Peru has an incredible array of natural diversity. Thankfully, the Peruvian government has done a good job protecting important ecosystems across the country. There are 12 national parks in Peru, 3 of which are classified internationally as Natural World Heritage Sites. Visits to national parks give travelers a good chance to interact with the flora and fauna of Peru. Watch colorful butterflies glide through the forest and marvel at the competitive edge of strangler figs. Exploring a national park with a guide will help you better understand these complex ecosystems.