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The Central Highlands Travel Guide

The Central Highlands Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The Central Highlands? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)

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...


Quechua Lesson

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...


Quechua of the Andes

The Quechua are the original mountain highlands dwellers. Their traditions and beliefs have survived Inca domination, Spanish conquests, and...


Top Reasons to Go

Handicrafts: Ayacucho has retablos —three-dimensional scenes of religious and historical events. Quinua has ceramic workshops. The Mantaro...

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