Travel in Peru: useful info and recommended itineraries

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Joel Fulleda
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Are you a lover of history and nature? Are you attracted to ancient civilizations and their traditions? Then Peru is the perfect destination for you. Breathtaking views, mountains to climb, colonial cities, great food and more: this country is very rich in ancient archaeological sites, just mention Machu Picchu. If you are thinking of visiting this magnificent destination, here is some useful information and some recommended itineraries for a perfect one trip to Peru.

Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents
  2. Where it is
  3. 12-day itinerary: travel to Peru between history and culture
  4. 11-day itinerary: Peru sports tour
  5. DIY Peru: flights, costs, best time and tips
  6. User questions and comments
  7. Request a personalized quote

Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents

  • Inhabitants: about 32 million.
  • CapitalLima
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Local currency: Sol - PEN (€ 1,00 = 3,75 PEN)
  • Weather: winter (May-August) is humid and characterized by overcast skies and temperatures between 16 ° and 18 °, while summer (January-March) is sunny and temperatures range from 25 ° to 30 °; the humidity is strong all year round and the rains are almost absent. For more info read the article when to go to Peru: climate, best time and months to avoid.
  • Time zone: - 6h compared to Italy, - 7h when summer time is in force in Italy
  • vaccinations: no vaccination required
  • Entry requirements: passport with residual validity of at least 6 months; entry visa not required for stays up to 183 days
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is


    Peru is located in South America, on the west coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east and Chile to the south.





    12-day itinerary: travel to Peru between history and culture

    1. First day: departure from Italy; arrival in Lima and accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight stay
    2. Second day: visit of Lima, its historical center and its surroundings, such as Miraflores, with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, and the ceremonial center of Huaca Pucllana; dinner and overnight stay
    3. Third day: departure from Lima by bus and transfer to Paracas, along the whole "Panamericana Sud", along the Pacific coast; arrival in Paraca, hotel accommodation, city tour; dinner and overnight stay
    4. Fourth day: morning excursion by boat to the Ballestas Islands with guide; after lunch return to Lima always with the shuttle bus; hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
    5. Fifth day: departure in Lima by plane and transfer to Cuzco; hotel accommodation and visit of the city and its main attractions; dinner and overnight stay
    6. Sixth day: half day excursion to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman located around Cuzco; return to Cuzco and free afternoon; dinner and overnight stay
    7. Seventh day: after breakfast departure from Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley; day dedicated to the discovery of the Sacred Valley and its villages; hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
    8. Eighth day: day trip to Machu Picchu; return directly to Cuzco, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
    9. Ninth day: departure from Cuzco and transfer to Puno; stops along the way at Andahuaylillas, Raqchi or the Temple of Viracocha and Pucarà; arrival in Puno, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight
    10. Tenth day: day trip with local guide to the Uros Islands and Lake Titicaca; return to Puno, dinner and overnight
    11. Eleventh day: departure from Pumo and transfer by plane to Lima; hotel accommodation and last free hours for the capital; dinner and overnight stay
    12. Twelfth day: departure from Lima and return to Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: starting from € 2.300,00 per person
    • The price includes: flights from / to Italy, overnight stays, lunches and dinners, internal transport, guide
    • The fee does not include: insurance, tips, extra excursions
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    11-day itinerary: Peru sports tour



    1. First day: departure from Italy; arrival in Lima and accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight stay
    2. Second day: visit of Lima, its historical center and its surroundings, such as Miraflores, with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, and the ceremonial center of Huaca Pucllana; dinner and overnight stay
    3. Third day: departure in Lima by plane and transfer to Cuzco, where we will base for the next few days; hotel accommodation and visit of the city and its main attractions; dinner and overnight stay
    4. Fourth day: daily excursion to the Sacred Valley, including a journey lasting about 3 hours through the landscapes of the area; return to Cuzco, dinner overnight
    5. Fifth day: daily bike excursion to Morray and Maras, one of the most beautiful areas of the Andes of Cuzco; return to Cuzco, dinner and overnight
    6. Sixth day: trekking day to discover Machu Picchu, with various stages during the ascent and in the rainforest; transfer to one of the hotels, dinner and overnight
    7. Seventh day: morning dedicated to the discovery of the ruins of Machu Picchu; in the afternoon return to Cuzco, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
    8. Eighth day: bike excursion to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman located around Cuzco; return to Cuzco, dinner and overnight
    9. Ninth day: departure from Cuzco and transfer by plane to Lima; hotel accommodation and last free hours for the capital; dinner and overnight stay
    10. Tenth day: departure from Lima and return to Italy
    11. Eleventh day: arrival in Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: starting from € 2.100,00 per person
    • The price includes: flights from / to Italy, overnight stays, lunches and dinners, internal transport, guide
    • The fee does not include: insurance, tips, extra excursions
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    DIY Peru: flights, costs, best time and tips

    Fortunately, organizing a DIY trip to Peru is not difficult. The means of transport are very efficient so you will be able to organize your travels well. Furthermore, the cost of living is low. The perfect time to visit the country corresponds to our summer, from June to September approximately, months that in Peru correspond to the dry season.



    • Minimum period for a tour in Peru: 15 days
    • Recommended cities for base: Lima, Cuzco
    • Getting around: the best way to get around Peruvian territory is by bus. The company that connects the larger cities is Cruz del Sur (in high season it is recommended to book tickets in advance via the website). Furthermore, in the larger cities, besides taxis and classic vehicles, you will also find Uber.
    • Flights: for return flights, prices start from € 1.200,00. Generally the airline offering the best prices is Iberia. Flights starting from € 600,00 -
    • Accommodations and accommodations: Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote


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