The Ferrocaril Central Andino train, the worlds second highest railroad, crosses the Andes en route from Lima to Huancayo.

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Central Highlands

If it’s breathtaking ancient ruins or immersion in uninterrupted wilderness that you crave during your journey, listen up. The rocky, remote Central Highlands can match Peru's better known destinations for these things and more – with the almost absolute absence of other travelers.

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