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Peru Handbook By Alan Murphy

Peru Handbook by Alan Murphy

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This updated guide to Peru is part of a series of individual country guides on Latin America by the publishers of the South American Handbook. Portable and lightweight, it provides detailed coverage of Peru's history and culture, as well as comprehensive travel information.

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Peru Handbook: The Travel Guide by Alan Murphy

This updated guide to Peru is part of a series of individual country guides on Latin America by the publishers of the South American Handbook. Peru in the late 1990s is a forward-looking country thanks to the political and economic stability brought about by President Fujimori. Traditional centres like Cusco and Machu Picchu are booming, and once-popular destinations such as the colonial city of Ayacucho are re-establishing themselves. At the same time, new attractions are opening up. In the north, archaelogical discoveries are providing great scope for independent exploration. In Arequipa province, a canyon deeper than Colca, Cotahausi, has come onto the tourist route. This portable and lightweight handbook provides detailed coverage of: the history and culture of Peru; Peruvian archaeology, new sites and areas to explore; food and drink; climbing in the Cordillera Blanca; best beaches, best surfing and where to fish; and full information on the condor and all wildlife.

Peru Handbook Reviews

Recommended without reservation. The Daily Telegraph

About Alan Murphy

Ben Box Ben Box has edited the South American Handbook since 1989 and has been travelling in Latin America for 20 years. He finds Peru totally captivating and is eager for others to share the joys of exploring its grandeur and intricacies. Alan Murphy Alan Murphy still hasn't fulfilled his dream of finding a lost Inca city in deepest, darkest Peru. He may have done pretty much everything else that this wild and wonderful country has to offer, but he'd still sell his own grandmother to get on the next flight out there.

Table of Contents

A foot in the door; essentials; planning your trip; before you travel; money; getting there; touching down; where to stay; getting around; keeping in touch; food and drink; shopping; holidays and festivals; special interest travel; health; further reading; Lima; history; Lima beaches; suburbs of Lima; essentials; excursions from Lima; Cusco & the Sacred Valley; The Urubamba Valley; Pisac; Urubamba; Ollantaytambo; Machu Picchu; The Inca Trail; southeast from Cusco; Lake Titicaca; Arequipa; south coast; Cordillera Blanca; north coast; northern highlands; central highlands; Amazon basin; background; history and politics; government and modern Peru; culture; people; arts and crafts; music and dance; festivals; literature; land and environment; footnotes.

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Peru Handbook: The Travel Guide by Alan Murphy
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