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Month: August 2019

Paracas National Park

Paracas National Park in Peru: Protecting the Habitat of many Species

The Peruvian Paracas National Park protects the huge colony of animals on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. A fish-rich area The eternal strong and dry wind makes life in Paracas, on the coast of Peru, a scourge. Almost nothing grows well in this half-desert at the foot of the Andes. Opposite to the inhospitality of the …

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Cotopaxi National Park

Visiting Ecuador’s Tallest Active Volcano in Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi National Park, named after the highest active volcano in Ecuador, is the habitat for many endangered alpine flowers. The Cotopaxi Volcano It is an almost ominous sight when the clouds above the Cotopaxi glow red at night in the glow of the fire in the volcano crater. Because usually, the highest active volcano …

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Explore the Ruins of Kuélap

Explore the Ruins of Kuélap, the ‘Undiscovered’ Alternative to Machu Picchu

The hidden ruins of Chachapoyas in the Amazon of Peru, better known as Kuélap, are accessible via a new cable car since 2017. Previously it took at least 90 minutes to get there. The World Heritage had few visitors and is seen by many as ‘the alternative’ Machu Picchu. The pre-Inca site hidden in the …

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