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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.
Marvel at Peru’s nature and culture: try the exquisite local high-level seafood cuisine and its effervescent flavors. Learn all you need to know to embark yourself on this Peruvian adventure. We invite you to read our Peru travel guide!
The former capital of the Empire of the Sun, Cusco is the jumping-off point for travelers seeking to discover Sacred Valley and the stone Inca city of Machu Picchu. Founded by the son of the Sun God (Inti), Cusco is the testimony of the greatness of the Inca Empire along with the Spanish colonial times. Explore this sacred city and travel back in time to learn all about the civilizations that inhabited Cusco. This city was originally shaped like a Puma, a native wildlife species, being its head the Sacsayhuaman fortress that you can also visit as the cherry on top of this stunning destination.
Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist attraction in Peru. There is not much left to say to describe one of the most fascinating archeological sites still standing on this planet. Located 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Cusco, this city in the clouds as it’s also known has been preserved for over 500 years attracting visitors from all over the world who travel to pay homage to this sacred Inca city. Placed deep into the Andes mountain range, is one of the few well-preserved remnants of the Inca civilization due to the Inca’s remarkable engineering feats. Was named world heritage by UNESCO in 1983. Shrouded in mystery and sacredness Machu Picchu is for sure a one-of-a-kind experience itself in the entire world.
Land of volcanoes and testimony of mixture between Spanish colonial times and indigenous culture. Arequipa is for sure a must-visit stop in your itinerary. This city also serves as the gateway to Peru’s most visited natural attraction, the Colca Canyon. The White City, as it is known, offers some adrenaline to explorers as well: go hiking or canoeing in Colca’s Valley. To top up, if you are lucky, you may get to see the majestic Condor that flies on the Peruvian skies.
Peru has the second-highest amount of rainforest: the Amazon is one of the main geographical attractions of Peru. Surrounded by the sound of the flowing river, and nature in its rawest form, the Amazon is a unique place on the entire Earth. To start your jungle adventure, the main gateways are Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado. And if looking for a truly immersive experience in the Amazon, lodges within it are available for a true adventure of a lifetime.
The Urubamba Valley, better known as Sacred Valley lies amongst the Andes, close to Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. According to recent research, this was the heartland of the Inca Empire. Nowadays you can find the colorful Urubamba Market and mingle with the Inca’s descendants. Marvel yourself with impressive views of the valley and why not go touring or hiking through some of the ancient ruins you can find like Písac and Ollantaytambo.
This city, the largest in the area, is the main gateway for travelers seeking to explore the Amazonas. Is important to remark that reaching this city is only possible by boats or planes, as by land is inaccessible. The main activities explorers choose to experience in Iquitos are butterfly farms, animal orphanages, and of course, visiting the Amazon jungle. In this Peru travel guide, you will only find encouragement to get more and more adventurous!
The capital coastal city of Peru, Lima is bursting with colorful facades and a wonderful blend of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern infrastructure. Lima’s Historic Centre of Lima, named world heritage by UNESCO, is the testimony of the colonial times when Lima functioned as the capital city of the Spanish colony in South America. Delight yourself with the most renowned restaurant in the country and try traditional Peruvian dishes – you won’t regret it!
Perú ‘s local cuisine is so much more than ceviche. Thus, get adventurous and let effervescent Peruvian flavors invade your taste! Restaurants tend to specialize their cuisine according to its location in the coastline, mountains, or jungle. This Peru travel guide is about to turn into a tasty adventure – let’s see some delicious restaurants to visit!
Gran Hotel Bolívar
Jirón de la Unión 958
If you are looking for the most popular and traditional Pisco Sour, here is where you will find it. Placed on Plaza San Martin, you can order a Pisco Sour in the bar of this classic hotel.
Antigua Taberna Queirolo
Av. San Martín 1090 Pueblo Libre
130 years old and the right place to enjoy a traditional exquisite Peruvian breakfast.
Calle Elías Aguirre 698, Miraflores
Regional Food / Grill
It is the first meat-specialized restaurant in Peru. Enjoy yourself in this sophisticated restaurant and try all its Angus meat cuts.
Hipolito Unanue 203 A 1
Cataloged in 2019 as one of the Top 20 Best Restaurants in Peru, El Mercado offers delicious Peruvian dishes: they claim every plate pays homage to Peru’s cuisine.
Pje. Lloque Yupanqui 103
Ceviche, trout with different sauces made of local ingredients will for sure be a great culinary experience. Vegetarian options are available. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian meal in this magical village.
Full House & Peruvian Cuisine
Av. Imperio de los Incas 620
Located next to the sacred Vilcanota river, delight yourself with Peruvian cuisine while enjoying a beautiful lush surrounding.
Yaku Cocina de Altura
Calle San Juan de Dios 214 Plaza Regocijo
Local Food / Latin Food
Artfully crafted, enjoy Peruvian and South American traditional dishes. Veggie and vegan food is available.
235 Calle Carmen Bajo San Blas
Vegan / Regional Food
Vegan-friendly indeed. Enjoy this plant-based restaurant of Peruvian food as they called themselves.
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!
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All travelers from all countries are welcomed to Peru!
Nevertheless, we strongly recommend checking the sanitary requirements to enter the country. Learn more here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Over 70% of Peru’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Requirements to enter Peru may include:
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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.
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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!
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).
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 72 hours before traveling
Finally, travelers younger than 12 must present no visible symptoms before boarding
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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.
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