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III Encuentro de Turismo Rural Comunitario

The World > South America > Peru

Schlüsselworte: turismo, rural, trc, comunitario

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Bilder in der Nähe von Peru

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A: Chavín de Huántar

von Arroz Marisco, 26.8 entfernt

An UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Chavín de Huántar is a flat-topped pyramid built no later than ...

Chavín de Huántar

B: Laguna Tullpacocha

von Arroz Marisco, 28.2 entfernt

At the head of the valley (quebrada Quilcayhuanca) lies two beautiful glacier lakes, the lower one at...

Laguna Tullpacocha

C: Laguna Cuchillacocha

von Arroz Marisco, 28.9 entfernt

Surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and fed by the beautiful glacier of Pucaranra (6,156m), Laguna Cu...

Laguna Cuchillacocha

D: The Convergence of two valleys at Andavite

von Arroz Marisco, 29.2 entfernt

The dark granite of Andavite (5,518m) divides the valley into two halves, the left one being the natu...

The Convergence of two valleys at Andavite

E: The Glacier of Pucaranra

von Arroz Marisco, 30.5 entfernt

After much clambering up another lake fed by the glacier of Pucaranra appears by the foot of Nevado H...

The Glacier of Pucaranra

F: The Green Peat Below Nevado Huapi

von Arroz Marisco, 30.7 entfernt

The following morning I gathered correctly where Nevado Haupi is and slogged up a steep scree to reac...

The Green Peat Below Nevado Huapi

G: Sunset over Quebrada Cojup

von Arroz Marisco, 30.9 entfernt

In my frentic attempt to find a way to the mountain pass of Huapi I climbed up the tussock-slope of t...

Sunset over Quebrada Cojup

H: The Resplendent Laguna Palcacocha

von Arroz Marisco, 30.9 entfernt

At the end of the valley, sitting right below the massive glacier of Palcaraju (6,274m) is the turquo...

The Resplendent Laguna Palcacocha

I: On the Wrong Trail in Quebrada Cojup 7

von Arroz Marisco, 31.1 entfernt

The broad peaks of  Palcaraju (6,274m) appears like a giant curtain of ice near the end of  quebrada ...

On the Wrong Trail in Quebrada Cojup 7

J: On the Wrong Trail in Quebrada Cojup 6

von Arroz Marisco, 31.4 entfernt

I made the drastic and stupid decision to descend back to the valley floor and proceeded along the he...

On the Wrong Trail in Quebrada Cojup 6

Das Panorama wurde in Peru, South America aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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