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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Travel Guide

The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Top Experiences

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Short Trips from Arequipa

Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca. Herds of beige-and-white vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas graze together on the sparse plant life in...

Festival Time!

Although any time of year is suitable for traveling to Puno and Lake Titicaca, visiting during a festival of dance, song, and parades is ideal...

Llamas, Vicunas and Alpacas

Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, and alpacas roam the highlands of Peru, but unfortunately not in the great herds of pre-Inca times. However, there...

Canyon Life

Quechua farmers once irrigated narrow, stacked terraces of volcanic earth along the canyon rim to make this a productive farming area. These...

On The Menu

With its altitude and cool weather, southern Peru is famous for its hearty and savory soups. Quinoa and potatoes typically provide the base...

Crossing into Chile

The border with Chile, about 40 km (25 miles) from Tacna or 440 km (272 miles) from Arequipa, is open daily and very easy to cross. All you...

Top Reasons to Go

Wild Rivers: Fantastic rapids and gorges make Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon the region's best-known kayaking and rafting spots. Folk...

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