Useful information to travel to Peru

What to bring on your trip to Peru?

Regardless of the time of year and place that is advisable to visit during your stay in Peru you bring warm clothes, baggy trousers, cotton shirts, hiking shoes, sports shoes, a good sunscreen and a hat.

INFORMATION ON WEATHER AND RAIN IN EVERY SEASON IN PERU North Coast: Sunny all year. Costa: About 3,000 km. deserts, vast beaches and fertile valleys.

And South Central Coast: warm, dry, without precipitation, cloud cover and wet area

Sierra: dry and temperate climate with wide variations in temperature during the day (between 20 ° C and 2 ° C). Highlands: Region dominated by the Andes, reaches 6,768 meters (22.204 feet) at the summit of Huascaran.

Jungle region tropical rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon, where the largest nature reserves in Peru are located. Jungle: Wet and tropical climate.

How to get on their trips to Peru?

Direct or with layovers from main world cities to the Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima. More information: By road: From Ecuador: Aguas Verdes (Tumbes) on the Pan American Road and Tina (Piura) from the city of Loja. Bolivia: Desaguadero and Kasani (Puno) from the cities of La Paz and Copacabana, respectively. Chile: Santa Rosa (Tacna) on the Pan American Highway. River access (Amazon River) to Iquitos (Peru) from the cities of Leticia (Colombia) and Tabatinga (Brazil). By lake (Lake Titicaca) from Guaqui (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru). Access leading from Guaqui to Desaguadero is terrestrial. By sea: Cruises with stopovers at the port of Callao (30 minutes from Lima). Other ports: Salaverry (La Libertad) and Chimbote (Ancash) in the north and San Martin (Ica), Matarani (Arequipa) and Ilo (Moquegua), in the south.


Most countries in Western Europe and America do not require a visa. Citizens of Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and Chile may even enter specific regions of the country presenting the identity document. The period of maximum authorized stay is 90 days. To stay for longer terms or other purposes (residence, study, research, work, etc.) previously request the corresponding visa at the Peruvian consulate.

CUSTOMS IN PERU: Consider the list of luggage exonerated from paying customs duties or published in LANGUAGES IN PERU: The official languages ​​are Castilian (80% of the population), Quechua (Andean or sierra region) and Aymara (Andean highlands of Puno). In addition, there are around 50 native languages.

You may also speak English with people who provide tourist services such as guides, staff travel agencies and lodging establishments of three, four and five stars.


The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S /.) The US dollar is accepted in some shops, restaurants and service stations at the current exchange rate. It is possible to exchange foreign currency (US $ and €) in hotels, banks and authorized exchange houses.

In the major cities there are ATMs that accept different types of card.

The major credit cards accepted are American Express, VISA, Diners and Mastercard. For use is a prerequisite to filing an identity document. The use of traveler checks is limited, so we recommend asking at the establishment if they are accepted before buying or consuming.


If you travel to the mountains to avoid altitude sickness or altitude sickness, rest on the first day of his arrival. Eat light meals and drink plenty of liquids to keep lime drops on hand. If you have heart disease, consult your doctor before traveling. We recommend you protect yourself from mosquito bites: preventive vaccination against yellow fever (10 days before), as well as insect repellant and medication. Check with your doctor before traveling. To prevent gastrointestinal infections, we recommend to be careful with raw foods. Drink bottled or boiled water and avoid eating food sold on the street.


Precautions to take in Peru are as you would with any other tourist destination in the world as not neglecting your belongings in public places or avoiding deserted places at night.

Touristic services in Peru


Accommodation options are many and varied, ranging from five star hotels to hostels, lodges and family homes authorized by the National Tourism Board. We recommend booking your accommodation in advance. Most of them have faxes and email to complete this process.


Peruvian cuisine is characterized by a variety of dishes from the coast, highlands and jungle. There are from sophisticated restaurants to those simple and cheap, where to discover this mixture of flavors. Some of the dishes are usually served intensely seasoned, so we recommend inquire before ordering.

Air Transport

There are domestic flights from Lima to major tourist destinations. Each airport charges for use of its facilities a flat rate of airport use – TUUA, which is not included in the air ticket and must be paid in cash before boarding the flight. It differs depending on the city of departure and also applies to minors.

Interprovincial buses

The inter-provincial bus service covers all destinations within the country, except for some cities in the Amazon. Different rates determine comfort level and whether the service is direct and nonstop or with stops along the way.

Car rental

In Peru they operate major car rental chains in the world. Because of the rugged terrain of the country, all-terrain vehicles (4×4) are the most popular.

To drive in Peru, bring your license, copy of your passport, vehicle documents and, if it is rented, the rental agreement. The international driving license is valid for one year.