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PeruRail Andean Explorer

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A: Peru Rail Andean Explorer 4313m La Raya

door Willy Kaemena, 5.8 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "PeruRail is a railway operator working tourist, freight, and charter services in southern...

Peru Rail Andean Explorer 4313m La Raya

B: PeruRail Andean Explorer

door Willy Kaemena, 5.8 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "PeruRail is a railway operator working tourist, freight, and charter services in southern...

PeruRail Andean Explorer

C: Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

door Arroz Marisco, 81.5 hier vandaan

The plain below this bluff is seriously boggy and one should tread with care. The clouds had by now a...

Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

D: On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

door Arroz Marisco, 82.3 hier vandaan

It is a leisurely stroll to the small hamlet at Pampacancha down the valley from Palomani Pass. The w...

On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

E: Camp Site At Ausangate

door Arroz Marisco, 82.5 hier vandaan

By the foot of the southern face of Ausangae lies a green laguna of the same name. The field nearby i...

Camp Site At Ausangate

F: Multicoloured Landscapes from Palomani Pass

door Arroz Marisco, 82.6 hier vandaan

The 5,200 m high Palomani Pass is a relatively short hard slog all the way from the shore of Laguna A...

Multicoloured Landscapes from Palomani Pass

G: Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

door Arroz Marisco, 82.9 hier vandaan

The following day saw another storm coming our way and with the terrain all cover with snow our guide...

Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

H: View of Laguna Ausangate after Apachata Pass

door Arroz Marisco, 83.0 hier vandaan

The view from the Apachata Pass really has nothing to write home about but on descent from it the vie...

View of Laguna Ausangate after Apachata Pass

I: The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety

door Arroz Marisco, 83.2 hier vandaan

Taken a good few hundred meters from the actual Apachata Pass I managed to squeezed in the entire sou...

The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety

J: The Incredibly Reflective Lagunas by the Massive Glacier of Ausangate

door Arroz Marisco, 83.5 hier vandaan

The enormous glacier covering the backside or southwestern face of Massif Ausangate is beautifully fl...

The Incredibly Reflective Lagunas by the Massive Glacier of Ausangate

Dit panorama is genomen in Peru, South America

Dit is een overzicht van 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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