If you are traveling to Peru, you may think about what you need or what considerations you need to think about. Well, there are many things you need to know.
While you are traveling to Peru you may need to keep communication or a translation app. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to avoid high roaming costs. In order to make a nice trip here in PeruSIM, we will show you 9 tips for traveling to Peru and enjoying the perfect trip.
1. Best time to travel to Peru
A very common question among many is “What is the best time to travel to Peru?”, the answer will depend a lot on the plans you have and the destinations you want to visit. We must know that Peru is a country that has different climates due to the territory where it is located so it is divided into three major regions, Coast, Highlands and Jungle, then the most appropriate climates if you decide to go for the:
Coast: It would be from December to March, where the weather is sunny (Summer).
Sierra: It would be from June to September, where the days are sunny (dry season without rain).
Jungle: It would be from April to December, months where the rains are reduced.
2. Entering Peru
You may wonder how to enter Peru, what do I need? Well, don’t worry, here we inform you. If you decide to visit this country you will not have many difficulties in the entrance since Peru is a country of almost free access, most of the countries of America and Western Europe do not require a tourist visa. The citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile can enter with their national identification document and if you are of another nationality we recommend you to ask in your embassy or respective consul, the length of stay granted by the Peruvian authorities is 183 days without possibility of extension and if you decide to stay in Peru for business, study, work etc. it is necessary to previously request the corresponding visa to the Peruvian consulates.
3. Safety in Peru
Peru is shown as a safe country, but as most countries have dangerous places, it is advisable if you travel to Peru is to learn a little of the places you will visit, usually all tourist destinations have police protection, but if you decide to go hiking alone should take precautions, here are some tips:
It is recommended to keep your personal belongings under your supervision and care.
Do not take cabs that circulate without license plates or identification at night.
Do not change money on the street or carry large amounts of cash. Choose money exchange offices.
4. Places to visit in Peru
Peru is a country that has several tourist destinations in each of them you can make endless excursions and tourist activities, the most popular destinations in Peru are the citadel of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the fortress of Kuelap, the ruins of Chan Chan, the Nazca Lines, the royal tombs of Sipan, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and its islands and Lima, the capital city.
5. Transportation in Peru
Peru has different means of transportation such as land, air, sea or river, these are connected to the different provinces and departments of the Peruvian territory, allowing anyone to move from one place to another.
6. What to bring for my trip to Peru
This question is also very common, it depends a lot on the destinations you want to visit, in general if you travel to Peru it would be ideal to bring several types of clothing, the climates in Peru vary greatly depending on the area in which you are, for example if you go to the coast, visit cities like Lima, Paracas or Ica is recommended to bring light clothing, such as sportswear, sneakers, swimwear, etc.. But in the months of April to November this presents low temperatures so it would be ideal to pack warm clothing such as sweaters, houses or raincoats.
If you decide to travel to the Sierra visiting cities like Arequipa, Puno or Cusco it is advisable to bring light clothes for the day as well as warm clothes for the night, the weather in these places are very changeable, it is also recommended to use sunscreen because the UV radiation in these cities is very high. But if you decide to go through the jungle, visit Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, it is recommended to wear light clothing, preferably long-sleeved polo shirts and long pants to avoid mosquito bites.
7. The currency in Peru
Peru’s currency is the sol and currently circulating coins of different denominations such as 5, 10, 20, 20, 50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 soles and bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. So if you travel to Peru and you do not have money to circulate in the country, it is recommended to change your currency either dollars or euros in exchange houses as well as in a bank. You can also use credit cards depending on the conditions of your bank.
8. Food in Peru
Another reason to visit Peru is undoubtedly its gastronomy, if you travel to Peru you will not have to worry about food, because in Peru you will find a great variety of dishes to taste, its rich gastronomy is a fusion of flavors from different countries such as Spanish, African, Chinese, Japanese and Italian, certainly a culinary mix of foods and flavors.
9. Hotels and Lodging in Peru
If you are wondering where to stay? Well, let me tell you that in Peru, according to the demand of tourists, nationals and foreigners, this service has been growing, therefore the prices of hotels and lodgings are very varied. Prices often increase depending on the place where you are. You can find lodgings that cost from 20 soles to hotels where the prices are exorbitant figures, much will also depend on the money you have available.
Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.