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Things to Do in Peru

Everything You Need To Know About Your Peru Travels

Once home to the expansive Inca Empire, Peru is a favorite destination for every type of traveler. With its natural beauty, ancient Inca sites, diverse ecosystem, and outstanding cuisine, Peru is a destination of many wonders. 

Read below to learn more about some of the things to consider when booking a tour from Peru!

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“It was the best tour of my life! My best friend and I were fascinated by the diversity and beautiful nature in Peru.”

Need Peru travel advice?

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“It was the best tour of my life! My best friend and I were fascinated by the diversity and beautiful nature in Peru.”

Top Places to Visit in Peru

One of the most famous places in Peru is – without a doubt – the magnificent Machu Picchu. While this ancient citadel is a definite must-see, there are countless other places worth exploring. 

Finding a place to stay can also be a challenge. Check out some of the best places to stay in Peru!

Some of the standouts are the city of Cusco, the ancient Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek, and (of course) the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Other places worth a visit are the wonderful Peruvian Amazon Jungle and the colorful Rainbow Mountain. 

If you want to taste some traditional food, check out what the best food you can try in Peru is! You can also add some typical Peruvian drinks to your delicious meals!

Visit some of the best restaurants in Arequipa if you plan on exploring this beautiful city!

 

When Is the Best Time to Visit Peru?

Typically, winter (May to October) is the driest season, making it the preferred time for visiting Peru’s tourist attractions. It is also the best time to do the Inca Trail if you are considering this option.

The summer season (November to April) is warmer, but also experiences the most rain. Travel at this time offers certain advantages, such as greener scenery and exploring the major attractions with fewer tourists around. 

An activity you should definitely try is sandboarding in Peru!

In various parts of Peru, you can also enjoy the scenery of llamas and alpacas all around you. To learn more about them, check out what the differences between llamas and alpacas are!

 

Peru Travel Requirements 

Most tourists can stay in Peru for a period of up to 183 days. Citizens of the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union are not required to apply for a visa prior to travel. It is necessary to have a valid passport with at least one blank page available for the entry stamp in order to enter the country.

Visitors from other countries, however, may need to obtain a tourist visa before arriving in the country. For more information regarding entry requirements, contact your nearest Peruvian Consulate. 

We also recommend you to check the Peru travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic before traveling.

 

Travel Budget

Peru is a fairly inexpensive destination. If staying in one place, you may be able to get by on as little as $20 to $25 a day. This includes budget accommodation and eating at local restaurants. But because of the numerous attractions throughout the country, traveling to historic sites will add to your costs. Before heading off, make sure you have carefully planned out your Peru activities. 

Also, make sure to prepare your Peru packing list before heading off!

 

Getting Around Peru

With 5 international and 18 domestic airports, one of the best ways to travel around Peru is by plane. Buses are another popular and inexpensive option, with plenty of companies operating short- and long-distance routes. Check out our detailed post for more insights and transportation tips for getting around Peru.

You can choose whether to travel with a group. Exploor’s tours in Cusco offer small group tours in Peru!

If you want to sound like the locals and get closer to their culture, here are 20 Spanish words to know in Peru!

 

Peru Travel Tips

Although Machu Picchu altitude is at just under 8,000 feet above sea level – and lower than Cusco – it’s still sensible to acclimate your body before your visit. Learn more about how to avoid altitude sickness with our extensive article.

If you are a passionate photographer and would like to capture the moment, you should also check what the laws for using drones in Peru are!

Also, struggling to find stable wi-fi or get a SIM card in Peru can also be a problem. Read more to learn where you can find free wi-fi in Peru!

Need help navigating the best travel destinations, restaurants, and accommodation in Peru? We can help! Check out 11 things you should know before traveling to Peru!