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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
Saturday
HRS
14
14
MINS
14
14
Current Time
GMT -5

Money and costs

Currency
Nuevos Soles (S/.)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM 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 required for travelers entering Peru.

Get the latest visa advice for Peru from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Peru

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 that poor weather conditions can result in canceled flights and buses. Strikes can be another obstacle in regional travel – consult travel experts on the routes you will be taking.

Public transportation in Peru is cheap, 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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