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Drone Tour of Peru

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Colours of Peru | DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (4k)

Daniel Molina

Contributor Daniel Molina spent 22 days traveling Peru with his fiancee and his DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone.  His footage allowed him to create this spectacular aerial tour of the southern part of the country, which is home to most of the country's greates natural and cultural treasures.  His video includes aerial footage of Miraflores, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Colca Canyon, Puno; Cusco, Salkantay Trek, Humantay Lake, Machu Picchu (from a distance), Rainbow Mountain, Huaypo Lake, and more.

DVOW Nominee from Peru and Bolivia

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South America: Peru & Bolivia by drone - 4K

chris short

Check out the epic bird's eye views of South America's Peru and Bolivia, two of the world's most beautiful countries.  The video by contributor Chris Short, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week contest, features amazing DJI Mavic Pro aerial footage from both countries, including the Peruvian capital Lima (one of the continent's largest cities), the Inca mountain redoubt of Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains, portions of the Amazon Rainforest, and the Atacama Desert.  

Amazonian and Andean Peru

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Exploring Peru (with my Mavic Pro)

TravelsinSouthAmerica

TravelsinSouthAmerica used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to record highlights from a three week trip to Peru in 2017.  The video will show you the extent to which there are really "two Perus".  The first part of the video features the northeastern part of the country, which is where the mighty Amazon River rises.  This is extremely flat country; in the area around Iquitos there is no observable elevation.  Move to the second half of the video, and you will see a very different Peru - the land of the mighty Andes Mountains.  

Peru's Inca Country

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Land of the Inca: A Journey through Wild Peru

msember

Top contributor Msember took a 10 day driving and hiking journey through Peru to experience the wildlife, landscapes, culture, and adventure of this Andean land.  He used a combination of a DJI Mavic Pro drone and GoPro cameras for ground shots to create this truly epic virtual tour of the famed Land of the Incas.   The Inca civilization arose in the 13th century and ruled much of western South America until it was conquered by the Spanish explorers late in the 16th century.  

Lima: Capital City

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Lima, Peru from Above: DJI Mavic Pro

14tooth Films

Peru's capital city Lima, located midway down its Pacific Coast, is a new city by Peruvian standards.  It was founded in 1535 by a Spanish Conquistador who had conquered the Inca Empire around Cusco, the older city to the south.  Now Lima is home to over 10 million, making it one of the top 3 cities in South America.  14Toothfilms used  a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this memorable aerial view of the Peruvian city, whose population exceeds the next largest city by roughly ten times.   

Andean Trek: Ausangate

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Ausangate Trek Peru 4k Short Edit

Jturner

This Drone Video of the Week Nominee shows off the beauty of Ausangate Mountain in Peru. Part of the Andes and about 60 miles southeast of Cusco, it is home to alpaca and llama hearding communites that are some of the last pastoralist societies in the world. The Ausangate Trek is the highest trek in Peru, reaching an altitude of about 4k meters (over 13k ft.) over its 70 km (45 mi.) length.  The trek can end with a journey to Machu Picchu - the ancient Incan citadel.

Amazonas: Ituitos

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Iquitos and the Amazon

TravelsinSouthAmerica

Contributor Travelsinsouthamerica created this amazing drone video of the area of Iquitos, in the northeastern corner of Peru.  Iquitos is the capital city of the country's Maynas province, not far from the borders with neighboring Colombia and Brazil.  Iquitos is considered one of the prime gateways to the vast Amazon rainforest, which covers much of eastern Peru in addition to a good deal of northern Brazil and several other South American countries.  

Drone Views of Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu: Lares Trek to the Inca Lost City

nomad.drone

In 2016, Nomad Drone created this incredible aerial tour of the trek to Machu Picchu, the great Inca city high up the Andes Mountains in Peru.  With amazing aerial shots of the landscape as well as the local inhabitants, this drone video will astound you.  Built in the early 16th century in the Andes Mountains as a royal estate for the Inca King, Machu Picchu was abandoned prior to the completion of the Spanish conquest of Peru.  It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Spectacular Rainbow Mountain

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Hiking the Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Unraveled Studios

Unraveled Studios used a drone to capture the unbelievable beauty of Peru's Rainbow Mountain, a truly unique geological phenomenon.  Also known as Vinicunca, it's part of the Andes range in the south central part of the country.  The mountain is known not for its height (5.2k m or 17k ft) but rather for its stunning rainbow colors which derive from a unique sedimentary pattern.  Unrivaled Studios gives us a breathtaking aerial look at the mountain, which has only recently opened for tourism. 

Trekking the Huayhuash Cordillera

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The huayhuash - trekking in 4500m

Itay sorin

Contributor Itay sorin created this spectacular drone video from Huayhuash Cordillera (masif) of Peru.  A subrange of the Andes, the Huayhuash sit in the  country's Ancash, Lima and Huánuco regions.  The range has seven peaks over 6k meters (about 20k ft.).  Its highest peak is Mt. Yerupajá, the second tallest mountain in Peru, which has a peak elevation of over 6.6k meters (about 21.6k ft.).  The Huayhuash Circuit is considered one of the most demanding in South America.

Chavin: Pre-Inca Peru

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Chavin Peruvian Inca Lands

danielgarate77

Among the many archaelogical sites of Peru is the Chavín de Huántar, a site associated with the pre-Inca Chavin natives.  The site was built no later than 1200 BC in the Ancash region of west-central Peru, over two millennia before the Inca civilization arose in the 13th century.  In this video, contributor Daniel Garate shows us drone footage he took with a hexicopter in connection with work for a 2015 documentary on Chavin culture.  The natural and human scenery in this aerial video is epic.  

Cusco and Surroundings

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Cusco, Peru: Tupananchiskama Waykey

Niels Ahmes

If you've wondered why Peru is becoming one of the hottest destinations in South America, look no further than this magnificent drone video by Niels Ahmes.  He takes us over some of the most spectacular sights of the areas around Cusco, in the heart of the Peruvian Andes.  You will be treated to epic views of Andes Peaks, Inca ruins, llamas wandering through alpine valleys, and the spectacular Rainbow Mountain, one of the most exotic looking mountains in the world.  

Ausangate: Andes Peak

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Ausangate Trek: The Beauty of Peru

Jturner

Part of the Andes system, Peru's Ausangate is one of the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere.  The might mountain stands nearly 6.4k (21k ft.) above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota subrange.  Contributor Jturner took a DJI Mavic Pro drone on a 5 day hiking trek around this mountain, which sits in southern Peru.  Prepare to be astounded by the sights these hikers encountered: turquoise lakes, red mountains, golden pastures, alpaca, and llamas.

Aerial Tour of Cusco

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Soaring over Cusco

martigen

Located in southern Peru, Cusco was the seat of the Inca Empire from  the 13th century until the area was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.  Contributor Martigen traveled to Peru in early 2018 with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  He created this amazing aerial video of this city which lies at an altitude of 3.4k m (11.2k) feet and which is the gateway to the great Incan royal estate and citadel of Macchu Picchu.  Like Macchu Picchu, Cusco has also been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage cultural site. 

Peru's Bird Sanctuary

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Punta San Juan Natural Reserve Peru

danielgarate77

At Punta San Juan in southern Peru, a nature preserve has been established to study rare birds in an increasingly endangered environment.  The preserve is home to 4,500 birds, some of them quite rare, including the Humboldt Penguin.  Contributor Danielgarate77 used a drone to visually capture the diversity of the bird life in this park.  The reserve is located on Peru's Pacific coastline, roughly equidistant from Peru's two largest cities, Lima and Arequipa.  

Cruise on the Amazon in Peru

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Cruising the Amazon in Peruvian Rainforest

danielgarate77

Despite the fact that the Amazon is most closely associated with Brazil, a very large percentage of Peru is part of the Amazon basin as well - more of the country than that which is part of the Andes Mountains system.  In this amazing drone video, Danielgarate77 used a hexacopter drone to film a boat cruising one of the many Amazon tributaries in the Pacaya-Samiria preserve in northeastern Peru, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.  

Ausangate Glaciers

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Glaciers of Ausangate, Peru

Jturner

For drone's eye views of massive glaciers in the Andes, look no further than this epic aerial video by contributor Jturner.  He took a five day trek on Ausangate in Peru, whose peak sits 6.4k meters (almost 21k ft), above sea level.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, he was able to capture some incredible footage of the glaciers which cover this mountain near Cusco, one of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere.  Ausangate is the highest peak in the masif known as the Cordillera Vilcanota.

Peruvian Beach Town

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Parapente en Chacra y Mar

Niels Ahmes

While Peru may be known more for Machu Picchu, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest, it's also home to some great beaches.  Charca y Mar Beach is llocated up the coast from the capital city Lima.  It is, among other things, an ideal spot for paragliding - beautiful sloping sand dunes provide a perfect launching point.  In this video, contributor Niels Ahmes used a drone to capture some of the epic flying action on the Peruvian coast.

Ruins of Lima

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Huaca Pucllana: Lima, Peru

Auquicu

Check out this amazing drone video of some famous ruins in Lima, Peru, compiments of contributor Auquicu.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, the video beautifully captures the Huaca Pucllana ruins in the Peruvian capital city.  The centerpiece of the site is a tiered pyramid constructed of adobe and clay materials.  The structure was built by the Lima Culture, a pre-Incan society centered around modern-day Lima which existed in the first seven centuries AD.  

Cordillera Blanca: Mt. Urus

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URUS - Cordillera Blanca

Javi Mora

Check out this stunning drone video from a climb to the top of Urus Mountain in Peru.  The mountain, which has a peak altitude of around 5.4k meters (around 17.8k ft.), is part of the great Cordillera Blanca range.  These "White Mountains" are also home to Huascarán, the tallest mountain in Peru.  The entire range is part of the Ancash region of the country, which is situated north of Lima and extends from the Pacific coast well into the interior of the South American country.   

Mining Scar on Peru

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Illegal Minery in Peru

Niels Ahmes

South America is of course closely associated with mining, going back to the days of the Spanish conquistadors.  While the continent's gold resources have largely been exhausted, the Andean nation of Peru continues to be one of the world's most important countries for mining.  Unfortunately, some of this activity is performed illegally, at great cost to the environment.  In this video, contributor Niels Ahmes used a drone to expose an illegal mining operation in the Amazon Basin.  

Colca: World's Deepest Canyon

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Colca Canion, Peru

Esteban Clua

Behold this drone video of Peru's Colca Canyon, one of the great natural wonders of South America.  The canyon was created by the river of the same name, and is situated about a two hour drive northwest of Arequipa, Peru, the principal city of the southern end of the country.  The canyon has a depth of almost 3.3k meters (about 10.7k ft.), making it the deepest canyon in the world and about twice as deep as the USA's Grand Canyon.  It is one of Peru's most-visited tourist sites.  

Arequipa: Peru's Second City

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Arequipa Plaza de Armas

Esteban Clua

Check out this drone video from the Plaza de Armas (main square) of the city of Arequipa in southern Peru, compliments of contributor Esteban Clua.  Although its population is less than a tenth of Lima's, it is Peru's second largest city by that measure.  It's situated in the region of the same name, which is the third province up from the country's southern border with Chile.  Founded by the Spanish in the midst of their conquest of the country, Arequipa is one of the most industrialized cities in the country.  

Iquitos: Amazon Gateway

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The Amazon | Iquitos Peru | Cinematic Drone Video 4K

Seven Cinematics

In this magnificent video by Seven Cinematics, you will be taken into the heart of the Peruvian rainforest.  Iquitos is the primary city of northeastern Peru and essentially the capital of the Amazonian portion of the country.  Peru's ninth largest city by population, the city  sits on the great river, whose headwaters lie to the west and southwest of the city.  Among other things, it serves as one of the main gateways for travelers heading into the rainforest which covers a sizeable percentage of the country's surface area.  

Aerial Tour of Andean Peru

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A Journey Through Wild Peru

msember

Check out this stunning video from a ten day trek through Peru, compliments of top contributor and drone pilot msember.   The video features footage of some of the most spectacular sites in this South American country, ranging from the ruins of Machu Picchu to the old Inca city of Cusco and the stunning Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range (part of the Andes system) southeast of Cusco.  Watch it and you will quickly understand why Peru is becoming a go-to destination for more adventurous travelers.  

San Martin Region: Tarapoto

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Tarapoto

Niels Ahmes

Neils Ahmes created this beautiful drone video from Tarapoto, a city northern Peru.  It's situated northeast of the capital city Lima, on a plateau which sits between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River Basin.  It's used as a departure point for trips into the Amazon rainforest which covers much of the northeastern part of the country.  It's the largest city in the San Martin region, which is the transition region between the two main topographies of the country - mountains and jungle.  

Nanay River: Amazon Tributary

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Peru's Nanay River

Niels Ahmes

The Mighty Amazon River becomes "mighty" in part due to the many tributaries that feed it as it courses through the vast area of rainforest known as the Amazon Basin.  One of these is the Nanay River, in northeastern Peru.  The river runs about 315 km (around 200 mi.) before joining the Amazon at the city of Iquitos, the main city in the Peruvian Amazon region.   In this video by contributor Niels Ahmes, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Nanay as it joins the larger waterway.

Ica: Peru's Lost Canyon

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LOST CANYON: The Ultimate Perspective - Peru

14tooth Films

Check out this spectacular drone video of a canyon in a remote region of southern Peru, compliments of contributor 14tooth Films.  The Lost Canyon (El Cañon de los Perdidos) is located in a desert area in the department (state) of Ica, which lies about 2/3 of the way down the length of Peru, between the departments of Lima (to the north) and Arequipa (to the south).  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video beautifully captures the magnificent, other-worldly landscape in and around the canyon.

Trek in Paracas Reserve, Ica Department

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Trek Golden Shadows - Paracas Perú

trip pea

Contributor trip pea created this beautiful video of a trek in a little-known coastal region of Peru.  It's located in the Paracas National Reserve, and it's on the Pacific Ocean coastline of the Ica Department (state), which lies about 2/3 of the way down the country's coastline.  The reserve was established to protect some of the rare flora and fauna that inhabit the area.  The area is also home to remains from the Paracas culture, a pre-Inca civilization that existed here over 2,000 years ago.  

Inca Straw Bridge

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QESHUACHAKA. A bridge made of pure straw

Azazel
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The pre-Columbian Inca culture of Peru is famous for its technical prowess in certain areas.  One of them was bridge building.  In these mountainous, bridges were crucial to the ability of the Inca Empire to manage its vast landholdings.  One of their great innovations was deceptively simple - wire rope bridges that were hung extensively over canyons and gorges throughout the region.  Here's a drone video of a surviving bridge over the Urubamba River, compliments of contributor Azazel.  

Desert Oasis in Ica

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Huacachina, Peru | Desert Oasis

JustinPoore

Top contributor JustinPoore brings us this fantastic travel video from an oasis in the desert of southwestern Peru.  The video combines ground camera and drone footage of the area around Huacachina, which lies just a few km/mi from the provincial capital city of Ica.  It's in the province of Ica, one of the 25 of which the country is comprised, and it's about 2/3 of the way down the country's long Pacific Ocean coastline and just a bit inland (east).

Palccoyo: Rainbow Mountain Alternative

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Alternative Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo, Peru

AB Expeditions

The opening of Rainbow Mountain in Peru (known locally as Vinicunca) to tourism brought a near-immediate influx of tourists to this marvel of nature in the Cusco region.  It's gotten crowded though and it's still very hard to access, but there is an alternative.  AB Expeditions created this fascinating drone video of another mountain called Palccoyo.  It's considerably closer to Cusco, and its other-worldly multicolor appearance is similar to its more famous cousin.  

Gocta: Peru's Giant Waterfall

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Gocta, Amazonas - Peru, Cinematic Drone Film, DJI Mavic Air 4k video

Auquicu

 Check out this amazing drone video of one of the world's highest waterfalls, compliments of contributor Auquicu and his DJI Mavic Air drone.  It's called the Gocta Cataracts, and it's in the north-central part of Peru in its Amazonas Department (region).  Incredibly, the existence of the falls was known only to locals until 2002.  It has since been measured as having a height of 771 meters (a bit over 2.5k ft.), which would make it the world's third-highest, although there is some controversy on the methodology.

Playa San Bartolo

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Sunset Playa San Bartolo

Josemulti

Playa San Bartolo is a beach town located roughly in the middle of Peru's long Pacific Ocean coastline.  It sits on a small bay near the south end of the province of Lima, about a 90 minute drive south of the capital on the 1S highway.  It's become a popular surfing spot, and was recently named as one of the top beaches in South America in a ranking published by the Travel Channel.  You can check it out from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video.  

Pichcacocha Lakes, Huánuco Department

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4k film from 5 Lagunas de Pichgacocha (Ambo, Peru, aug 2019)

Gabriel Ante

Prepare to be blown away by this stunning 4k drone video from a group of alpine lakes high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, compliments of contributor Gabriele Ante.  The Pichcacocha Lakes are a group of five freshwater lakes in Ambo, the southernmost of the eleven provinces which make up the Department of Huánuco in the north central part of the country.  The lakes, which are connected by streams and waterfalls, are about a day's drive northeast of Lima.  

Lima Province: San Bartolo

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San Bartolo, Peru

ChrisWilliams

Contributor ChrisWilliams created this beautiful 4k drone video of a beautiful beach area on the Pacific Ocean coastline of Peru.  It's called San Bartolo, which is part of the eponymously named district in the southern part of the Lima Province.  The beach is located about a two hour drive south of the capital city, more or less halfway down the long Peruvian coastline, just south of the somewhat better-known (and more crowded) beach town of Punta Negra.  The video was shot with a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom.  

Humantay Lake, Salcantay Trek

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Humantay Lake, Peru Day Tour Via AB Expeditions

AB Expeditions

AB Expeditions created this amazing video promoting their trek to a spectacular lake high in the Andes Mountains of Peru.  Humantay Lake lies along the trek to Salcantay, one of the highest peaks in the Vilcabamba sub-range.  Accessing the lake requires a one day (round trip) hike from Cusco.  As you'll see in the video, it's worth the effort: the lake is stunning as is the towering Salcantay, which has a peak elevation of nearly 6.3k meters (about 20.5k ft.).  

Peruvian Highlands in Cajamarca

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Romero Circa By Kapu

Kapu Drone

Contributor Kapu Drone put together this beautiful drone video of an area in northern Peru.  It's an area around the town of Romero Circa in the Province of Santa Cruz, which is part of the Cajamarca Department.  The area here is east of the main slopes of the Andes, which run parallel to Peru's Pacific coast but narrow in the north.  It's known as the Peruvian Highlands, and it's a kind of transition landscape between the peaks of the Andes and the vsat Amazon Basin which opens up as one moves east.  

The Inca Ruins of Choquequirao

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Choquequirao Trek 5 Day via AB Expeditions

AB Expeditions

Ride along with AB Expeditions on a trek to some spectacular Inca ruins in the Andes of Peru.  The ruins of Choquequirao are sometimes referred to as the "little sister" of the more well known Machu Picchu.  That's partly because they are much harder to access; reaching them requires a strenuous 4-5 day (round trip) hike from Cusco.  For adventure-minded travelers seeking to avoid crowds, the trip is a great alternative or can be combined with a hike to Machu Picchu as well.  

Rainbow Mountain, Colca Canyon, and More

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INCREDIBLE DRONE FOOTAGE - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco - Colca Canyon - Huacachina

enoksen89

Considered one of the most magnificent geologic feats in the world, the Rainbow Mountains located in the Peruvian Andes are a sight to see. Infamous for being difficult to access, requiring a several day hike to reach the peak, contributor and drone pilot enoksen89 saved some time by taking in the views from the sky.  The video also features footage of nearby Cusco, the magnificent Colca Canyon (one of the world's deepest), and the oasis village of Huacachina.

Off-Road Rally

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Dakar Rally by Drone

freeway prod

The Dakar Rally is probably the world's most famous long-distance off-road race.  Featuring both two- and four-wheel races, it began as a race between Paris and Dakar in Senegal, West Africa (with some over-water transport) in 1978.  Beginning in 2009, due to security concerns on parts of the African leg of the course, it moved almost half a world away, to Peru in South America.  Top contributor freeway prod created this amazing drone video of the event, which kept its original name despite the venue change.  

Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and More

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Peru 2019 - Paradise 🇵🇪

hectorespinosa

If you're looking for a reason to visit the South American country of Peru, this video by hectorespinosa may do the trick.  Mixing some ground footage in with spectacular aerials, it features the following locations: the archaelogical site of Ollantaytambo, about 70 km (45 mi.) northwest of Cusco; the great Incan fortress of Machu Picchu; the desert oasis of Huacachina in the coastal Ica region; the coastal town of Paracas; and Aguas Calientes, a town in the Urubamba River Valley, near Cusco. 

All around Peru by Drone

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Amazing Perú

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Take in some incredible aerial views of Peru in this phenomenal drone video by jvfilmmaker.  The video features footage from the southern mountain province of Cusco (Lake Huacarpay, Maras Salt Flats, Sacsayhuaman, Cusco City, Qoricancha, and the Mountain of Seven Colors aka Rainbow Mountain), the Miraflores district of Lima, the Festival of the Virgin Carmen in the Paucartambo province of the Cusco region, Tambopata National Reserve near Puerto Maldonado, and more.

Tour of Peru

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Peru - Flight of Apu Chin

Reuben Langdon

Working on a documentary about the native peoples of Peru, contributor Reuben Langdon put together this phenomenal collection of drone footage from the great South American nation.  The video will give you a sense of the breadth of this country, one of the most geo- and bio- diverse in the world.  You will see Andes Mountain valleys, glimpses of the vast Amazon Basin which covers parts of the country, bird's eye views of some of the marks of Peru's Pre-Columbian civilizations, and much more.   

Peru Pro Drone Reel

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REEL KAPU DRONE 2018

Kapu Drone

Check out this amazing professional drone reel from Peru, compliments of contributor Kapu Drone.  The reel demonstrates an impressive range of subject matter, ranging from landscape and city views to some shots of a dune buggy rally, a corporate event, and a large outdoor concert.  It also will show you the physical diversity of this vast South American land, with some amazing footage of the capital city Lima, the desert which runs just inland from parts of its coast, and its stunning coastal rock formations.  

Vallunaraju and Huaraz

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Perú 2017

Esteban Barrera

Esteban Barrera brought a DJI Phantom 4 drone on a trip to the Huaraz province of west-central Peru.  The video features epic footage both of the provincial capital (also called Huaraz) as well as the Cordillera Blanca mountain range which covers much of the province.  Watch the video to see his drone take off from Vallunaraju, at an elevation of about 5.7k meters or around 18.6k ft.  The Cordillera Blanca is home to Huascarán, the highest mountain in Peru which is another thousand meters (around 3.3k ft.) taller.  

Trek into Pasco's High Jungle

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Oxapampa

Niels Ahmes

Yanachaga–Chemillén National Park lies more or less right on the boundary between Andean and Amazonian Peru.  It's in the Pasco Region, which lies more or less in the geographic center of the country.  In this drone video by Niels Ahmes, you'll get to see an epic ATV trek into the park from the launching point of Oxapampa.  The town lies on the eastern side of the Pasco region.  The terrain here is referred to as the Selva Alta, which translates roughly to "High Jungle". 

Rainbow Mountain Drone Views

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Rainbow mountains by DreamFlight

Dann
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Peru's Rainbow Mountain is one of the emerging hot destinations in South America.  Variously known as Vinicunca and the Mountain of Seven Colors, it's located in the Cusco region in the south-central part of the country.  Getting close to the mountain by car involves about a three hour drive from Cusco to the trailhead, followed by a roughly six hour strenuous hike to the lookout point. It's well worth the effort though, as you'll likely agree after watching this stunning drone video by contributor Dann. 

Drone Views of Iquitos Verde

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Iquitos Verde

Niels Ahmes

Niels Ahrens created this stunning drone video of Iquitos, the de-facto capital of the Amazon Basin which covers most of eastern Peru.  It sits on the great waterway, the world's largest by water flow, just upstream from where it's joined by its Napo distributary.  For a large city of nearly 500,000, Iquitos is fantastically remote - surrounded by massive areas of rainforest, it has no road access.  It serves as the primary jumping-off point for journeys into the heart of the Amazonian jungle.  

Aerial Views of Rainbow Mountain

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Rainbow Mountain, Peru

AirVūz Official

A member of the AirVuz staff was in Peru doing some freelance work on a film project and created this video of Peru's Rainbow Mountain, one of the great natural treasures of this South American country.  Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), which only recently opened for tourism, is part of the Andes Mountain range.  It's located a bit to the south and east of Cusco, the main gateway into the Peruvian Andes region.  The mountain's fantastic coloring derives from an unusual pattern of sediment deposition.

Salt Ponds of Maras, Sacred Valley

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Salineras de Maras, Peru

AirVūz Official

Maras is one of the towns of Peru's Sacred Valley, the core of the Inca civilization which ruled here during pre-Columbian times.  Located about 40 km (around 25 mi.) north of Cusco (the principal city of the Valley), Maras is known for its salt evaporation ponds.  About 5,000 of these ponds are arrayed along a canyon north of the town.  As part of another project in the area, AirVuz Official put together this drone video of the ponds, which have been used to produce salt since Inca times and possibly earlier.   

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