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Peru Travel Guide

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Destination holiday Peru Adventure, your destinations can include a visit to the Inca’s ruins Machu Picchu. This Inca city is so high in the mountains, that the Spanish conquistadors bypassed it. In 1911, Hiram Bingham, a Yale archaeologist found the ruins of the city. It is estimated that 1000 people had lived there. Take a trip there now you will see what is left of palaces, baths, temples, and houses. A bus from Aguas Calientes runs regularly to Machu Picchu. You could hike part of the Inca Trail from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

 

Visit the Nazca Lines on your holiday Peru. They have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lines are located in the Nazca Desert on a high plateau between Nazca and Palpa. The drawings of animals include birds, spiders, fish, llamas, and monkeys. These are giant desert drawings that are visible only from airplanes. They were first discovered in the 1920's when commercial airlines flew over the area. Some local operators offer flights over the desert to view the lines. They were designed by a pre-Inca civilization, some say they were meant for extraterrestrial visitors or were they meant for the Gods?

 

Manu National Park in Peru has the greatest biodiversity of any area on the planet. It is in the provinces of Manu and Paucartambo. The area includes the slopes of the Andes and the western extreme of the Amazon. The wild lands included in the Manu National Park include elfin forest, cloud forest, grasslands and lowland rainforest. Various species of macaws, parrots, and monkeys live in the park, along with the black caiman and jaguar. The park was declared an UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve 1977 and in 1987 it was included on the World Heritage List. Licensed tour operators offer the public tours in the park.



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