Tips for Traveling to Peru

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Welcome to a fascinating journey through the cultural treasures, breathtaking landscapes and warmth of the people in beautiful Peru.

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From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the beaches of the Pacific coast, this South American country offers a unique experience for travelers. Here are some tips to make the most of your trip to Peru with PERU VIP TRAVEL:

What is the best time to travel to Peru?

The first thing to keep in mind when traveling to Peru is the season in which you can or want to travel, because depending on this, you can enjoy more or less of its most tourist attractions and it is essential to be clear that being a country of considerable size, depending on the area you want to visit, it may be better one season than another.

  • High season (June to August): These months are ideal for visiting the area of Cuzco, Puno and Huaraz without forgetting that in the areas of the Andean Altiplano and the eastern jungle, it is dry season. Remember that during these months, prices are usually much higher, so it is important to make reservations in advance.
  • Mid season (March to May and September to November): During these months you will be able to enjoy the spring and autumn season in the Altiplano as well as good weather in the jungle. In addition, these dates are usually characterized by lower prices for flights and accommodations.
  • Low season (December to February): This is the worst time to travel to Peru as it coincides with the rainy season in the Altiplano and Amazon areas. However, it is high season in the coastal area, so depending on your needs, it can also be a good time.

Pre-trip preparations

Before embarking on your Peruvian adventure, there are some important things to keep in mind:

Documentation: Make sure you have your passport and check visa requirements according to your country of origin.

Vaccinations: Consult your doctor about recommended vaccinations for travel to Peru, such as yellow fever and hepatitis A.

Climate and season: Peru has different climatic regions. Research the climate in the areas you plan to visit and pack accordingly.

Not to be missed destinations

Peru is a country full of wonders, but some places stand out:

Machu Picchu: The jewel in the crown. Consider hiking the Inca Trail or take the train to reach this ancient Inca city.

Cusco: Colonial city full of history and culture. Explore its cobblestone streets and visit the Plaza de Armas.

Lake Titicaca: Enjoy the serenity of the highest navigable lake in the world. The floating islands of the Uros are a must-see.

Gastronomy of Peru

Another reason to travel to Peru is undoubtedly its gastronomy, if you travel to Peru you will not have to worry about the food, because in Peru you will find a great variety of dishes to taste, its rich gastronomy is a fusion of flavors from different countries such as Spanish, African, Chinese, Japanese and Italian, certainly a culinary mix of foods and flavors. But the dishes that stand out in Peru and that I invite you to try are the following.

Most popular dishes

  • Cebiche
  • Grilled chicken
  • Salted tenderloin
  • Chicken chili
  • Anticuchos

Cultural tips

Language: Spanish is the main language, but indigenous languages are also spoken in some regions. Learning some basic Spanish phrases can be useful.

Tipping: It is common to tip 10 to 15% in restaurants. In cabs, rounding up the fare is a common practice.

Outdoor adventures in Peru

Peru is a paradise for nature and adventure sports lovers:

Hiking: In addition to Machu Picchu, there are spectacular routes such as Rainbow Mountain and the Colca Canyon.

Surfing: The northern beaches, such as Mancora, offer ideal conditions for surfers.

How to prevent altitude sickness

A disease that afflicts the vast majority of people who travel for the first time to high altitude places is undoubtedly the altitude sickness syndrome or soroche, this is a discomfort that afflicts the body and prevents one can breathe normally, in some cases it occurs with other symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, lack of appetite or digestive disorders, in these cases it is recommended to follow some recommendations to avoid altitude sickness, here are some practical tips to combat or prevent it.

  • It is recommended to acclimatize 1 to 2 days before starting any physical activity.
  • It is advisable to rest the first day, eat lightly and avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • You can use some local remedies, such as coca leaves, there are different ways of ingesting them such as drinking them in beverages, chewing them without swallowing them, just leaving them there while they secrete their juice or also try them in candies.
  • Another tip that also helps is to hydrate constantly and drink plenty of water.
  • And finally, there are some medications to combat altitude sickness such as Sorojchi Pills (you can get them without a prescription).

Transportation

Internal flights: Consider internal flights to save time, Peru is big and the scenery from the air is breathtaking.

Buses: An economical option for getting around the country.

With these tips, you are ready to immerse yourself in the cultural and natural richness that Peru has to offer.

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