Data for traveler

Climatic conditions may vary depending on the city and the season in which you decide to make your trip, furthermore, you will need to collect more data to be prepared. This information is aimed to help you to organize your trip and enjoy your time in Perú.

What You Should Know About Peru

climate

Peru's geography is so varied that we recommend checking specifically about the climatic situation of the places to be visited and the dates that will make your trip.

Zone

Peruvian time is GMT-5 hours and is the same as the standard time of the eastern United States.

Tourist Visa

Citizens of most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not require a visa to visit Peru.
If you are from another country CuscoPeru.com recommends approaching the Peruvian consulate in your country for more information.
Usually, the Peruvian Migration gives to the visitors the 'Tarjeta Andina de Migracion', a card that is designed to let you be in Perú for no more than 183 days.

Currency

The official currency of Peru is the Sol (S /.) Divided into 100 cents. Coins are in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 Soles and notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Soles.
CuscoPeru.com recommends changing your currency to soles for better comfort.

Electric voltage

The electrical voltage is 220 volts, has a frequency of 60 hertz and sockets are generally used types A, B, and C.
CuscoPeru.com recommends you check the amount of voltage lighting before using any device.

Health & Care

health & care

When traveling outside of our country, we are exposed to sudden changes that reduce our immune system defenses, so it is recommended that all travelers carry personal insurance for adequate coverage.

Documentation & Legality

documentation & legality

Visa: To enter Peru natives from Western Europe, Asia, South America, North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa do not need a visa, but...

Medicinal plants for altitude sickness

medicinal plants and herbs for treating altitude sickness

The natural medicine or herbal medicine forms a great variety of techniques and treatments that over the years were used in order to cure and treat various health conditions. The Incas were our main exponents of natural medicine in our region.

Tips and recommendations on how to get to Huayna Picchu mountain

consejos recomedaciones como llegar a huayna picchu

Before climbing to the top of Huayna picchu mountain you have to take into account the following tips and recommendations.

How to prevent altitude sickness in Cusco

mal de altura en cusco consejos y recomendaciones

Altitude sickness in Cusco is one of the main concerns of tourists for their trip to Cusco. In this post you will find how to overcome altitude sickness.

Reasons to book the Inca Trail Now!

motivos para reservar camino inca

If your dream is to know and travel the world famous Inca Trail or Inka Trail you must separate your tickets as soon as possible.

Inca trail to Machu picchu FAQ

preguntas frecuentes sobre camino inca machu picchu

Most frequently asked questions from our passengers about the Inca Trail to Machu picchu. 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: One of the most spectacular experiences in the world

camino inca a machu picchu la experiencia mas espectacular

The Inca Trail is one of the best, if not the best, trek in the world and offers us the possibility to explore a route created by the Inca civilization more than five hundred years ago.

Traveling with kids to Machu Picchu

viajando con ninos a machu picchu

Making a trip to Machu Picchu with children is a challenge, in this post you will have the tips on how to travel to Machu Picchu with the your family.

9 Things you should know to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

cosas a saber para el camino inca a machu picchu

These are the things you should know before doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. What is the best time of the year? How much time in advance should I book? What is the level of difficulty?.