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The Rough Guide To Peru

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Rough Guide to Peru tells you all there is to know about one of the most thrilling countries in South America. The 36-page, full-colour section introduces all of Peru''s highlights, from the soaring Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to the high altitude Central Railway. The guide includes extensive listings of all the best places to stay, eat and drink, plus the lowdown on ...more
Paperback, 6th Edition
Published October 1st 2006 by Rough Guides Limited (first published September 1st 1985)
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Not as good as Frommers but still packed with useful tips
I'm a Rough Guide fan for a number of reasons, most all of them having to do w organization. I like that the country is split up into regions, and the section for each region is clearly marked and begins with a good map and a list of highlights. The writing style is very clear and informal. The guides have some color, making them easier to read. Finally, each book contains short essays on the history, art, and politics of the country. Of course no guide book is comprehensive, but Rough Guides ar ...more
Jul 29, 2008 Vanessa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone travelling to Peru
Shelves: travel-books
Pretty good guide -- especially in comparison to the more popular and over-marketed, Lonely Planet Guide. Excellent political and historical section. Also pretty comprehensive in terms of sites to see, places to stay , etc.
Missed out on some details I would have liked (how exactly to catch a bus from the airport...yeah...) but good overall.
Lacks the depth of a guide book like Frommers or Rick Steve's, but still a very competent look at Peru
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