Follow an ancient footpath to the lost city of Machu Picchu. Explore a colourful crafts market. Answer the call of the wild in the lush Amazon rainforest. Peru offers inspiration from every angle. Our unbeatable guide will enable you to climb mountains, delve into canyons and get to know the essence of the Andes.
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Bike, hike and ride a scary cable car to Machu Picchu on one of five alternatives to the busy Inca Trail, p.277. Glide past manatees, dolphins, monkeys and macaws in the Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria, p. 482. Swill a scoopful of chicha - saliva-fermented corn beer - to earn the respect of the locals, p.78. Descend into the narrow, hallucinatory underground chambers of the millennia-old ruins at Chavin de Huantar, p. 415. Three authors, 144 days of on-the-road research via planes, riverboats, and dozens of death-defying bus rides. Dedicated Peru Outdoors chapter, plus expanded activities coverage throughout. Get the inside story on the Inca world from notes explorer and author Hugh Thomson. Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the minute reviews and traveller suggestions.
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