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The Southern Sierra region of Peru is characterised by high mountains and steep, deep valleys. Many roads are unpaved. Thus, travelling is often somewhat troublesome and slow, but the scenery is amazing.

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Cuzco or Cusco, located in the Southern Sierras, is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire.
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Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru.
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Aguas Calientes is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to Machu Picchu, and the principal access point to the site.
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The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Southern Sierra in Peru that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins.
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Huancayo is the capital of the department of Junin in Southern Sierra region of Peru.
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Colca Canyon is in Peru's Southern Sierra region, near Arequipa.
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Ayacucho is in the Southern Sierra region of Peru. The population is about 100,000, altitude 2,700 m.
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Andagua is a town in southern Peru about 200km northwest of the city of Arequipa, between the Colca and Cotahuasi canyons.
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Tarma is a town in Southern Sierra, Peru. Also known as Santa Ana de la Ribera de Tarma, the Pearl of the Andes and the City of Flowers.
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La Merced is a town in Southern Sierra, it is the capital of the Chanchamayo Province in the Junín Region, Peru.
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Abancay is in the department of Apurimac, Peru in a valley over the Pachachaca river.
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Huancavelica is a city in the Southern Sierra region of Peru.
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Andahuaylas is a city in the Southern Sierra region of Peru.
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