Tours in Peru
According to neovideogames, tours in Peru are a journey to the very heart of South America. Traveling through this amazing country, compare diving to the origins of the entire civilization: only here are the monuments of the ancient cultures of the Incas, Nazca, Chimu, Chan Chan, on the territory of this state the pool of the “green hell” of the Amazon and the power of the Andes are intertwined, the Pacific coast with sandy dunes and the most mysterious Lake Titicaca. Holidays in Peru cannot be monotonous or monotonous! This country is a firework of impressions and a storm of positive emotions.
There is a separate program for each month. This is how an experienced tour operator in Peru in Moscow selects individual tours: different types of recreation require a special climate, temperature regime and an unforgettable piece of this amazing country. Lovers of luxurious beaches can enjoy the warm sand and transparent depths of the Pacific Ocean from December to May, while fans of extreme winter recreation prefer to relax from June to November, i.e. during the Peruvian winter season.
There is no bad holiday in Peru, but there is only little time to absorb the energy of this wonderful country!
- Currency: Peruvian salt
- Language: Spanish and Quechua
- Capital: Lima
The international code of Peru is 51, the outgoing international code is 00.
The telecommunications system in Peru is relatively modern and continues to develop rapidly. You can call abroad from almost any pay phone (in the capital they are located near banks, shops and other crowded places), from a hotel (15% more expensive).
Cellular communication is developing very intensively, but so far it covers only areas around the capital, main cities and along major highways.
For citizens of Russia to travel to Peru for up to 90 days, if the purpose of the visit is tourism, a visa is not required. Also, visa-free entry is provided for citizens of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Bolivia, Israel, Cyprus.
Flight: from 17 hours + time for connection (depending on the schedule of the airline)
There are no restrictions on the import and export of local currency. The import of foreign currency is not limited, the export is limited to the previously imported amount. Receipts for the exchange of foreign currency into salt must be presented at the return exchange.
Persons over 18 years of age are allowed duty free import of up to 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, up to 3 bottles (total capacity up to 2.5 liters) of strong alcoholic beverages, as well as a reasonable amount of perfume for personal use and up to 2 kg of food. Gifts and personal items that have intact original packaging are imported in quantities not exceeding $ 300 in value. When importing sausages, salami, ham or cheese, a certificate of validity from the manufacturer is required.
The import of non-canned food, weapons and drugs is prohibited. It is forbidden to import and export objects and things of historical, artistic or archaeological value without special permission. A special permit is required to import professional photo, film or video equipment. It is allowed to export wool and leather products, jewelry, souvenirs, while you need to present a check (“boleta”) from the store where these products were purchased. When exporting fur items, a receipt and an export stamp are required.
Tipping (approximately 10% of the cost) in bars, restaurants, hairdressers, hotels is already included in the bill. Tipping taxi drivers is not required – usually the cost of the trip is agreed in advance. Local guides are usually tipped at the rate of US$3-5 per day. Trade is accepted in the markets and in small private establishments.
Safety: It is not recommended to carry large sums of money, clothing and personal belongings should not be left unattended, and it is also recommended to refrain from visiting slum areas. You should not leave money and jewelry in the room (hotels are not responsible for the safety of things in the rooms) – for this purpose, special safes are provided at the hotel administrator. Be careful when using ATMs – there are cases of robbery or pickpocketing near them (thieves spy on the entered PIN code and steal the card). In general, the level of violent crime is low.
It is not recommended to photograph Indians and their children without prior permission. City dwellers usually do not want to be photographed for free and demand 1 salt for each picture.
In October 2006, an anti-smoking law was enacted in the country, according to which smoking in public places is prohibited, while in restaurants, bars and nightclubs smoking is allowed only in special rooms isolated from non-smoking customers, the area of which should not be less than 100 sq.m.
International health insurance is recommended.
Most of the interesting objects are located in the highlands, avoiding the use of coffee, cigarettes and alcohol, light food, preliminary active walks at somewhat lower altitudes, and the use of tea from coca leaves (has nothing to do with drugs) contribute to acclimatization.
Recommended vaccination against yellow fever (10 days before the trip) in case of visiting the Selva region and areas with an altitude below 2300 meters above sea level. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required when flying from Peru to Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Argentiua (Salta, Jujuy, Corrientes, Chaco, Misiones, Formosa regions). And also when flying from these countries to Peru.
Drink only bottled water and pasteurized milk.
When traveling to the Amazon basin, you should take measures against yellow fever (vaccination), take care of malaria pills, repellents, sunscreen and sportswear, and in case of a bite and signs of illness (fever, dizziness, headaches and dry mouth), you should seek immediate medical attention.
Mains voltage 220 V, 60 Hz. In most hotels, the voltage is 110 V. Flat sockets with two pins are common, but round sockets with two pins are also common.
Souvenirs from Peru:
Souvenirs from all areas can be found in Lima. From Cusco and Machu Picchu you can bring knitted woolen products, pottery, silver jewelry, wood products with artistic carvings, furs, masks. Local weaving traditions have been passed down in Puno and around Lake Titicaca from generation to generation, so here you can count on buying quality textiles and woolen products. These areas of Peru are also famous for making original musical instruments. In Arequipa you can buy belts, stationery, metal furniture, as well as stone souvenirs. In the Amazon – earthenware with geometric patterns, decorated clothes, as well as souvenirs and household items made from local materials.