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.

Alternatives to get to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes

alternativas para llegar a machu picchu desde aguas calientes

These are the only two ways to get to Machu Picchu from the Aguas Calientes Town. You can take the Bus or you can walk.

How long can you stay in Machu Picchu?

alternativas para llegar a machu picchu desde aguas calientes

Due to the new regulation, there is now a maximum of 5,940 tickets or admission tickets available per day, divided into three entry shifts.

The Coca leaf and its Importance in the Inca Culture

hoja de coca y su importancia en la cultura inca

The use of the coca leaf comes from the pre-Inca era, it is a plant that usually has many anesthetic and analgesic healing properties.

The Inca Trail among the world's top 5 walks

camino inca considerado una de las cinco mejores caminatas

The Inca Trail is considered among one of the five best treks in the world, due to its beautiful natural and cultural attractions that exist along this route.

The inka trails: 39 thousand kilometers of handmade roads

caminos inca 39 mil kilometros hechos 
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The Caminos del Inca are an extensive network of stone-made trails that run through five countries in South America and were built in part by the Incas.

Build your trip to the magical city of Cusco

arma tu viaje a cusco

If your dream is to visit the imperial city of Cusco we share tips to put together your journey on how to arrive, the weather, how to move around, what to visit, where to sleep and other tips.

Cocalmayo hot springs - Santa Teresa

aguas termales de colcalmayo santa teresa

The hot waters of Cocalmayo also known as thermal baths of Santa Teresa is the ideal place to relax after an adventure in Machu Picchu.