One of the main reasons that thousands of tourists visit Peru every year is the amazing Machu Picchu - one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which is hidden away in mountains and forest surrounded by roaming alpacas.
If this site isn't enough to persuade you to visit, the variety of food certainly will be. Peruvian cuisine is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people discover dishes like ceviche mixto with white corn, the lomo saltado stir fry and causa.
We are travel insurance specialists, and genuinely believe that our policies can offer policies to suit your needs at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sifting through hundreds of options – our policies all offer the same great levels of cover, all you have to do is choose the excess you would like to pay in the event of a claim (ranging from £150 to nothing at all!).
With so much to see and do in Peru, we have come up with a few ideas for you to add to your must-do list!
*Prices and information correct as at August 2018
Parts of Peru are at high altitude, so please bear this in mind if you suffer from breathing issues or if you’ve ever encountered issues with altitude sickness etc. (Even well-controlled Asthma can be aggravated by exercise at high altitudes, so make sure you bring an inhaler if one has ever been prescribed to you – just in case).
Medical treatment can be expensive and not always available depending on where in Peru you are, which is why Travel Insurance is so important.
You are advised to discussing having the following vaccines before travelling:
Depending on where you are travelling to within the country you may also require:
We recommend you see your GP at least 4-6 weeks prior to travelling to ensure you are fully treated before travelling.
For more information please see here.
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|Emergency Info||General Emergencies: 105
Fire Brigade: 116
Civil Defence (earthquake etc): 119
|Tipping Protocol||Most restaurants include a 10% gratuity on their bill.
It is customary to add another 10% if the service has been satisfactory.
|Drinking Age||18 years old.|
|Weather||Peru is an active earthquake zone. If you are in a building when one strikes, make your way to the safe zone marked with an ‘S’.
During the Wet season, flooding and landslides can occur.
|Seasons||Wet – November until May
Dry – June until October
|Languages spoken||Spanish, Aymara and Quechua|
|Phrases||Hello – Hola
Good Morning – Buenos días
How are you? – ¿Cómo estás?
How much please – Cuanto, Porfavor
Good night – Buenas noches
|Plug Type||220V 60Hz|
|Driving side||Right Hand Side|
|Local Laws/Customs||The sale and therefore purchase of souvenirs made with animal parts including condor feathers is illegal.
You should always carry identification with you. This can be a photocopy of your passport.
Avoid taking pictures of anything related to the military.
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