The land of Peru, with its glorious past, is a land of contrasts. The traveler will find great ecological diversity including jungle, glacial terrains, coastal deserts, Andean highlands, and the Amazon rain forest. Peru’s primary assets are though its historical sites and its people. Lima’s great museums give shelter to what has remained from the lost civilizations of this vast country. In the coastal desert of Nazca, there are lines and geoglyphs, that are 1500-2000 years old, so large you can only see them from a plane. As for the festivals, Puno is considered the fiestas capital. Visit it in November for the dance, music, and oblivion. The Day of the Dead is a joyous celebration that prompts picnics at cemeteries. You don’t want to miss that.