Holidays in Peru? It sounds marvelous. Peru houses inspiring landscapes, bewitching cultures rooted in ancient history and a wealth of biodiversity. They make Peru one of the most mesmerizing and interesting destinations in South America. Certainly, your holidays in Peru will boast all of the world’s allure and splendor.
There is no need to say that a good idea must be accompanied by proper preparation to come true. This is the key to a pleasant trip… So, how to plan a trip to Peru? It can be a challenge, but if you are looking to experience a truly impressive, unbeatable and complete journey, Cusco Peru Travel will help you. We create tailor-made holidays full of marvelous insights that will make your holidays in Peru unforgettable. For this reason, we have an interesting summary of what you need to know before venturing into our wonderful country.
General advice for your holidays in Peru
It’s always helpful to have a general idea of what to expect when you travel to a new country.
Visa and passport
You might ask yourself what are the requirements for your holidays in Peru. Well, to enter the country as a citizen of the U.S., Canada, and the European Union, you don’t need to apply for a tourist visa. You only need your passport. It has to have at least six months of validity before your return date. To avoid inconveniences for your travel back, we recommend having your return ticket on hand. Besides, carry your passport always with you in case of random document checks.
*Citizens from South American countries don’t need to present their passport to enter Peru. An official photo ID will be enough.
Although Peru is a multilingual nation (home to a multitude of indigenous tongues), Spanish is the official language.
If you are planning your vacation in Machu Picchu with a tour operator, you will have the advantage of having English-speaking staff (or maybe another language). But if you are away from the tourist hotspots or if you want to mix with the locals, you won’t find many English speakers. You can try to learn the basics before your holidays in Peru. It will help you with any language barriers you may encounter.
We recommend changing your money to local currency once you arrive at the airport before your journey experience officially begins.
Peru’s currency is “Sol”. ATMs, currency convertors and banks are located within tourist locations, but keep in mind that in remote areas they aren’t easily accessible. Major credit cards are widely accepted and even some establishments accept US dollars and Euros.
Besides, Cusco Peru Travel recommends checking the fees for overseas ATM withdrawals with your bank.
Electricity and voltage
Both the electrical current and the plug outlets in Peru may be different from other countries in the world.
In Peru, there are two electrical outlets: Type A and Type C. Type A are commonly seen in much of northern Peru (US and Canada as well) while Type C in most of southern Peru. But the whole country runs on 220-volt currents.
So, if you don’t want to burn out your electronic devices or appliances, take into consideration an adaptor and a voltage converter among the things you need to pack for Peru.
Have you ever heard “better to be safe than sorry”? This is exactly what we recommend for your holidays in Peru. In spite of no travel insurance is needed to enter our country, purchase one is ideal. Unquestionably, having one will give you the peace of mind if any unexpected incident arises.
If you plan to travel to the jungle, we highly recommend getting a yellow fever vaccine at least two weeks before starting your trip. Besides, don’t forget about the altitude in the Andes. The altitude sickness symptoms (dizziness, fatigue, headache, etc.) appear at around 2,400 meters above sea level due to the lack of oxygen. So, take the proper precautions.
Despite water in Peru is potable, the tap water is not recommended for drinking. Purified bottled water is easily available almost everywhere. Some hotels have water purification systems in place.
Cusco Peru Travel considers that one of the most important things to bring along on your holidays in Peru is an optimistic mindset and a positive attitude. Your travel attitude is your state of mind. It’s your patience when you have had a taste of bad luck. It’s your level of comfort in a different style of life. In other words, it’s everything. It will only bring benefits to your travel experience.
After reading this, you are going to gear up to explore Peru! Peru has it all, literally. From extreme outdoors activities to gastronomical adventures and cultural experiences. It offers only awe-inspiring experiences in every sense of the word. Without a doubt, Peru is exactly what every traveler is looking for.
Peru has many wonders waiting for you to be discovered. Here in Cusco Peru Travel, our speciality is to make your trip an outstanding experience, fill-in this form and let your tailor-made luxury Peru vacation begin.