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Peru Highlights (Bradt Travel Guide Peru Highlights)by Alexander Stewart
Synopses & Reviews
In 1973, Hilary and George Bradt were told about an old Inca road leading from Cuscos Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. They hiked it, explored the wayside Inca ruins, and published the first-ever description of the Inca Trail in 1974. Forty years later, this ground-breaking guide has been updated to include classic treks through all the great mountain ranges of Peru. For the inexperienced walker and hard-core trekker alike, Bradts Trekking in Peru is still the must-have in any backpack.
Peru Highlights offers carefully selected coverage of the best of this diverse country, helping to tailor your ideal itinerary.
Full-color throughout, Peru Highlights cuts through the vast array of available material and showcases the best places to visit, the ultimate itineraries and the finest routes to follow. It also offers in-depth coverage of archaeological sites, wildlife, adventure activities, culture and festivals. With contributions on accommodation and other travel tips from expert tour operators, the guide is both a valuable planning tool and a colorful companion to take on a trip.
About the Author
Alexander Stewart first visited Peru having studied the Spanish conquest of the country at university. Since then he has been travelling to Peru for 15 years, and has been a guidebook writer for almost 10 years.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCING PERU
Chapter 1: Background Information. History. People. Culture.
Chapter 2: The Natural World. Geography and climate. Natural history. Wildlife. Conservation.
Chapter 3: Preparations and Practicalities/Before you Go. When to visit. Getting there. Red tape. Tour operators. Types of tour. Itineraries. Special-interest holidays. What to take.
Chapter 4: On the ground. Health. Safety. Money and tipping. Accommodation. Eating and drinking. Shopping. Media and communications. Cultural etiquette. Travelling positively.
PART TWO: PERU HIGHLIGHTS
Chapter 5: Lima and region. Getting there and away. Getting around. Highlights. Restaurants. Bars and nightlife. Cultural activities and festivals. Shopping. Tours. Museums. Other attractions/Beyond the city.
Chapter 6: The North. Huaraz/the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash. Trujillo. Cajamarca. Chiclayo. Mancora. Tumbes.
Chapter 7: Coastal Peru south of Lima. Pisco. Ica. Paracas. Islas Ballestas. Nazca.
Chapter 8: The South. Arequipa. Cotahuasi. Colca Canyon. Valley of the Volcanoes. Puno. Lake Titicaca. The islands of Uros, Taquile and Amantani.
Chapter 9: Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Cusco (2000). Sacred Valley. Urubamba. Ollantaytambo. Pisac. Chinchero. Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu, ruins and treks.
Chapter 10: The Amazon. Iquitos. Pacaya Samiria. Puerto Maldonado. Tambopata. Madre de Dios. Manu Biosphere.
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