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When travelling to Peru, it is important to keep in mind some useful information and tips to make the most of your experience. Here are some recommendations:

  • Documentation: Make sure you have a valid passport with you. If you are a citizen of certain countries, you may need to obtain a visa before travelling to Peru. Check visa requirements and other necessary documents with the Peruvian embassy or consulate in your country.
  • Currency: The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN). Be sure to carry enough cash in the local currency for your daily expenses. You can also use credit and debit cards at shops and ATMs, but it is advisable to carry cash in case you find places where cards are not accepted.
  • Language: The official language of Peru is Spanish. However, in some tourist areas, especially in Cusco and other regions near archaeological sites, Quechua is spoken. It’s useful to learn some basic Spanish phrases to communicate with the locals, although you’ll find English speakers in many tourist areas.
  • Climate: Peru has a wide range of climates due to its varied geography. Before you travel, research the weather conditions in the different regions you plan to visit to pack appropriate clothing. For example, on the Peruvian coast, such as Lima, the climate is generally temperate, while in the Andean highlands, such as Cusco, temperatures can be colder, especially at night.
  • Health: Before you travel, consult your doctor or a vaccination centre for recommended vaccinations for Peru. Also, consider taking out travel health insurance to cover any health eventualities during your stay. Remember to take basic medicines and a first-aid kit with you.
  • Transport: Peru has a good transport network, including international flights, ground transport and public transport. International flights arrive mainly in Lima, from where you can take domestic flights to other cities. To get around the country, you can use buses, trains or domestic flights, depending on the distance and convenience you want to travel.
  • Safety: As in any other destination, it is important to take precautions to maintain your personal safety. Keep your valuables safe and avoid displaying them in public. Be careful with your belongings in crowded places and avoid dangerous areas, especially at night. Find out about safe areas and follow the advice of locals and local authorities.
  • Culture and traditions: Peru has a rich culture and traditions worth exploring. Respect local customs, show interest in learning about Peruvian culture and be respectful when visiting sacred sites, such as temples and archaeological sites.

These are just some general tips for your visit to Peru. Remember to do more research on the specific destinations you plan to visit, the activities you wish to do and be open to enjoying the hospitality and beauty of this wonderful country. Enjoy your trip to Peru!


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