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A MORE REWARDING

Way to travel

Travel Recommendation

Peru is a year-round destination. Thanks to its geographical diversity, the proximity of the Equator and the cold waters of the Humboldt current, Peru has a series of micro-climates ranging from the extreme dryness of the coast to the intense humidity of the jungle. As such, there is always a range of weather across the country in any given time period. We take this all into account for our personal recommendations on what to see and do in Peru as part of your bespoke travel Peru itinerary.The dry season in the Andes and interior of the country runs from May to October, ideal for Machu Picchu luxury trips. Travel from November to March, the rainy season, typically bring afternoon showers in the Cusco and Machu Picchu region, though the landscape is then at its lushest. At the same time, during the rainy season, the weather is a its best on the coast in the peak of the summer months – ideal for visiting the Nazca lines and beaches of Mancora. Before to visited Peru, you need to follow the next travel recommendations:

Climate.

Peru is a year-round destination. Thanks to its geographical diversity, the proximity of the Equator and the cold waters of the Humboldt current, Peru has a series of micro-climates ranging from the extreme dryness of the coast to the intense humidity of the jungle. As such, there is always a range of weather across the country in any given time period. We take this all into account for our personal recommendations on what to see and do in Peru as part of your bespoke travel Peru itinerary.The dry season in the Andes and interior of the country runs from May to October, ideal for Machu Picchu luxury trips. Travel from November to March, the rainy season, typically bring afternoon showers in the Cusco and Machu Picchu region, though the landscape is then at its lushest. At the same time, during the rainy season, the weather is a its best on the coast in the peak of the summer months – ideal for visiting the Nazca lines and beaches of Mancora

Visas & Documents.

Required documents

All travelers are required to have a valid passport for at least six months from date of entry. Visas are not required for E.U., U.S., Canadian, Australian or New Zealand passport holders. For other nationalities, please consult the nearest Peruvian embassy or consulate.  An onward ticket and proof of funds may also be required at entry and should be available to show to immigration. Traveler’s checks, currency, or a bank statement, from the bank or printed off the internet, are sufficient for proof of funds.

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Transportation.

How to reach Cusco

By air:

  • Domestic flights from Lima (1 hour approx.)

  • Domestic flights from Arequipa (30 minutes approx.)

By land:

  • Lima – Arequipa – Cusco: 1,650 km (26 hours by car approx.)

  • Lima – Nazca – Puquio – Abancay – Cusco: 1,131 km (20 hours by car approx.)

  • Puno – Cusco: 389 km (7 hours by car approx.)

By rail:

  • Puno – Cusco: 384 km (10:30 hours approx.)

 

How to reach Puno

 

By air:

  • Domestic flights from Lima (90 minutes approx.)

  • Domestic flights from Arequipa (approximately 45 minutes approx.)

By land:

  • Lima – Arequipa – Juliaca – Puno: 1,315 km (20 hours by car approx.)

  • Cusco – Puno: 389 km (7 hours approx.)

  • Arequipa – Puno: 285 km (5 hours approx.)

  • Tacna – Puno: 376 km (6 hours approx.)

By rail:

  • Cusco – Puno: 384 Km (10:30 hours approx.)

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Acute Mountain Sickness.

When we ascend above 2500 meters our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. To allow our bodies to adjust we have structured our treks so that you ascend slowly, allowing acclimatization to occur. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms: Headache, Tiredness, Disturbed sleep,Loss of appetite/nausea, Shortness of breath, Cough, Palpitation, Swelling of the hands and face.

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Individuals acclimatize at different rates. Your best strategy is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our group leaders have extensive first aid training and we urge you to communicate with the group leader at all times should you believe you have any symptoms in order that we can effectively monitor your symptoms. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend.


Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.

Currency.

Currency: Nuevo Sol S/. is the official currency in Peru. Bills come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Nuevos Soles. There are 10-, 20-, and 50-céntimo coins, as well as coins worth 1, 2, and 5 Nuevos Soles. US Dollars (USD) are accepted at countless stores, restaurants, hotels, and gas stations. Money can be exchanged at banks and exchange houses. Typical business hours for currency exchange agencies run from Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturdays until noon. ATMs can be found in nearly all cities in the country, and the majority are affiliated with Plus (Visa) and Cirrus (MasterCard/Maestro), American Express, and other networks. ATMs can be used to withdraw cash in Nuevos Soles S/. or US Dollars (USD) although the exchange rate is usually less favorable than at exchange establishments.

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