Sacred Valley Exploration
Sacred Valley Exploration
Journey through Peru‘s Sacred Valley, and experience its rich heritage and mesmerizing landscapes. From the archaeological wonders in Pisaq to the living culture of Chinchero and the majestic ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Historic town with Incan ruins
Ancient Incan town and archaeological site
Delve into Pisaq, known for its impressive Incan ruins and bustling market where local artisans sell their craftsRead More
Chinchero’s Cultural Experience
In Chinchero, be amazed by its rich weaving traditions and get a glimpse of local lifeRead More
Ollantaytambo’s Historical Legacy
Visit Ollantaytambo, an ancient Incan fortress known for its large terraces and stunning views.Read More
About the Country
Peru, a country in South America, is famed for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, it is home to ancient ruins, colonial architecture, and a blend of cultural traditions.
Reasons to Go
1. Explore rich history and culture of the Incas at Machu Picchu.
2. Witness the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest.
3. Savour the culinary delights of Peruvian cuisine.
4. Experience the vibrant local festivals and traditions.
5. Adventure activities in the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean.
– Official Name: Republic of Peru
– Location: Western South America
– Time zone: Peru Standard Time (PET)
– Capital: Lima
– Population: Approximately 33 million
– Official Language: Spanish
– Government: Presidential Republic
– Economy: Based on extraction of raw materials and on agriculture, manufacturing, and services.
Regions at a Glance
Peru is divided into three main geographical regions: the arid coastal plains, the mountainous Andean region, and the dense Amazon rainforest. Each region offers a unique blend of cultural and natural attractions.
Key landmarks include Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city atop the Andes; the Nazca Lines, large geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert; and the historic city of Cusco. The Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titicaca are also significant natural attractions.
The official currency is the Peruvian Sol. Credit cards are widely accepted in cities and tourist areas. ATMs are readily available. Exchange currency at banks or official exchange offices for the best rates.
Pack light, versatile clothing that can be layered. Bring sturdy footwear for hiking. Consider packing a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun. It’s also advisable to bring a reusable water bottle and purification tablets.
Peruvian culture is a blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, with rich traditions in music, dance, and cuisine. Festivals like Inti Raymi and Carnival are vibrant displays of this cultural heritage.
Accommodation options range from luxury hotels to budget hostels. Prices vary widely depending on the location and the level of luxury. Always check the safety of the area before booking.
Travelers must carry a valid passport. A visa is not required for stays up to 90 days for many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. No specific vaccinations are mandatory but several are recommended. Visit the official embassy website for up-to-date information.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Emergency numbers in Peru are 105 for the police, 117 for ambulance services, and 116 for fire services.
Respect local customs and traditions. Many places, especially religious and historic sites, require modest dress. Drug laws are strict, and penalties for drug offenses are severe. Public displays of affection are generally accepted but should be modest.
Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage
Peru uses type A and C plugs. The standard voltage is 220 V. Travelers from countries using 110 V may need a voltage converter.
Peru has a varied climate, from the hot and humid Amazon rainforest to the cool Andes Mountains. Dress in layers and bring rain protection if visiting the rainforest or during the rainy season.
Public transportation includes buses, minibuses, and taxis. Taxis do not have meters, so negotiate the fare in advance. Driving can be challenging due to heavy traffic and different road conditions.
The official language is Spanish. Basic English is spoken in tourist areas and major cities. In remote regions, Spanish predominates.
Respect the environment by minimizing waste, conserving water, and staying on designated paths when hiking. Support local communities by purchasing local crafts and eating at local restaurants.
Useful Apps & Websites
Useful apps include Google Maps for navigation, TripAdvisor for restaurant and hotel reviews, and Duolingo for learning Spanish.
Peru is a diverse country with something for every traveler. Whether you’re drawn to historical sites, vibrant culture, or natural beauty, you’ll find it in Peru. Remember to respect local customs, keep safety in mind, and embrace the opportunity to learn about this unique country.
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