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General Information

The official language of Peru is Spanish.

The national currency of Peru is Sol (PEN).

1 PEN equals  .
equals  PEN.

Location

Peru

The distance from to Peru is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Peru. Exercise increased caution in Peru, due to crime and Pan American / Parapan American Games. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Peru is 64. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Peru.

LGBT

Peru has a score of -2 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Peru ranks #95 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Peru.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Peru should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Peru:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Peru to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Peru differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Peru, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Peru and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Peru. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain tomorrow through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 71–94°F  /  22–34°C 77% 31%
Sat November 09 73–98°F  /  23–37°C 74% 45%
Sun November 10 75–95°F  /  24–35°C 84% 96%
Mon November 11 73–84°F  /  23–29°C 94% 98%
Tue November 12 72–91°F  /  22–33°C 87% 80%
Wed November 13 74–97°F  /  23–36°C 75% 18%
Thu November 14 77–91°F  /  25–33°C 86% 62%
Fri November 15 77–91°F  /  25–33°C 89% 81%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:33 am and sets at 05:57 pm. This equates to 12.4 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Peru, it is in . When the sun sets in Peru, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Peru is 7.00 PEN. Every kilometer costs an additional 5.00 PEN. Every hour of waiting time costs 20.00 PEN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Peru.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 3.00 PEN in Peru.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 16.40 PEN.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Peru is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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