Travel to Peru to experience the dizzy heights of breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World. Shrouded by mist and located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation. Our small group Peru tours cover all the highlights of Peru including the modern city of Lima, beautiful Cusco, Lake Titicaca and the floating islands, Colca Canyon and much more. You can even extend your holiday to Peru with our Amazon jungle add-on for the complete South American experience.
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Peru Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning a holiday to Peru. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – The very best time of year to travel to Peru is between April and November, especially if you plan to go on a trek. It is a wonderful time, with sunny days and bright blue skies, but early booking is crucial because it’s the peak season.
Capital City – Peru’s capital city Lima is considered to be the political, cultural, financial and commercial centre of the country.
Currency – The national currency in Peru is the Sol. The approximate exchange is $1 = 2.5 Sol. Please make sure you have cash with you while on tour as not all hotels, restaurants accept credit card – US Dollars are also widely accepted. Our guides can help you source a money exchange or take you to an ATM while on tour in Peru.
Approximate Travel Time – The approximate travel time to Peru from Australia to Peru is 19 hours. There are no direct flights and you will have to transit at least once.
Religion – 75% of people living in Peru practice Christianity.
Famous Dish – Ceviche. It’s Peru’s national dish, the best versions of this marinated fish dish are in Lima and it’s the freshest, zestiest and healthiest dish you will ever have.
Visa Required – No visa is required to visit Peru. All you need is a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from your return date and return flight ticket to present on arrival.
Fitness Level – We rate our Peru tours at requiring a high fitness level, especially if you plan to trek. Many places on our Peru itineraries are at high altitudes, which can require a high level of fitness for simply walking around.