As everywhere it is a matter of attitude and behavior. Thieves might target you only because you look like a tourist and they think that you are rich. However, if you prevent showing your valuables, and use taxis(preferably ones your hotel called for you) instead of walking a lot especially at night or in shady districts, Peru will show you its wonders in a quite secure way.
In Peru there are three different areas, the coast, the mountains, and the jungle. So your travel time always depends on what your interests are and what you want to see and do. If you would like to visit the coast, January-March would be the best, for the mountains it’s May-August and for the jungle it would be September-November.
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The currency in Peru is Nuevo Sol. In many hotels and restaurant you can even pay in Dollars or Euros. But it is always better to have the currency of the country. As it might be difficult to exchange money for Sol in your country, you can easily change it in Peru. The fares at the airport are usually higher, so it might be best to change the money at the main squares of the bigger cities like Lima and Cusco. Even so you should make sure that your bills are in good shape or otherwise they won’t accept your money. Also it is best to insist on smaller bills as many do not have change higher than for 50 Sol.
If you are a citizen of the U.S., Canada, the European Union, Australia or New Zealand, you will automatically receive a tourist visa which is valid for maximum 183 days a year, upon your arrival in Peru. Please keep in mind that your passport needs to be valid when you enter the country.
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When travelling to Peru you should make sure you are vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B and also Yellow Fever. However it is inevitable to check with your doctor or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country of origin well in advance to eliminate any risks of falling sick or being denied the entry to Peru.
Absolutely. There are several activities that are suited for adults and children alike, as for example sandboarding in the desert, discovering different types of animals and plants unique to the jungle, or visiting llama farms.
Our travel experts will gladly help you finding the perfect activities for your whole family!
In Peru the same kinds of plugs are being used as in North America(two flat prongs) at 220 Volts. So visitors from the US and Canada don’t need any adapters , however you might need converters. Make sure you check in advance.
It depends on what items you personally need but keep in mind that the lighter you pack the easier and more enjoyable it will be to get around. However you shouldn’t forget to pack some of the following units:
There are many different ways of getting to Machu Picchu, depending on how much time you have, what your budget is and what you like. Of course you can get there hiking, using one of the trails, but you can also get there by train and bus. Our travel experts will be more than happy to help you defining and planning the ideal trip for you.
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