Tips to enjoy your trip to Peru..
1. Maximize your trip to Peru
• If you have little time to spend in Peru, try to get the most out of your residence. Arriving in Peruvian soil, you will realize that 10 days is not enough to know the most important regions. You should think of at least three weeks to enjoy your trip
• Before coming to Peru you should plan your trip in advance. Peru is a country with a large geography, so you'll have to move more in local airlines and maximize your time. For example from Lima is a distance of 1,165 km. (724 miles) to the city of Cusco, a journey of 20 hours by bus and it takes only an hour by plane.
• Now if you plan to stay one months touring the country, you should make your trips by public transport. Moreover, if you want out of Lima, you can travel by buses, which are cheaper than the planes, it has several times and relatively comfortable (if you choose a bus bed), in most of the routes. When traveling between towns, take your passport with you, because you need to show it in the police control centers.
2. Go prepared according to the season and climate
• Peru is located in the equatorial region of South America and the weather does not correspond with its geographical location by two important factors, the Andes and the Humboldt Current, also called Peruvian current.
• Travelers should note that Peru is divided into three geographical regions which differ by the Peruvian current and territorial condition: coast, highlands and jungle.
• The coast has a temperate and warm climate in the north, a little cold in the center and south. The rains are almost nonexistent except for the northern region, where heavy rainfall occurs in the summer months. Moreover, it is common the presence drizzle or rain in the central coast (eg metropolitan Lima) and South (example: Arequipa) as well.
• Moreover, in the Andean regions and mountainous areas have a cold and dry climate in the north and rains are more intense. The Amazon area or jungle has, hot and humid, with presence of torrential rains that increase in the summer months tropical climate.
• The weather, the seasons, consider that varies by region.
Summer: December 22. to March 21.
Fall: March 22. to 21 June.
Winter: June 22. to 22 September.
Spring: September 23. to 21 December.
3. Have knowledge of the language and its dialects
The official language of Peru is Spanish, however in the Andean and Amazonian areas also speak Quechua, Aymara and other aboriginal languages. It would be interesting and productive for the trip to learn more of their dialects and languages of each city.
4. Security for national and international tourists
• The Tourist Protection Bureau (SPT) has been created to protect your consumer rights by helping to solve any problems that may arise with respect to tourism services employing the traveler in Peru. Especially if you have a problem with the tour company and this violates their contract or offer poor service. Today it has been renamed and is called iPerú
• How to communicate with the iPerú? By phone or fax 24 hours. For more information you can contact (01) 574-8000 (not available on public telephone). You must give the operator your name and briefly explain your problem and give the name of the tour company. There attention in English and Spanish. It has 36 sites of care in 15 regions of Peru (Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Lima, Ica, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Tacna, Puno, Cusco, Loreto and Amazonas).
5. Have knowledge of the Peruvian currency
• The official currency is the Nuevo Sol, the secondary units are the cents. You can find coins of 0.05, 0.10, 0.20 and 0.50 cents, also coins of the New 1, 2 and 5 soles, and notes with denomination of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles.
• To change the currency to Peruvian Sol, you can be done in banks and exchange houses Peruvian. The offer rate for the currency change varies, and the official exchange rate does not exist. It is available in banks and in the daily newspaper.
If you're a tourist and you are out of Lima do not forget that Peru has a modern banking network with advanced technology and usually have a wide network of branches in all cities of Peru.
Important Information of Peru
With 1.285.215 km2, Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it among the 20 largest countries in the world. It also has 200 nautical miles and territorial rights over an area of 60 million hectares in the Antarctic.More