QUICK Travel GUIDE to Peru
- Hello in Spanish: Hola 'o-la'
- Power voltage: 220V/60hz; Power sockets A, B & C
- Best time to go: June-September (Winter Time)
- currency: Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN) and is around 1 PEN for 0.33 USD
- Most countries do not need a visa
PERU TRAVEL TIPS
- You cannot flush toilet paper in Peru as it will disrupt the plumbing, and flood your bathroom. Dispose of toilet paper in the bin beside the toilet. Carry rolls of toilet paper with you
- Drink bottled water only (say "sin gas" for regular bottled water)
- Carry small change instead of large notes. Restaurants and stores often have trouble changing larger notes, particularly in the smaller cities
- Drink plenty of water if at high altitude. See my guide on how to prevent altitude sickness for more details.
- Take motion sickness medication if you are traveling by road. Roads and driving is notoriously bad in Peru.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN PERU
- travel to Machu Picchu
- hike the Inca Trail (or at least part of it)
- spend two days in Lima, Peru's capital city
- pig out and eat everything in the delicious country of Peru
- visit the beautiful city of Arequipa and it's volcanoes
- explore Cusco, the Inca Empire
- see the largest and highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca in Puno
BLOG POSTS ABOUT PERU
Peru is one of the most incredible countries you could visit - it's ever changing landscape, friendly people, and interesting history and blended cultures. The food is also a major draw factor. Peru has some of the best cuisine on the continent. In this edition of EAT THE WORLD, I made Lomo Saltado from Peru.
A list of all the things you should see and do in the beautiful city of Arequipa in Peru. Explore all there is to see in Arequipa, Peru.
A review of the Contiki Inca Panorama tour to Peru and Machu Picchu, including tips and advice for Contiki tours to Latin America
There are many delicious things to eat in Peru. Here is my guide on what to eat in Peru and where to go to eat it.
Most people skip Lima on their way to the magical Machu Picchu. This guide will help you figure out what to do in 48 hours in Lima, and why you shouldn't necessarily skip this capital city.
When a foodie goes to Peru.... she eats her way across the country!
A photographic journal of my one-day Inca Trail hike to the magical lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu
A guide to preventing altitude sickness when traveling to Peru - what you need to do to not get sick!
With my trip to Peru on the way, it was time to check out some Peruvian cuisine at Victoria's in Lantana, Florida.
Check out my Peru Itinerary for November 2014, with Contiki.... I am going on the Inca Panorama!