Peru, officially known as the Republic of Peru, is a country located on the West Coast of South America, surrounded by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. In ancient times, Peru was home to some of the oldest cultures in the world, including the Inca's until the Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. This mix of cultures has resulted in an extensive variation in their exceptional aspects of life, like cuisine, art, and music.
Peru is full of scenes we believe to be quintessentially Southern American. Forgotten temples, jungle trails ensnared by vines, llamas sitting atop a mountain, and some of the friendliest locals you'll ever meet. Peru's geography varies from the tropical jungles of the Amazon to the snow covered peaks of the Andes and the parched plains on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Smouldering volcanos, flocks of radiantly coloured birds and giant sand dunes will fill your memory card. Remember to pack spares!