Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The NEW Lonely Planet Peru Travel Guide is out now!

Peru is as complex as its most intricate and exquisite weavings. Festivals mark ancient rites, the urban vanguard fuels innovation and nature bestows splendid diversity. Lonely Planet is your passport to Peru, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

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Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, stay on floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca, plunge into Cuzco’s wild nightlife; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Carolyn McCarthy explains why she loves Peru. "For me, Peru is the moltencore of south america. It's a distillation of the oldest traditions, with the finest buildings, weaving and art made by the most sophisticated cultures on the continent. In Peru the wildest landscapes - from frozen Andean peaks to the deep Amazon - help us reforge our connection to the natural world. It is also a cultural stew, where diverse peoples live side by side, negotiating modern life with humor and aplomb. And then there's the cuisine, which alone makes it worth the trip. Every return is rich and satisfying."

Peru Top 10

1. Machu Picchu

2. Floating Reed Islands, Lake Titicaca

3. Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca

4. Colonial Arequipa

5. Parque Nacional Manu

6. Inca Trail

7. Cuzco

8. Lima Cuisine

9. The Sacred Valley

10. Nazca Lines

Inside Lonely Planet’s Peru Travel Guide:

- Colour 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

- Honest review 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 – current affairs, politics, history, cuisine, Indigenous Peru, archaeology, the Incas, music, the arts, nature, wildlife, architecture

Coverage includes: Lima, South Coast, Arequipa & Canyon Country, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Central Highlands, North Coast, Huaraz & the Cordilleras, Northern Highlands, Amazon Basin and more

Curator: Brendan Sainsbury

Writers: Alex Egerton, Mark Johanson, Carolyn McCarthy, Phillip Tang, Luke Waterson

Get to the heart of Peru and begin your journey now!