The legendary lands where the Incan empire rose to power, Peru is the cultural heartland of South America. From head to toe Peru offers an endless variety of regions the natural world at every extrem. Seriously, one day we were paddling up the Amazon and two days later we were climbing glaciers in Huaraz. Not to mention classic such as the marvellous Machu Picchu. If you haven't backpacked Peru, what are you waiting for?