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 countrywhat 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.
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.