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Author Rachowiecki, Rob, 1954- author.

Title Peru / by Rob Rachowiecki ; photography by Vance Jacobs.

Publication Info. Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    918.5 RAC 2014    DUE 01-29-20
Edition Second edition.
Description 318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
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Series National Geographic traveler
Note Previous edition: 2009.
Includes index.
Contents Charting your trip -- History And Culture: -- Peru today -- Peru's many-splendored festivals -- Food and drink -- Land and environment -- Peru's history -- Arts -- Lima And Environs: -- Central Lima -- Suburban Lima -- Southern Lowlands: -- Paracas and the Ballestas Islands -- Inland -- Southern Highlands: -- Arequipa -- Canyons and volcanoes -- Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano -- Cusco Region: -- Cusco -- El Valley Sagrado -- Machu Picchu -- Central Highlands: -- Ayacucho Area -- Huancayo Area -- Huaraz And The Andes: -- Huaraz -- Parque Nacional Huascaran -- Callejon de Huaylas -- North Coast: -- Trujillo Area and South -- Coast North of Trujillo -- Northern Highlands: -- Cajamarca -- Chachapoyas Region -- Amazon: -- Northern Amazon -- Southern Amazon -- Travelwise: -- Hotels and restaurants -- Entertainment -- Outdoor activities -- Index -- Credits.
Summary Overview: 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; experiential 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.
Subject Peru -- Guidebooks.
Added Author Jacobs, Vance, photographer.
Note National Geographic traveler Peru
ISBN 9781426213625 (pbk.)
142621362X (pbk.)

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