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Water and food

Water in Peru is better than it used to be, but it can still trouble non-Peruvian (and even Peruvian) stomachs, so it's a good idea to only drink bottled water ( įgua mineral), available in various sizes, including litre and two-litre bottles from most corner shops or food stores. Stick with known brands, even if they are more expensive, and always check that the seal on the bottle is intact, since refilling with local water is not uncommon. Carbonated water is generally safer as it is more likely to be the genuine stuff. You should also clean your teeth in bottled water and avoid raw foods washed in local water.

Apart from bottled water, there are various methods of treating water whilst you are travelling whether your source is tap water or natural groundwater such as a river or stream. Boiling is the time-honoured method which will be effective in sterilizing water, although it will not remove unpleasant tastes. A minimum boiling time of five minutes (longer at higher altitudes) is sufficient to kill micro-organisms. In remote jungle areas, sterilizing tablets like Potable Agua or liquid iodine are a better idea, although they leave a rather bad taste in the mouth. Pregnant women or people with thyroid problems should consult their doctor before using iodine sterilizing tablets or iodine-based purifiers. In emergencies and remote areas in particular, always check with locals to see whether the tap water is okay ( es potable?) before drinking it. For more information check out www.gorge.net/ham/.

Peruvian food has been frequently condemned as a health hazard, particularly during rare but recurrent cholera outbreaks. Be careful about anything bought from street stalls, particularly seafood, which may not be that fresh. Salads should be avoided, especially in small settlements where they may have been washed in river water or fertilized by local sewage waters.


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Alex Beric
Date: Saturday, Jun 07th 2014

Thank you very much for organizing our exciting trip to Peru. Everything was flawless and we enjoyed our trip tremendously...


Andrea
Date Thurday, May 28th 2014

Thank you for the follow-up email. My friend and I enjoyed our trip immensely! The various tours were well organized and nicely presented...


Tasso
Date : Thurday, May 28th 2014

We had a great time in Peru. And your staff and service was fantastic.
We really appreciated the personalised pick-ups from the hotels...


Alina
Date: Sunday, May 18th 2014

This is Alina- nice to write to you again. Recently we came back from our long five countries vacation...


Matthew Williams
Date: Tuesday; May 13th 2014

Thank you for making our trip so wonderful and accommodating. Our tour guide in Machu Picchu was wonderfully entertaining and informative...


Margaret and Roy
Date: Monday, April 9th, 2014

We have returned to Australia from our trip to Peru and Chile. We would like to thank you very much...


Cheryl
Date: Saturday, March 22th, 2014

Just a note to thank you for doing such an exceptional job coordinating all the pickups etc. that we needed to complete our trip from the ship to Machu Picchu...


Lilliana Layton
Date : Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Luis. Absolutely! I will recommend you guys highly! You were nothing but amazing and responsive...


Efrain Jimenez
Date : Friday, January 31st, 2014

Hello Patricia I just wanted to thank you and let you know I had a great time in Peru everyone was nice and helpful...


Nicholas Malamas
Date : Saturday, January 10th, 2014

Luis, I just wanted to write and thank you and Peru Gateway Travel for planning a wonderful trip to Cusco...


Midhat.
Date : December, 2013

Patricia, I really enjoyed all of our tours and we had an incredible time in Cusco...


Karen & James
Date : Saturday, November 23th, 2013

Hi Yenseng, I really appreciated all the effort you have done to make our trip so incredible, we had a great time...


Dennis Buss & Diep Nguyen
Date : Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Mr. Yenseng Yong is to be commended for his tireless efforts to accommodate our wishes...


Melssy
Date : Monday, September 9th, 2013


Thank you Luis, for all your patience and help, everything was great and smoothly, more than I expected it to be...


Ritsuko
Date : Monday, August 12, 2013

Dear Yenseng,

I just wanted to tell you that I had an excellent time in Peru. Thanks to your impeccable arrangements...


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