PERU DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Peru in a way like no other. Peru is a land of pulsing history, where lost civilisations live on in the spirit of the Peruvian people. Ancient treasures and mystical legends are brought to life in one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. Cruise the gleaming waters of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun, then ascend to the clouds and trace the path of the Incas. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites on the whole continent, yet it’s just one of the many wonders of Peru. When you take a Peru holiday with Trafalgar, you’ll meet the people that make the country so captivating. Meet a master Quechua weaver and an Andean storyteller, or learn how to cook the sumptuous Peruvian cuisine in Lima. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Peru’s intricate history in the superb museums, yet you only have to wander the stirring streets of Cusco to get caught up in a festival of ancient rituals. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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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.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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