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Opening hours and Fiestas, festivals and public holidays

Public holidays, Carnival and local fiestas are all big events in Peru, celebrated with an openness and a great gusto that gives them enormous appeal for visitors. The main national holidays take place over Easter, Christmas and during the month of October, in that order of importance. Be aware, though, that during public holidays, Carnival and even the many local fiestas everything shuts down: banks, post offices, information offices, tourist sites and museums. It is worth planning a little in advance to make sure that you don't get caught out

Opening hours
Most shops and services in Peru open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm or 6pm. Many are open on Sunday as well, if for more limited hours. Peru's more important ancient sites and ruins usually have opening hours that coincide...
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Fiestas, festivals and public holidays
Peruvians love any excuse for a celebration and the country enjoys a huge number of religious ceremonies, festivals and local events. Cusco, in particular, is a great place for both Christian celebrations and for Inca festivals like Inti Raymi in June. In...
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