• Background info
  • Culture Peru
    In Peru it is customary to start with a greeting and to inquire about someone’s well-being. You will often hear "Buenos dias, como esta? ". On meeting and parting, men and women give a short ...
  • Food and drinks Peru
    Food: In Peru, the main meal of the day is lunch (almuerzo). Breakfast (desayuno) tends to be light, even though the majority of hotels and restaurants serve desayuno Americano as well. Generally, Peruvians eat their ...
  • Landscape Peru
    Peru offers a huge variety of cultural and geographical possibilities for the traveller. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Peru is Inca. The Inca civilization definitely is South-America’s best-known and studied ...
  • Background Info Peru
    Peruvian architecture has two different styles: Spanish and Inca. Upon arrival in Peru, you will be amazed by the very typical Spanish architecture of the splendid buildings around the Plaza de Armas, Lima’s most prominent ...
  • Population Peru
    Peru has around 28 million inhabitants. The population of Peru is mainly a mixture of Indians and “mestizos” (descendants of Indias and Spaniards). In addition, there are some important communities as Chinese and Africans. The ...
  • Tipping Peru
    The basic pay of hotel and restaurant staff that make life agreeable along the way by cooking, making the beds, etc. is meagre at best. You may not have a ready solution for the poverty ...
  • Weather and climate Peru
    Climate: There are two seasons: a dry season, running from May through September and a rainy season, between October and April. Although, it is only in January that the real rain starts, January and February ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Peru
    Take it easy for the first day in Peru. Take the time to recover from the flight, get used to the different climate, culture and country. Let it slowly work its magic on you. The ...
  • Electricity Peru
    In Peru the electric energy is 220 volts but in many 4 and 5 star hotels you can find 110 volts too. Power cuts occur now and then. In that case, hotels usually produce candles ...
  • Health Peru
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our travellers in South America. Those who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare do not usually run into health problems. Food and drink: ...
  • Information for people at home Peru
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide those picking ...
  • Luggage and clothing Peru
    On this trip we will stay in high places. Bring along warm clothing, such as a fleece sweater or jacket. By day, it will be mostly sunny, so thin, cotton clothes and shorts are indispensable ...
  • Money Peru
    The amount of spending money suggested, is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, local airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your ...
  • Photographs Peru
    Peru is an extremely photogenic country. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to be photographed. The photographing or (video) filming visitor should realize that they cannot intrude into people’s lives without being asked. Always ask permission first ...
  • Safety Peru
    Theft does occur in the cities. A simple method to avoid pickpockets is to store money and important documents close to your body, ideally in a money belt. Have some pocket money ready, so you ...
  • Time differences Peru
    The time in Peru is GMT - 7 hours. ...
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