PERU DESTINATION GUIDE

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"Follow in the path of the Incas, witness ancient rituals and mysterious geoglyphs, see the birthplace of the sun... Peru is a place that totally captures your imagination."

Tour Director
Peru at a glance
Cruise gleaming  Lake Titicaca, walk the path of the Incas to Machu Picchu, meet a master Quechua weaver, learn how to cook Peruvian cuisine in Lima and get caught up in ancient festivals in Cusco. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover a land of pulsing history and lost civilisations.
Currency
Sol
Winter avg temp
23°C
Summer avg temp
17°C
Time Zone
GMT-5
Capital City
Lima
Language
Spanish
Good morning
Buenos días
Good evening
Buena noches

What to pack for Peru

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Spanish phrasebook

Spanish is the national language of Peru, and learning a few Spanish phrases is highly appreciated and will make it easier to connect with the locals.

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Versatile clothing

Peru’s climate is wildly diverse, with 28 of the 32 world climates, and you’ll need versatile clothing to take you from the cool Andes mountains to the steamy jungle.

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Comfortable shoes

Whether you plan to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or explore the markets of Lima, you’ll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

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Adaptor plug

In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and C. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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Camera

Bring a camera to capture Peru’s beautiful scenery, bright buildings, adorable llamas and Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most extraordinary wonders.