The Rough Guide to Peru

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Practical travel guide to Peru featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Peru. The Rough Guide to Peru also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Peru, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Peru covers: Lima; Trujillo; Cusco; the Sacred Valley; the Peruvian Amazon; Tarma and the Central Sierra; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca; Nazca; Huarez and the Cordilleras; the South and Ancash Coasts.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Peru, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Reserva Nacional Paracas to family activities in child-friendly places, like Huascarán National Park or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.


Essential pre-departure information including Peru entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Peru give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for wildlife-spotting, trekking ancient trails, whitewater rafting, paragliding or ziplining.


Rough Guides' rundown of Lima, Cusco, Nazca Lines and Chan Chan's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Peru, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Peru, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Peru, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Lagunas de Llanganuco and the spectacular Cañón de Cotahuasi.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Islas Ballestas, Máncora and many more locations in Peru, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241311714
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/31/2018
Pages: 536
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.2 out of 5, 6 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Not great for cultural and historical information.

Reviewed on February 06, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Great for outdoor activities, but very short on history, arts and crafts.

Amazon Customer

Best ever

Reviewed on November 16, 2019
Paperback | Verified

One of the best guide books I ever had. Great tips, helped us with restaurant tips and overall it is a good mix of everything. Ukraine and Japan is next for us, might considering this company then

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Reviewed on November 03, 2019
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Bought for son-in-law to read on plane on the way to their South American holiday. He really liked it - lots of interesting information to while away the flight!

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