Travel Guide Book Review: DK Eyewitness Travel Peru

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DK Eyewitness Travel - Peru

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are full color guides that show you what
others only tell you.  Beautifully designed, these guides work well to
inspire travelers to visit the places they see in the book and can function
like all-in-one souvenir at the end of a trip.

This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide, Peru is a gem of a guidebook.

It is packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps.
Provides an In-depth look at the Inca Trail and Amazon Jungle
Shows cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights
Lists a huge selection of hotels and restaurants
Lists sights, museums, markets, and festivals town-by-town
Provides street-by-street walks and thematic tours

Just opening the book entices the reader into exploring Peru in great
detail - and with such incredible photos! The book shares Ancient sites,
crafts, restaurants, maps, architecture, museums, cathedrals, rainforests,
- it is TRULY a guide that shows you what others only tell you.

Well-illustrated contents include:

Introducing Peru - discovering Peru, putting Peru on the map, a portrait of
Peru. Peru through the Years, and the History of Peru

Lima area by area - Lima at a glance, central Lima, Miraflores and San
Isidro, Barranco, farther afield, shopping in Lima, entertainment in Lima,
and the Lima street finder.

Peru Region by Region - Peru at a glance, the southern coast, canyon country, the Inca heartland, central Sierra, Cordillera Blanca, the northern desert, the northern highlands, the Amazon Basin.

Travelers' Needs - where to stay, where to eat, shopping in Peru, outdoor activities, specialized holidays.

Survival Guide - practical information, travel information, general index, acknowledgements, and phrase book.

One of the most incredible things about this DK Eyewitness Guide is the detail on every single page. From history to culture to specific things to see, each is so beautifully illustrated and photographed that it is a pure joy to read. My favorite part in the whole book is the information on the Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipan, or the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan. There is a floor map, photos of what to see and where, information for the musuem, a key to the museum, and a gallery guide. Impressive!

This guidebook is a must for anyone traveling to Peru - or dreaming of traveling to Peru. It will certainly spark your sense of adventure and fill your eyes with beauty.