I visited Peru on an Adventure Life tour (which we highly recommend) during July 6 - 25, 2001, prior to my third visit to Guatemala the week after. Feel free to contact me (Mike Baird) as a reference for this AdventureLife Peru tour and its swell guides.
The Peru tour was a pure "vacation" whereas the Guatemala trip was almost entirely social-project oriented. Accompanying me on most of the Peru trip was my brother, Jim Baird, and two wonderful, enthusiastic, and energetic women, retired schoolteachers, Kristina (Kris) Maher and Rhoda Cordry.
The following itinerary is peppered with thumbnail pictures (just click to enlarge them). They are somewhat self-describing by looking at their associated file names. I concentrated mostly on preserving interesting "people pictures" since so many good stock photos are readily available online of the traditional scenery shots.
First, here are two interesting and colorful photos taken
at very high resolution, suitable for printing.
(these may take a while to download and display)
The remaining photos are of fairly low resolution (640 or 512 pixels wide).
Here is a map of Peru for reference.
Itinerary: (repeated and annotated in the following pages, from the AdventureLife publication)
Because I have so many photos (well over 100), I have had to break the trip into the following pages to facilitate faster loading for people with slower Internet connections. Each "day" page opens a new window. Close it when you are done, and you will be back on this page.
Day 1: Arrive Lima
Day 2: Pisco
Day 3: Islas Ballestas and Paracas National Reserve
Day 4: Nazca Lines/Arequipa
Day 5: Free Day Arequipa
Day 6-7: Colca Canyon
Day 8-10: Puno/Lake Titicaca
Day 11: Journey to Cusco
Day 12: Journey through the Sacred Valley
Day 13: Train to Machu Picchu
Day 14: Free Day at Machu Picchu and Huana Picchu
Day 15: Cusco Free Day
Day 16-19: Amazon Extension Tour at EcoAmazonia Lodge
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