PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Peru Travel Information
Here is a lot of Peru Travel information; here you can find the
topics you will need to know before
travel to Peru.
Peru is South America's third largest country, covering 1,285,215 sq. km., and
can be divided into three geographic regions. The central high lands of the
Andes, with its massive peaks, steep canyons, and extraordinary pre Columbian
archaeological sites. The Andes are also the site of the most fascinating
pre-Columbian cities of South America-like the great city of the clouds,
Machu Picchu. The coast,
the climate along Peru's shores is made cooler and less dry, a dense
fog created by the collision of the frigid waters of the Humboldt Current. Lima,
Trujillo, and Chiclayo, three of Peru's major population centers, are located
along this coastal desert. Peru's third great region is the dense jungle that
surrounds the headwaters of the Amazon. This part of the country is so
inaccessible that only the most adventurous and intrepid travelers should
attempt to penetrate its mysterious emerald depths. In fact, the region's
capital of Iquitos, a city of 400,000, is accessible only by air or by boat up
Peru has a great diversity of flora, fauna and geography. It has 3 major
regions: the coastal desert, the Andes and the Amazon rainforest, reaching each
of them a wealth of micro regions. It has 7 National Parks, 8 National Reserves,
7 National Sanctuaries, 3 Historical Sanctuaries, Reserved Zones 5, 5 National
Forests, and Protected Forests 6. Peru in the World is the second in species of
birds, the third within countries neotropical species of mammals, the fifth
species of Amphibians and the eighth in Reptiles species.
As a result of the combination of cultures, there has been a mixture of races
and cultural contributions, giving rise to a rich repertoire in folklore, art,
human expression and food.
To arrive in Peru, you can do it by plane; most of the international flights
arrive at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Another option is by marine way,
nowadays cruises are arriving to Peru, as part of a tour for South America. The
main ports are Callao and San Martin (Pisco-Ica).
If you want culture, all Peru’s destinations have something to show you. You
will discover archaeology as Pachacamac, Caral in Lima, the famouse Machu
Picchu, Archaeological complex of Chavin in Ancash, Chan Chan Archaeological
Zone, live culture like , museums, festivities, experiential tourism like Porcon
Farm in Cajamarca, Sacred Valley Communities and Raqchi in Cusco, the
Islands in Puno. About adventure you will be able to practice your favorite
sport in Peru, for example climbing this sport is practiced in the Cordillera
Blanca, Cordillera de Huayhuash in Huaraz, Cordillera Volcanica in Arequipa,
Ampay Snow in Apurimac. Canoeing in Cañete River in Lima, Santa River in Huaraz,
Urubamba River in Cusco, Colca River in Arequipa. Trekking, you have the Classic
Inca Trail, some alternatives like Salkantay, Choquequirao, Salcantay, Llama
Trek Olleros Chavin, Colca Valley. Surfing is practices in Mancora, Cabo Blanco,
Organos in Piura, Huancacho in Trujillo, Lim’s beaches. If you love nature, Peru
offers you watching birds in the
Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Machu
Picchu, Abra Malaga, the Manu and Tambopata among others. Peru is a privileged
country that welcomes a diversity of plant and animal species with which the man
has managed to live together in harmony for thousands of years.
If you are planning go to the Highlands, take note that at your arrival you
should drink coca tea to avoid the altitude illness (soroche), try to rest all
the morning and always take with you a coat, warm clothing. In the jungle is
recommended vaccinating against yellow fever, at least 15 day before your trip.
Do not forget insect repellent and sunblock, light clothing like t-shirts,
shorts, pants hat, hiking boots. In the coast, bring light clothing and warm
clothing for the night, in the case of Lima if you come in summer, from December
to March, it is recommended sunblock, hat, t-shirts, sandals, shorts, in winter,
from June to November, warm clothes.
Peru currency is Nuevo Sol, if you need to exchange your money, it is
recommended doing it in banks, or exchanged houses. In case of the Traveler
Checks, its use is limited, also is recommended exchanging it in banks. About
the credit cards, in Lima is accepted American Express, Dinners club, Visa,
Master Card. Consider that not in all the provinces of Peru are accepted the use
of these credit cards.