Peru - Central Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Peru guidebook.
If it’s breathtaking ancient ruins or immersion in uninterrupted wilderness that you crave during your Peruvian voyage, listen up. The rocky, remote central highlands can match the country’s better-known destinations for these things and more: with the almost absolute absence of other travelers.
- hike out to the isolated northern Inca and pre-Inca ruins near Canta, La Unión or Tantamayo
- savor the taste of by-gone farming lifestyles with a stay at an age-old hacienda in Tarma
- pore over 25,000 colonial-era books in the convent of Santa Rosa de Ocopa at Concepción
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Canta & Obrajillo, Huayllay & around, Cerro de Pasco, Huánuco, La Unión, Tantamayo, Tingo María, San Pedro de Casta & Marcahuasi, Tarma, Acobamba, San Pedro de Cajas, Río Mantaro Valley, Jauja, Concepción, Huancayo, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Andahuaylas.
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