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  1. Locate Peru within South America

  2. Peru The Tambopata is truly in the Selvas Traditional markets have local foods on sale p ˆ p The mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba form a steep ridge. Salantay is 6271 metres The Apurimac River is also a tributary of the Amazon

  3. Land Use of Peru • Forests and woodland 66% • Permanent Pasture 21% • Arable land 3% • Other 10%

  4. Ethnic Groups • Amerindian 45% • Mestizo 37% • White 15% • Other 3%

  5. GDP Generated by: • Agriculture 13% • Industry 42% • Services 45%

  6. Pilchards are caught offshore thriving in the cold Peruvian current; the canning industry is an important source of wealth

  7. Population Data • Birth rate 25 /1000 • Death Rate 6 /1000 • Infant mortality 41/1000 • Fertility rate 3 children /woman • Life Expectancy 70 years

  8. Parts of Lima are very smart

  9. There are parks and open spaces

  10. Other towns such as Ayacucho have smart areas with modern buildings and services

  11. Does this look like your local shopping centre?

  12. How does this town compare with Slough?

  13. Taxi!

  14. This is the Salantay

  15. The name means Savage Mountain and may refer to the clouds

  16. Is there better grass down your way?

  17. What would it be like to farm here?

  18. How easy is it to travel from place to place?

  19. Just who is going to do the digging

  20. Rural settlements like Vilcashuan are very simple

  21. Electricity is available but water is not pure and sewers are open drains in the streets

  22. Festival days bring out the national costume

  23. Almost all settlements have their own Inca ruins

  24. The Cathedral in Cuzco took 90 years to build, from 1560 to 1650

  25. Cuzco has become a major tourist town

  26. There are hotels and all services

  27. Machu Picchu

  28. It is possible to walk among the ruins

  29. Viewed from above

  30. A memory which will last for ever

  31. The Apurimac River - what’s happened to the rocks?

  32. It’s necessary to don the appropriate garb for white water rafting!

  33. Trekking through the Sierra and jungle provides opportunities for adventure

  34. Where did you say the bathroom was?

  35. Fortunately there are donkeys to carry the luggage

  36. Why is this woodland known as cloud forest?

  37. Who can spot the waterfall

  38. Sometimes it is necessary to chop through the overgrown trail

  39. A Tarantula web can capture quite large creatures

  40. The most memorable remains are often the most remote and untended

  41. Any ideas about the pattern of tree cover?

  42. An Inca fertility symbol!

  43. Even the Amazon is very small at its source

  44. The Amazon already shows signs of transportation and deposition Fast moving water shows the thalweg Pebble beaches on either side

  45. The Tambopata River is a tributary of the Amazon

  46. Trains are very important in the rural areas