Peru Travel Tips

Transportation

Many airlines fly to Peru. You’ll connect through Lima. Below are some of the major airlines. The easiest way to determine carriers in your area is to use one of the many options on our Travel Links page to determine who flies to Peru. Also, please check out these airline websites for discounts.

American Airlines
Delta
British Airways
Air Canada
Air France

 

Domestic Carriers

LAN is the major domestic carrier or Aero Condor Peru flies to Arequipa and Cuzco.

 

Lima Hotels

If you stay over in Lima a couple good affordable hotels are Posada Del Parque.
address: Juan Pablo Ferandini 1015 posada@incacountry.com or next door at the Clifford Hotel.

 

Higher End Hotels

Casa Hospedaje Machu Piicchu
contact vanessa_new@hotmail.com
address: Juan Pablo Ferandini 1015
phone 4243479

Check with the hotel for airport service at time of reservation. Regardless of what hotel you choose be sure to ask for airport service at time of reservation.

 

Water

Unfortunately, water for consumption while traveling internationally is not always as reliable as your water at home. It is imperative that we all pay close attention to our own personal hygiene and staying healthy before and throughout the river expedition. Please be dutiful in washing your hands continuously throughout the trip, especially before and after eating and using the toilet. We cannot trust tap water and water served from unknown sources. Drink only bottled water, or bring your own water purification system or tablets. Your staff will always provide plenty of clean water throughout the river portion of the expedition.

 

Health Precautions

Recommended immunizations include Typhoid and Hepatitis A-B. Please contact the Center for Disease Control, your personal physician or the Global Descents travel desk for more information.

 

Visa Requirements

There are no Visa requirements for stay in Peru up to ninety days. You need only to possess a passport that remains valid for at least six months after your planned departure date from Peru.

 

Money

The national currency of Peru is the Sol, which comes in denominations of S/. 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. At the time of this writing, the exchange with the U.S dollar was S/.3.3 to 1 USD. Foreign currency can be exchanged in all change bureaus. Change houses offer better exchange rates than banks. ATMs are also available throughout the country’s larger cities.

 

Shopping

There is excellent shopping throughout Peru. All transactions will take place in Soles so make sure that you visit the change house or ATM prior to heading to the market. Iberica, the renowned chocolate factory in Arequipa is a must see attraction. Incan wool goods, ceramics, and incredible restaurants await throughout the country, as well. Resist food sold on the street as sanitation regulations do not exist for these vendors.