Frequently Asked Questions About Traveling to Peru

We ask for your passport or identity card, with which it will travel to Peru.

NOTE: Your document must be valid with a minimum of 6 months before entering Peru.

It is with these data that we make all reservations, in addition to the purchases of all your tickets, as appropriate and entering Peru.

Peru has international agreements, with the some countries, to which the passport is not required, if they can enter Peru only with their DNI or Identity Card, there are 8 countries which are:

  • Colombia.
  • Ecuador.
  • Bolivia.
  • Argentina.
  • Brazil.
  • Chile.
  • Paraguay.
  • Uruguay.

These countries do not need a passport, they only enter with their DNI or Identity Card.

Note: All the documents requested to enter Peru, it is mandatory that they have a minimum validity of 6 months, before your trip to Peru.

We request a photo of the passport or document with which you will travel to Peru, please this document must be valid for at least 6 months before its expiration, this requirement is mandatory for you to enter Peru.

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The main cities of Peru, Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco, are very safe cities for tourism, therefore it is necessary to always carry your original documents with you.

In addition, especially in Cusco, it is necessary to present the original documents to enter a tourist place, or take a tourist service.

You must go to a tourist police station, which is located in the city that you lost your documents, there you will put a “Police Report” for the loss of your document, at the police station they will ask you to make a payment in the Banco de la Nación, so that they can give you a loss document and with this document you can continue your journey.

This complaint is made in person by the person who lost your documents, plus a tip, it is always better to have a copy of your document or a photo.

They will only ask for your vaccination documents, against Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B, as long as you enter the cities of Amazonas, Loreto, San Martin, Ucayali, Junín and Madre de Dios.

Yes, we have super special rates for children and students, which is distributed in this way:

  • 0 – 2 years: Infant.
  • 2 – 10 years: Child.
  • 11 – 17 years: Student.
  • 18 – 24 years: University students (you must have a physical card from your university – send photo to be reviewed)

At the end of the reservation procedure, with the pre-payment made by you, we will send you some service vouchers, where all the services to be provided with the inclusions and non-inclusions will be detailed, vouchers of your hotels (as applicable) which guarantees your reservation.

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Here in Peru, we use the Sol currency, this currency circulates nationwide. I recommend that you make your changes from your currency to local currency, there are many exchange houses.

Coins of the Peruvian Sol:

There are 6 coins, which are: 0.10 Cents – 0.20 Cents – 0.50 Cents – 1.00 Sol – 2.00 Soles – 5.00 Soles.

All these coins will serve you to make all your purchases, it is more to tip. Here you can see all the coins of the Peruvian currency on the front and back of each coin.

Monedas de Peru

Banknotes of the Peruvian Sol:

There are 5 types of banknotes, of the following denominations: S /. 10.00 Soles – S /. 20.00 Soles – S /. 50.00 Soles – S /. 100.00 Soles – S /. 200.00 Soles.

The S /. 10.00 Soles – S /. 20.00 Soles and S /. 50.00 soles, are the most circulated banknotes in Peru, which you will always use, to use any in any trade.

Know the banknotes (front and back):

Billetes de Peru 10, 20 y 50 soles

There are also bills of higher denomination: S /. 100.00 Soles – S /. 200.00 Soles.

They are tickets to make purchases or payments of greater quantity, with respect to the denomination of S /. 200.00 Soles, it is not recommended that you have, because it is difficult to receive you in stores, due to the low circulation and it is difficult to get change, for any payment you make.

Know the banknotes (front and back).

Billetes de Peru 100 200 soles

The official language is the Spanish language, where it is spoken throughout the Peruvian territory.

But nevertheless there are still some places where Quechua (in Cusco) and Aymara (in Puno) are spoken.

People who are involved in tourism also speak English, Portuguese, Italian and other languages.

Across the country it is 220 Volts / 60 Hertz.

The type of plugs are A / B types.

Tipos de enchufes en Peru

It is very important that you are connected to social networks (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.) in addition to being able to enter your emails for work issues.

There are two ways:

One: In all hotels and restaurants there is free Wi-Fi, just ask the receptionist or waiter for the Wi-Fi password.

Two: Buying a chip for your cell phone, which is very economical and very easy to use, is just taking the chip out of your cell phone and inserting the new chip, and for example for WhatsApp, you won’t have to change your phone number.

I recommend two mobile phone companies that have good national coverage in Peru:

Entel and Claro are the mobile phone companies, that in the cities there are physical stores where you will have to go with your passport or original document.

The cost of the chip is about S /. 5.00 Soles ($ 1.60 US dollars), and you will also have to recharge about S /. 10.00 Soles ($ 3.20 US dollars), with this recharge you will have enough megabytes to enter all your social networks and work, in addition you will have free minutes to make calls to local numbers in Peru.

With this option you will always be connected 24 hours a day, wherever you are.

In Lima (IATA code – LIM):

Jorge Chávez International Airport – Direct flights from the vast majority of countries and local flights within Peru enter.

In Cusco (IATA code – CUZ):

Alejandro Velazco Astete International Airport – Local direct flights in and out of: Lima, Arequipa and Puno. Direct international flights from: La Paz – Bolivia, Bogotá – Colombia, Santiago de Chile.

In Puno – Juliaca (IATA code – JUL):

Inca Manco Cápac Airport – Receive and depart direct flights from Lima and Cusco.

In Arequipa (IATA code – AQP):

Rodriguez Ballón Airport – Direct flights in and out of Cusco and Lima.

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