PERU TRAVEL TIPS AND ADVICE

If you need practical information for navigating on the ground in Peru as a tourist or traveler, look no farther. Here you will find important travel tips for everything from your pre-visit preparations to your post-visit reminiscing. Get the scoop on what to pack, what to expect in-country, and how to stay involved with life in Peru after your visit.

There is no question that Peru has a lot to offer: culture, style, history and some of the best food you will find on the planet. With that being said (especially about the food), why wouldn’t you want to travel here? This beautiful country is filled with many things to do such as breath-taking hikes, beach days, jungle excursions, nights out, mountain climbing, salsa dancing, desert exploring, and plenty more.

Of course, there are some things that might give you a bit of culture shock. This is completely normal and happens to all of us when traveling to different lands. Don’t worry, once you recognize these differences and immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture, it becomes a way of life and you start to embrace it.

1. Getting Ready for your Trip to Peru »
2. How to Survive Your Trip to Peru »
3. Planning on a Long-Term Visit? Get the Low-down on Living in Peru »
4. When You Wish You Were Still in Peru (or) When You Wish You Were Back in Peru »

1. Getting Ready for your Trip to Peru      ↑
When to visit Peru
Avoid the tourist high season or time your visit to participate in stunning Incan ceremoniesRead more

What to bring to Peru
Don’t leave out these essentials when you pack your bag.

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Visa for Peru
Learn how to obtain and manage a Peruvian visa, hint, you most likely won’t need one.Read more
Vaccinations for Peru
Do I need them and why?Read more
2. How to Survive Your Trip to Peru     ↑
Money in Peru
Don’t get swindled! Know these fast facts for dealing with dough in Peru

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Travel costs in Peru
Avoid sticker shock, know what to expect about pricing from food to souvenirs.

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What to eat in Peru
Where to eat out in Peru and most importantly: what to eat! All about the food culture in Peru and which dishes not to missRead more
Transportation
Get from point A to point B with the locals and avoid expensive tourist rates.Read more

Communications
Stay in the loop with friends at home and abroad, learn about communication in Peru.Read more

Climate
How to dress for every Weather Channel option: blistering sun, rain, hail, thunder and lighteningRead more
Laundry
Don’t let backpacking keep you smelly forever, use laundromats to rejoin hygiene…Read more

Taxis
What is a fair price for a taxi in Peru?

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Toilets
The need-to-know essentials of using the bathroom in Peru, bring your own toilet paper!Read more
Business hours
Why is this shop/hostel/bank closed now?! Don’t get left out in the cold in Peru.

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Getting around
Tips and Tricks about Public Transport in Peru: which types of busses are there and how much does it cost?Read more

Health information
Do yourself and your friends a favor, know your questionable food items and avoid stomach illnesses.

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Night Life
Know the best places to go and how to stay safe when you’re out on the town.Read more

Shopping
Where to get the best deals or the best workmanship and quality for your souvenirs.Read more

Emergency phone
Know how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency from robbery to assault.Read more

3. Planning on a Long-Term Visit? Get the Low-down on Living in Peru     ↑
Electricity
Dealing with shortages and bills

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Taxes
Where do I pay and is there a difference for foreign residents?Read more

Telephone area codes
How to navigate the phone system in PeruRead more
Study in Peru
What to expect as a study abroad student in PeruRead more

Work in Peru
How to work legally, or illegally, in PeruRead more

Currency
How do I get the best bang for my buck when I convert to soles?Read more

4. When You Wish You Were Still in Peru (or) When You Wish You Were Back in Peru     ↑
Peru in the News
Keeping up-to-date with local and national news in Peru.

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Helping from Home
How to stay involved with organizations and causes from abroad.Read more

Peru Forums
Get in touch with like-minded travelers and stay in-touch with whats buzzing in Peru.Read more

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Inca Jungle Short Imperial to Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

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Inca Jungle Short to Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

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Inca Jungle Tour Luxury to Machu Picchu 7D / 6N

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Inca Jungle Imperial to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

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Inca Jungle Trail Classic to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

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Tambopata Tours 5 Days 4 Nights

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Created with Sketch. Vinicunca, Cusco, Peru

Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Full Day Tour

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Humantay Lake Full Day Tour

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Created with Sketch. Ancascocha, Cusco, Peru

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

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Biking

This tour is an excellent trip to have a descend expedition on bicycle.

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Rafting

Our rafting trip starts in the town of Santa Maria at 2:45 pm, starting point is the bridge at Chaullay.

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Trekking.

Impress the majesty of the area and that constant variety that accompanies you from sun to rain and vice versa in an area considered ¨Ceja de Selva¨.

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Zipline

A wonderful tour and a different way of living, trained and warm staff. They made me feel safe all the time.

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