Peru has many tourist attractions, that is why many travelers are planning a trip to Peru because it is a land of pre-Columbian ruins and lost cities, Andean Mountains and Amazon jungle; is a destination that many first-time travelers may know little about, beyond the famed Machu Picchu. PERU EXPLORER by PeruForLess details everything you need to know to make planning your trip to Peru. The great thing about traveling in Peru is that there are so many ways to get around: scenic train journeys, boat trips, local buses, minibuses, and domestic flights. And our travel agents will help you find your way around the various transport options and put together your ideal Peru trip.
The traditional time to visit Peru is in the South American winter, June–August, when dry, sunny weather opens up over the mountains and the Amazon. Because Peru’s dry months coincide perfectly with summer vacation in North America and Europe, this is also when most travelers visit Peru.
We give some advices that can be helpful at the time that you are planning your trip. For the coast, Lima, Ica, Nazca, it is advisable to wear light clothing, maybe sportswear, shoes, swimwear, etc but the months of November and April, which is not summer, the Peruvian coast is humid and low temperatures.
If you are planning to go to the highlands like Cusco, Arequipa, Huaraz, Puno, we recommend taking a little day light clothing, but at night, in Cusco, Puno and Huaraz take coats or jackets, if you visit these places between November and April should bring warm clothing, raincoat because no one knows when is going to rain. And if you go in other time do not forget to bring with you coat for the night.
For the rainforest, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata, Iquitos, Candamo just light clothing, hats and maybe boots for jungle walks, do not forget a good insect repellent, also a sunblock and a camera.
About the hotels, you will find most of them in Miraflores, this is the most tourist district of Lima, and also the district of Barranco. Miraflores concentrated a large number of restaurants, shopping centers, clubs, bars, hotels from the cheapest to 5 star hotels.
If you love adventure sports you can go to Ica, here you are able to do the famous sandboarding, you can slide the peak, which has a fall of over 800 meters and you will experience full of adrenaline. The canoeing is practiced in in the Cañete River (Lunahuana) south of Lima, the Colca River in Arequipa, Urubamba River in Cusco, and Santa River in Ancash. About the trekking you can go to Cusco and do the famous Inca trail and the others alternatives such as Salkantay, Choquequirao, in Arequipa you can do it in the Colca Valley. The beaches where you can do surfing are Organos, Cabo Blanco and Mancora in Piura, north of Lima, Huanchaco in Trujillo and of course the beaches of Lima like Punta Negra, Punta Hermosa, San Bartolo, also in the beaches of Costa Verde.
If you like interact with the communities, we recommend to go to Puno, Uros, Taquile and Amantani island, here you will learn about their traditions, folklore, about their work and also you have the opportunity to stay in their houses. The Granja Porcon, located in Cajamarca, offers visitors a chance to share community work with local farmers.
In the rainforest you will have the opportunity to get into the jungle and be part of the impressive nature, appreciate the varied of flora and fauna. Puerto Maldonado offers Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Iquitos has the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve also there are boats that offers the chance to explore the Amazon for a week.
As you can see Peru has lots of alternative, nature, adventure, ecotourism, archaeology, experiential tourism, etc. Contact us so we can help you planning your trip to Peru, you can not miss the opportunity to meet this magical country.