around     314
Cerro de Pasco     314
Southwest of Cerro de Pasco     314
Huanuco     315
La Union     317
Tingo Maria     317
North Coast     322
Lima to Barranca     323
Barranca     323
Casma     324
Tortugas     326
Chimbote     326
Trujillo     328
Around Trujillo     335
Huanchaco     340
Otuzco     342
Puerto Chicama     343
Pacasmayo     343
Chiclayo     344
Around Chiclayo     349
Piura     353
Catacaos     357
Paita     357
Sullana     358
Chulucanas     359
Huancabamba     359
Ayabaca     360
Talara     361
Cabo Blanco     361
Mancora     362
Punta Sal     366
Zorritos      367
Tumbes     367
Around Tumbes     371
Huaraz & the Cordilleras     373
Huaraz     374
Information     374
Dangers & Annoyances     375
Sights     375
Activities     377
Courses     378
Tours & Guides     378
Festivals & Events     379
Sleeping     379
Eating     382
Drinking     383
Entertainment     383
Shopping     384
Getting There & Away     384
Getting Around     385
Trekking in the Cordilleras     385
Cordillera Blanca     387
Cordillera Huayhuash     391
North of Huaraz     398
Monterrey     398
Monterrey to Carhuaz     399
Yungay     400
Lagunas Llanganuco     401
Caraz     401
South of Huaraz     413
Chiquian     413
Cajatambo     414
East of the Cordillera Blanca     414
Chavin de Huantar     414
North of Chavin     417
Northern Highlands      420
Cajamarca     421
Around Cajamarca     430
Cajabamba     431
Huamachuco     432
Celendin     433
Celendin to Chachapoyas     434
Chiclayo to Chachapoyas     434
Chachapoyas     435
Around Chachapoyas     438
Kuelap     440
Leimebamba     442
Pedro Ruiz     443
Moyobamba     443
Tarapoto     444
Amazon Basin     450
Southern Amazon     452
Puerto Maldonado     452
Around Puerto Maldonado     458
Manu Area     465
Cuzco to Manu     466
Parque Nacional Manu     467
Manu Wildlife Center & Around     468
Central Amazon     469
San Ramon & La Merced     469
Pichanaqui     472
Satipo     472
East of Satipo     473
Oxapampa     473
Puerto Bermudez     473
Pucallpa     474
Yarinacocha     478
Contamana to Requena     480
Northern Amazon     480
Yurimaguas      480
Lagunas     482
Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria     482
Iquitos     483
Around Iquitos     490
Pevas     495
Directory     496
Accommodations     496
Activities     498
Business Hours     498
Children     499
Climate Charts     499
Courses     500
Customs     500
Dangers & Annoyances     500
Discount Cards     502
Embassies & Consulates     502
Festivals & Events     504
Food     505
Gay & Lesbian Travelers     505
Holidays     505
Insurance     506
Internet Access     506
Laundry     506
Legal Matters     506
Money     507
Photography & Video     509
Post     510
Shopping     510
Solo Travelers     510
Telephone     510
Time     511
Toilets     511
Tourist Information     512
Travelers with Disabilities     512
Visas      513
Volunteering     513
Women Travelers     514
Work     515
Transportation     516
Getting There & Away     516
Entering the Country     516
Air     516
Land & River     519
Tours     520
Getting Around     521
Air     521
Bicycle     523
Boat     523
Bus     523
Car & Motorcycle     525
Hitchhiking     526
Local Transportation     526
Taxi     527
Tours     527
Train     527
Health     528
Before You Go     528
Online Resources     528
Further Reading     529
In Transit     529
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)     529
Jet Lag     529
In Peru     530
Availability of Health Care     530
Infectious Diseases     530
Travelers' Diarrhea     533
Environmental Hazards     534
Traveling with Children     536
Women's Health     536
Language      537
Glossary     544
Behind the Scenes     546
Index     552
World Time Zone     562
Map Legend     564
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