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Colca Canyon, Peru

featuring Kim Waters' "Easy Going"
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Peru’s Colca Canyon spans more than 4800 miles and is one of the deepest canyons in the world. The area around the Colca River features an extremely varied landscape and extraordinary biodiversity. Many inhabitants of this area have pre-Incan ancestry. … Continue reading


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Colca Canyon, Peru

featuring Dave Koz's "Castle of Dreams"
Colca Canyon, Peru

Peru’s Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, is home to extraordinary geological and biological diversity. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, the Colca area is home to a desert landscape, rolling hills, stepped gardens, steep … Continue reading


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Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru

featuring Doc Powell's "Let Go"
Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru

The Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru illustrates the natural setting of Peru along the world’s “Ring of Fire,” the belt around the Pacific Ocean known for its high frequency of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Peru, affected by the Nazca Plate under … Continue reading


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Lima, Peru (Costa Verde)

featuring Candy Dulfer's "Lily Was Here"
Lima, Peru (Costa Verde)

Lima, the capital and largest city of Peru, is situated in a unique physical environment. Despite its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, this South American city is located entirely in a desert, making it the world’s second-largest desert city (after … Continue reading


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Villa Beach, Peru

featuring Boney James' "Breathe"
Villa Beach, Peru

Peru has more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 254 officially recognized beaches. Though some the beaches south of Lima are polluted, the situation has improved in recent years and many of the beaches are still excellent and relaxing places … Continue reading


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Machu Picchu

featuring Brian Culbertson's "Let's Get Started"
Machu Picchu Train

Few South American archaeological sites are as stunning as Peru’s Machu Picchu. In the middle of a mountain forest nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, this Inca city uses natural materials to create an aesthetic harmony with its natural surroundings. … Continue reading


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Santa María del Mar, Peru

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Procession"
Santa María del Mar, Peru

The Santa María del Mar district of Peru is well known for its beautiful beaches. Just south of the country’s capital of Lima, this relaxation destination seems to have it all– pristine sand, a rolling surf from the Pacific Ocean, … Continue reading


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Puno, Peru (Floating Islands)

featuring Peter White's "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"
Floating Islands of Puno, Peru

The Puno region of Lake Titicaca in Peru has been home to the Uros people since before the Inca empire. The Uros people are known for their unique floating islands. For hundreds of years, this culture has made its home … Continue reading


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