The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Travel Guide
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In no other part of Peru does the scenery change so rapidly and dramatically. Peru's off-the-beaten-path far southern desert coast is a vast plain against the Pacific Ocean. Unpopulated and underdeveloped, life is about fishing. Little villages are full of hole-in-the-wall cebicherías (seafood restaurants) and miles of beach.
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Things To Do in The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca
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- $1527 & up -- Machu Picchu: 8-Nt. Trek w/Inca Trail Hiking LatinEscapes.com
- $1387 & up -- Peru 6-Nts. w/Machu Picchu, Lima & Cusco Tours — $1,387 LatinEscapes.com
Wild Rivers: Fantastic rapids and gorges make Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon the region's best-known kayaking and rafting spots.... Read more
Arequipa is churning out scores of fashionistas who are responsible for creating some of the country's most sophisticated alpaca knits.... Read more
While any time of year is suitable for traveling to Puno and Lake Titicaca, visiting during a festival of dance, song, and parades is ideal... Read more
With the altitude and cool weather, southern Peru is famous for its hearty and savory soups. Quinoa and potatoes typically provide the base... Read more
Quechua farmers once irrigated narrow, stacked terraces of volcanic earth along the canyon rim to make this a productive farming area. These... Read more
Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, and alpacas roam the highlands of Peru, but unfortunately not in the great herds of pre-Inca times. However... Read more
A New York City judge has ruled against the use of apartments for "transient tenants," which includes... Read more
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of what we like to call "weekend getaway season."... Read more
Wineries have a very obvious main draw.... Read more
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