Machu Picchu, Peru by: Ava Gladwell

Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru. It is surrounded by the Urubamba River on three sides. It is also surrounded by steep mountains and cliffs. The cliffs drop down to the base of the Urubamba River. The area of Machu Picchu is 5.019 miles squared.
The geography of Machu Picchu
The languages spoken are Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. The local currency is the Peruvian Sol. one U.S. Dollar is worth 3.25 Peruvian Soles.
Peruvian Soles
There are no natives in Machu Picchu currently. However, there are sMall villages and towns for tourists. One of the towns about 10 minutes fRom Machu Picchu is Aguas Calientes. The population is about 1,600 total.
The town of Aguas Calientes
Many archaeologists believe MacHu Picchu was built as an estate for an Incan emperor. It was abandoned around the time of the Spanish Conquest.
The Inca Empire at its greatest extent
Machu Picchu es pequeño. Es muy bonito. Tiene muchas plantas. Tiene una gran elevación. Está rodeado de montañas. La tierra es rocosa. Está aislado de la civilización. Es un lugar interesante para visitar. Es un lugar histórico.
Pop, Jazz, and rock music are very popular in Peru. Another genre that is popular in Peru is Música criolla. Músic criolla is a mixture of music from the cultures of the natives of Peru, Spaniards, and Africans.
LA MÚSICA ES MUY INTERESANTE. HAY MUCHA GENTE QUE LO ESCUCHA.
Peruvian cuisine is known for being spicy. One of the most popular peruvian dishes is CEVICHE. It is made with sea bass, Onions, steamed corn, sweet potatoes, dry roasted corn kernels, and ají peppers.
Ceviche
The most common ingredients used in Peru are corn, potatoes, legumes, rice, meat, and ají peppers.
La comida es picante. Por lo general se hace con pimientos picantes.
Arroz con pato contains many of the common ingredients used in Peru.
The Indigenous people include the Achuar, Aguaruna, Ashaninka, Shipibo, Huambisa, Quechua and Aymara. The Quechua are direct descendants of the Incans. They are one of the most common native groups in Peru. there are about 3.5 million Quechuas in Peru, which is a little less than the population of Oklahoma.
A Quechua woman and child
The Quechua have kept the culture and traditions of their Inca ancestors. they rely of subsistence farming and nomadic herding.
A Quechua woman harvests potatoes
The Quechua use the potato in many meals. The potaTo is also used in many of their iMportant ceremonies, including marriage.
Much of the Quechua's food is grown by themselves.
Original chants and melodies come from Quechuas anD Amymaras. The instrumentS used are traditional Andean iNstuments.
Some Spanish music elements have fused with traditional Andean music.
Foreign IDEAS, SUCH AS Christianity, HAVE MERGED WITH THE Quechua's CULTURE. They celebrate Christmas and Easter, but also the Inti Raymi festival. The Inti Raymi Festival celebrates the Incan sun god.
Los Quechuas son felices. Hay muchos colores en las celebraciones.
The Inti Raymi Festival is also known as the Inca Sun Festival.
In Peru, you can climb up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The trail is about 26 miles long. It allows you to take in all the gorgeous scenery while studying the ancient Inca ruins. It is about 50 miles northwest of Cusco.
The weather in Machu Picchu averages at 64 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. The wet seasons are December through March. Some of the things You will need to bring are many layers of clothes, a warm jacket, a raincoat, hiking equipment, and a water bottle. The price to hike up the Inca trail ranges at about $560 to $1600 per person. En este viaje, usted puede subir una montaña. El clima es puede ser nublado, lluvioso, o soleado.
Huanchaco is a seaside town in Peru. It is known for being a good place to surf. As a result, there are many surfing competitions in this area. It is located north of Lima.
The average temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, sandals, and a towel. It costs about $253 per person. Huanchaco es una playa. Es buen tiempo.
Taquile Island is where you can enjoy learning to weave and kayaking. It is located on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. It is right next to the border of Peru and Bolivia.
The average yearly temperature is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need a light jacket and clothes you don't mind getting wet. Tours to the island cost about $10 per person. Usted llegará a la isla de Taquile por un barquito. Hace sol.
Manú National Park is a beautiful jungle known for its biodiversity. It is located in southeastern Peru.
The average yearly temperature in Manú National park is 66 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is usually hot and humid. You will need light, casual clothes that you are comfortable walking around in. Prices range from $500 to $1800 to enter. You will need to get a permit to enter in advance. Hace calor. Tal vez quieras sacar una foto.
Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range in Peru which is part of the Andes range. You can hike and see glaciers here. It is located in the Ancash region. It is north of Lima.
The temperature peaks at noon at about 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The mornings, afternoons, and nights drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need very warm clothes, a very thick jacket, and snow/hiking boots. A five day trek costs about $190 per person. Hace frío. Es posible que desee usar una chaqueta de esquí.

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