Travel Tips

Are you looking for travel advices to go to Peru? Find here the best travel tips for your trip to Peru.


TOURIST VISAS

Citizens from most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not require visas to enter Peru. Bolivians, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, and Chileans may enter determined regions of the country just by presenting their national identification documents. The maximum authorized length of stay is 90 days. Information on Peruvian consulates and embassies abroad can be found at Rree.gob.pe

Important information: It is very important to keep the migration paper (Tarjeta Andina de Migracion), that you receive at the border, until you cross the border again to go back to your home country. Preferably, keep this paper safe together with your passport. All the hotels where you will be staying at make copies of this small document, and upon return you have to show this document at the border in order to leave the country. Therefore, we strongly advise you not to lose it. (See also image).


LANGUAGES

The official languages in Peru are Spanish (80% of the population), Quechua (Andean and highland regions), and Aymara (in the Puno high plateau). In addition, there are around 50 native languages. Most people who work in tourism or provide tourist services speak English.


ELECTRICITY

In general, most outlets in Peru use 220 volts. Most 4 and 5-star hotels have outlets equipped for 110 volts. Most outlets use two types of plugs, which are shown below.


ALTITUDE SICKNESS

To avoid altitude sickness or soroche, we suggest following the steps:

Do not exercise too much on the first day in high altitude areas
Eat lightly during the first two days.
Drink plenty of water and high energy drinks.
If you have any heart, respiratory or pulmonary problems, please consult your doctor
We highly recommend drinking lots of coca tea. The consumption of coca tea, as well as chewing the leaves, increases the absorption of oxygen in the blood.


HOW TO CALL

In order to dial from overseas, please dial 00 then 51(the Peru code) and then the city code: Lima 1, Cusco 84, Puno 51, Arequipa 54, and finally the phone number.

Dialing in Peru:
National calls (from city to city): Add zero before the city code.
Local calls (within the same city): Dial the number only.
Emergency numbers:
- Police: 105
- Ambulance: 106
- Fire Brigade: 116


EMERGENCY CONTACT

If you need to contact us for any reason please call our local office in Cusco.

Pacha Peru Explorers
Office Hours:
Mon to Sun: 24  hours
Cusco: 24 Hours Phones:
Javier: (51) 998-037474 / (51) 978292996

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