Limited Offer: Get the Best of National Geographic Channel 6-DVD Set for only $20 when you spend $100 or more.    VIEW DETAILS >>
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

Peru, 2nd Edition

$25.95

Price: $25.95

Item#:6201362

Qty: Pre-order, will ship on 11/4/14





You May Also Like

This revised and updated guidebook introduces you to the wonders of Peru, from the high Andes peaks to the slow-moving Amazon waters. Be it learning about the four breeds of camels native to Peru or exploring the markets of Cuzco, you'll pick up the best suggestions for getting the most out of your trip. The guide begins with a detailed account of the country—what not to be missed, Peru today, food and drink, land and environment, history, and the arts. Nine regional chapters include Lima, the Southern Lowlands and Southern Highlands, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the North Coast via the Central Highlands, Huaraz and the High Andes, and the Northern Highlands and the Amazon.


A detailed Travelwise section tells you how to get there and how to get around, with author-picked hotels and restaurants. Special features include walking tours along the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu and the Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, as well as city strolls through Cuzco and Colonial Lima. Experiencial sidebars detail how to learn Quechua, volunteer in the highlands, visit native artisans, and stay with local families. Insider Tips from National Geographic and local experts point you to where the locals go.


Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Travelers provide ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.


  • Softcover
  • 320 pages; 120 color photographs
  • 5 1/4" x 8 7/16"
  • © 2014

British-born Rob Rachowiecki is an award-winning guidebook author and active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, with a masters degree in ecology. He has traveled extensively and frequently throughout Peru since his first visit in 1982. Rob has written numerous books about Peru and works there as an adventure travel guide, leading treks in the high Andes and cruises on the upper Amazon. When not on the road, he makes his home in the American Southwest.


Vance Jacobs is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer and filmmaker based in San Francisco. His work has taken him around the world to more than 40 countries. When not on assignment, Jacobs can be found competing in an Ironman-distance triathlon, marathon, or adventure race.


See Other Related Products

Other Products Related to Peru, 2nd Edition

Portugal, 2nd Edition
Portugal, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. Exploring this fascinating country, National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira Islands off the Atlantic coast, readers will discover each of the country's seven regions. Special detailed sidebars discuss such diverse topics as Portugal's famous wines and the sultry and soulful music known as Fado.


$22.95
$15.99
Vietnam, 2nd Edition
Vietnam, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

National Geographic Traveler: Vietnam, 2nd Edition covers all the major sights, from the lovely parks and lakes of Hanoi to the magnificent Ha Long Bay and hill-tribe villages tucked away in jungle-covered mountains. The guide visits all major sites, and lesser known ones as well, including the DMZ, Nguyen tombs, the ancient village of Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, and Cat Tien, where Jayan rhinoceros, Siamese crocodiles, and many different types of monkeys reside. Go to a water puppet show, take a cooking class in Hoi An, and learn about Hue's fabulous garden homes.


$22.95
Madrid, 2nd Edition
Madrid, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Madrid is a classy and lively city. Learn how to make the best paella, dance Flamenco, or relax in a Moorish steam bath. Pack your bags and be sure to take this essential Madrid guide with you!


$22.95
$11.99
Dominican Republic, 2nd edition
Dominican Republic, 2nd edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Splendid resorts, aqua waters, sandy beaches, and evenings filled with merengue and dark rum: The Dominican Republic boasts all the ingredients for a relaxing vacation. But there is much to discover as well, with tropical rain forests, mangrove swamps, vast desert expanses, and a mountainous interior. An amazing array of opportunities for ecotourism and adventure travel are available throughout this beautiful natural realm. From the bustling, historic capital city of Santo Domingo to the wildlife-rich Lago Enriquillo, from the underdeveloped Semana Peninsula famous for whale-watching to the remote beaches and sugar plantations in the southeast, the guide provides everything you need to make the most of your trip.


$21.95
$14.99
Panama, 2nd edition
Panama, 2nd edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Panama, the Traveler guide, takes the visitor beyond the famous canal to the Darien, a biological Eden teeming with wildlife, to the homelands of indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores to Bocas del Toro, synonymous with a funky lifestyle to the steamy cosmopolitan capital, Panama City.


$22.95
$15.99
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Birthplace of pizza and a treasure-trove of museums, art galleries, and medieval palaces, Naples is the centerpiece of National Geographic's Traveler guide to southern Italy. The book points you to the city's best spots, then heads to Pompeii and Herculaneium, the Amalfi Coast, and fabled Capri and other offshore islands. Also on the itinerary are Puglia, filled with unusual trulli, Basilicata, Campania, and Calabria, along with excursions to Sicily and Sardinia—two fascinating islands whose rich art, culture, language, and history are fiercely separate from those of the mainland.


$21.95
Prague and the Czech Republic, 2nd Edition
Prague and the Czech Republic, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This guide to beautiful Prague and the Czech Republic is chock full of attractive new features to make your trip uniquely memorable: Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts reveal favorite little-known sites and events. Capturing Prague's enchantment —its lavish palaces and baroque churches, street musicians and Old World cafés —and the beauty of the Czech Republic's countryside, the National Geographic Traveler: Prague & the Czech Republic is the perfect travel companion.


$26.95
$12.99
Africa Adventure Atlas, 2nd Edition
Africa Adventure Atlas, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

The definitive trip-planning guide for Africa, this one-of-a-kind hardcover reference book is organized into 15 geographical regions with facts about each country, flora and fauna, cultural attractions, historical sites, and adventure travel activities.


$49.95
Amsterdam, 2nd Edition
Amsterdam, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Amsterdam's profusion of cultural and natural treasures—Vincent van Gogh and the Rembrandthuis museums, Artis Royal Zoo, Albert Cuyp flea market, floating flower market, antiquarian bookstores, brown cafes, tasting houses, and more—are all covered in this indispensable guide. Special tours, such as a walk in the heart of the city and a drive in the neighboring tulip-dotted countryside, are included as well as three-dimensional floor plans of famous museums and detailed architectural drawings (one of the Koninklijk Paleis). In-depth sidebars reveal the heart and soul of Amsterdam, exploring such diverse topics as houseboat living, native-son Rembrandt, and sex and drugs. The guide begins in the central part of town, with the Nieuwe Zijde; and moves outward to the Oude Zijde; Jodenburt, Plantage, and the eastern docks; the northern canals; the southern canals; and finally the Museum District and the New South. A chapter on excursions takes you to such picturesque places as Marken, Edam, Haarlem, and Delft. Other chapters detail the city's rich history and culture (with much emphasis on the arts), along with invaluable practical information and travel tips, including an extensive listing of hotels and restaurants.


$22.95
The Gospel of Judas, 2nd Edition
The Gospel of Judas, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded.


$12.95
$8.99
National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

This updated version of our Collegiate Atlas uses powerful cartographic tools to create a compact reference that doesn't sacrifice clarity for size. Two opening spreads help readers to better interpret images and new data. "Remote World" introduces readers to data collection via remote sensing and GPS technology. "Understanding Our World Spatially" follows, covering data processing and analysis as it relates to mapping and using GIS technology (Geographic Information Systems). These explanatory introductory pieces provide the foundation for students to gain insight into modern-day map making, which is reflected in the content of the colorful, engaging, fact-filled spreads that lie ahead.


$40.00
South Africa, 2nd Edition
South Africa, 2nd Edition
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

From vibrant, beautiful Cape Town to the flower-bedecked Namaqualand plains, from history-filled Johannesburg to the wildlife-dotted lands of Kruger National Park, this guide covers all the best-known sights of South Africa, and lesser-known ones as well. South Africa's rich cultural, historical, and contemporary highlights are featured prominently, such as treasure wrecks off its wave-thrashed shores, glorious seafood, and the "big five" animals that every safari-goer hopes to see. Experiential sidebars abound, such as how to consult a sangoma (a practitioner of traditional medicine) or help build houses in Namaqualand. The book guides visitors on interesting excursions including a drive through winelands, a "history walk to freedom" in Cape Town, and a walk in the Bush.


$25.95