A staple in Latin America, Peru is a very welcoming country where you’ll get to discover many beautiful places.
We know what you’re imagining … Peru equals colorful clothes ! That’s true but it’s not the only interesting thing about the country of Llmas.
Enjoy a lovely little Guinea pig … No don’t leave ! I was kidding (well not really but they are supposed to be really tasty !). If you don’t want to do that, you can also take a picture that will be you’re best screen wallpaper ever : in front of the Machu Pichu.
Go for a canoe ride on the rivers and admire the unique landscape of the Andes.
Traveling in Peru won’t be the most restful but you will come home with millions of stories to tell your friends and family and many unique experiences in your mind.
Ready for adventure ? Let’s go !
There are many national holidays all year long :
We speak Peruvian !
Before going, you need to know that Peruvian is not a language .. But Spanish is and it is the official language, so for those who took Spanish in high school, it’s your time to shine !
But don’t worry, English is widely spoken across the touristic places.
Spanish 101 !
The official currency is Nuevo Sol (PEN). Better get a money converter on your phone so you can manage your expenses more easily.
If you need to exchange your cash money, there are many exchange offices in big cities, but you can also exchange your money in Peruvian banks. Credit/debit cards are accepted most of the time, mainly Visa and Master Cards. Be sure to warn your bank that you are traveling so that they won’t block your card for suspect abroad transactions.
Traveling in Colombia is best by bus but a car will be faster and allow you to have more independence.
To rent or drive a car you will need to be at least 25 years old and have had your driver’s licence for over a year. You will also need your passport and your credit/debit card.
If you were wondering what side the steering wheel is on, it’s on the left side and Peruvians drive on the right side of the road. But be careful, people do not really care about driving rules/ regulations !
Our itineraries were made to fit traveling by bus and/or plane because it is much easier to get around like that than by car, mostly because of the very long distances between steps.
– Latam (about 380 PEN/flight)
– Taca (from 513 PEN/flight)
– StarPerú (from 76 PEN/flight)
– Peruvian (from 171 PEN/flight)
If you need to join / go to you embassy while in Peru, go to this website for the address, phone number, email address and website : https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/peru
In case of emergency, call :
Here are different platforms to book your trip from.
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