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Peru

Marvel from the coast to the Andes

The gods in Peru must have considered the landscape a test of ingenuity - they formed a country with 20,000-foot-high mountains, desert stretches, and rain forests, a country in which the earth shakes and condors soar through the sky. Manco Capac, according to legend the first Inca, was quick to consider himself a deity, demanded reverence, and laid the groundwork for an ancient civilization whose temple ruins and houses still induce amazement. The former Inca capital, Cusco, is nowadays a top tourist destination and the starting point for visitors who, by train and on foot, begin their pilgrimage along the "Inca Trail" to the well-maintained Inca city Machu Picchu. Those who have more time begin the journey in the capital, Lima, and continue 280 miles south to Nazca, close to which can be seen mysterious lines and figures buried in the desert centuries before the Inca culture emerged. The city Arequipa is a great stopover on the way to Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake and starting point for tours into the Colca Canyon. These tours traverse paths 13,000 feet high; travelers often experience altitude sickness. As a remedy, Peruvians swear by the coca leaf, either chewed or ingested in tea or candy.

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  • Great place to Visithttp://goo.gl/n0pttw
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  • 2 Diferentes formas de llegar a Machu PicchuSi has reservado o estás planeando un viaje a Machu Picchu, estos son dos de las maneras más populares para llegar allí. Estas 2 opciones ambas tienen ventajas, y te ayudaremos a decidir cuál es la mejor para ti.En tren: El viaje en tren es de aproximadamente 1 hora y 45 minAqui mas informacion: http://goo.gl/B3RfwY
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  • Requerimientos de Visa para viajar a PerúSi usted está planeando un viaje a Perú , puede que se pregunte si usted necesita una visa para entrar al país y cuánto tiempo puede permanecer . Este artículo contiene información acerca de quienes necesitan una visa para venir a Perú y el tiempo que un viajero puede permanecer en el país . Esperamos que esta información le ayude a planificar su viaje.Muchos visitantes no necesitan visa para ingresar al Perú . Pero depende de su nacionalidad. Los ciudadanos de la mayoría de los otros países de América del Sur , así como los ciudadanos de los EE.UU. , Canadá , la Unión Europea, Australia , Nueva Zelanda, Sudáfrica, Japón , Corea del Sur , la República de China ( Taiwan ) y Filipinas , entre otros no necesitan un visa para ingresar al Perú temporalmente ( hasta 183 días). Pero , los ciudadanos procedentes de otros países, entre ellos Costa Rica , Honduras , Guatemala , República Popular de China, Arabia Saudí; si requieren una visa. Si usted no está obligado a obtener una visa , normalmente es muy fácil entrar en el país.http://goo.gl/XtS7oc
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  • Machu Picchu y WaynaPicchu en Tren – 2 Días 1 NocheVisite Machu Picchu, y Huayna Picchu en solo dos diashttp://goo.gl/90rRzN
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  • Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes en Tren – 2 Días/1 NocheDisfrute del hermoso Machu Picchu y Aguas Calientes en 2 díashttp://goo.gl/J9prAX
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  • Machu Picchu en Tren – Tour en 1 Día (Full Day)¿Quieres hacer un gran tour a Machu Picchu? El equipo de TOUR IN PERU te da la oportunidad de visitar una de las 7 Maravillas del Mundo Moderno en tan sólo 1 día. Ofrecemos salidas diarias garantizadas para personas solas y grupos de todas las edades. Este tour inicia y termina en su hotel en Cusco y el viaje es por tren.http://goo.gl/jvqM1f
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  • Turistas de todo el mundo son atraídos por la gran aventura del Clásico Camino Inca a Machu Picchu, viajeros aventureros que vienen a explorar la fantástica naturaleza, la belleza del paisaje y los sitios arqueológicos que rodean el camino Inca, conocido como el trekking más famoso de Sudamérica. Este tour es ideal para aquellos que vengan cargados de energía para realizar una caminata hasta Machu Picchu.http://goo.gl/7TwHvO
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  • Visita Machu Picchu en 4 dias y tres nocheshttp://goo.gl/7TwHvO
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  • Machu Picchu Tours is best place in peru trip. Lot's of things to do in Machu Picchu and other peru places.http://www.bestperutours.com/peru-tours.html
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  • Arequipa is a nice place, nice weather,excellent food, I recomend to visit al least 4 days, If you can go to the Colca Canyon, The best route is Llahuar, find hot spring at the bottom of the canyon, fishing and the Waterfall Huaruro, You can go on a tour or by your own.
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  • Alguien viaja al cusco?
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  • Peru is an amazing country, there are so many different and interesting places to visit. It's far more than just Machu Picchu
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  • Pays magnifique, habitants chaleureux. Il me tarde d'y retourner
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  • por descubrir
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  • Machu Pijchu the crystal city, where the sun, open the heart of the men and lights it with the flame of the love, place where many people opened their heart and see the world with diferent eyes and change their life. do you want find a travel agency? write me with your questions to cpaullo@yahoo.es
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  • So fascinated by Peru that I now live here and run tambopatatravel.com promoting sustainable and responsible travel to the Peruvian Amazon. can wholeheartedly recommend Tambopata for those with little time who want a genuine intense rainforest experience out of Cusco or Lima.
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  • Perú Cordillera Bianca e Huayhuash segnalo che sulla Cordillera Blanca in Perú esistono 3 RIFUGI Andini e 1 BIVACCO a 5000 mt. costruiti dal movimento Italiano Operazione Mato Grosso che opera a favore delle popolazioni povere delle zone altoandine. I tre RIFUGI sono gestiti dai ragazzi locali, che sono stati premurosamente formati nella Escuela de Guias don Bosco en los Andes, sotto l'attenta guida di Giancarlo e Marina Sardini Volontari OMG. Tutto il ricavato dei rifugi é destinato per opere sociali a favore delle famiglie piú indigenti, fino ad ora sono state costruite 1450 case per le famiglie povere delle vallate altoandine. Ache tu puoi collaborare a questo progetto caritativo utilizzando i rifugi e facendoli consocere a piú persone, gruppi e appassionati Andinisti. Di seguito riportiamo la locandina di ogni rifugio, nella speranza che possiate pubblicare queste note sul vostro sito web e su qualche Guida. A Marcará nei pressi di Huaraz dal 1997 é nata la Escuela de Guias don Bosco, che oggi si é trasformata in Associazione di Andinismo Don Bosco 6000 (guidedonbosco@hotmail.com) la sede é a Huaricoto, a 800 mt. dalla plaza de armas di Marcará. La sede é un CENTRO ANDINISMO con Ristorante, Hotel e Agenzia all'interno, il tutto gestito dai ragazzi formati dai Volontari OMG Giancarlo e Marina Sradini dietro l'accorta guida di Padre Ugo de Censi fondatore dell'Operazione Mato Grosso. Per chi volesse viaggiare in Perú, sia il CENTRO che i rifugi Andini sono un'ottima base per organizzare escursioni e scalate sulle Ande. Dal 2009 si é aperta una nuova CASA OMG - Don Bosco en los Andes nella cittá di Huánuco, da dove si organizzano trekking alla Cordillera Huayhuash e Raura, considerando la vicinanza a queste splendide cordillere andine. Info scrivere a andesdbosco@hotmail.com Leggere sul sito www.rifugi-omg.org
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  • Really excellent trip to Peru arranged with Perou Voyage. Lots of help sorting & finalising Itinery & once in Peru it went like clockwork. Great guides, no skimping on arrangements ( as we found with others on tours ) great quality of service & very helpful in sorting alternatives in country due to closure of Machu Picchu. We would recommend Perou Voyage to any travellers going to Peru knowing that you'll be well looked after. I recommend you perutravel-tours.com
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  • Nazca lines
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  • Just arrive, they have to do is ask for the local train station, which is opposite the market of San Pedro, two suns in the taxi. That purchase their tickets for Machu Picchu, prices range approx $ 30, this is the web link to buy them or view prices http://www.perurail.com/web/tper_es/...chupicchu.html. Best is to leave from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu from Cusco because it is uncomfortable, plus dawn arrive to Aguas Calientes, the train terminal, which is the bottom of Machu Picchu, this is really pretty. Also worth doing that because the best without Macchu Picchu ruins are those of Ollanta, letting go so the best for last. When you get to Aguas Calientes I recommend restaurants overlooking the river is very relaxing. The same when they leave and are awaiting Machu Picchu train, which departs at 8pm. When you get there, after breakfast, pay the bus, if you have student card is $ 6 for others does not exceed $ 12, this bus takes you up the ruins are done, and I do walk the way down if you want to know more and the scenery is unbelievable but it has to be fit ... but low in bus. Just reach Machu Picchu, go to the tail of Huayna Picchu, so they can climb, can only go up as 200 people a day not more, is the act and it's worth, the view is incomparable, unique, and eat up rest, then we see the rest. So it is very important not to forget to take plenty of water and food there. At the end of everything, down from Huayna Picchu obviously, but even in Machu Picchu, you can go to the high side of the left, and view photos taken out there and you rest well listening to the wind across the landscape! On the train back, the best choice, not to suffer, is lower in Ollanta, and vans and taxis waiting there by desperate people, charges 10 dollars per person or 15, depending on the time, and return faster and more comfortable than in the train to Cusco. Ollanta to go to take a taxi to 10 soles per person, leaving a park near the central plaza, walk or taxi two suns. There they go in the morning, the ruins, and eat lunch there, and seek accommodation with hot water and clean for them to wake up early. In Cusco, the lasagna is the best Irish Pub, is incredible. The best pisco sour in the Archaeological hotel in San Blas get one free from 6pm to 8pm, or two for 12 soles, large and delicious, the best milshake on Jacks and the best pizza and hamburger, one is for two! delivery is "Takataun" is free number also if I remember correctly is 080016393 are the best. Gourmet and fusion restaurants in the square. Restaurant projected rate The Fallen Angel: The Witches Garden, a block of the Church, or the plaza, second floor. Places neat coves, type coffees, breakfast, read or take a few shots, San Blas, walking are there to show and more. When you go to Sacsayhuaman, or as they write, take a guide in fact, 10 lucas or 15, and stay till dark, there's a nice show, well it's different to see all the lights and then invite rich emollient. The day I return there to see the rest, with horses for 10 soles know everything, one day is enough. Then, the ruins farther you have to choose as they do not know, I hesitated to Tipon, if you bring food and hire a guide worth it, but also, though more expensive, eat cuy there. To go to those places to rent a taxi for several hours for about 60 soles. Carousing, Mama Africa, Zazu, IncaTeam ... always free. There is another site that put live reggae, going down the street procursores arrive, where they offer you drugs all day long, cross the square. In that street there is also a place to eat lamb or rich Arabian style, only if you like lamb, because the flavor is strong. Stay is the voice in San Blas, because the view is always cool, always in addition, if you're too lazy, there are taxis, but the walk as soon outgrow. On the street the sun, near the end, two craft markets, if they want to buy cheap as there is everywhere there I hope you learn something the information ...
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