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Peru Flag Peru (Spanish: Perú) is a country in South America. It shares land borders with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, as well as having a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Peru was estimated as being 29,132,0813 The country's capital and largest city is Lima, which has an estimated population of around 7.6 million, with a total of around 8.5 million living in the city's metropolitan area.

Peru Country Details


Country Name Peru
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Peru Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Lima


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Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick & Phillip Tang

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Lonely Planet Peru (Travel Guide)
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# 1 best-selling guide to Peru *

Lonely Planet Peru is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek the ancient Inca trail, puzzle over the mystery of the Nasca lines, wander the stone temples of Machu Picchu or indulge in local delicacies in Lima; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Peru:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, music, the arts, nature
  • Over 70 color maps
  • Covers Lima, Amazon Basin, Huaras, Cordilleras, Central Highlands, Chan Chan, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Canyon Country and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Peru, our most comprehensive guide to Peru, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Discover Peru, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Peru. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)
By Nicholas Gill

Frommermedia Llc
Paperback (288 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu (Easy Guides)
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Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima's vibrant dining scene. He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget, whether you’re a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon. Most importantly, he’s not shy about telling readers what to see, and what they can skip without regret.

The book includes a fold-out map, plus detailed maps throughout the guide, exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details that will make your trip smoother and less hectic. It features smartly conceived itineraries for travelers of varying types, along with savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or are able to splash out a bit. This book has it all from budget to luxury and everything in between.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-08-02
Paperback (348 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world.

Explore Peru region by region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside and a journey to Machu Picchu in the Inca heartland.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-03-10
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Peru: with Machu Picchu & the Inca Trail (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Peru provides expert insider advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Peruvian cuisine, The Sacred Valley, and Nazca Lines
· Coverage of Lima, The Southern Coast, The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca, Cusco and The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, The Amazon Basin, The Central Highlands, The North Coast and Northern Highlands, and Bolivia
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
By Mark Adams

Plume Books
Released: 2012-04-24
Paperback (333 pages)

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?

In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
The Rough Guide to Peru
By Dilwyn Jenkins

Jenkins Dilwyn
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (536 pages)

The Rough Guide to Peru
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The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating country, with full-color maps and detailed coverage of all its regions. Discover Peru's highlights with expert information on everything from hiking the Inca Trail and wildlife-spotting in the Amazon rainforest to shopping for souvenirs in vibrant markets and seeking out the best restaurants for ceviche.

This newly updated guide includes insider reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets, as well as stunning photography that brings it all to life.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Peru.

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Carolyn McCarthy

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#1 best-selling guide to South America *

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics
  • Over 170 maps
  • Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Peru: Peru Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru [Booklet]
By 101 Coolest Things

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (54 pages)

Peru: Peru Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru [Booklet]
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Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Peru Travel!
You are super lucky to be going to Peru, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, in places like Lima, Cusco, Trujillo, Iquitos, the Andes, and Machu Picchu.

Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Peru
This Peru guide will give you the lowdown on:

  • the very best things to shove in your pie hole, whether that’s traditional street eats from Peruvian alleyways, or plates of roasted guinea pig
  • the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of London back home with you, whether that’s from traditional weavers in the mountains, or from Pisco distilleries
  • the most thrilling outdoor activities, such as trekking the Inca Trail, or even riding a buggy over undulating sand dunes
  • the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss like ancient Inca Ruins and contemporary art museums
  • where to party like someone a true Peruvian and get down with the locals
  • and tonnes more coolness besides!
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Moon Machu Picchu: Including Cusco & the Inca Trail (Moon Travel Guides)
By Ryan Dubé

Moon Travel
Released: 2016-10-11
Paperback (256 pages)

Moon Machu Picchu: Including Cusco & the Inca Trail (Moon Travel Guides)
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Moon Travel Guides: The Trip of a Lifetime

This jewel of Peru and heart of the lost Inca empire makes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Moon Machu Picchu is a comprehensive, honest guide to making the most out of your adventure.

What You'll Discover in Moon Machu Picchu:
  • Strategic trekking guides, including two or four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay trek, and the Inca Jungle Trail
  • Essential information on agencies, tour guides, porters, dining, accommodations, deciding when and where to go, and making reservations
  • A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, and tips for avoiding altitude sickness
  • Focused coverage of stopovers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima
  • Unique ideas beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple, and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the wild river banks after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac
  • Transportation advice: tips on finding the best airfares and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car or motorcycle rental, and even hitchhiking
  • Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and customs
  • Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers
  • Expert perspective from Lima resident Ryan Dubé
  • A full-color foldout map of the region, with vibrant photos and additional maps throughout
With Moon Machu Picchu's expert insight, practical advice, and insider tips, you can forge your own path.

Exploring the rest of the country? Try Moon Lima or Moon Peru. Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Colombia or Moon Patagonia.
Insight Guides: Peru
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
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Insight Guides: Peru
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Inca ruins, Amazon jungle, and fascinating tribal customs make Peru a top destination for travelers interested in landscape and culture, as well adventure sports enthusiasts. This new edition of Insight Guide Peru is a comprehensive, full-color travel guide packed with inspiration and information. From national parks and natural wonders to unique cultural experiences, the Best of Peru has it covered. Lively features on Peru’s history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the country unique, while stunning photography captures its people, landscape and wildlife.
Detailed full-color maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transportation, climate, festivals, and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go, where to stay and what to budget for your trip

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