Peru, the ancient heart of the great Inca Empire, is a country with an amazing history and exciting present. Explore its beautiful landscape, framed by the Pacific Ocean, the Andean peaks surrounding Machu Picchu or the tropical rainforests of the Amazon. Get to know Peru’s diverse population, which includes the Quechua Indians (descendants of the Incas), mestizos (a blend of Indian and European), and people of Spanish ancestry. And learn more about Peru and its people through traditional festivals ad carnivals

Community activities and sports, especially soccer and volleyball are key to teen life in Peru. But for relaxing: Movies, dancing and hanging out at shopping malls, the town square or local cafés are top choices.