Adventure in Machu Picchu

Emma, our favorite curious explorer, is headed to Peru to explore the ancient Inca city of Macchu Picchu.

Peru is the third largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina. It is made up of a variety of landscapes, from mountains and beaches to deserts and rain forests. Most people live along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, where the capital, Lima, is located.

The world's largest rain forest, the Amazon, covers nearly half of Peru. Called the selva in Spanish, this huge jungle, which also covers half of Brazil, is home to plants and animals that do not live anywhere else on Earth. Some scientists think there may even be Indian tribes there that have never seen the outside world.

Let's Get Ready for Our Trip


Emma received a postcard from Peru. Her friend was taking care of a llama named Fred... but Fred is missing! Can Emma find him?

She grabs her Journey Journal, her backpack of supplies, and she's ready to go! Click the video to travel with her, then come back her for more fun.

Can you make your own Journey Journal?

Peru 101

Peru is a country in South America.

Over half of it is covered by the Amazon Rainforest.

Peru is a very old country. The earliest inhabitants arrived there about 15,000 years ago. Societies emerged on the west coast more than 5,000 years ago and began to spread inland. These included the ChavĂ­n, the Moche, and the Nasca.

One of the most important Peruvian cultures was the Inca, who lived in Peru around 600 years ago. Their capital, Cusco, is still a major city today. The Inca also built Machu Picchu, a famous and mysterious ancient city in the Andes. They thrived for centuries before being conquered by the Spanish in 1532.

Can you spot the animal in the Peruvian flag?

Llama's Favorite Books about Peru

Yes, Llamas read. Here is a link to their favorite books (and a few other fun llama items)

Llama Creativity Project

Let's make something super duper cool to show our family and friends. You pick one!

Llama, Llama....

Congratulations, Explorers!

You're an expert on Peru.