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Peru Travel Insurance

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.

Why choose Alpha if you’re travelling to Peru?

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.

Below are just some of the benefits that Alpha has to offer:

What to do in Peru

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!

Machu Picchu

Nasca lines

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

*Prices and information correct as at August 2018

Advice for travelling to Peru

Entry Requirements


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.

Useful Info:

CurrencySol -
Click here for the current exchange rate.
Capital CityLima
Population Over 32,000,000
Emergency InfoGeneral Emergencies: 105

Police: 911

Ambulance: 106

Fire Brigade: 116

Civil Defence (earthquake etc): 119
Tipping ProtocolMost restaurants include a 10% gratuity on their bill.
It is customary to add another 10% if the service has been satisfactory.
Drinking Age18 years old.
WeatherPeru 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.
SeasonsWet – November until May

Dry – June until October
Languages spokenSpanish, Aymara and Quechua
PhrasesHello – Hola

Good Morning – Buenos días

How are you? – ¿Cómo estás?

How much please – Cuanto, Porfavor

Good night – Buenas noches
Plug Type220V 60Hz
Driving sideRight Hand Side
Local Laws/CustomsThe 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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