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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hola ’
(o-la)
Spanish
Plug combo ac
Electricity
220V/60hz
Jun-Sep
Best time to go
Winter

Money and costs

Currency
Nuevos Soles (S/.)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated November 15, 2018 6:04AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
S190
  • Inexpensive hotel room or dorm bed: S28–165
  • Set lunches: less than S15; supermarkets have takeout
  • Entry fee to historic sights: average S10
Midrange
S190–650
  • Double room in midrange hotel: S85–435
  • Main dish at midrange restaurant: S40
  • Group tours: from S120
Top end (more than)
S650
  • Double room in top-end hotel: from S250–435
  • Private city tour: from S200 per person
  • Fine restaurant dinner: from S60

Visas

Visas are generally not not required for travelers entering Peru.

Get the latest visa advice for Peru from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
PER
Trujillo
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
23187366
Jun – Aug
19156760
Sep – Nov
19166760
Dec – Feb
24207467
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Lima
Go Jan–Dec
Mar – May
24187565
Jun – Aug
18156560
Sep – Nov
19166760
Dec – Feb
25197666
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Iquitos
Go Apr–Aug
Mar – May
30228672
0.1
0.0
Jun – Aug
30218670
0.13
0.01
Sep – Nov
32238972
0.0
0.0
Dec – Feb
31238873
0.0
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Arequipa
Go Mar–Nov
Mar – May
21106949
Jun – Aug
2176946
Sep – Nov
2197048
Dec – Feb
20106850
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Machu Picchu
Go Apr–Oct
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Peru

Flights to Peru

The best price found from United States to Peru is on January 12th, 2019, travelling with Spirit Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $192.00
LIM
Lima

Getting around Peru

Peru has a constant procession of flights and buses connecting the country. In particular, driving routes to the jungle have improved drastically. Note, poor weather conditions can cancel flights and buses. Strikes can be another obstacle in regional travel – consult travel experts on the routes you will be taking.

Public transport in Peru is cheap, with options plentiful and frequent.

Light Rail Lima's Metropolitano offers efficient, fast service to downtown.

Train Expensive and geared toward tourists.

Car Useful for traveling at your own pace, though cities can be difficult to navigate and secure parking is a must.

Bus Cheapest option with reclining seats on better long-distance buses.

Taxi A good option for sightseeing, shared taxis are common in the provinces.

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