Traditional music and dance, such as the marinera and huayno, are also integral parts of Peruvian culture.

Peru is characterized by its diverse geography, encompassing coastal deserts, Andean mountain ranges, and the vast Amazon rainforest. It shares borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile.

The Andes Mountains run through the center of the country, with peaks reaching over 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) in elevation. 

The Pacific Ocean borders Peru to the west, offering stunning beaches along its coastline.

Peru has a rich cultural heritage that predates the Inca civilization. It was home to several ancient civilizations, including the Norte Chico, Moche, and Nazca cultures.

Peru’s culture is a vibrant blend of indigenous, European, African, and Asian influences.

The country’s diverse population includes indigenous Quechua and Aymara peoples, as well as mestizos (mixed-race), Afro-Peruvians, and immigrants from Asia. 

Peru is renowned for its rich culinary tradition, with dishes such as ceviche, lomo saltado, and causa gaining international acclaim.