Travel Tips

Travel Tips


Regardless of the time of year and place you visit on your trip to Peru it is advisable to bring warm clothes, wide pants, cotton shirts, hiking shoes, sports shoes, a good sunscreen and a hat (for the sun and for the cold).


  • Always keep your personal items under your supervision and care.
  • Do not take taxis that circulate without plates or identification at night.
  • Do not change money on the street or carry large amounts of cash. Choose exchange houses.


For altitude sickness, rest the first few days and particularly avoid physical exertion; He also drinks coca tea or pills.

Hydrate properly, especially in high altitude areas and with bottled or properly treated water.

Eat food in restaurants and not in street stalls.


The energy in Peru is 220 volts and 60 cycles (except in Arequipa where the current is 50 cycles)

There is no mandatory amount for tips, it depends on the satisfaction with the service provided. A 10% of the account is considered adequate.


Peru is a country of basically free access. Most of the countries of America and Western Europe do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru, and the maximum length of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (it can not be extended). For a stay for a longer period with other objectives (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to previously request the corresponding visa to the Peruvian consulates.

To enter Peru, it is an essential requirement to present a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile can enter with their national identification document.

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Peru is in time use -5h, GMT


Peru offers 7,646 accommodations: 131,624 rooms and 229,886 beds. It is distributed in: 26 five-star hotels, 26 four-star hotels, 487 three-star hotels.

927 two stars-hotels, 411 one star-Hotels and Inns42.


14 airports equipped to receive commercial flights and 10 ready for international flights: Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Pisco, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Cusco, Trujillo, Tacna and Juliaca.


Peru’s largest port is Callao, near Lima. Other main ports are Paita, Salaverry, Chimbote and Matarani.


The sanitary conditions in Peru are good, especially in the cities. In recent years, the supply of health services has been modernized and increased, both hospitals and clinics provide adequate care, but it is always advisable to have health insurance for your trip.

There are no mandatory vaccines for entering Peru. If you want to visit the Amazon region of the country, the Ministry of Health recommends getting vaccinated against yellow fever. See more information about vaccines

The yellow fever vaccine must be administered at least 10 days before the trip to be effective. Information for travelers


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