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Peru Flag Peru (Spanish: Perú) is a country in South America. It shares land borders with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, as well as having a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Peru was estimated as being 29,132,0813 The country's capital and largest city is Lima, which has an estimated population of around 7.6 million, with a total of around 8.5 million living in the city's metropolitan area.

Peru Country Details


Country Name Peru
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Peru Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Lima


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Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick & Phillip Tang

Lonely Planet
Paperback (576 pages)

Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)
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# 1 best-selling guide to Peru *

Lonely Planet Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Peru:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, music, the arts, nature
  • Over 70 color maps
  • Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Peru, our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Discover Peru, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Peru. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)
By Nicholas Gill

Gill Nicholas
Paperback (288 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)
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  • Frommer s Easyguide to Lima Cusco and Machu Picchu
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Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima's vibrant dining scene. He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget, whether you’re a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon. Most importantly, he’s not shy about telling readers what to see, and what they can skip without regret.

The book includes a fold-out map, plus detailed maps throughout the guide, exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details that will make your trip smoother and less hectic. It features smartly conceived itineraries for travelers of varying types, along with savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or are able to splash out a bit. This book has it all from budget to luxury and everything in between.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru
By DK Travel

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-08-02
Paperback (348 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru
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  • Peru DK Eyewitness Travel Guides
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world.

Explore Peru region by region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside and a journey to Machu Picchu in the Inca heartland.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Inc Staff Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2015-03-10
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
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  • Fodor s Peru with Machu Picchu the Inca Trail Full color Travel Guide
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Peru provides expert insider advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Peruvian cuisine, The Sacred Valley, and Nazca Lines
· Coverage of Lima, The Southern Coast, The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca, Cusco and The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, The Amazon Basin, The Central Highlands, The North Coast and Northern Highlands, and Bolivia


Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
By Mark Adams

Plume Books
Released: 2012-04-24
Paperback (333 pages)

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?

In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
Fodor's Essential Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-12-12
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Essential Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca Lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Peru provides expert insider advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca.
Peru: Peru Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru [Booklet]
By 101 Coolest Things

Ingramcontent
Paperback (54 pages)

Peru: Peru Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru [Booklet]
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Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Peru Travel!
You are super lucky to be going to Peru, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, in places like Lima, Cusco, Trujillo, Iquitos, the Andes, and Machu Picchu.

Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru
This Peru guide will give you the lowdown on:

  • the very best things to shove in your pie hole, whether that’s traditional street eats from Peruvian alleyways, or plates of roasted guinea pig
  • the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of London back home with you, whether that’s from traditional weavers in the mountains, or from Pisco distilleries
  • the most thrilling outdoor activities, such as trekking the Inca Trail, or even riding a buggy over undulating sand dunes
  • the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss like ancient Inca Ruins and contemporary art museums
  • where to party like someone a true Peruvian and get down with the locals
  • and tonnes more coolness besides!
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National Geographic Traveler: Peru, 2nd Edition
By Rob Rachowiecki

National Geographic
Released: 2015-01-06
Paperback (320 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: Peru, 2nd Edition
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This newly revised and updated guidebook introduces you to the wonders of Peru, from the high Andes peaks to the slow-moving Amazon waters. Be it learning about the four breeds of camels native to Peru or exploring the markets of Cuzco, you'll pick up the best suggestions for getting the most out of your trip. The guide begins with a detailed account of the country--what not to be missed, Peru today, food and drink, land and environment, history, and the arts--followed by nine regional chapters, including Lima, the Southern Lowlands and Southern Highlands, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the North Coast via the Central Highlands, Huaraz & the High Andes, and ending with the Northern Highlands and the Amazon. A detailed Travelwise section tells you how to get there and how to get around, with author-picked hotels and restaurants. Special features include walking tours along the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu and the Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, as well as city strolls through Cuzco and Colonial Lima; experiencial sidebars that detail how to learn Quechua, volunteer in the highlands, visit native artisans, and stay with local families; and Insider Tips from National Geographic and local experts that point you to where the locals go.

Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.
Peru (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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National Geographic Maps
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Peru (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Peru Adventure Map provides global travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective. Hundreds of points of interest and diverse and unique destinations are highlighted including World Heritage sites, archeological sites, churches, museums, and more. This map includes the locations of thousands of towns and villages, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for highways and roadways. Rough tracks that require four-wheel drive vehicles and paths are included for adventurers seeking to explore more remote regions. National parks and reserves, wildlife centers, beaches, caves, waterfalls, and spas are clearly indicated so travelers can take advantage of Peru's many natural attractions and activities.

The northern half of the Peru map includes the regions of Loreto, Tumbes, Piura, Amazonas, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Hu?nuco, and Ucayali. This section of the map spans from Peru's borders with Ecuador and Colombia on the north and Brazil on the east, down to the coastal city of Chimbote. The regions of Tacna, Puno, Pasco, Moquegua, Madre de Dios, Lima, Jun?n, Ica, Huancavelica, Cusco, Ayacucho, Arequipa, and Apur?mac are included on the southern half of the map.

In the language of the Quecha Indians, Peru means "land of abundance." Situated on the Pacific coast of South America just south of the equator, it was home to the great Inca empire which was destroyed in the early 16th century by Spaniards who pillaged the region of gold and silver to build their own empire. Today, Peru's abundance is measured in natural resources. Its fisheries are some of the world's richest. The country is also home to one of the world's oldest petroleum industries and is one of the top producers of silver, lead, and zinc. Peru's geography if varied, from arid coastal plains to the majestic peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon basin.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,650,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

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