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PERU

Peru is one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural countries of the world. It is especially characterized by the Andes mountain range, the Amazon, the Inca and the pre-Columbian influences. Due to the different climate zones (Andes Mountains, Coast, and the Amazon rainforest) the country has a unique wildlife, flora and fauna. It is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has an incredible gastronomy. Find more detailed information about your next travel destination below!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Here you will find all everything about Peru!

Capital of Peru:Lima
Currency:Peruvian Sol S/ (PEN)
Population of Peru:33 million (in 2020)
Languages in Peru:Spanish and 47 indigenous languages, like Quechua and Aymara

Peru has a great geographic diversity and different climate zones, determined by its altitude and seasons.

  • On the coast: Summer season is from November to April and reaches high temperatures, whereas the winter is quite fresh and misty, but never cold.
  • In the Andes and Amazon there are two seasons: the dry season (from May to October) and the rainy season (from November to April). During rainy season it is not recommended to go hiking in the mountains because the rains can be quite strong and very dangerous if there are lightning bolts. In both of the regions, the weather can be changing a lot during the day, so this is why recommend to bring various clothes, warm for the fresh evenings, lighter for the sunny days, and a rainy coat.

A passport valid for six months is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a card from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Please visit the Embassy of Peru in your country for more information. We recommend you to have a travel insurance for your trip to South America.

The Sol S/ has the official currency code PEN and replaced the Peruvian Inti in 1991. The name is a return to that of Peru's historic currency, as the previous incarnation of Sol was in use from 1863 to 1985. Although Sol in this usage is derived from the Latin solidus (English: solid), the word also means "sun" in Spanish. There is thus a continuity with the old Peruvian Inti, which was named after Inti, the Sun God of the Incas.

Emergengy numbers of U.S. Embassy in Peru:

  • If dialing from Peru: (01) 618-2000
  • If dialing from the United States: [011] +51 1 618-2000

Emergency number of British Embassy in Peru:

  • If dailing from Peru: 00 51 1 617 3000.

Emergency services in Peru can be reached on the following numbers:

  • Police: 105
  • Ambulance: 117
  • Fire: 116

Calls inside Peru: 0 xxx xxx xxx

Calls from abroad: +51 xxx xxx xxx

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THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR, SHAMANIC COLCA

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SALKANTAY TREK

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DISCOVERING THE ANDEAN COMMUNITIES

  15 Days

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CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK

  4 Days

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INKA TRAIL

  5 Days

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MYSTICAL CUSCO AND LAKE TITICACA

  12 Days

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TREASURES OF THE NORTH

  10 Days

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WAQRAPUKARA EXCURSION

  1 Day

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HUMANTAY LAKE EXCURSION

  1 Day

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