# Describe an exciting place in your country that not many tourists get to
You should say
- Where it is located
- Why it is interesting
- What you can do there
- Why are a few people go there
I’m going to tell you about one of the hidden gems of Peru, Rainbow Mountain or the “Mountain of Seven Colors”. First, let me give you some background. Sadly, it just became visible a few years ago due to global warming. In previous years, it was covered in snow, which has since melted. So, as it was recently discovered, it’s not often known about nor visited by tourists. Moreover, it isn’t an easy task to trek through the Andes at high altitude, so it wouldn’t be feasible (possible) for everyone to do.
It is tucked into (within) the Andes mountains, about 3 hours from the city of Cusco. You can access it by taking a vehicle from Cusco to a certain point, in which you then trek about 4 hours to the mountain range. Along this trek, you pass by secluded Andean villages, open fields of alpacas and llamas, and impressive snow-covered mountain ranges which are fascinating to me. Although the Rainbow Mountain is the highlight, I enjoyed the
entire trek due to this scene as well. Anyway, as you are trekking along this breath-taking landscape, you suddenly start to catch a glimpse (see) of a rainbow-colored mountain range. As you get closer, you can observe the seven different colors of the mountain, formed by mineral layers. It is a must-see!
Once you arrive there, the favorite activity is to have a picnic lunch while basking in this fantastic scenery as well as taking a rest, and of course, selfies! It can even be challenging to get the exact shot that you want due to all the photographs being accepted at this point. However, all in all, it is truly a unique site, and very worth the arduous (difficult) journey there.
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
What type of tourist sites are popular in your country?
Wow, it’s hard to sum it up (describe)! Peru has everything from beaches, mountains, valleys cities, small towns, floating islands, even a dessert! As I’m from the Andean region in Peru, there are a variety of natural sites for tourists, as well as Cusco, the former Inca capital still productive with Spanish architecture. Most importantly, we are near Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. Apart from this, there are many mountain ranges, turquoise-colored lakes, several-day-long treks, and attractive indigenous villages to visit and see their textiles. All in all, Peru is very rich in culture and nature.
What type of solutions can governments do to prevent pollution in tourist sites?
Good question! This is a growing problem, as eco-tourism is on the rise. Firstly, they need to set a limit on visitors and vehicles and enforce it strictly. For example, as the number of visitors to Rainbow Mountain is not being monitored, the land is quickly being exploited (used for personal benefits). More than just that, the number of vehicles transporting people to this area is causing pollution.
Moreover, the government should limit construction near natural sites, as this causes the air to become unclean. Lastly, they must set strict littering laws and enforce them to make sure that the land and water doesn’t become tainted (dirty; polluted).
What type of advantages of visiting less public places?
In my opinion, visiting less known places is even better than the best- known ones. As I’m not into large crowds, I very much prefer the relaxation of being able to wander (wander) around without selfie sticks and tourist groups pushing their way past me. Moreover, I think you can have a more authentic experience this way. Furthermore, I believe you can meet more genuine locals this way, as places with a high concentration (high numbers in one place) of tourists tend to attract ripping off (charging a higher price), scams, or pick-pocketing (stealing when you aren’t paying attention).