To visit Peru is to get in touch with an amazing culture, with people capable of teaching you the best of themselves in any circumstance, with landscapes that generate emotions, experiences that you will never forget in your life.
It is a bit difficult to explain in words what it means to be in Peru, whether you are in Lima eating that cebiche, in Ica doing the tubular buggies ride and sandboarding, in Arequipa visiting the colca Canyon, in Puno spending a night on the island los Uros & Taquile, in MachuPicchu just when the cloud forest clears and the bright sun hits your face, among these destinations.
We invite you to visit our fascinating destinations and with the help of our guides you will be able to organize and schedule of your dream holiday.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Lima is the capital of Peru, here you can do, make different activities.
LANGUAGE: The most widely spoken language is Spanish.
CURRENCY: The Sol (S/) is the official currency of Peru and one US dollar is equivalent according to the exchange rate.
The US dollar is accepted in many commercial establishments, restaurants, hotels and service stations.
DOCUMENTS: To enter Peru it is an indispensable requirement to present a valid passport, which does not expire before 6 months from the date of your trip.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO PERU
Peru is one of the countries with the greatest diversity of climates in the world due to its location and size, the time from March to November is the most appropriate to travel to Peru, considering that:
- The rainy season is from March to November, with slightly higher temperatures.
- The dry season is from April to October with low temperatures.
Its food stands out for its variety, originality of flavors and colorful dishes. Its exquisiteness is the result of a fusion of cultures, based on its roots, with millenary recipes, dishes fused with other cultures and a truly unique seasoning.
Moreover, as it is a vast country, its gastronomy varies a lot depending on the region you are in: coast beach, Andes mountains or jungle.
It is a distinction awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council to tourist destinations and tourism service providers that comply with the health protocols designed by the World Health Organisation (OMS).
Its importance is that it seeks to ensure that tourist destinations are recognized as safe and of high quality at both international and national level, in order to give travelers confidence and guarantee their safety.
If you are planning a trip, check HERE the measures you should take into account to have a responsible and safe trip.
WHAT TO VISIT IN PERU
Peru fascinates travellers with its great biodiversity and millenary cultural heritage.
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Cloud forests and moorlands with privileged microclimates welcome you to a department where history and nature are at their best, and this is Chachapoyas.
Discover in Amazonas imposing landscapes, an enviable flora and fauna and find in each of its architectural structures, such as the enigmatic citadel of Kuélap, and its mysterious tombs and sarcophagi, the gocta waterfalls, Chachapoyas has a lot to offer:
know the best excursions to travel to Chachapoyas HERE.
Guarded by the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountains as a backdrop, the small Peruvian city of Huaraz is a paradise for nature lovers, and is situated in the Callejón de Huaylas valley.
In Huaraz you will find yourself at an average altitude of 3,090 m.a.s.l. and at more than 4,000 m.a.s.l. when you go to the mountains and lagoons.
In the city of Huaraz there are very popular natural attractions. There are several to choose from, now we will start with the most visited and with the best opinions: the Pastoruri Glacier, the Chavin Ruins, the 69 Lagoon and the Llanganuco Lagoons.
Huaraz has a lot to offer:
Check out the best excursions to travel to Huaraz HERE.
Trujillo is a city located on the north coast of Peru, famous for the pre-Inca archaeological sites that are located in its surroundings. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring“, it has a warm, pleasant climate and a very welcoming and hospitable atmosphere.
It is famous for the beautiful colonial architecture that can be appreciated in the centre of the city, Trujillo has a beach area called Huanchaco.
With an immense architectural richness, it possesses diverse museums and dazzling urban environments visit:
- The citadel of Chan Chan – the largest adobe city in pre-Hispanic America.
- Huacas del Sol and Huacas de la Luna. – They are part of an archaeological complex recognised as a Moche sanctuary.
- Huaca of the Dragon. – Known as Huaca del Arco Iris, it is an adobe pyramid.
- Caballitos de totora in Huanchaco. – This is an old fishing village, which preserves the use of the caballitos de totora, a typical boat of the ancestral Moche and Chimu cultures. The beach of the same name is located there, which is one of the most popular in the Peruvian north.
Find out about the best excursions to travel to Trujillo HERE.
In Lima, history and innovation are intertwined. The whole city is a mix of architecture, traditions and art from different times and cultures. There are so many things to do in Lima like, visiting the Parque del Amor-love park, visiting the magical circuit of the waters or going on gastronomy tours, visiting the archaeological centre of Pachacamac and the huaca Pucllana.
Check out the best excursions to travel to Lima HERE.
Due to its proximity to Lima, the capital of Peru, Ica is one of the ideal getaway destinations: it is located approx. 4 hours from the city of Lima and has countless fun activities for travellers who venture into its territory.
Ica have enormous deserts dunes protect the cultural and historical legacy of ancient civilizations, as well as the Oasis of Huacachina, which looks like something out of a movie or a fairy tale.
In Ica there are many beautiful beaches with refreshing waters, Like the Paracas National Reserve, it is also the habitat of beautiful species of wildlife, which are eager for you to visit them.
Check out the best excursions to travel to ICA HERE.
Known as the white city, where you can find history, adventure, amazing landscape, wildlife, gastronomy, art and much more.
In Arequipa the countryside awaits you, so you will see, appreciate the modern city from its outskirts, which still preserve traditions and ancient locations, in the viewpoints of Yanahuara, Sachaca or Carmen Alto, here you will see, appreciate the fabulous scenery that this white city offers for you.
If you want a little more adventure, you can go trekking in the Colca Valley. The final destination will always be the majestic Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, where you can see, appreciate the king of the skies of the Peruvian Andes: the majestic condor.
Find out the best excursions to travel to Arequipa HERE.
It is a city full of attractions and charms, and it is a home of Lake Titicaca, from where, according to legend, the children of the Sun, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, emerged from its waters to civilise the masses, venerate the Sun God and found the powerful Inca Empire.
Puno is full of mysticism and millenary history, where its people will enchant you, its climate will strengthen you and its attractions will make you fall in love.
Did you know that in Puno everything is related to the history of ancient Peru, that from which the first civilizations emerged, and that still preserve their teachings and practices today: we invite you to visit this beautiful city.
In Cusco, every corner is full of history, because the ancient capital of Peru (during the Inca Empire), still maintains vestiges of what was the most important power of this ancient civilization.
The millenary history is breathed in every step you take through the streets of its towns, which seem to have stopped in time. Its people, who are plagued with so much mysticism that you will never want to leave.
The city of Cusco offers many activities and tourist attractions. Undoubtedly, the most visited tourist attraction is Machu Picchu. However, you can also visit other archaeological sites (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Sacsayhuaman, Qoricancha), do adventure sports (canoeing, cycling, trekking, mountain climbing) and much more.
Learn about the best excursions to travel to CUSCO HERE.
Puerto Maldonado is located in the southeast of Peru, it keeps nature in its purest state. Trees that embrace each other, while herds of monkeys run through them swiftly. And when you appreciate this unique spectacle, you hear in the background the melodious song of the macaws that nest in this area.
Undoubtedly one of the attractions of Puerto Maldonado, is the Tambopata Natural Reserve (Lake Sandoval), the monkey island, the parrot clay lick and others.
Once installed in this city, take the opportunity to learn a little of its history, you should not miss on your list to visit the Mirador de la Biodiversidad, the Tambopata Butterfly Tambopata, the Exhibition Hall of Archaeology, and typical Amazonian dresses of the Ministry of Culture, located a few minutes from the center of the city.
Learn about the best tours to travel to Puerto Maldonado HERE.