As the land of the ancient Inca Empire, Peru is one of the most exciting countries in the South American continent to embark on a linguistic stay. It shares borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile, while also touching the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. With a population of 25 million inhabitants, Peru boasts a rich cultural blend of indigenous peoples, mestizos, Europeans, Africans, Japanese, and Chinese. The country is divided into three distinct regions: the narrow Pacific coast, the Andes mountain range, and the Amazon rainforest. Peru is renowned for its impressive archaeological ruins from the Nazca, Moche, and Inca civilizations, with the most famous being Machu Picchu, which attracts visitors from around the world for both linguistic stays and leisurely visits. Despite the disappearance of these civilizations long ago, their presence is still strongly felt through the indigenous people who have preserved their ancient traditions. For example, the surroundings of Lake Titicaca are inhabited by indigenous communities with centuries-old traditions. Numerous natural reserves add to the wonderful historical backdrop of this marvelous country.
31,77 million inhabitants