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Former Peru residents Ross Wehner and Renée Del Gaudio offer an insider's view of Peru, from exploring the churches and artisan neighborhoods of Cusco to avoiding the crowds at Machu Picchu and picnicking on the wilderness beach of Reserva Nacional Paracas. The husband-and-wife team also include unique trip ideas like Getting off the Gringo Trail, Archaeological Treasures, and 10 Days in Peru. Moon Peru is complete with details on trekking the Inca Trail, exploring the Amazon, ...
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Overview


Former Peru residents Ross Wehner and Renée Del Gaudio offer an insider's view of Peru, from exploring the churches and artisan neighborhoods of Cusco to avoiding the crowds at Machu Picchu and picnicking on the wilderness beach of Reserva Nacional Paracas. The husband-and-wife team also include unique trip ideas like Getting off the Gringo Trail, Archaeological Treasures, and 10 Days in Peru. Moon Peru is complete with details on trekking the Inca Trail, exploring the Amazon, and surfing in Lima.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598806007
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 938,691
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


The Lay of the Land     16
Planning Your Trip     20
Explore Peru     22
The 21-Day Best of Peru     22
Adrenaline Rush     24
From the Incas to the Amazon     25
A Peek into the Pre-Columbian Past     27
Getting Off the Gringo Trail     28
High Points of the South     30
Cusco and the Sacred Valley     31
Pisac and Vicinity     36
Urubamba and Vicinity     45
Ollantaytambo     53
Aguas Calientes     63
Machu Picchu     70
Cusco     80
Lake Titicaca and Canyon Country     119
Puno     122
Lake Titicaca     134
Between Puno and Cusco     143
Arequipa     150
Colca Canyon and Vicinity     172
The Amazon     183
Exploring the Jungle     191
Puerto Maldonado and Vicinity     198
Manu Biosphere Reserve     207
Chanchamayo     216
Iquitos     220
Iquitos Jungle     233
Tarapoto and Moyobamba     242
Nasca and the Desert Coast     253
Nasca     257
Ica     268
The Paracas Peninsula     279
El Carmen and Chincha     287
Lima     293
Sights     299
Entertainment and Events     313
Shopping     318
Recreation     321
Accommodations     324
Food     330
Information and Services     337
Getting There and Around     340
Southern Beaches     344
Ayacucho and the Central Highlands     349
Lima to Tarma     351
Huancayo and Vicinity     355
Ayacucho     368
Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca     385
Huaraz and Vicinity     388
Callejon de Huaylas     406
Trekking the Andes     415
Trujillo and the North Coast     425
Caral and Sechin     430
Trujillo and Vicinity     433
Chiclayo and Vicinity     449
Piura     461
The Northern Beaches     468
Cajamarca and the Northern Highlands     483
Cajamarca     487
Chachapoyas and Vicinity     505
Chachapoyas Ruins      512
Background     523
The Land     523
Flora and Fauna     529
History     537
Government and Economy     550
People and Culture     551
Essentials     561
Getting There     561
Getting Around     564
Tours     569
Visas and Officialdom     574
Conduct and Customs     576
Tips for Travelers     577
Health and Safety     583
Information and Services     590
Resources     599
Glossary     599
Spanish Phrasebook     600
Suggested Reading     606
Internet Resources     612
Index     615
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