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Mysterious Nazca lines

The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, a high arid plateau that stretches more than 80 km (50 miles) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, these are largely believed to have been created by

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Paracas National Reserve

Paracas National Reserve Paracas National Reserve is the only coastal marine reserve that includes a portion of the Pacific Ocean within its borders. It features unique flora and fauna species and is a haven to a variety of migratory bird species. The reserve is recognized by Ramsar as a Wetland of International Importance. The landscape

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Peru’s Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States. However, the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. The Colca Valley

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Places to visit in Lima

Lima City of Kings Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, on a coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It forms a contiguous urban area with the seaport of Callao. Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18,

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Inca Trail Road to The Sun

Inca Trail information Part of the 23,000 kilometers (approximately 14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America, this is Peru’s most famous trekking route and possibly one of the most spectacular in the Americas. Every year; some 25,000 hikers from around the world walk along the extraordinary 43 kilometers of this stone-paved

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Chinchero Archaeological Center

Chinchero also known as The Rainbow City is located 28 km. northwest of the city of Cusco. It is at an elevation of over 3160 meters and is flanked by the snow capped peaks of Salkantay, Veronica and Soray. The view from Chincheros is breathtaking. Chinchero is in the province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco Chinchero

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Ollantaytambo Ruins – Inca fortress

Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru about 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is 2,792 meters above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo in the province of Urubamba in the Cusco region. During the Inca Empire Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of the Emperor Pachacuteq who conquered the

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Pisac Archaeological Complex

Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well-known for its market every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, an event which attracts heavy tourist traffic from nearby Cusco. One of its more notable features is a large pisonay tree which dominates the central plaza. The sanctuary of Lord of Huanca,

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco. The Valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River, or Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu, as this Sacred river is called when passing through the valley. It

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Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

History of the Shrine The climate is hot and humid during the day and the nights a temperate climate with small wind breezes refreshing. Machu Picchu was built around 1460, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned about 100 years. It is likely that most of its inhabitants were wiped out by

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Hikes to Machu Picchu and Salkantay is a good combination for adventure tourism; having as a final destination Machu Picchu a sacred inca City. During the tour you will see beautiful Andean landscapes and you will have the chance to see condors and alpacas in their natural habitat. Vilcabamba is chain of mountains, where is located

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Luxury Cumaceba Lodge Iquitos

Amazon Basin: Cumaceba Lodge is a Ecological Private Reserve located 21 miles from Iquitos city. At the shore of the majestic Amazon River. The Transfer is by speedboat approximately 1 hour down river. The construction of the lodge is typical, is designed with a palm roof and wooden structure, similar to the houses of the

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