Peru offers travelers a rich combination of natural wonders and cultural treasures, making it one of the world’s greatest destinations. Visitors to Peru will need a sense of adventure and the drive to discover for themselves the smallest details as well as major attractions, and above all the ability to get the most out of every experience.

Please bear in mind the following advice when traveling in Peru:

Altitude

Altitudes are a health challenge for all people and the city of Cusco is located almost 3,400 meters above sea level.

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Internet

Internet access is widely available in Peru in major cities and popular tourist destinations.

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Electricity

Many hotels are also equipped with 110/120v sockets. Most sockets are of the equidistant two-pin type.

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Religion

Most Peruvians are Catholics; however freedom of worship is respected in Peru. Many celebrations and rituals associated...

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Currency exchange

The market forces of supply and demand determine currency exchange rates. There are many currency exchange bureaus...

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Water

Mains water is not recommended for drinking, although this is due to its mineral content rather than health...

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Transport

The distance from Casa San Blas Boutique to Cusco’s main square, or Plaza de Armas, is an enjoyable short walk.

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Clothing

In Cusco, the temperature may vary considerably during the day. At night and in the early hours of the morning it is...

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Climate

Peru’s geographic location makes it one of the world’s most climatically diverse countries. A total of 84 of the planet’s...

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Tipping

It is usual to leave a 10% tip for waiting staff in restaurants and cafés. In common with other parts of the world...

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Shopping

Purchases can be made in local currency (Peruvian soles) or US dollars. Check the exchange rate, which may vary...

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Travel documents

Visas are not required for travelers from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and...

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Time Zone

Peruvian time is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time, sharing the same time zone as Eastern Standard...

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Safety measures

Cusco is a safe city; however, like anywhere else in the world, travelers are recommended to take normal...

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