Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites.
Climate in Peru
The Coast experiences a semi-arid, subtropical desert climate with average annual rainfall of 150 mm. Along the southern and central coast, temperatures vary from 13˚–26˚C, with colder months in May and October. The north has a more semi-tropical climate and temperatures average 24˚C.
Time Difference in Peru
Peru is 5 hours behind of the UK
Language in Peru
Spanish – Official language.
Commonly Used Words in Peru
Hello = Hola
Goodbye = Adios
Thank you = Gracias
Please = Por favor
Yes = Si
No = No
Which Plug Do I Need in Peru?
Most plugs in Peru are the two-pronged flat type found in the US, but a three-pronged and a two-pronged circular type are also found.
What is The Local Currency in Peru?
Peruvian SOL –
£100 = 468.32 SOL (as of January 2024)
What Credit Cards Can I Use in Peru?
VISA and MASTERCARD are most widely accepted. AMEX is accepted more frequently now, but mainly in the luxury hotels and upscale restuarants.
Tipping in Peru
Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.
Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Peru (January 2024)
Coke/Pepsi 2.97 SOL
Water 1.88 SOL
Coffee 9.58 SOL
Beer 13.00 SOL
Inexpensive Meal 12.00 SOL
Passport Validity for Peru
To enter Peru, your passport must have an ‘expiry date’ at least 6 months after the date you arrive.
Check with your travel provider that your passport and other travel documents meet requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.
You will be denied entry if you do not have a valid travel document or try to use a passport that has been reported lost or stolen.
Do I Need a Visa for Peru? (January 2024)
You do not need a visa to travel to Peru for tourism or short visits. If you are travelling for any other reason, check requirements with the Peruvian Consulate General in the UK.
You are normally given permission to stay for up to 30 days when you arrive. If you need to stay longer, you must apply for permission on arrival. Immigration officials can grant you up to 180 days a year as a visitor or tourist.
If you overstay, you will need to pay a fine or you could be detained.
COVID-19 Requirements for Peru? (January 2024)
There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Peru.