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Peru had a rich cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up in funny clothing. Wander around colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish conquistadors, explore the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, visit the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines. Peru also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. The beautiful Peruvian Andes issue a siren's call to top-class trekkers. These mountains are also home to squillions of indigenous highlanders, who still speak the ancient tongue of Quechua and live a traditional way of life.

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Photos: Watching the Flowers

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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Miraflores: Flowers, Grass and the Odd Gringo Tourist

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [24]

  The Hotel, Antigua Mirafores, has a kind of old colonial hacienda look to it, perhaps more accurately I might say, estancia , as its probably not big enough to be considered a hacienda. Old it is, but it is in good shape and looks like it's ... Read more >

Cusco, Peru- Week 1

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By capecodkiwi | Views [44]

After 1 year in New Zealand, 9 months in Australia, and 3 months in Europe, I decided that it was time to finally do something meaningful on this world trip instead of screwing around.  I researched volunteer programs in Peru and came across a program ... Read more >


Sun, 31 Aug 2014 | By coggos | Views [91]

  We were sad to leave Bolivia but excited to visit our last country in South America- Peru.  Our night bus to Cusco allowed us a few hours on Puno to visit the floating villages . These really are extraordinary but you do get the feeling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipe, colca canyon, huacachina, huanchaco, machu picchu, nazca, ollantaytambo, pisac, sacred valley

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 | By coggos | Photo Gallery

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Stop #3 - Welcome to the Jungle - Peru

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By rachelstewart2 | Views [61]

  Welcome to the Jungle – Manu National Park, Peru Pre-Inca Ruins   Day 1 – We had a long drive from Cusco to the edge of Manu National Park. On the way we stopped to see some pre-Incan ruins. They ... Read more >

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By hpmoon | Views [76] | Video | Scholarship Entry

I have a long history of adventure traveling with portable filmmaking gear that fits in a backpack, but yields cinematic quality with the immediacy of documentary style. My work, with examples at, is focused on world cultures and ... Read more >

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Photos: Juliaca Route 3N Lima Redux

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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Fly by Night Juliaca, Hot Deals by Day

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [34]

Insulated inside room 206, upstairs in Hotel El Promedio Anodino Casa , I didn't really hear much noise during the night. But by the time I came down for El desayuno  I realised that the wrecking gang had been at it all night demolishing the building ... Read more >

Stop #2 - Peru (Inca Jungle Trek)

Sat, 2 Aug 2014 | By rachelstewart2 | Views [78]

  The Inca Jungle Trek – Our Route to Machu Pichu Day 1 – The whole tour started with yet another very early morning with a pick up from our hostel. We then headed to Lorenzo HQ to meet the rest of the group and have a breakfast/briefing.... Read more >

Tags: andes, biking, cusco, machupichu, mountains, peru, southamerica, trekking, worldwonder

Photos: Mas Pisco and Machu Picchu

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 | By nauticalnomad | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Puno Lago

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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The Floating Islands of Mother Earth: Uros, Puno

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [36]

I was collected at the Casa Andina at 7am by yet another braces-wearing Peruvian guide to drive to the (inland) port. The port was quite close by, but as usual we had to go via umpteen other hotels to pick up the other passengers. When we eventually ... Read more >

Camino a Puño: The Pan-American Highway

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [58]

The next morning I had my umpteenth cocoa tea in Unaytambo and scuttled out for another early start on the road. I was taxied across town to the Cusco depot of WonderPeru on the other side of Av de Sol. To my relief, given my recent experiences, they ... Read more >

Photos: Wonder Peru

Wed, 2 Jul 2014 | By 7dayadventurer | Photo Gallery

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