Exploring Peru Culture
Peru, the ancient heart of the great Inca Empire, is a country with an amazing history and exciting present. Peru is located on the West Coast of South America, south of the Equator line with 80 world ecological habitats. Andean peaks surround Machu Picchu; lush tropical rainforests, Amazonian jungles, sandy beaches, arid deserts, remote farmland and fishing villages make up the Peruvian landscape. It has a diverse population, which includes the Quechua Indians (descendants of the Incas), mestizos (a blend of Indian and European), and people of Spanish ancestry.