Lonely Planet Peru

Lonely Planet Peru

Lonely Planet Peru

Lonely Planet Peru

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Overview

Lonely Planet’s Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, hike to the dramatic peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, and traverse three climatic zones in the Amazonian Parque Nacional Manu; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now!

 

Inside Lonely Planet’s Peru Travel Guide:

Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak

NEW top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection of [destination’s] best experiences and where to have them

What's new feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas

NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel

Improved planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids

Colour maps and images throughout

Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, websites, transit tips, prices

Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Over50 maps 

Covers Lima, Arequipa, Canyon Country, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, the Highlands, Huaraz, the Cordilleras, Amazon Basin

 

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Peru, our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. 

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Best of Peru, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

 

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788684255
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication date: 12/21/2021
Series: Travel Guide Series
Edition description: 11th ed.
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 96,758
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Peru 6

Peru Map 8

Peru's Top Experiences 10

Need to Know 20

First Time Peru 22

What's New 24

Month by Month 26

Itineraries 29

Peru Outdoors 36

Trekking the Inca Trail 43

Family Travel 49

Regions at a Glance 52

On the Road

Lima 57

Sights 60

Activities 76

Courses 79

Tours 79

Festivals & Events 80

Sleeping 81

Eating 87

Drinking & Nightlife 96

Entertainment 97

Shopping 99

Around Lima 105

Pachacamac 105

Southern Beaches 106

Carretera Central 107

South Coast 109

Cerro Azul 111

Lunahuaná 111

Chincha 113

Pisco 115

Paracas (El Cfiaco) 117

Iea 123

Huacachina 127

Nazca & Around 129

Chala 136

Mollendo 136

Moquegua 138

Ilo 139

Tacna 140

Arequipa & Canyon Country 145

Arequipa 146

Canyon Country 165

Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca 165

Canón del Colca 166

El Valle de los Volcanes 174

Cañón del Cotahuasi 174

Lake Titicaca 177

Juliaca 178

Lampa 179

Pucará 180

Puno 180

Around Puno 189

Lake Titicaca's Islands 191

Capachica Peninsula & Around 194

South-Shore Towns 196

Bolivian Shore 197

Cuzco & The Sacred Valley 203

Cuzco 204

Around Cuzco 240

Saqsaywamán 240

Q'enqo 241

Pukapukara 241

Tambomachay 241

The Sacred Valley 242

Pisac 242

Pisac to Urubamba 245

Urubamba 246

Salineras de Maras 249

Chinchero 249

Moray & Maras 250

Ollantaytambo 250

Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail 254

Aguas Calientes 254

Machu Picchu 259

The Inca Trail 264

Cuzco to Puno 266

Andahuaylillas 267

Raqchi 268

Cuzco to the Jungle 268

Cuzco to lvochote 268

Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado 271

Cuzco to the Central Highlands 271

Cuzco to Abancay 271

Cachora 273

Choquequirao 273

Abancay 275

Central Highlands 277

The North 280

Canta & Obrajillo 280

Cerrode Pasco 280

Huánuco 282

La Union 284

Tingo Maria 285

Lima to Tarma 287

San Pedro de Casta & Marcahuasi 287

Tarma 288

Rio Mantaro Valley 291

Jauja 291

Conceptión 292

Huancayo 292

The Southern Valleys 300

Huancavelica 300

Ayacucho 304

Andahuaylas 313

North Coast 317

Barranca 319

Casma 320

Chimbote 321

Trujillo 322

Around Trujillo 331

Huanchaco 335

Puerto Chicama (Puerto Malabrigo) 340

Pacasmayo 340

Chiclayo 342

Around Chiclayo 347

Piura 351

Playa Lobitos 357

Cabo Blanco 358

Máncora 359

Punta Sal 363

Zorritos 364

Tumbes 365

Puerto Pizarro 368

On the Road

Huaraz & The Cordilleras 371

Huaraz 372

The Cordilleras 383

Cordillera Blanca 385

Cordillera Huayhuash 393

Cordillera Negra 395

North of Huaraz 397

Monterrey 397

Carhuaz 398

Yungay 399

Caraz 400

South of Huaraz 403

Chiquián 403

Llamac 404

Callejón de Conchucos 405

Chavín de Huántar 405

Huari 407

Chacas 408

Northern Highlands 411

Cajamarca 412

Around Cajamarca 420

Celendin 422

Chachapoyas 423

Yalape 429

Gocta 429

Gran Vilaya 430

Karajía 430

La Jalca (Jalca Grande) 430

Revash 431

Kuélap 431

Leimebamba 432

Pedro Ruiz 434

Jaén 436

Moyobamba 436

Tarapoto 439

Amazon Basin 447

Southern Amazon 449

Puerto Maldonado 449

Around Puerto Maldonado 455

Río Tambopata 455

Río Madre de Dios 460

Lago Sandoval 462

Lago Valencia 463

Río Heath 463

Manu Area 464

Cuzco to Manu 465

Parque Nacional Manu 468

Central Amazon 471

San Ramón & La Merced 471

Oxapampa 473

Pucallpa 475

Yarinacocha 478

Northern Amazon 479

Yurimaguas 479

Lagunas 480

Iquitos 482

Around Iquitos 493

Understand

History 500

Peru's Cuisine 515

Ancient Peru 520

Indigenous Peru 525

The Natural World 528

Survival Guide

Directory A-Z 536

Transportation 546

Health 552

Language 555

Index 564

Map legend 574

Special Features

Peru Outdoors 36

Trekking the Inca Trail 43

Family Travel 49

Machu Picchu illustration 260

Peru's Cuisine 515

Ancient Peru 520

Indigenous Peru 525

The Natural World 528

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