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  • 1. Traveling Peru

2. Peru Map and Trip Itinerary Machu Picchu 3. Old man playing guitar in a restaurant at Paracas beach, Pisco 4. El Candelabro, ancient giant drawing (geogliph) near Paracas, Pisco 5. Penguins colony on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco 6. Wild life on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco 7. Sea lions laying in the sun on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco 8. Huacachina Oasis, Ica 9. Preparing for sandboarding on the desert dunes near Huacachina Oasis, Ica 10. Freestyle sandboarding on the desert dunes near Huacachina Oasis, Ica 11. Desert dunes landscape near Huacachina Oasis, Ica 12. Dune buggy after extreme desert dune ride near Huacachina Oasis, Ica 13. The Astronaut geogliph, Nazca Lines Area, Nazca 14. The Hummingbird geogliph, Nazca Lines Area, Nazca 15. Secondary street in Cuzco, the Inca Empire Capital (elevation 3,200 meters) 16. Plaza del Armas, Cuzco 17. Women handcrafting in open market, Pisac, Sacred Valley 18. Group of girls in open market, Pisac, Sacred Valley 19. Little girl looking for her mother, Pisac, Sacred Valley 20. Machu Picchu, the lost Inca citadel, one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world 21. Terraces for agriculture at Machu Picchu 22. Machu Picchu and Urubamba river canyon 23. Walking pigs in Ollaytantambo, Sacred Valley 24. Group of men in Ollaytantambo, Sacred Valley 25. Traditional dressed woman, Ollaytantambo village, Sacred Valley 26. Sunrise on Lake Titicaca, Puno (elevation 3,820 meters) 27. Floating islands (Uros) community, Lake Titicaca 28. Family preparing cookies for tourists on floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca 29. Woman selling handicrafts on floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca 30. Traditional boat made of tortora reed, near floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca 31. Woman handcrafting, Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca 32. Afternoon landscape, Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca 33. Woman selling handicrafts on the path to Amantani Island summit 34. Sunset on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca 35. View of Amantani Island from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca 36. Woman handcrafting on Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca 37. Woman selling handicrafts on a street in Arequipa 38. Wild animals (Vicunas) in Peruvian Pampa (elevation 4,200m), near Arequipa 39. View of El Misti volcano, a 5,900 meters summit 40. Girl with baby alpaca in the Peruvian pampa 41. Small handicrafts market in pampa 42. Pampa landscape 43. Pampa landscape 44. Highest viewpoint (4,910 meters elevation) on the way to Chivay village, Colca Valley 45. Traditional dance at the evening tourist party in Chivay village, Colca Valley, Arequipa area 46. Road to Canyon del Colca 47. Inca terraces along Colca river, still fully used for agriculture 48. Inca terraces along Colca river 49. Condor viewpoint, Canyon del Colca, one of the deepest canyons in the world 50. Condor viewpoint, Canyon del Colca 51. Condor viewpoint, Canyon del Colca 52. Little girl asking for candies, Colca Valley 53. Little girl selling handicrafts, Colca Valley 54. Abandoned restaurant in the desert, on the way to Chilean border 55. Candelabro giant cactus, north of Atacama Desert, Chile 56. Wild Vicunas in Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile 57. Lago Chungara, one of the highest lakes in the world at 4,500 meters, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile 58. Lago Chungara and volcano Paranicota, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile 59. Some facts

  • Total days spent on the continent: 20
  • Total money spent (excluding the air ticket, including gifts for home): 950 USD
  • Traveled approx. 4,000 km by bus, taxi and train
  • Main source of information: Lonely Planet guide
  • Temperature range during the trip: 2 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Average cost of accommodation: 5 USD per person/night
  • Average cost of a meal: 2.5 USD per person
  • Average taxi ride: 0.8 USD

60. And some experiences

  • Most impressive place: Machu Picchu ruins (despite its popularity and high cost)
  • Most breathtaking place: Canyon del Colca
  • Most peaceful place: Amantani and Taquile islands, Lake Titicaca
  • Funniest happening: laying in the bed up to 11 AM in the middle of the desert, thinking it is heavily raining outside because of the rain like noise of a damaged toilet
  • Most extreme adventure: riding the desert huge sand dunes with speeds of up to 120km/h, on 40 degrees sand slopes, in a dune buggy (like a roller-coaster without rails)
  • Most expensive: getting to Machu Picchu ruins (about 110 USD for transportation and entrance only)
  • Highest elevation reached: 4,910 meters above sea level
  • Best value for money: Lake Titicaca tour (2 days, including: meals, 6 hours boat trip, 3 spots visited, accommodation in villagers houses, traditional party, bi-lingual guiding, all for only 15 USD)
  • Most unusual experience: policemen discreetly watching our back for thieves in Lima, for about 2 hours, just because we were tourists carrying expensive cameras.

61. All pictures in this presentationare copyright protected. Usage of any of these pictures in any commercial material without the authors permission is strictly prohibited. Thank you! 2005 Tibi Dima Arranged and attached music gabrielvoiculescu