Peru Footprint Handbook

Peru Footprint Handbook

Hardback Footprint Peru Handbook

By (author) Ben Box

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Hardback | 706 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 180mm x 36mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1907263276
  • ISBN 13: 9781907263279
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 8 full-colour pages and 8 additional full-colour maps
  • Sales rank: 314,119

Product description

Whether you want to experience the wild nightlife of Lima or the exotic wildlife of the jungles of Manu and Tambopata, surf at one of the world's top breaks or discover lost Inca cities high in the Andes, Footprint's eighth edition of the highly acclaimed Peru Handbook will show you how. The ultimate guide to getting off the Gringo Trail, the Peru Handbook provides unparalleled coverage on the country's ruins, fiestas, hotels and restaurants and other attractions that will take the more adventurous traveller off the beaten track. Discover the unique wildlife of the rainforest with extensive coverage of the jungles of Manu and Tambopata Author Ben Box has travelled in Peru for over 20 years and knows the region intimately Provides suggestions of activities for the adventurous traveller, from whitewater rafting to mountain climbing in the Cordillera Blanca Tips and advice on how to escape the crowds and take alternative treks to Machu Picchu In-depth background section tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the Incas

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Author information

One of the first assignments Ben Box took as a freelance writer in 1980 was subediting work on the South American Handbook. The plan then was to write about contemporary Iberian and Latin American affairs, but in no time at all the lands south of the Rio Grande took over, inspiring journeys to all corners of the subcontinent. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and became editor of the South American Handbook in 1989. He has also been involved in Footprint's Handbooks on Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Cuzco & the Inca Heartland, and Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. On many of these titles he has collaborated with his wife and Footprint Caribbean expert, Sarah Cameron. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature. In the British summer he plays cricket for his local village side and year round he attempts to achieve some level of self-sufficiency in fruit and veg in a rather unruly country garden in Suffolk.

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well-written J.L Vergaert, Hammersmith, London"

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. Expert author Ben knows Peru inside out; he has travelled extensively throughout the country researching this new edition. Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track. In-depth information about history, culture and politics, plus detailed listings and advice. Inspirational trip planning with itineraries, maps and a special trekking feature in color"

Table of contents

1) Essentials 2) Lima 3) Cuzo & The Sacred Valley 4) Lake Titicaca 5) Arequipa 6) South Coast 7) Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash 8) North Coast 9) North Highlands 10) Central Highlands 11) Amazon Basin 12) Background