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south america / Perú

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Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

The capital and largest city is Lima.


Áreas Naturales Protegidas entre principales emprendimientos de turismo rural comunitario en el Perú - @SERNANP
The Thriving Biodiversity of Peru’s Potato Park
Turistas dañan sitio histórico de 2 mil 500 años en América Latina -
Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación - El Comercio
Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de Biosfera binacional de Sudamérica (Peru and Ecuador establish first binational Biosphere Reserve in South America)
Protestas en Cusco: ¿Qué dice la norma sobre la "privatización" de los monumentos arqueológicos?
Stunning high-resolution map reveals secrets of Peru's forests
Incan rope bridge named UNESCO World Heritage
Logging Concessions Enable Illegal Logging Crisis in the Peruvian Amazon
Peru's Pastoruri Glacier: A new symbol of climate change?
Será Arequipa Perú sede del Congreso de Ciudades Patrimonio Mundial 2015

Headlines: Election

World Travel Directory

Llama Expeditions : Facebook - @llamaexpedition - Blog -

Vamos Expeditions Facebook - @VamosExpedition

Other Companies - @waykitrek

Recommended Listening

Susana Baca: Afrodiaspora - On Afrodiaspora Susana Baca widens her net, wonderfully. Afro-Peruvian music's pre-eminent singer/researcher/champion feels Cuban, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Argentinean and Puerto Rican music, "as if it were mine...our whole selves are all about the mixture of Spanish, Indian and African."

Quechua - Imagine that while growing up, your parents spoke to each other in a language you didn't understand, using another language for you and your siblings. Gabina Funegra was exposed, in this way, to Quechua during her early childhood in Peru. (Trujillo)

Radio Planeta 107.7




Flickr Groups

peruvian food
South American Ecotourism

Tourism Portals


Llama expeditions
- Peru Hikes
Peruvian Graffiti
Unpaved South America
Unpaved South America





Apps -

Perú Natural - Sernanp


South American Explorers club
Lonely Planet - Peru
peru surf guides
Asociación Peruana de Turismo de Aventura y Ecoturismo

News and other information in English

Living in Peru
Expat Peru
Peruvian Times - Facebook - @peruviantimes
Peru This Week

Spanish newspapers

El Comercio
La Republica
Andina Agencia Peruana de Noticias

nazca lines Peru



The country can be divided into the coastal zone (most of which is desert, except for the north), the Andes mountains and the Amazon Basin Rainforest Region.
Andean Botanical Information System
International Potato Center
Mountain Institute
Conservacion de la Naturaleza Amazonica del Peru
Consorcio Para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregion Andina (CONDESAN)
Peru Ecologico

Tambopata National Reserve
Center for Conservation Biology - Tambopata Reserve

Huascaran National Park

Take a bath where the tropics touch the sky


Things to eat: Haucatay and rocoto salsa
peruvian food - flickr
Restaurants: El Trinche


Peruvian Gold

Peru Cricket




Nearby: Lago Salinas




Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Pachacamac Archaeological Project

Elsewhere on the Web

The Market Triumph of Ecotourism: An Economic Investigation of the Private and Social Benefits of Competing Land Uses in the Peruvian Amazon
LANIC - Peru
Peru Links - Message Board (read-only: no recent postings)

Indigenous Peoples

According to the 2007 census, 45 percent of Peru’s population is Amerindian and 37 percent mestizo (mixed of Amerindia and white). Aymara and Quechua are both official languages in Peru.


Q'ero (spelled Q'iru in the official three-vowel Quechua orthography) is a Quechua-speaking community or ethnic group dwelling in the province of Paucartambo, in the Cusco Region of Peru.


Is this the next Machu Picchu?

Qoyllur Riti

Qoyllur Riti es declarado Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad

Does the word 'chamba' mean 'work' ... what words do peru and mexico have in common? See peru slang
Surf's up! Alpaca hangs ten in Peru
La Dirección General Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre

Turismo Vivencial
Turismo Vivencial on Facebook
Turismo Vivencial - @VivenciaTurismo


Recent Events

August International Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems Forum / El Foro Internacional de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña
Huaraz, Región de Ancash, Perú
International Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems Forum is an event that seeks to exchange experiences and knowledge about glaciers and mountain ecosystems, promoting opportunities for cooperation between public institutions, civil society organizations, business and academia, for the implementation of research on sustainable development of mountain populations. The forum will be held from the 10th to 13th August, 2016, in the city of Huaraz, Ancash region, Peru.
El Foro Internacional de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña es un evento que busca intercambiar experiencias y conocimientos sobre glaciares y ecosistemas de montaña, promoviendo espacios de cooperación entre las instituciones públicas, organizaciones de la sociedad civil, empresas y mundo académico, para la aplicación de la investigación al desarrollo sostenible de las poblaciones de montañas. El foro se realizará entre los días 10 al 13 de agosto de 2016, en la ciudad de Huaraz, Región de Ancash, Perú.


South American Explorers Cusco Clubhouse from FromHereToUncertainty on Vimeo.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Buzzword Bingo

Amazon - Cuzco - Lima - Machu Picchu - Nazca Lines - Peru - Quechua - South America - Surfing

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