Peru: There's more to this nature-rich country than Machu Picchu

Lying on the western edge of South America, Peru is one of the most naturally diverse countries in the world.

Home to half of the Amazon rainforest, much of Peru’s unique ecosystem remains intact thanks to the endeavours of its people. Today, more than 1,800 species of bird, 10 per cent of the world’s reptiles, mammals and fish and even 3,500 varieties of orchid live here.

If you’re partial to a bit of adventure, Peru is a fantastic country to visit. From the craggy Andes mountains, to the verdant rainforest which covers close to two thirds of the country, there are ample opportunities for exploring . Whether you’re into trekking, climbing,

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