Peru

One thing is for sure: if you visit Peru, you won’t leave the same way you arrived. This Peru travel guide has everything you need: from historical and unique archeological sites, mystery-shrouded cities, imposing mountain ranges, and lush jungles to sacred valleys and millenary traditions. You won’t discover Peru, Peru will help you discover yourself. 

 

Located in South America, its populations arise up to more than 32.000.000 people whose mother tongue is Spanish in its Peruvian version (with a slight difference in pronunciation and words from Spain). Its currency is the Sol and its capital city is Lima. This country is home of Machu Picchu sacred city located 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) above sea level, nestled in the Andes Mountains. Natural wonders are countless in Peru: Andes mountain range, Amazonas’s jungle landscapes, Pacific ocean outstanding views, Inca’s archeological sites. 

Attractions
Attractions

Attractions

Eating & Drinking
Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

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Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice

Is Peru travel safe

Peru is ready to host your next adventure! Travelers are positive when it comes to recommending other travelers to visit Peru. Locals are thrilled to receive visitors from all over the world, and in main tourist attractions, you won’t have a hard time communicating in other languages like English.

Sanitary measures are detailed before arrival, so as long as you do follow them you can be sure that your trip to Peru is going to be one of a lifetime!

If still in doubt, you can learn more about it here.

Who can travel to Peru

All travelers from all countries are welcomed to Peru! 

Nevertheless, we strongly recommend checking the sanitary requirements to enter the country. Learn more here.

What airlines travel to Peru

The main airport is Jorge Chavéz International Airport located 10 kilometers (6 miles) away from Lima, the capital city of Peru.

Here are some of the airlines that fly to Peru:

Delta, American Airlines, Interjet, JetBlue, LATAM Airlines, British Airways, United, Korean Air, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Avianca Airlines, Copa Airlines, Aeromexico, KLM, Iberia, Air France, Air Europa, GOL.

How to travel Peru

Located in South America, the best way to travel to Peru is traveling by airplane. 

Once you arrive in Peru you will find several domestic flights to connect with other Peruvian destinations as well. However, if you are into trains, you can also catch a ride in the panoramic train from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

Why travel to Peru

Peru is the destination to restore your bond to Mother Nature’s power and magic. If you are looking for a truly life-changing experience within South America’s mighty jungle and mountain ranges, Peru is your call. Take a peek into Peruvian culture through its unique local cuisine, and completely immerse yourself into Inca’s civilization history and tradition. 

Prepare your mind and soul for adventure yourself into Peru’s magic, which should be on every explorer’s bucket list!

When to travel to Peru

Winter is the best time to visit Peru since it’s the dry season. It goes from May to September/October.

It is not advisable to travel during the Summer season (November/December to March/April) as it’s the rainy season.

Peru travel for US Citizens

US Citizens have not required a visa or quarantine upon arrival. The Jorge Chavez International Airport is open and international flights to the United States are available.

For further information click here.

Peru Travel and Covid

Over 70% of Peru’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Requirements to enter Peru may include:

  • Complete the electronic health sworn statement
  • Showcard of complete vaccination calendar. Otherwise, you must present a negative PCR Test.

You can find updated information here

The use of the KN95 mask in public roads and closed rooms. This is mandatory. Also, you can use a 3-fold surgical mask with a second overlapping.

(Updated to: 9/8/2022)

Travel Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina

Looking for a truly life-changing adventure, huh?  

Explore South America’s natural hidden gems and discover its best-kept secrets – the best rewards are for the most intrepid explorers!

In this 18-day tour, you will start visiting Chile’s and Argentina’s capital cities. Get stunned by skyscrapers and top-ranked local cuisine restaurants. Imposing waterfalls and cascades will join you in Iguazú Falls. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is waiting for you: sunbathe at white-sand beaches and pristine waters. Peru and its sacred city, Machu Picchu await. Wonder through this archeological site shrouded in mystery and Inca’s history and culture.

Ready for your adventure? The best is yet to come!

Travel Peru electricity

Most devices in North America are 110 volts but Peru’s electrical plugs are 220 volts. Thus, make sure to bring an adapter with you: the more typical Peru electrical plug entrances are for Type A (2 parallel right-angled slits), Type B (2 parallel slits and a round entrance), and type C (2 round entrances).

Peru travel entry requirements

All travelers are welcomed as long as they follow these few steps:

First, sign an affidavit before entering.

Second, all travelers older than 12 should present a fully vaccinated program (the second dose inoculated 14 days before traveling). However, for non-vaccinated passengers, a negative PCR test took 48 hours before traveling

Finally, travelers younger than 12 must present no visible symptoms before boarding.

You can find further information here.

(Updated to: 9/8/2022)

Travel Peru Machu Picchu

The perfect time of the year to travel to Machu Picchu is during the dry season, meaning between May and October. 

To visit this sacred city, you can fly to Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and here is where your adventure begins. There are two main ways to get to Machu Picchu:

For a more immersive experience trip to Machu Picchu, you can take a 3-hour ride train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu closest village). On the other hand, you can mix bus and train: you can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo (the most popular station for tourists) and catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The best part is to enjoy wonderful panoramic views as the train is designed with crystal windows and roofs for you to enjoy a 360° view of the Peruvian jungle.

 

The Inca Trail

Classified as one of the most impressive trails, the Inca Trail (or Camino del Inca in Spanish) is a 4 to 5-day walking journey to get to Machu Picchu. This trail is legendary: was designed and used by the natives Incas. Many sections rise to 13,700 ft, and the view, every step of the way, is a jaw-dropping experience itself.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Peru

We are committed to several sustainable projects in order to provide a memorable journey to our explorers preserve nature and respect the local communities we partner with.

 

Compensation of CO2 Emissions

  • In Partnership with South Pole through the Adventure Travel Association, we are the first travel company in Argentina to compensate for all the CO2 emissions you’ll make during your trip when traveling by land.

 

 Plant a tree

  • In Partnership with Reforestarg, we stand against deforestation, planting and donating trees in damaged zones of Patagonia (consequence mainly of forest fires) helping at the same time to compensate our carbon footprint
  • You can volunteer yourself on “tree-planting ceremonies” (can be arranged at specific destinations in your itinerary) or you can also donate a native tree for each passenger who travels to Patagonia.
  • We plant trees to compensate for our CO2 Emissions and so far, between 2018 and 2020 we sowed 60.660.550.

 

Plastic Free

  • We decided to encourage our local operators and travelers to bring their own reusable bottles and gear to reduce this impact. Also, in our offices, we apply this plastic-free philosophy!

 

Say Hueque’s Offices

  • We collect and recycle non-reusable batteries.
  • Nearly 60 people work in our offices, and we all decided to bring reusable bowls to have lunch.
  • We compost! Reduce waste, please

 

Local Community

  • We are committed to helping our travelers connect with locals and encouraging local businesses by working with local transportation, restoring, and accommodation companies.

 

Climate Emergency Declaration & Future of Tourism

  • We have signed the initiative of the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency, and also the Guiding Principles of Future of Tourism, a group of six NGOs that work together to promote a new consciousness on the change our industry needs.

 

Sustainability tips

Useful tips to be a responsible traveler:

  • Take your reusable bag when you go shopping.
  • Choose to consume local products from artisans and small producers.
  • Use a bike or walk to explore the city, it is healthy and reduces carbon footprints.
  • When you go on an excursion, ask for food without plastic wrap.
  • Don’t leave trash in nature.
  • Take a reusable bottle with you.
  • Don’t feed native wildlife.
  • Use rechargeable batteries.