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Recommendations for travelers

Better safe than sorry, you will find tips that will be very useful.

Important Considerations

  • 1

    If you are traveling with a companion keep half their clothes in the suitcase and the other half in your suitcase. So if a suitcase is lost, the two have clothes in the other case they have at hand.

  • 2

    Always carry a flashlight in case the electricity fails in the place where it is located.

  • 3

    If you carry too much luggage you are very likely have to make an additional payment on any airline in traveling.

  • 4

    In the accommodation, choose adjoining bedrooms for children for their safety.

  • 5

    Drink plenty of water when hiking tours where or practice adventure sports are made.

  • 6

    Take simple notes or coins to tip in hotels and / or restaurants.

While in Peru:

Visas and Immigration
  • In certain departments of Peru, it is not necessary entry visa or passport for citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, among others.

  • For the entry of foreigners must present passport, Andean Migration Card (TAM) and consular visa. These requirements vary depending on how long visitors want to stay in the country.

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Money and Credit
  • Nuevo Sol (S / 1). It is used throughout the Peruvian territory and circulates in coins of 1, 2 and 5 Nuevos Soles and bills of 10, 20, 100 and 200 Nuevos Soles. In addition to small coins of 5, 10, 20, 50 cents.

  • In most commercial establishments, most accepted foreign currency is the US Dollar (US $).

  • The credit cards best known are: Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

  • The major banks are: Banco de la Nacion, Banco de Crédito, BBVA Continental, Interbank, Scotiabank and Banco Financiero.

Flora and fauna
  • Peru has the greatest diversity of potatoes (3000), butterflies (3532), marine and freshwater fish (2000) and Orchid (3000).

  • It also has the second highest diversity of birds in the world (over 1800).

  • 84 of the 117 life zones on Earth.

  • 28 of the 32 types of climate in the world.

  • And the longest river in the world (the Amazon).

  • 13% of the Amazon rainforest.

  • 10% of all varieties of amphibians, mammals and reptiles 5%.

Cultural heritage
  • 3000 cultural festivals held each year.

  • 760 churches and convents considered cultural property by the National Institute of Culture (INC).

  • More than 400 hot springs with therapeutic and tourism.

  • 63 protected natural areas.

  • Three very different natural regions (Costa, Sierra, Selva).

  • 8 locations are and Cultural Heritage 2 are Natural Heritage.

  • 1 of the new seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.

  • More than 400 dishes, some of them distinguished and recognized worldwide.

  • 6 distinct cooking classes, defined by region.

  • The Gastronomic Capital of America