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Overview
Peru

Whether you're hitting the Inca Trail or staying in the cities, preparation is an essential part of your Peru holiday. Your Travel Butler can offer advice to make sure you're ready for all the activities you have planned.

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Visas
Peru

British citizens do not need a visa to enter Peru, and can stay for up to 6 months (183 days) as a tourist. This is just a general guide. For up to date information we recommend speaking to your Travel Butler or the Peruvian Consulate in London.

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Inoculations
Peru

Vaccinations are not required when travelling from the UK to Peru, but yellow fever inoculations are strongly recommended if you will be visiting the Amazon region and other remote areas. Proof of vaccination certificates may be required when travelling to other countries after Peru. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and typhoid fever are also advised for all parts the country. Please refer to your doctor before you travel. 

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When to go
Peru

Peru is generally warm and pleasant all year round, although most people then to visit in the winter months of June, July and August, when temperatures in the Andes and other highland regions are cooler, drawing many international travellers to the Inca trail. Another busy period is from mid-December to mid-January when the country becomes a popular escape from the Northern Hemisphere winter. The wettest and warmest months, from December to March, are less suited to trekking, and this is when more people flock to the dry coastal areas to cool off in the ocean currents. With a packed events calendar, there are always cultural activities taking place if you're looking for local flavour. All the Christian holidays are celebrated in Peru with unparalleled enthusiasm, while many historic Inca and folk festivals are also still alive and well. 

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Currency
Peru

Peru’s official currency is the Nuevo sol.

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Electrical
Peru

Peru uses a combination of type A and type C plugs with 2 pins, and residential voltage of 220 volts. If you want to use UK electronics, you will need a power adaptor, with universal adaptors being the most practical option.

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Travel insurance
Peru

As an intrepid destination, travel insurance is incredibly import to have when visiting Peru. For insurance that covers you for all the activities you have planned in Peru, talk to your expert. 

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What to pack
Peru

Rain is always a possibility in Peru (even in the dry season) making waterproof and light, quick-drying clothing important for outdoor activities. Be sure to also wrap up warmly when visiting alpine regions in the colder months. Here are a few other practical items to pack:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Hiking boots
  • Plastic bags for your electronics if you are taking them outdoors
  • A small medical kit
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream

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