The Central Highlands Travel Guide
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Plan Your The Central Highlands Vacation
The central highlands are where the massive Andes crash into the impenetrable South American rain forests, and winding, cloud-covered mountain roads dip down into stark desert terrain. Defying the land's complexity, its people continue to eke out a hardscrabble life that time has left unchanged.
Accommodations in the central highlands lean toward the very basic. Only the largest properties have hot water, TVs, phones, and private baths, and almost...read more
Dining out in the central highlands is a very casual experience. Restaurants are mostly small, family-run eateries serving regional fare. Breakfast is usually...read more
Things To Do in The Central Highlands
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Handicrafts: Ayacucho has retablos—three-dimensional scenes of religious and historical events. Quinua has ceramic workshops. The Mantaro Valley... Read more
The Quechua are the original mountain highlands dwellers. Their traditions and beliefs have survived Inca domination, Spanish conquests, and... Read more
In May of 1980, burning ballot boxes in the Ayacucho region heralded the start of a civil war that would last more than a decade and claim 70,000... Read more
Here's a small sampling of Quechua words. It won't make you fluent, but people appreciate the effort when you learn a few of words of their language... Read more
Techie travelers have embraced the fun, tech-driven, on-the-road adventure that is geocaching.... Read more
This week, we covered top destinations for great family getaways—from Disney World to dinosaur spotting.... Read more
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This is a continuation of my report on the Argentina forum, Salta.
Below is a cut and paste from my blog, edited with details of costs and names of hotels for people who may be interested.
Its a long Read more
I was planning this trip for a very long time. Read more