Civilization in Peru is roughly 4000 years old, and the earliest monuments are approximately the same age as the pyramids in Egypt. This rich and fascinating history has drawn travelers to Peru for centuries and today, due to the beauty and mystery of Machu Pichu, it has become one of the world’s most popular destinations. The Peruvian Andes are spectacular for their vistas and a challenge for the trekkers and climbers, but surprisingly, more than half of Peru consists of Amazon jungle.

Peruvian culture is divided between the city and the mountains, and the road conditions make reaching the villages arduous. Village inhabitants are the hardy descendants of indigenous groups who lived during the time of the Inca Empire. Daily life for them is lived close to the land and the animals. They still actively seek to maintain their traditional cultural practices.