Friday, June 13, 2008

General Tourism Information for Peru

Updated 28 October 2017

The most visited tourist attractions include Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca in the East, Chiclayo and Trujillo and their ruins, Mancora, Punta Sal and Colan Beaches and Cajamarca in the Northwest. In the South, you could go to Ica, Nazca, Pisco and Arequipa. Iquitos is in the Jungle in the northeast. In fact, in the Andean Mountains (Cordillera Blanca, near Huaraz), you can find snow. Lima is smack dab in the center on the coast. Before you go, be sure to grab some guide books on Peru so that you have a basic plan about what you want to see. Guide books also give useful info about safety, transport, weather, and more. 

You can find more about popular Peruvian cities in this article. If you're looking to get away from Lima for the weekend, there are lots of places to go to in this article. Try Real Adventures where you can find Peruvian vacations, travel, and adventures at a good price.

Peru For Less
Peru For Less is part of the Latin America For Less family. The company is unique in its ability to offer a price match guarantee as well as the highest standards in quality and customer service. They have special travel deals and travel packages, so you get the most for your money. English is spoken, so you communication won't be a problem. They also publish "The Traveler", a monthly e-magazine that is loaded with insider knowledge, travel tips and vacation ideas and a travel blog to keep abreast of the latest travel news from across the region. You can also find resources, such as Peru facts and lists of hotels on their website.

The South American Explorers Club
If you're in Cusco or Lima, the best place that I've found with travel information, and in English is The South American Explorers Club. In Lima, it's in Miraflores near the Ovalo on Calle Piura 135. In Cusco, it’s on Choquechaca 188, buzzer No.4 near Plaza Nazarenas, near the Monasterio Hotel. SAE has rooms chocked full of books. They have tons of info from guidebooks to magazines, flyers, recommendations from other travellers and even information for volunteering. In fact, many travel writers, such as those from Lonely Planet,use the information that the SAE have put in their guidebooks.

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