Fodor's Peru, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright: 2006-06-06
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Take the early train to Machu Picchu or soar in a hot air balloon and drift over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There are hundreds of ways to wake up in this country, and you'll want to try more than one! With its beautiful white beaches and lush rainforests, Peru really is a paradise. To help you make the most of your time there, Fodor's Peru offers practical travel advice, extensive listings of all the main sights (plus some hidden gems) and unbiased recommendations for hotels and restaurants in Lima and beyond to suit budget and luxury travellers with a wide variety of tastes. Before leaving on your adventure in Peru, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Table of Contents

Planning Your Trip
About This Bookp. F6
What's Wherep. F7
Quintessential Perup. F14
When to Gop. F17
If You Likep. F18
Great Itinerariesp. F20
On the Calendarp. F22
Smart Travel Tipsp. F26
Limap. 1
Exploring Limap. 2
Where to Eatp. 24
Where to Stayp. 35
Nightlife & the Artsp. 43
Sports & the Outdoorsp. 47
Shoppingp. 47
Lima Essentialsp. 50
The Southp. 55
North of Piscop. 61
Pisco & the Paracas Peninsulap. 64
Ica & Nazcap. 70
The Southern Coastp. 82
The South Essentialsp. 104
Puno & Lake Titicacap. 111
Puno & Lake Titicaca Essentialsp. 122
Cuscop. 126
Exploring Cuscop. 128
Where to Eatp. 141
Where to Stayp. 145
Nightlife & the Artsp. 150
Shoppingp. 152
Side Trips from Cuscop. 154
Cusco Essentialsp. 159
Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valleyp. 163
Sacred Valley of the Incap. 167
The Inca Trail: Road to Machu Picchup. 176
Machu Picchup. 180
Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley Essentialsp. 189
The Amazon Basinp. 194
Madre de Diosp. 200
Madre de Dios Essentialsp. 210
Iquitos & Environsp. 212
Iquitos & Environs Essentialsp. 223
The Central Highlandsp. 225
Huanuco South to Tarmap. 231
Tarma, South to Ayacuchop. 238
The Central Highlands Essentialsp. 254
The North Coast & Northern Highlandsp. 259
The North Coastp. 262
Huaraz & the Cordillera Blancap. 284
The Northern Highlandsp. 294
The North Coast & Northern Highlands Essentialsp. 303
Understanding Peru
Peru at a Glancep. 308
Market Day in Limap. 311
Chronologyp. 313
Vocabularyp. 318
Indexp. 338
About our Writersp. 348
South Americap. F10
Perup. F12
Limap. 6
El Centro & Rimacp. 8
San Isidrop. 16
Mirafloresp. 18
Barrancop. 20
Where to Stay & Eat in Barrancop. 26
Where to Stay & Eat in El Centrop. 28
Where to Stay & Eat in Mirafloresp. 30
Where to Stay & Eat in San Isidrop. 34
The Southp. 60
Piscop. 66
Icap. 71
Nazcap. 79
The Southern Coastp. 83
Arequipap. 90
Around Lake Titicacap. 112
Punop. 114
Cuscop. 130
Where to Eat in Cuscop. 143
Where to Stay in Cuscop. 147
Side Trips from Cusco: The Southeastern Urubamba Valleyp. 155
Cusco Essentialsp. 159
The Sacred Valleyp. 168
Pisacp. 170
Machu Picchup. 182
Aguas Calientesp. 187
The Amazon Basin
Madre de Diosp. 203
Iquitosp. 214
Iquitos Environsp. 220
The Central Highlandsp. 230
Ayachuchop. 249
The North Coast & Northern Highlandsp. 264
Trujillop. 270
Cordillera Blancap. 285
Huarazp. 287
Cajamarcap. 296
A Fine Kettle of Fishp. 40
Pisco-Pride of Perup. 65
Camels in Peru?!p. 76
The Mystery of the Nazca Linesp. 80
Southern Savoriesp. 84
Llamas, Vicunas & Alpacasp. 115
Buying a Boleto Turisticop. 131
Tours of Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchup. 134
Is That Alpaca or Acrylic?p. 153
The Price of Popularityp. 185
Tours of the Amazonp. 202
Crocodile Nuggets, Anyone?p. 216
Jungle Journeysp. 222
The Quechua of the Andesp. 245
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