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Lake 69 is a large aquamarine lake at 4650 meters above sea level. It lies at the end of the Demanda Valley, the continuation of the Llanganuco Gorge. The lake's pure color and crystalline waters led this place a near-mystical beauty. Getting here...
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Jirón Victor E. Chave, Puno, Peru
Located on the border between Perú and Bolivia, this is the highest lake in the world and a mystical, fascinating place. Legend has it that Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, the sons of Inti the sun god, emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca to found...
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Manú Province, Peru
Manu National Park is globally renowned for its rich reserve of biodiversity . It is located in Southwestern Peru at the meeting point between the Tropical Andes and the Amazon Basin. The reserve's isolation has spared it from most human impact,...
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In the summer, the Lachay Hills are desert-like and unpopulated. Winter is when the magic happens. Between the months of July and October, the humidity of the mist generates a unique ecosystem of wild flora and fauna, including eagles, foxes,...
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Amazonas, Peru
Gocta Falls, with the longest drop at 1772 feet, have been ranked everywhere from the third to the fifteenth highest waterfalls in the world. This hidden gem lies in the Chachapoyas region, between the Andes Mountains and lush Amazon rainforest....
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Huarmey, Peru
Huarmey is a small beach town located on the Ancash shore. The town itself is quiet and nondescript, but the beach is spectacular. You'l find crystalline water, sea-swept rock formations, and a deeply peaceful atmosphere. Huarmey is also a popular...
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It is said that summer never leaves the north shore of Peru. The region's proximity to the Equator means that winters (June – August) see daily temperatures in the high 20s Celsius, while the summers (January – March) frequently range into the...
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Trujillo, Peru
Just about 15 minutes outside of the center of Trujillo - Peru's colonial town in the northwestern part of the country and third largest city - you'll find the quaint seaside town of Huanchaco. Here you will find many surfers teaching local kids...
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Urubamba, Peru
Anyone can go to one of the markets selling woven alpaca goods to tourists—Urubamba is the farmers’ market where locals buy their groceries, the biggest of its kind in the Sacred Valley. On any given day, stalls sell fresh...
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Coripata, Cusco, Peru
Cherubs hang from the ceiling and flying pigs decorate the bar. Aquarium bathtubs covered in glass are the tables and funky, modern art with Christian themes decorate the walls. Behind the bar a disco ball glitters the rows of liquor bottles and...
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Pisac, Peru
One of the best things to do while in Cuzco is to visit the Sunday farmer's market in the nearby Andean town of Pisac, taking either a taxi or a more economical bus to get there. The villagers surrounding Pisac come from miles around to sell their...
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221, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
Top off your evening in Cusco with a pisco sour at Fallen Angel, just across the street from the Hotel Monastero in the chic San Blas Neighborhood. The edgy decor is downright trippy. Incredible Trip to Peru: http://bit.ly/11IZdBX
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Cusco, Peru
The route to Machu Picchu has gotten smoother, thanks to two hotels outside Cuzco. Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness resort is built on a 17th century hacienda and has one of Peru’s largest spas. Treatments feature coca leaves and camu...
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Barranco District, Peru
Barranco, one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, awash in character, is known for an artsy vibe and gorgeous colonial buildings. Cross the Puente de los Suspiros (Spanish for “Bridge of Sighs”) and follow the Bajada de los...
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Pevas, Iquitos, Peru
The Peruvian Amazon offers an interesting line-up of liquors, many of them said to be potent aphrodisiacs. These liquors often contain high levels of honey and pollen, along with various barks and roots from exotic plants found amid this region's...
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Peru
Rupac is a pre-Incan ceremonial site nestled into the highlands near Lima. To reach the ruins, you must undertake a three-hour trek uphill to 3,000 meters above sea level, but the view is worth it – especially if you arrive in time to witness a...
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Calle Roca Fuerte 245, Urubamba, Peru
Let the Urubamba River set your course during a thrilling rafting adventure along the Ollantaytambo rapids, available through the Belmond. The river helped form what is now the Sacred Valley, and along the way you'll not only sense its power, but...
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Huarochirí Province, Peru
Some say that the sunrise at Marcahuasi is the best in the country. This high plateau, located 4,100 meters above sea level, has long been a popular camping site for locals. The main attractions are mysterious rock formations which resemble...
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Chaskatika 203, Aguas Calientes, Peru
The town of Aguas Calientes offers a wide array of options for lodging. One good budget option is Supertramp, a family-friendly eco-hostel that provides a welcoming place to relax after exploring Machu Picchu. Prices range from $18-22 USD....
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Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes, Peru
Set on 12 lush, cloud-forested acres next to the Urumbamba River, this eco-resort (a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World) is practically a destination in and of itself. Here, 83 rustic-but-chic, whitewashed adobe casitas...
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Carretera Hiram Bingham KM 7.5, Machu Picchu, Peru
You’ll never sleep anywhere closer to Machu Picchu than Belmond Sanctuary Lodge—it’s adjacent to the site entrance, and the only hotel on the mountain. In fact, the lodge is built on the former staging area for American explorer...