Peru

Welcome to Peru, the home of ancient civilizations and dramatic archaeology. Set among some of the most astonishing landscapes, Peru is known as the "richest country in the world” not for monetary value but for the unforgettable, thrilling moments it offers to tourists. From the exquisite sites of ancient civilization, the enchanting bliss of Mother Nature that showcases many tropical forests, to its fine cuisine, Peru has it all to describe a perfect tourist destination for all and sundry. For every culture connoisseurs, historians, artists or travelers, Peru is the right choice for witnessing the wonders of the world. Peru’s coastal capital, Lima, is a sure point to kick off your tour with its top-notch restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and great museum which shows the sophistication, passion and skill of ancient civilizations. Explore Peru for an unforgettable, thrilling experience. 

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Main Things You Need To Know

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A World Wonder

Peru has the famous "Machu Picchu Ruins" which have been given the recognisement of one of the seven World Wonders.

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Size

Peru is the third largest country in South America.

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Enormous Mountain Range

The second largest mountain range in South America runs through Peru.

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An Ancient Country

The first settlers came to Peru about 15,000 years ago.

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Main Things You Need To Know About Peru

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Currency
Nuevo sol is the official currency of Peru, symbolized by PEN. Sometimes you will find it written as "S/” before or after a price. 1 USD is equivalent to PEN3.34. Also, there are coins in five, two and one sol as well as in 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 centimo. These coins are however not generally acceptable outside big supermarkets or banks.
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Language
Peru is a country with diverse languages, but its official language is Spanish. About 84% of the Peruvian population speaks Spanish, making it the most widely spoken language in Peru. However, Quechua and Aymara and other aboriginal languages have also gained co-official status in Spanish predominant zones. Quechua is spoken by 13% of the Peruvians, being the second most common language in the country. Tourists entering Peru will need the service of a local guide for effective communication with the locals. But there is nothing to worry about; there are great local guides scattered all over that are willing to assist you.
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Visa Information
If you wish to get into Peru for tourism purpose, you may a need a visa depending on your nationality.  The tourist visa is valid for only 183 days and cannot be extended upon expiration as it is just a single entry visa. Overstay fine is 1 USD per day. Upon arrival, you are required to stamp your passport at the Immigration office, stating the number of days you wish to stay. Countries who do not require visa include: United States, Canada, Mexico, most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), all South American countries, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, South Africa, Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Nationals who require a visa must apply same at the Peruvian Consulate in their countries and must provide the following:
1. A complete and signed application form.
2. A passport-size photograph taken recently.
3. An authentic passport that will remain valid throughout the course of your visit.
4. Round trip tickets.
5. Medical report showing that the tourist is in good health.
6. Bank statements to certify the ability of the tourist to cater for all his expenses financially.
7. Proof of detailed itinerary for your visit, invitation letter, hotel reservation. 

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Getting There
Peru has one international airport to receive visitors from all over the world. The Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima has direct and frequent flights from North, South, and Central Americas as well as from continental Europe (Amsterdam and Madrid). Other locations require a connection to the above places before flying into Peru.  An international departure tax of USD 6 is usually included in ticket costs. 
Travelling overland from the neighboring countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador into Peru is not that easy and requires careful logistical planning. However, two crossings are available from Ecuador- Loja / Vilcabamba and Zumba.  The Loja / Vilcabamba track is quite challenging but offers incredible views all the way. 
If you want to travel through buses, the one international bus company to rely on is Ormeño as it goes to Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Argentina. From Brazil, it’s better to travel through Iñapari. From Bolivia, Peru Hop offers bus passes which takes you to Lima via La Paz with the option of unique and beautiful stops along the way which is lacking with ordinary buses. 
Tourists can also enter into Peru through railway services, although the only rail service restricts itself to Chile, Tacna and Arica on Peru’s south coast.
Aside from air and land means tourists can also access Peru by boat from points on the Amazon River in Brazil and from Leticia, Colombia.

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Peak Travel Periods
Tourists are always keen on knowing the most favourable period to travel. Peru is a nice and beautiful that can be visited all year round. It experiences two main seasons- dry and wet seasons. The dry season which occurs between May and October is often the peak travel time and usually welcome troops of tourists. During the period, you can visit the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco area. The country experiences its wet season between November and March while the wettest period is between January and February. 
While the dry season attracts an influx of tourists and is considered the best time to visit, the wet season allows the fewer visitors to experience greener scenery, lower flights rates, and cheap hotels.

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