Cusco, Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Calles The city of Cusco, Perú (altitude: 3,400 meters) is modern, Indigenous, and proud of its roots. Google Maps Background Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire and as such it houses countless archaeological monuments. It was …

Perú Links

Peru Flag What would locals like others know about Perú? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesAn Inca highway still benefits people living nearby – EconomistWhy Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water – BBCSquatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the AmericasThe College Student Who Decoded the …

Inca Trail = Qhapac Ñan

Photo: Wendy Harman, Trail Spotlight on the Inca Trail (Qhapac Ñan in Quechua) UNESCO: This site is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defence network of roads covering 30,000 km. Constructed by the Incas over several centuries and partly based on pre-Inca infrastructure, this extraordinary network through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains …

Machu Picchu

Photo: Denisbin Peru – Machu Picchu  is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ff2XfCFz4A9ynAp99 2020 Reopeningfacebook.com/169431123106803/videos/2806194842990392 HeadlinesCan Peru’s beloved dish help save …

Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barranco Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city is Lima. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VHz1FkM7coThfKgb7 Photos Cities Features Planeta.com

Urubamba

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Andes Peruanos Wikipedia: Urubamba (possibly from in the Quechua spelling Urupampa, flat land of spiders) is a small town in Peru, located near the Urubamba River under the snow-capped mountain Chicón. Located one hour from Cusco, Urubamba is the largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is also located …

Wild Perú = Perú Silvestre

Peru flag Planeta.com hosts this guide to Wild Peru – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Key [email protected] Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP) Motto: “Nuestra Naturaleza. Nuestro Desarrollo”[email protected] Evaluaciones del desempeño ambiental PERÚ Aspectos destacados y recomendacionesPERU Environmental …

Peru Tourism

Peru Flag Spotlight on travel and tourism in Perú Key Linksgob.pe/mincetur – https://twitter.com/MINCETUR –peru.info – https://www.facebook.com/marcaPERU.int – https://www.youtube.com/user/marcaperu HeadlinesPeru Unveils New ‘Peru, the Richest Country in the World’ Marketing Campaign at WTM 2017 Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Lima, Peru

Photo: Mario Mantel, Costas de Barranco Lima is the capital and largest city of Perú. With a population of more than 8 million, Lima is located in a desert region, hemmed in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It hardly ever rains, but cold Ocean currents push moisture over the desert, which gets …