When traveling in Peru, you may want to have the following books at hand to help you better learn about the places to visit and what to do :

  • Lonely Planet  Peru
  • Exploring Cusco - Peter Frost
  • The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie
  • The Machu Picchu Guide Book - A self guided Tour by Ruth M. Wright and Dr. Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
  • Frommers Guide to Peru
  • Cochineal Red by Hugh Thompson
  • Moon Handbooks - Peru by Ross Wehner, Renee Del Gaudio & Kazia Jankowski
  • The Inca Trail Cusco & Machu Picchu by Richard Danbury (4th edition comes out Oct 13, 2009)
  • The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming
  • History of the Inca realm, by Maria Rostworoswki

  • Several well known Peruvian writers with several books translated into English :
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Alfredo Bryce Echenique
  • Ciro Alegria
  • Cesar Vallejo
  • Jaime Bayly

You will also find many excellent books on the Peruvian Cuisine and many picture books on the many tourist attractions.