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Lima Must-See Landmarks Tour
"Your 4.5-hour tour begins with hotel pickup from your centrally located Lima hotel. Accompanied by your guide you will first visit the Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Huaca Huallamarca which is located in the middle of the residential area. Admire this adobe pyramid before heading to Larco Museum. At the museum you can observe the best Precolumbian art collections in Peru. This includes the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous “erotic” archaeological collection. After this head to Cafe del Museo where you will have a chance to try a mousse made of “lucuma”
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Lima Historical Buildings Tour
"Your 4-hour small-group tour begins with pickup from your centrally located hotel. Board a van with a maximum of 6 participants in the tour and head to see Lima's most historic buildings. Visit Lima historic downtown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the elegance of its finest periods. Your first stop is La Casona de San Marcos home to the oldest and first university of the Americas Universidad Mayor de San Marcos. This university was chartered in 1551. Learn about its history from your guide and then head to the colonial building Casa Osambela which is an extraordinary architectural jewel. Continue your tour to Casa de Aliaga a stunning mansion owned by the same family since the viceroyalty.Finally see and explore Hotel Bolivar filled with rich architecture and elegant interiors. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about this historical hotel and then witness the making of Pisco Sour
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Huacas and Larco Museum Night Tour Including Dinner
"Your night tour in Lima begins with hotel pickup. You will board a vehicle and head to the Huaca Pucllana a Pre-Colombian archaeological site in the middle of Miraflores. Observe this site dating from circa 1500 years ago as you drive around it with your guide. You will then head to Huaca Huallamarca another set of pre-Inca ruins in the area of San Isidro an impressive adobe pyramid.  Finally
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There are little ceramic bulls on all the rooftops in the Sacred Valley. They are supposed to bring good luck, and fertility, to the household. Many roofs had a cross between the bulls. Some roofs...
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Llamas

Perhaps Machu Picchu was abandoned by humans nearly 500 years ago, but that doesn't mean wildlife went away with them! The site is home to a few llamas, some of which are known for their notorious...
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Electricity

Having been an OSHA inspector for many years, I always look at the infrastructure of a place. The electric lines are of particular interest in central and south america because they are often so...
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Local Drinks

In 1908, a small brewery was established in the city of Cusco and started brewing what would become one of the best and most popular beers in the country: Cerveza Cusqueña. The brand was recently...
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Information / Sources

You probably have read this again and again in the Peru travel guides, but it's true --- Burping publicly is considered very offensive, disrespectful and rude when in Peru. Here in USA, one of my...
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Museo Larco

The Cultures Gallery exhibits 10,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. The guide pointed out the chronology of the various cultures from pre-Columbian Peru. She showed us a blue and yellow flag...
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Local Culture

The woman in this picture is selling garbage bags fill of coca. The thoght of that was at first strange but then I unamericanized my feelings a bit and it was more normal. Coca is lardly made to make...
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Local Food

We had to try some and it did taste like a cross between chicken and pork. It's a delicacy and is usually the most expensive thing on the menu. Even though it tasted rgood especially the crispy...
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Local Festivities: Others

Okay maybe, "PRE-Independence Day Celebrations" would be a better title. Despite their very traditional culture and lifestyle, like ALL Latinos, Peruvians LOVE to party. I read that festivals often...
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Local Festivities: Inti Raimi

In Cusco several big celebrations take place, as well christian festivities as also festivities based on Inca traditions. One important christian celebration is the christ holiday "Feast of Corpus...
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Quechua Textiles

The region around Cuzco is a good place to purchase and observe the weaving of traditional Quechua textiles. Small-scale textile weaving is an important source of income for many mountain communities....
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Sep 01, 2012

The Quechua Indians

The Quechua Indians are the direct descendants of the Incas, and inhabit the high Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. There are about 7,500,000 Quechua Indians that live in those three...
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Aug 31, 2012

Thatch-Roofed Houses

Ollantaytambo is a village that was founded by the Incas in the fifteenth century. Many of the thatch-roofed houses they built then remain relatively unchanged, and are still occupied, making them the...
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Aug 28, 2012

"Chicha"

The yellow plastic flag on a pole indicates that homemade chicha is sold there. Chicha is an alcoholic, beer-like drink that is brewed in areas of Central and South America. Chicha is generally...
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Aug 25, 2012

Popular Cities in Peru

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Cusco

Departamento de Cusco
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Machu Picchu

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Lima

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Arequipa

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Iquitos

Departamento de Loreto
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Puno

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Top Hotels in Peru

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Malecon De La Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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Calle Palacios 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Fundo Puye-Yanque-Caylloma, Colca Canyon, Peru
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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Jr. Grau 270, Puno, Peru
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Top Things to Do in Peru

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Sacsayhuaman

Located about 2 km northeast of Cusco, Sacsaywaman (which we had fun pronouncing "sexy woman") is the very first Inca site we got to visit on our trip. It is located at an altitute of 3700 m, and...
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Huayna Picchu

You may think Buying Machu Picchu tickets online should be simple, however it could be a daunting task for travelers. There is a lot of confusion and frustration. Since Machu Picchu tickets can not be...
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Plaza Mayor And Surroundings

Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas until 1990) is in the heart of the Historic Centre of Lima. It is surrounded by some of the mayor tourist attractions in Lima, the Cathedral, the Archbishop Palace and the...
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Chincheros Market

The main attraction of Chincheros is its colorful traditional textile market. The market is held daily in the main plaza of Old Town, though I read there is a larger market held on Sunday mornings....
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Marine Animals

One of the highlights of the excursion was/were the sea lions. Most places they were just lying on the rocks with the big male and his harem around him. But there was one place where they followed the...
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Salineras de Maras

This is one of only two major attractions near Maras. The other are the Moray agricultural terraces. The mines, which the locals call "salineras", are a popular stop for travelers looking to see...
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catalysta

"One Gringa's Peru"
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SirRichard

"The heart of America"
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melosh

"Roads less traveled in Peru"
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christian99

"Proud to be peruvian!"
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"Peru, my first taste of the Andes and the jungle"
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