Peru - Traveling
Diplomatic representations: List of Peru's overseas diplomatic representations (in Spanish)
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
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Traveling by yourself
Different forms of tourism
- The capital of the Chimu Kingdom, Chan Chan.
- The Nazca lines, famous geoglyphs.
Arequipa and the Colca canyon, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.
Cusco, the navel of the world in the Quechua language, an important crossroads on the Inca roads which linked all of South America, declared a World Heritage Site in 1983.
The National Park of Manu (Puerto Maldonado), World Natural Heritage Site in 1987. A great tropical forest reserve in the world.
The hot springs of Aguascalientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu (about 8 km away), ideal after the Inca Trail.
La Herradura: on Peru's central coast, in the Chorrillos region. A very popular beach.
Mancora: undoubtedly Peru's most beautiful beach, Mancora delights people with its heavenly peacefulness.
Mountain climbing in the Andes (the White Cordillera, the Volcanic Cordillera, the Vilcabamba Cordillera).
Surfing (Organos, Cabo Blanco, Puerto Chicama or Malabrigo, Lima's beaches)
Canoeing (River Tumbes, River Santa, Apurimac Canyon, Rio Colca).
Cycling, climbing, kayaking, paragliding, fishing, diving.
Health and safety
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers who intend to travel in jungle areas of the country under 2 300 m. The risk of malaria P. vivax (70%) and P. falciparum (30%) is high in 21 of the 33 health districts.
You are advised to avoid the foods which present the most risk. Only drink potable water (in sealed bottles, treated, boiled or filtered).
Insect bites (flies, mosquitos, midges) can transmit diseases. Be careful of altitude sickness.
Time difference and climate
Papas a la Huancaina: potatoes in a spicy sauce.
El ceviche: raw fish marinated in lemon, spices and red onions.
Please: Por favor
Thank you: Gracias
Don't mention it: De nada
Good day: Buenos dias
Good afternoon: Buenas tardes
Good night: Buenas noches
How are you?: Como estas?
Very well, very good: Muy bien
See you soon: Hasta luego
I don't know: No sé
I don't understand: no entiendo
My name is... Me llamo...