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Travel tips

Councils of Travel, Our specialists in Cúlturale Peru have the knowledge and experience to help you organize every aspect of your adventure, however, some travelers like to do a little research on your own. This page contains some council useful designed to help you to do exactly that. So, What are you waiting for? Make tomorrow today. Let's start so that you can go out and experience our big beautiful world for yourself. Cultural peru offers some Travel Tips, so that your travel is perfect.


Visa Vieje

Visa requirements change frequently and depend on your nationality and your destination. You may want to organize them yourself or have your travel agent of the organize in your name. But the citizens of most of the countries of America and western Europe do not require a visa to enter Peru. Bolivians, ecuadorians, brazilians and chileans may enter certain areas of the country simply by presenting their documents to the national identification. The maximum authorized length of stay is 90 days. You can find information about embassies and consulates of peru abroad in Foreign.gob.pe

Important information: it is very important to keep the migration card (Tarjeta Andina de migración) that you receive on the border, until they cross the border again to return to their country of origin. Preferably, keep this paper safe along with your passport. All the hotels where you will stay make copies of this little document, and the return must show this document on the border to leave the country. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not lose it.



The official languages in Peru are English (80% of the population), quechua (andean regions and the highlands) and aymara (in the plateau of Puno). In addition, there are about 50 native languages. Most of the people who work in tourism or provide tourist services speak English.


Experience in the market
How many years of experience has the travel agency peru? This might give you an impression of how much experience you have with the travellers (although that does not mean that they are always improving their services. Many of the travel agencies in Peru maintain the quality of its service as for several years).



The travel agency shares all the information you need to know? Or there is hidden information or not clear, as the size of the group, the food, the restaurants you have visited, safety, or transportation? What the tour includes all the sites that you want to see?

How much time you give them to visit each site? Does your tour simply moves quickly from one site to another or there is enough time to enjoy the views and the stories of the guide?



What about the design of the web page? Does the structure, the design and the process can help answer your questions quickly?

It is easy to find the important information? Can choose different languages? What is clearly communicates the value proposition?


What's your initial contact?

Respond promptly, direct and user-friendly in case they need to contact you? Is there any bot that helps them to surf the web or answer questions?

They worry about you, and for your time, instead of sending itineraries that are copied and pasted?


Introduction to the team

Do you come to know your computer on the web page? It is always good to know a little bit of "who" is behind the company instead of having an "About us" that talks about "what" they represent.


Way of payment

How can it be paid? Do you offer options to secure payment via direct deposit, PayPal or credit card?

With this information you can separate a good from a bad travel agency in Peru. But what about the tours in Cusco?


Terms & Cancellation Policies

Take a look at the terms and conditions and the cancellation policy in order not to end up with a bad surprise in case you cannot join a tour.Some travel agencies have strict policies on those who will not receive a refund in the event of a change or cancel their travel plans, 4 weeks before the start of the tour.

This does not mean that the travel agency is bad, but that should only make sure that they are aware of their policies to be prepared. In this regard, it is important to mention that if they want to do a tour in Machu Picchu will not get a refund if the tickets are already purchased. This is due to the fact that they are not transferable to another person.


Currency and Payment methods

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S /.). The us dollar is accepted in most shops, restaurants and hotels.

Peru , in every city they have homes of change in order to make change foreign money (dollars and euros). Always try to take notes / small bills or coins, since the banknotes / banknotes larger can be difficult to break in some places. Atms are easy to find in the cities, so you should not worry about pulling out a large sum of money before your trip. To avoid any unnecessary stress, inform your bank of the dates and where you will travel. Also check with your bank any fees or charges incurred when using atm machines and slip aliens before travel. The most widely accepted credit cards are: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard. There are some limitations to the use of traveler's checks in Peru, therefore, please verify that they are accepted by the establishments before you buy.



In general, most of the outlets in Peru use 220 volts. Most of the hotels of 4 and 5 star hotels have outlets equipped to 110 volts. The majority of the jacks used two types of plugs, which are shown below:


Health centres

In that We have good health care facilities. There are enough hospitals and clinics that provide adequate services, especially in the major cities, such as Lima, Cusco , Puno and Arequipa.


A yellow fever vaccine is highly recommended for travel to the cities of the forest. The vaccine should be administered at least 10 days before your trip for it to be effective. It does not require other vaccinations.


Data for the altitude sickness or Altitude sickness

To avoid the altitude sickness or altitude sickness, we suggest to follow the steps:

Do not exercise too much the first day in areas of high altitude.
Eat lightly during the first two days.
Drink plenty of water and beverages with a high energy content.
If you have any heart problems, respiratory or lung condition, consult your doctor.
We strongly recommend that you drink a lot of coca tea. The consumption of coca tea, also chew the leaves, increases the absorption of oxygen in the blood.


Restriction Luggage
Note that there are restrictions on luggage for the journey to Machu Picchu and the peruvian Amazon. All passengers traveling in the train to Machu Picchu only have a limit of 7kgs (15.5 lbs), so do not bring unnecessary items. Of course, it is possible to store your luggage at your hotel in the Sacred Valley or Cusco. In case you don't return to the same hotel, we will transfer your luggage safely to your next hotel. When you travel to the peruvian Amazon, you will have to leave part of your luggage in the office of loges in Puerto Maldonado, since you are not allowed to carry more than 10 kg to the lodges.


How to call long distance to Peru

To dial from abroad, dial 00, then 51 (the code of Peru), and then the city code: Lima 1, Cusco, 84, Puno 51, Arequipa 54, and finally the phone number.

Dial in Peru:
National calls (city to city): add zero before the city code.
Local calling (within the same city): mark only the number.
Emergency numbers:
Police: 105
Ambulance: 106
Body of fire: 116


Recommendation Tara Take a Taxi

In Peru to be able to take a taxi has that question and then negotiate the price because taxis here do not have meters. If you are not sure of how much you pay, you can ask a local employee of the hotel how much is a fair price. Take a taxi officer is safer than taking a taxi is not registered from the street. When you are in Lima, be sure to take a taxi safe, especially at night, either by asking your hotel or restaurant to call you. (Some taxi companies registered and accredited in Lima are Taxi Friend – Tel 01 / 349-0177, Taxi Mobile – Phone 01 / 422-6890, Taxi Line – Tel 01 / 330-2795) The cost of taxi in Lima vary from 5 to 50 suns depending on the distance. A taxi from Miraflores to the city center should cost about 15 soles. For other cities, take taxis with phone numbers in the upper part of the vehicle. In Arequipa, it is a good idea to call a taxi instead of mark one, simply because it is the safest option. The price of a taxi in Cusco, Arequipa and Puno varies between 3 and 5 soles.


Consultation or Emergency Contact
If you need to contact us for any reason, please call our local office in Cusco.

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