Amazon Rainforest – Peru

The Amazon Rainforest covers about forty percent (40%) of South America and spans into eight countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela). The Amazon River system crisscrosses throughout the Amazon Rainforest and is the life support for the 1.4 billion acres of dense forests. This post is different from my…

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Nazca Lines – Peru

The Nazca Lines are a collection of about 300 designs in the shapes of living creatures, plants and geometric figures that are scratched on the surface of Peru’s arid coastal plan.  They are located about 400 kilometers south of Lima between the towns of Nazca and Palpa. The Geoglyphs are created between 300 B. C….

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Inti Raymi Festival – Peru

Each year on June 24 (winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) Cusco celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi). The Inti Raymi was established in 1430 and lasted until 1572 when the Spanish prohibited it as they considered it a pagan ceremony but it continued to be celebrated secretly. In 1944, the festivity…

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Marsa Salt Ponds – Peru

The Marsa Salt Ponds are located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near the city of Cusco, Peru. The salt ponds were built between 200 and 900AD which pre-dates the Incas Civilization. The salt ponds are located at an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains which is an unusual…

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