Peru is an amazing land of mountains, desert, long oceanic coastline, but mainly covered by rainforest. It's a magic land with old history and tradition. Indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest and the high mountains still live by their ancient traditions. There is a mix of people of different ethnic origin in Peru. Spanish people colonized Peru and its indigenous population 500 years ago.
Official language is Spanish (80% of population), other common is Quechua (16% of population) - Qechua was the official language in the empire of the Incas and its still used in a lot of parts of Peru, mainly in the area of the Andes
Peruvian nuevo sol
approx. 1 USD (American Dollar) = 2.8 PEN (Peruvian nuevo sol)
Some restorations in large cities also accept American dollar.
Peru accept credit cards: VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS CLUB
(lunch ca 5 USD, bottle of water ca 0,8 USD)
Bank machines can give you just limited amount of Dollars or Soles (approx.. 250 $ per day per credit card)
You don't need visa for traveling in Peru.
Lima - from December until April (Peruvian summer) is hot and sunny, mostly over 30°C. The rest of the year (Peruvian winter) is cold approx. 12°C and high humidity (from ocean).
Rainforest (Iquitos) tropical climate year around, mostly over 30 °C (25 - 36°C). During the wet season there is humidity. The dry season is usually pleasant, with sometimes a few cold days.
In the hotel 220 V, there is no electricity in the center
accessibility is in all cities, is need to think that our stay is in the jungle and here is some possibility of some diseases
mosquitos - long pants + long sleeved clothes and insect repellant are recommended
yellow fever - this vaccination last for 10 years, It is no needed for your stay in the center
malaria - recommended repellant, however malaria per occurs here only in some areas
dengue fever – is not so much frequent illness but can occurs
Links for the local airline companies, flights Lima – Iquitos (Pucallpa) - Lima:
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