Why Travel to Peru
Inca Empire has been destroyed and becomes history, but its legends have never been interrupted. A journey to Peru is just like a process to chase the mysterious legends: trace the footprints of Inca at the Machu Picchu near historic Cusco, learn about local culture at the Main Plazas in the capital city Lima, admire the masterpieces of stonework at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, seek the truth behind the Nazca lines in the desert...
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- How many days do I need in Peru? For a week, you can explore the highlights of the Inca culture, during which you'll set foot in many historical sites in Lima, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes. Most of our customers would like to spend two weeks taking an in-depth Peru tour from south to north. If you prefer a tour of specific interests like culture, flavor, and rainforest, you can contact us to customize a unique trip.
- How can I obtain my visa to Peru? People from most countries can visit Peru for tourism purposes without a visa for up to 183 days, with the exception of a few nationalities who must obtain a visa from one of the Peruvian diplomatic missions. Citizens from the US, Canada, European Union, UK, Australia, and New Zealand are exempt from visas and must have a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival.
- Can I combine my visit to Peru with another country? Yes. Odynovo arranges tours to 70+ destinations in South America and other continents. With our tailor-made service, it is easy to extend your Peru tour to its neighboring countries or more, such as Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, etc. So, if you prefer a multi-country tour, just let us know and we can help to customize a unique tour around your personal interests.
- Will I be able to exchange Dollars, Euros, or other currencies during my tour in Peru?
In Peru, US Dollars and Euros can be easily exchanged for local currency (Peruvian Sol) in airports, banks, exchange offices, hotels, or street money changers. But the exchange rate differs in different places, it is suggested to make a comparison or ask your tour guide for personal suggestions.
- Is it a common practice to give tips in Peru? Tipping in Peru is generally considered a good practice and strongly encouraged among travelers. You'll find that tipping is normal at restaurants, hotels, and bars, where typically, you can tip an extra 10% of the bill if you are provided with satisfying service. How much to tip your tour guide and driver depends on how you rate their service. Normally we suggest USD 3-6 per traveler per day to the guide or driver.
- Is it common to use credit cards in Peru? Credit cards are widely accepted in Peru and you shouldn't have any problems in ATMS and major hotels, restaurants, and shops. In Peru, plentiful ATMs make it easy and cheap to get cash, especially in popular destinations. Remind: a processing fee is required to withdraw money with an international card.
- Is it safe to visit Peru?
In general, Peru is somewhat a safe place to visit, having received record tourists in recent years. While traveling with Odynovo in Peru, your personal driver and guide will accompany you throughout the whole trip, ready to provide you with the necessary assistance and ensure you a safe trip. What you should be aware of is that tourist hotspots and public transportation are places where most thefts and pickpocketing occur, so stay alert with your belongings.
- Is English widely used in Peru? The official language of Peru is Spanish. As with many other countries, the people speaking English are concentrated in the areas that tourists visit more often. At Odynovo, with your private professional English-speaking guides and drivers, you should have no problem with language during the entire trip to Peru.
- What electricity supply used in Peru? What kind of plugs are used? The supply voltage in Peru is 220V at 60Hz, and there are three types of sockets and plugs used: Type A (Two flat parallel pins), B (Two flat blades with a round grounding pin), and C (Two round pins). An adapter or converter may be necessary depending on your devices.
- Can I take pictures of the people, streets, during my tour?
Of course, you can take some memorable photos in Peru. But it would be better to ask for permission first, especially when visiting indigenous tribespeople. Museums and galleries usually have the sign of "no flashing", and a few strictly ban all photographing. It's appropriate to follow the guide. In addition, taking photos of military buildings and installations is often prohibited.
- How should I dress?
Actually, there are no strict dress taboos or religious requirements in Peru. But if you want to avoid unwanted attention, respectably casual dressing is a safe option. Shirts, T-shirts, and jeans are always recommended. You should also be concerned that the mountain areas can be warm and sunny during the day but very cold at night. Packing a thick coat will help you deal with the changeable temperature. With this in mind, just dress for the weather and season in your comfortable way.