Frommer's Peru (2006) (Frommer's Complete) by Neil Edward Schlecht

By Neil Edward Schlecht

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See chapter 9. • Relaxing at a Quinta: There are elegant restaurants in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, and Iquitos, but there’s nothing quite like an informal quinta—an open-air restaurant specializing in Andean home-cooking. It’s an Andean tradition perhaps best explored in the crisp air of Cusco, which has a trio of quintas that are especially popular with locals on weekends. Look for informal garden or courtyard settings, large portions of Peruvian cooking, and reasonable prices. Most quintas are open only for lunch, so plan on it as your main • • • • meal of the day.

And 2,000 species of fish—make it their home. For the visitor, there are two primary jungle destinations. The northern jungle, of which Iquitos is the principal gateway (but accessible only by plane or boat), is the most explored and has the most facilities. Much less trafficked and more controlled is the Madre de Dios department in the south, which contains Manu Biosphere Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, and Tambopata National Reserve. These can be reached by land or air from Cusco. NORTHERN PERU Peru’s north is much less visited than the south, even though it possesses some of the country’s most outstanding archaeological sights.

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