Peru is an amazing country to explore and you can spend months discovering new places and things to do. It's home to many natural wonders among them the Amazon rainforest which contains of hundreds of endemic plants and animal species.
Capital: Lima with 10 million people
Population: 32.8 million people
Language: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Best time to visit: Dry season is between May and October and the wettest time is between November to April.
Peru is home to the highest sand dune in the world.
In South America coca leaves has been used for centuries and are often chewed or used for teas to get more focused and to help overcome high-altitude sickness.It wasn't until the 80s people realised that you could make cocaine from the leaves.
One of the most stunning man-made structures in the world, Machu Picchu can be found in Peru.