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Travelling Peru

  1. 1. Traveling Peru
  2. 2. Peru Map and Trip Itinerary Machu Picchu
  3. 3. Old man playing guitar in a restaurant at Paracas beach, Pisco
  4. 4. “ El Candelabro”, ancient giant drawing (geogliph) near Paracas, Pisco
  5. 5. Penguins colony on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco
  6. 6. Wild life on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco
  7. 7. Sea lions laying in the sun on Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve, Pisco
  8. 8. Huacachina Oasis, Ica
  9. 9. Preparing for sandboarding on the desert dunes near Huacachina Oasis, Ica
  10. 10. “ Freestyle” sandboarding on the desert dunes near Huacachina Oasis, Ica
  11. 11. Desert dunes landscape near Huacachina Oasis, Ica
  12. 12. Dune buggy after extreme desert dune ride near Huacachina Oasis, Ica
  13. 13. “ The Astronaut” geogliph, Nazca Lines Area, Nazca
  14. 14. “ The Hummingbird” geogliph, Nazca Lines Area, Nazca
  15. 15. Secondary street in Cuzco, the Inca Empire Capital (elevation 3,200 meters)
  16. 16. Plaza del Armas, Cuzco
  17. 17. Women handcrafting in open market, Pisac, Sacred Valley
  18. 18. Group of girls in open market, Pisac, Sacred Valley
  19. 19. Little girl looking for her mother, Pisac, Sacred Valley
  20. 20. Machu Picchu, the lost Inca citadel, one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world
  21. 21. Terraces for agriculture at Machu Picchu
  22. 22. Machu Picchu and Urubamba river canyon
  23. 23. Walking pigs in Ollaytantambo, Sacred Valley
  24. 24. Group of men in Ollaytantambo, Sacred Valley
  25. 25. Traditional dressed woman, Ollaytantambo village, Sacred Valley
  26. 26. Sunrise on Lake Titicaca, Puno (elevation 3,820 meters)
  27. 27. Floating islands (Uros) community, Lake Titicaca
  28. 28. Family preparing cookies for tourists on floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca
  29. 29. Woman selling handicrafts on floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca
  30. 30. Traditional boat made of tortora reed, near floating island Chumi, Lake Titicaca
  31. 31. Woman handcrafting, Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
  32. 32. Afternoon landscape, Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
  33. 33. Woman selling handicrafts on the path to Amantani Island summit
  34. 34. Sunset on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
  35. 35. View of Amantani Island from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca
  36. 36. Woman handcrafting on Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca
  37. 37. Woman selling handicrafts on a street in Arequipa
  38. 38. Wild animals (Vicunas) in Peruvian “Pampa” (elevation 4,200m), near Arequipa
  39. 39. View of “El Misti” volcano, a 5,900 meters summit
  40. 40. Girl with “baby” alpaca in the Peruvian pampa
  41. 41. Small handicrafts market in pampa
  42. 42. Pampa landscape
  43. 43. Pampa landscape
  44. 44. Highest viewpoint (4,910 meters elevation) on the way to Chivay village, Colca Valley
  45. 45. Traditional dance at the evening tourist party in Chivay village, Colca Valley, Arequipa area
  46. 46. Road to Canyon del Colca
  47. 47. Inca terraces along Colca river, still fully used for agriculture
  48. 48. Inca terraces along Colca river
  49. 49. “ Condor viewpoint”, Canyon del Colca, one of the deepest canyons in the world
  50. 50. “ Condor viewpoint”, Canyon del Colca
  51. 51. “ Condor viewpoint”, Canyon del Colca
  52. 52. Little girl asking for candies, Colca Valley
  53. 53. Little girl selling handicrafts, Colca Valley
  54. 54. Abandoned restaurant in the desert, on the way to Chilean border
  55. 55. “ Candelabro” giant cactus, north of Atacama Desert, Chile
  56. 56. Wild Vicunas in Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
  57. 57. Lago Chungara, one of the highest lakes in the world at 4,500 meters, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
  58. 58. Lago Chungara and volcano Paranicota, Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
  59. 59. Some facts… <ul><li>Total days spent on the continent: 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Total money spent (excluding the air ticket, including gifts for home): 950 USD </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled approx. 4,000 km by bus, taxi and train </li></ul><ul><li>Main source of information: Lonely Planet guide </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature range during the trip: 2 to 40 degrees Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>Average cost of accommodation: 5 USD per person/night </li></ul><ul><li>Average cost of a meal: 2.5 USD per person </li></ul><ul><li>Average taxi ride: 0.8 USD </li></ul>
  60. 60. And some experiences… <ul><li>Most impressive place: Machu Picchu ruins (despite its popularity and high cost) </li></ul><ul><li>Most breathtaking place: Canyon del Colca </li></ul><ul><li>Most peaceful place: Amantani and Taquile islands, Lake Titicaca </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Most expensive: getting to Machu Picchu ruins (about 110 USD for transportation and entrance only) </li></ul><ul><li>Highest elevation reached: 4,910 meters above sea level </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Most unusual experience: policemen discreetly watching our back for thieves in Lima, for about 2 hours, just because we were tourists carrying expensive cameras. </li></ul>
  61. 61. All pictures in this presentation are copyright protected. Usage of any of these pictures in any commercial material without the author’s permission is strictly prohibited. Thank you! © 2005 Tibi Dima Arranged and attached music gabrielvoiculescu