INFORMATION / LINKS
The South American Explorers are an invaluable source of information for travelling in Peru, Ecuador, and most places in South America for that matter. They have clubhouses in Lima, Cusco, Quito and now Buenos Aires, where you can browse the member trip reports, use the library, leave your stuff in safe-keeping, meet other travellers, listen to talks and find out more about volunteering. An excellent choice if you're going to travelling for any period of time. They also have a great magazine, of which I'm Contributing Editor. See their website here.
Official tourism website for Peru.
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Huaraz / Cordillera Blanca links:
huaraz.com - useful
huaylas.com - useful
summit.org - excellent info on the mountains of peru
andean travel web - good all-round info
classic climbs of the cordillera blanca (book)
General Peru Links:
Inka Porter Project - a laudable organisation based in Cusco which aims to improve working conditions for all porters in Peru.
Photojournal, Inca Trail Porter - a short BBC photojournal on the porters of the trail.
Peruvian Graffiti - another journalist's site, with plenty of insightful articles into Peru's society and politics. Qosqo, Inkas' Sacred Capital - a useful online book about the city.
Culture of the Andes - an excellent resource for everything of cultural interest in the highlands of South America.
1000TravelTips - see the very good section on Peru.
Machu Picchu Library - a first-call resource on the ruins and Sanctuary.
Planeta's Peru pages - a great resource.
Besthike.com - good info on trekking in Peru and South America.
Inca Trail - decent overview by Ray Davis
AndeanTravelWeb.com - the Inca Trail regulations you should know before setting off.
Virtual Inca Trail - another nice site, by Angus McIntyre.
Machu Picchu - useful info.
UNESCO sounds final warning - UNESCO continuing to voice its concern over damage by tourists to MP.
Amazon Trails - experienced operator to Manu and beyond.
Other Dominic Hamilton sites:
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