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14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru
14 Day - Colours of Peru

14 Day - Colours of Peru

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Duration14 Days / 13 Nights
30% Off
Price from USD
$2,176Per person twin share.
was $3,109
Walking levelModerate - Demanding
Max AltitudeNot specified
AccommodationNot include
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Travel Logistics
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  • Safety and Security
  • Health and Well-being
  • Food and Cuisine
  • Family-Friendly Travel
Services Include:
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Trip Overview

The Colour of Peru calls to you with all the allure of the ancient and the mysterious. From the soaring peaks of the Andes to the lush Amazon Rainforest, from the pre-Colombian ruins in the mountains to the Spanish colonial mansions on the coast, 14 Day - Colour of Peru offers you exciting adventures and unique experiences. Delight in every minute of your Peru Holiday in this Land of The Incas. 

Special features of our 14 Day - Colours of Peru: 

Type of Tourism:   Family, Naturalist, Geographical, historical, archeological and Cultural 

Places To Visit:  Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa 

Duration:  14 Days and 13 Nights 

Type of Service:   some tours are small group service tours and other tours are private tours 

Accommodation:   3-4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered. 

Day by day schedule

Day 01 - Welcome to Lima

Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima
Day 01 - Welcome to Lima

At the moment you arrive in Lima, a team member of Valencia travel will be waiting for you at the airport and take you, on private transport, to your hotel. Then you will have all day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and its surroundings. 

    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings

    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings
    Day 02 - Lima The City of Kings

    The first stop on our Lima city tour is Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores, one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative center of the Lima culture, which developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls. It’s a very impressive site, and certainly not what you expect to find in lively Miraflores!  

    After exp...

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      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore Amazon Trip

      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip
      Day 03 - Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Explore    Amazon Trip

      After Breakfast, transfer Hotel to Cusco Airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Your Amazon adventure begins when we pick you up from the airport in Puerto Maldonado. We’ll then drive for 10 minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. If you have any luggage that you won’t need during the next few days, you can safely leave it here, which will help keep the boats and cargo light.   

      We’ll then drive to the Tambopata River Port, entering the native community of Infierno. From here it’s...

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        Day 04 - Amazon Explore

        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore
        Day 04  - Amazon Explore

        Today we’ll set off to the Three Chimbadas oxbow lake. We’ll board our boat and cruise along the river for 30 minutes, followed by a beautiful 45-minute hike. Once we reach the lake, we can paddle around the lake on a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters! We can’t guarantee that you’ll see them, but around 60% of our visitors get to see these charming creatures. We should also see plenty of other animals, including caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers.  


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          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley Visit to Ccaccaccollo

          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo
          Day 05 - Puerto Maldonado - Sacred Valley   Visit to Ccaccaccollo

          After breakfast it will be time to make our return journey to Puerto Maldonado. We’ll head back to the Tambopata River Port and then continue on to the city. When we arrive in Puerto Maldonado, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight to Cusco!  

          After your arrival to Cusco, your cultural excursion will begin when we pick you up in Cusco and drive you out to the Ccaccaccollo Community. When we arrive, we’ll meet some of the locals who live in the community, which is home to some 50 families. H...

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            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo

            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo
            Day 06 - Visit Huilloc and Ollantaytambo

            Our day begins when we pick you up from your hotel, it’s a 1-hour drive to Huilloc.  

            Arriving in Huilloc, we’ll be greeted by the friendly locals, and then we’ll begin to see how they have kept their language and customs alive, most immediately evident in the colorful traditional clothes that they wear. This is a cultural immersion experience, and as such you’ll be free to interact with the locals, and choose how you spend your day. You can take part in their collective tasks, working in the...

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              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco

              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco
              Day 07 - Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu - Cusco

              To best appreciated Machu Picchu, we’ll wake up early in the morning so we can get to the citadel in good time. You’ll have time for breakfast first, and then your guide will pick you up from the hotel at around 05h40. We’ll then walk to the bus departure point for the short but zigzagging ascent up the road to Machu Picchu.  

              We’ll then pass through the gates into the Machu Picchu archaeological site. Here you’ll begin your guided walking tour with an experienced and highly knowledgeab...

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                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour

                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour
                Day 08 - Cusco City Tour

                Our Cusco city tour begins in the morning, when we’ll first head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. According to the chroniclers who wrote during the period directly after the Spanish Conquest, the Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Inca Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver – decorated its rooms and hallways. Sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors. It...

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                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!

                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!
                  Day 09 - Cusco to Puno by train!!!

                  We will pick you up at 06h00 and take you to the Train station in Cusco. The route covered by the Titicaca train is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours. At the start of the journey, passengers are welcomed at the Wanchaq Station (Cusco), where local musicians will provide background music as you board the train. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s. Also, during the trip, you will...

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                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands

                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands
                    Day 10 - Full day Uros & Taquile Islands

                    Our full-day trip begins at around 07h00 when we pick you up from your hotel in Puno. We’ll then head down to the port and board our comfortable motor launch to ride out to the island of Taquile.  

                    Taquile is one of the most beautiful islands in Peru, where the traditional way of life is still very much alive. We’ll meet some of the master weavers of this ancient Andean community, whose textiles are considered among the best in the country. According to legend, the Incas themselves learned how to weave f...

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                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon

                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon
                      Day 11 - Colca Canyon

                      Departure from Puno between 06h00 to 06h30, we’ll drive toward to Chivay Village. We will have a trip around 5 hours with stops on the way to take photographs. You will observe the area called "Lagunillas", where with some luck American camelids maybe take some pictures of flamingos, birds and Andean ducks, on the way we will see Andean landscapes, South American camelids. Continuing on the road we will pass Tocra, a high plain at more than 4,500 meters, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the Ant...

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                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa Time to visit the home of the condor!

                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!
                        Day 12: Colca – Arequipa   Time to visit the home of the condor!

                        It’s another early start today because there’s so much great stuff to see! First we’ll go to the lookout point known as Cruz del Condor (Cross of the Condor), near the small villages of Maca and Cabanaconde. Here, strong winds rise up from the canyon, providing a favourite spot for Andean condors. They soar on the thermals, often in pairs, normally in the early morning and late afternoon. There’s a good chance you’ll see these huge condors, with their three-meter wingspans, flying very close to the looko...

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                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class

                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class
                          Day 13 - Arequipa to Lima    Arequipa City Tour & Cooking Class

                          After Breakfast, the visit of convent Santa Catalina, you have the opportunity to walk around the white city and its surroundings. The architecture in the historic center is characterized by the prominence of ashlar, the use of which begins in the last third of the s. XVI. This volcanic stone, white or pink exceptionally soft, lightweight, and weatherproof, emerged as a seismic structural solution. 

                          Afterward, Arequipa Gastronomic Experience: 

                          Our gastronomic tour begins at 8 a.m. First we head to the local ...

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                            Day 14 - Lima Airport

                            After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight at home. 

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                              What's included

                              • Accommodation: A *star hotel is specially chosen by us for you throughout the itinerary
                              • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunch, 2 dinner 
                              • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lima, Amazon of Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Uros islands, Sacred valley, Machupicchu  
                              • Private or share transportation  
                              • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary 
                              • Professional guide who speaks English 
                              • Roundtrip train ticket on Expedition service to Aguas Calientes 
                              • First aid kit 
                              • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu  
                              • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary 

                              What's not included

                              • Airfare to and from destination 
                              • Domestic flights 
                              • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
                              • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
                              • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation 
                              • Visas 
                              • Any activity not described in What's Included 
                              • Meals on your own 
                              • Gratuities 
                              • Optional excursions 

                              ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

                              Environmental Responsibility
                              + How to Be a Responsible Traveler

                              Traveling to a country as diverse and culturally rich as Peru is an incredible experience that can leave a lasting impact on both the traveler and the destination. As tourism continues to grow, it's essential for visitors to be mindful of their actions and choices to ensure that their presence contributes positively to the local communities, environment, and culture. This article aims to provide valuable insights and guidelines on how to be a responsible tourist when exploring the enchanting landscapes and vibrant traditions of Peru. 


                              Respect Peruvian Culture and Traditions 

                              Peru boasts a remarkable cultural heritage that includes ancient civilizations like the Inca, as well as the customs and traditions of its indigenous communities. As a responsible tourist, it's crucial to respect and appreciate the local culture. This includes dressing modestly when visiting sacred sites, asking for permission before taking photos of people, and refraining from disrupting religious ceremonies. 


                              Support the Local Economy 

                              One of the most effective ways to positively impact a destination is by supporting its local economy. Prioritize staying in locally-owned accommodations, dining at local restaurants, and purchasing handmade crafts and products from local artisans and local businesses. This practice ensures that the money you spend directly benefits the communities you visit, creating a sustainable source of income for them. You will probably also  get a lower price too! 


                              Choose Sustainable Tour Operators 

                              When planning your trip to Peru, opt for tour operators such as Valencia Travel that prioritize sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Look for those that follow ethical guidelines, focus on minimizing their environmental footprint, and support local initiatives. Responsible tour operators often provide educational experiences that foster an understanding of the local culture and environment. 


                              Porters Rights 

                              If you are planning to trek along the Inca Trail to machu Picchu, select a tour operator such as Valencia Travel that values and respects the rights of porters. Ethical tour companies ensure that porters are treated fairly, paid decent wages, provided with proper equipment, and work in safe conditions. They limit the weight porters carry and prioritize porter welfare throughout the journey. 


                              Minimize Plastic Waste 

                              The issue of plastic pollution affects destinations worldwide, and Peru is no exception. Bring a reusable water bottle and a cloth bag to avoid single-use plastic items. Many hotels and restaurants in Peru are adopting eco-friendly practices, so support their efforts by using eco-friendly products and avoiding unnecessary plastic consumption. 


                              Conserve Natural Resources 

                              Peru is home to diverse ecosystems, from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes Mountains. Be conscious of your water and energy usage, especially in regions where resources might be scarce. Opt for eco-friendly activities like hiking and wildlife spotting that have minimal impact on the environment. 


                              Wildlife and Nature Interaction 

                              Peru is known for its unique wildlife, including the majestic condors and colorful Amazonian creatures. However, it's vital to maintain a respectful distance from animals and their habitats. Avoid touching, feeding, or attempting to get too close to wild animals, as this can disrupt their natural behavior and ecosystems. 


                              Dispose of Waste Responsibly 

                              Whether you're exploring the bustling streets of Lima or the remote trails of Machu Picchu, always dispose of your waste responsibly. Use designated trash bins and recycling facilities, and if none are available, carry your trash with you until you find an appropriate place to dispose of it. 


                              Being a responsible tourist in Peru is about making conscious choices that preserve its cultural heritage, protect its environment, and support its communities. By respecting local traditions, supporting the local economy, and choosing sustainable practices, you can leave a positive impact on this beautiful country while creating unforgettable memories for yourself. Remember that your actions as a responsible traveler in Peru can inspire others to follow suit, ensuring that Peru remains a vibrant and cherished destination for generations to come. 

                              + Sustainable Practices for the Eco-Friendly Tourist in Peru

                              Peru, has long been a magnet for travelers seeking an adventure that combines natural wonders and historical intrigue. From the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu to the lush biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, the allure of Peru is undeniable. However, as the global movement towards eco-consciousness gains momentum, it becomes imperative for travelers to explore this remarkable country with a commitment to sustainability. From supporting indigenous artisans to responsible wildlife viewing in the Amazon, reducing plastic waste to choosing eco-friendly accommodations, this guide is your roadmap to responsible and sustainable travel in Peru. Discover how you can immerse yourself in Peru's wonders while leaving only footprints and taking away unforgettable memories and a sense of fulfillment. Join us on this journey to explore the best of Peru in a way that respects its heritage and protects its natural beauty. 


                              Support Local Communities 

                              Stay in locally-owned accommodations, eat in local restaurants, and buy handicrafts from local artisans. This helps the local economy and reduces the carbon footprint associated with large, international chains. 


                              Responsible Wildlife Viewing 

                              When visiting the Amazon rainforest or other natural areas, choose operators that follow ethical wildlife viewing guidelines. Avoid tours that engage in activities harmful to animals, such as riding them or getting too close to nesting sites. 


                              Respect Cultural Heritage 

                              Peru has a rich cultural history. When visiting archaeological sites like Machu Picchu or historic towns like Cusco, be respectful of the heritage. Do not touch or climb on ancient structures and follow the guidance of local authorities. 


                              Reduce Plastic Use 

                               Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification methods to reduce the need for single-use plastic bottles. Avoid using plastic bags and opt for reusable bags. 


                              Minimize Energy and Water Consumption 

                              Conserve resources by turning off lights, air conditioning, and heating when not in use. Limit your water usage and choose accommodations with water-saving initiatives. 


                              Choose Sustainable Tour Operators 

                              Look for tour operators like Valencia Travel that have sustainability initiatives, such as waste reduction, renewable energy use, and low-impact transportation options. They should also employ local guides who can provide insight into the culture and ecosystem. 


                              Responsible Trekking 

                               If you plan on hiking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, use the services of operators who follow Leave No Trace principles. Pack out your waste, and choose responsible tour companies with responsible camping practices. 


                              Public Transportation 

                              Use public transportation or shared transportation options when moving between cities or exploring regions. This helps reduce the carbon footprint associated with private vehicles. 


                              Opt for Eco-Lodges 

                              Choose accommodations that are certified as eco-friendly or sustainably operated. These lodges often have initiatives in place to minimize their environmental impact. 


                              Learn About the Local Ecosystem 

                              Take the opportunity to educate yourself about the local flora and fauna. Understanding the environment helps you appreciate it more and encourages its protection. 


                              Reduce Water Waste 

                              Be mindful of water consumption, especially in regions where water is scarce. Take shorter showers and reuse towels to reduce the need for frequent washing. 


                              Dispose of Waste Properly 

                              Always use designated trash and recycling bins, and do not litter. In rural areas, pack out your trash to avoid impacting local ecosystems. 


                              Support Conservation Efforts 

                              Consider donating to local conservation organizations working to protect Peru's natural and cultural treasures. Visit museums and cultural centers that contribute to preservation efforts. 


                              Offset Your Carbon Emissions 

                               If flying when you travel to Peru, consider offsetting your carbon emissions by investing in carbon offset programs. 


                              Respect Wildlife and Nature 

                              Do not disturb wildlife, and stay on designated paths in protected areas to minimize your impact on the environment. 


                              By following these sustainable practices, eco-friendly tourists can help preserve Peru's stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage for future generations while also supporting local communities and minimizing their environmental footprint, during your trip to Peru. Eco-friendly tourism practices not only enrich your travel experience but also ensure that the natural beauty and cultural richness of Peru are preserved for generations to come, and will allow you to savor the splendors of Peru while minimizing your environmental footprint and contributing positively to the local communities. 

                              + The Importance of Environmental Awareness in Peru

                              Peru, a land of astonishing ecological diversity, rugged mountain ranges, and ancient civilizations, stands as a testament to the remarkable harmony between nature and culture. From the Amazon rainforest to the majestic Andes and the mysterious Nazca Lines etched in the arid desert, Peru's landscapes hold an exceptional beauty that has captured the world's imagination. Yet, beneath this enchanting facade lies a delicate balance that requires our vigilant care and environmental consciousness. Environmental awareness is of vital importance whenever people visit on their Peru vacation package. Find out more here. 


                              Biodiversity and Conservation 

                              Peru is one of the world's most biologically diverse countries, home to a wide range of ecosystems, including the Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, and coastal deserts. Preserving this biodiversity is crucial for the health of the planet and for future generations. 


                              Indigenous Communities 

                              Many indigenous communities in Peru rely on the environment for their livelihoods and cultural identity. Environmental awareness is essential to protect their rights and ensure that their traditional knowledge is respected. 


                              Climate Change 

                              Peru is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including glacial melting in the Andes and extreme weather events. Raising awareness about climate change is essential for mitigating these effects and adapting to new challenges. 


                              Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security 

                              Peru is a major producer of agricultural products, including quinoa and coffee. Environmental awareness in Peru is critical for promoting sustainable farming practices that preserve soil and water resources. 



                              Peru's natural beauty, including the Amazon River, Machu Picchu, and the Nazca Lines, is a major driver of its economy through tourism. Environmental conservation is essential for preserving these attractions and maintaining the tourism industry. 


                              Water Resources 

                              Access to clean water is a fundamental human right, and many Peruvians rely on rivers and lakes for their water supply. Protecting these water sources from pollution and overuse is essential for public health. 


                              Illegal Logging and Mining 

                              Peru faces challenges from illegal logging and mining activities, which can have devastating effects on the environment. Environmental awareness can help combat these illegal activities and promote sustainable resource management. 


                              International Commitments 

                              Peru is a signatory to international agreements and conventions aimed at environmental protection, such as the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Environmental awareness is crucial for fulfilling these commitments. 


                              Public Health 

                              Environmental degradation can have a direct impact on public health in terms of air and water pollution. Promoting environmental awareness can help reduce these health risks. 


                              Long-term Economic Viability 

                              Sustainable environmental practices are essential for the long-term economic well-being of the country. Environmental degradation can lead to increased costs, reduced agricultural productivity, and the loss of natural resources. 

                              In conclusion, environmental awareness in Peru is crucial for preserving the country's unique natural resources, protecting the rights and livelihoods of Peru´s indigenous communities, and ensuring a sustainable and healthy future for its citizens. It also plays a significant role in Peru's global commitments to environmental protection and its economic stability. The importance of environmental awareness in Peru cannot be overstated. This nation is both a treasure trove of biodiversity and a testament to the enduring traditions of indigenous communities. It is a place where the effects of climate change are acutely felt, where sustainable agriculture and responsible tourism are pivotal to the economy, and where the protection of vital water resources is non-negotiable. Peru's environmental challenges and triumphs resonate globally, as it navigates the intricate interplay of conservation, culture, and development. 


                              Travel Logistics
                              + Getting to Peru - Flight Tips and More for Travelers

                              Peru, with its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and archaeological wonders, has become a bucket-list destination for many travelers. From the mystical Machu Picchu to the vibrant city of Lima and the breathtaking Amazon rainforest, Peru offers a diverse range of experiences waiting to be explored. To embark on this unforgettable journey, you'll first need to navigate the logistics of getting there. Here we will explain all about getting to Peru, flight tips and essential travel information for your visit to Peru. 


                              Choosing Your Entry Point 

                              Peru is a vast country with several international airports, but the two primary entry points for most travelers are Lima and Cusco. 


                              1. Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM), Lima 
                              Why Choose Lima: Lima, the capital city, serves as the primary gateway to Peru. It boasts the largest and most well-connected international airport in the country, making it a popular starting point for many travelers. 

                              Connecting Flights: If you're coming from North America, Europe, or Asia, chances are you'll have to take a connecting flight to Lima. Major airlines like LATAM, American Airlines, and Delta operate flights to Lima from various international hubs. 

                              Domestic Connections: Lima offers seamless domestic connections to other Peruvian destinations, including Cusco, Arequipa, Juliaca and Iquitos. 


                              2. Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), Cusco 
                              Why Choose Cusco: Cusco is the gateway to the world-famous Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. If your main focus is exploring these historical and archaeological wonders, flying directly into Cusco may be a convenient option. 

                              Connecting Flights: While Cusco has limited international flights, they are mostly from neighboring countries. Most travelers from outside South America will have to connect through Lima or other major hubs in the region before reaching Cusco. 


                              Booking Your Flight 

                              When booking your flights for your visit to Peru, keep the following tips in mind: 


                              1. Timing: Peru's peak tourist season generally runs from May to September. Prices tend to be higher during this period, so consider traveling to Peru during the shoulder seasons (April, October) for more affordable options and fewer crowds. 
                              2. Flexible Dates: Use flight comparison websites and apps to find the best deals. Be flexible with your travel dates to take advantage of lower fares. 
                              3. Multiple Airports: Check if you can save money by flying into one airport and departing from another, such as flying into Lima and departing from Cusco, or vice versa. 
                              4. Airlines: Research airlines that serve Peru and compare prices, baggage fees, and in-flight services to find the best fit for your needs. 


                              Best airlines and tips for flying to Peru 

                              From Europe 

                              Major European airlines like British Airways, Air France, Iberia, KLM, and Lufthansa operate flights to Lima. They often offer convenient connections from various European cities. 


                              From the USA 

                              If you're traveling from the United States, you can choose from several airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines, which offer flights to Lima. 


                              From Canada 

                              Air Canada and WestJet are popular choices for travelers departing from Canada to Lima. They provide connecting flights from major Canadian cities. 


                              From Australia 

                              While there are no direct flights from Australia to Peru, you can connect through major hubs like Los Angeles, Dallas, or Santiago with airlines like Qantas, LATAM, or American Airlines. 


                              Entry Requirements 

                              Before you travel to Peru, make sure you have the necessary entry requirements in place: 

                              1. Passport: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Peru. 
                              2. Visa: Depending on your nationality, you may not need a visa for short stays in Peru (up to 90 days). Check the specific visa requirements for your country before traveling to Peru. 


                              Preparing for Your Arrival 

                              To make your arrival in Peru smooth and hassle-free, here are some important steps to take: 

                              • Currency: Exchange some currency into Peruvian Soles (PEN) before you arrive or withdraw money from ATMs at the airport for initial expenses. 

                              • Language: Learn a few basic Spanish phrases, as English is not widely spoken outside of major tourist areas. 

                              • Transportation: Arrange transportation from the airport to your accommodation in advance. Many hotels and hostels offer airport transfers. 

                              • Travel Insurance: Consider purchasing travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and trip cancellations. It's a valuable safety net for unexpected situations. 


                              Getting to Peru is the first exciting step in your journey to explore this captivating country. Whether you start your adventure in Lima or Cusco, careful planning and preparation will ensure a smooth and enjoyable Peru trip. Remember to check the latest travel advisories and entry requirements before departure, and be ready to immerse yourself in Peru's rich culture, history, and natural beauty. From the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest, Peru has something extraordinary to offer every traveler and this useful information about the best airlines and tips for flying to Peru will make your Peru vacation all that more enjoyable! 

                              + The Best Ways to Get to Machu Picchu

                              The most famous attraction in Peru, by far is Machu Picchu, which  attracts visitors from all over the planet. The archaeological site sits on an isolated mountain ridge where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon Rainforest. For your Peru Machu Picchu trip, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world, and for any Machu Pichu vacation package, you will need to plan ahead, as it is located in a remote area of Peru. Here are the best ways to get to Machu Picchu. 


                              By Train and Bus from Cusco 

                              Cusco to Aguas Calientes: Start your Peru Machu Picchu trip by flying into Cusco, the nearest major city to Machu Picchu. From Cusco, take a train to Aguas Calientes (also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo). Several train companies, such as Peru Rail and Inca Rail, offer daily services. The train ride is a scenic experience in itself. 

                              For travelers short on time and otherwise not able or willing to trek to Machu Picchu, most travelers on a Peru vacation package will arrive in Aguas Calientes by train, the ideal solution. It is also the only option with which travelers can avoid an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes altogether and instead arrive in the morning from either Ollantaytambo or Poroy (Cusco). 

                              Prices for train tickets to Machu Picchu differ depending on the advanced time of booking, the time slot chosen for the day of travel and the type of train.  

                              The Vistadome and Expedition trains come with large panoramic windows and skylights through which passengers can enjoy the stunning views of the Sacred Valley. Trains depart for the three-hour train journey from Poroy, a small village outside Cusco, or the 1:30-minute ride from Ollantaytambo several times a day.  

                              The Belmond Hiram Bingham offers a luxury level of service with the inclusion of gourmet food, drinks and on-board entertainment. Running only between Poroy and Machu Picchu, the service offered during the three-hour train is reminiscent of luxury exclusive train travel on the orient Express, with all the creature comforts thrown in. 



                              The Inca Trail 

                              The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most authentic trail to Machu Picchu and one of the most iconic trekking experiences in the world. If your dream is to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then you will be hiking an extensive Andean Road system built by the Incas called the Qapaq Ñan, spanning 30,000 kms and was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2014. 

                              With a length of 45 kms and reaching an altitude of 4,200m in elevation, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu passes through several types of Andean environments, including cloud forest and alpine tundra, with many Incan ruins along the way. It is the only trail which actually reaches the Sun Gate, Inti Punku, the historic entry point to Machu Picchu, from which hikers enjoy a spectacular view over the sacred city. Hikers are not permitted to trek the Inca trail without a guide and as a result, books out months in advance, especially in high season. 


                              The Short Inca Trail 

                              Getting to Machu Picchu on the two-day Inca Trail consists of a stunning train journey, to access Km 104 of the Inca Trail hike. 

                              You will disembark the train around 30 minutes before Aguas Calientes at what will appear to be the middle of nowhere, the stop KM 104. From here, the short Inca Trail hike will take you into the Andes Mountains and will ascend up around and down this mind-blowing mountain range. It is an intermediate hike that can take anywhere from 5-8 hours. There are plenty of steep climbs and tight curves, but they are all worth the stunning views from the top of the world in Peru. This shorter option joins the classic Inca trail on its day 3 allowing you to trek into Machu Picchu through the sun gate, but with no camping involved. After the first day’s trekking, you will spend a night in Aguas Calientes in a hotel with the Machu Picchu visit on the second day. 


                              Salkantay Trek 

                              If there are no permits for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then the second favourite option is the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. The trek offers a similarly diverse trekking experience with a mix of different terrains, ranging from snowy peaks to tropical areas. The biggest highlight of the 55-km trek is crossing the Salkantay Pass at a lung-bursting 4600m elevation with spectacular vistas into the valley below and views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. 

                              Starting in Mollepata or Soraypampa, the Salkantay Trail finishes in Aguas Calientes, where hikers stay for the night before visiting Machu Picchu the next day. Officially renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo, Aguas Calientes is the town closest to Machu Picchu and the principal access point through which most visitors must pass either on their way to the sacred city. 


                              Alternative Hikes 

                              A number of different hikes have been adapted with Machu Picchu being the final destination, via of course Aguas Calientes.  These include the magnificent 4-day Lares trek, The 9-day Choquequirao Trek, not for the feint-hearted and The Moonstone Inca Quarry trek which takes 5 days. Whichever your chosen option, the prize at the end of the day is the magnificent Machu Picchu! 


                              By Bus and Hike from Hydroelectric Station 

                              An economical option is to take a bus from Cusco to Hydroelectric Station, which takes around 6-7 hours. From there, you can hike along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, which takes about 3 hours. This option is more time-consuming but cheaper than taking the train. Dozens of minibuses take passengers to nearby Hidroelectrica, a hydroelectric power station at the end of a long and narrow dirt road in the Urubamba Valley. Hidroelectrica is connected to Aguas Calientes via a train line, but many people prefer complete the route on foot instead.  


                              Tour Package 

                              Many tour operators such as Valencia Travel offer comprehensive Peru tour packages for your Peru trip, that include transportation, accommodation, entrance tickets, and guided tours. This can be a convenient option for those who want a hassle-free experience. This way you can forget about all the logistics for your Machu Picchu vacation package and concentrate on the magnificent scenery and awe-inspiring archaeological site ! 

                              Visiting Machu Picchu is a unique and awe-inspiring journey that combines history, culture, and natural beauty. It's a place that appeals to travelers of all interests and backgrounds, making it a must-visit destination for those exploring Peru and South America. Whether you trek, train, or bus to Machu Pichu on your Peru holiday package is however you decision!  

                              + Transportation Options in Peru: Getting Around Made Easy

                              Traveling around Peru offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring ancient ruins like Machu Picchu to enjoying the vibrant culture of cities like Lima and Cusco. The best ways to travel around Peru depend on your interests, budget, and the regions you plan to visit. Often traveling around Peru comes down to one deciding factor; How much time you have. If time allows, you can travel the country by bus, car or train to see this magical country. However, if your vacation is a short one, then air travel could be the best option. As they say, travel is the main part of the journey, not just the destination! Here are some options to consider. 


                              Domestic Flights 

                              Peru is a large country with diverse geographical features, so domestic flights are often the quickest way to cover long distances. Major cities like Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, and Iquitos have well-connected airports. Airlines such as Latam, Star, Sky, or Jetsmart are the main domestic airlines. If you are booking domestic flights, please bear on mid that the cheaper flight options only include hand luggage which should be reserved at the time of booking. 



                              Peru has an extensive and affordable long-distance bus network. Several bus companies offer different levels of service, from budget to luxury. The main companies are Oltursa, Cruz del Sur, Civa or Ormeño. While travel times can be long, the scenic routes offer beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to interact with locals. 



                              Consider taking the train for certain routes, especially between Cusco and Machu Picchu. The scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu is an experience in itself. Peru Rail an Inca Rail are the main operators to Machu Picchu and you can choose between Expedition tourist class, Vistadome or the luxury Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu. You can also take the Andean Explorer from Cusco to Puno, or visa versa for stunning landscapes and an element of luxury through the altiplano. 



                              In cities like Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa, apps like Uber or take taxis for convenient transportation within the city. Ensure you use reputable companies for your safety. 



                              These shared minivans or taxis are a common mode of transportation for short distances or reaching places not easily accessible by buses. The destinations are usually called out at the bus stops or the stops are listed on the windscreen. 



                              Many cities in Peru, especially Cusco and Arequipa, have compact and walkable historic centers. Exploring on foot is a great way to soak in the culture and architecture. 



                              Some cities, like Lima, have bike-sharing programs, and you can also rent bicycles for exploring various destinations, including the scenic Miraflores boardwalk in Lima. This can be incorporated into any Lima city tour. You can also hire bikes and mountain bikes to explore the Sacred Valley either independently or on any Sacred Valley tour from Cusco! 



                              In regions like the Amazon rainforest and Lake Titicaca, boats are often the primary mode of transportation. Consider taking boat tours to explore these areas. 



                              These are small public buses that operate in cities and towns. They are inexpensive but can be crowded and less comfortable. 



                              If you're adventurous and in good shape, consider trekking options like the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or the Huayhuash Circuit for breathtaking scenery. 


                              Taxis Collectivos 

                              These are shared taxis that follow specific routes and are a faster option than buses for some routes. 


                              Rental Cars 

                              While not always necessary, renting a car gives you the flexibility to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. However, be aware of the challenging driving conditions and road quality in some areas. 


                              Guided Tours 

                              If you prefer a hassle-free experience, consider joining a guided tour that includes transportation, accommodations, and activities. This can be particularly convenient for trekking and exploring remote areas as well as the more traditional destinations on your Peru vacation package.

                              Remember that while traveling in Peru, it's essential to consider your safety and make informed choices about transportation. Always research the latest travel advisories and use reputable transportation providers. Additionally, be prepared for high altitudes in some areas, so acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. By knowing your transportation options in Peru, you can discover this amazing country to the maximum! 

                              + Domestic Flights in Peru: Cost and Booking Tips

                              Peru, a land of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers travelers a myriad of experiences. Whether you're exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, trekking through the Amazon rainforest, or savoring the flavors of Peruvian cuisine, on your Peru visit, this South American gem has something for everyone. To make the most of your journey, it's essential to understand the ins and outs of domestic flights within Peru. Here, we will explore the cost of domestic flights and provide you with valuable cost-saving tips for booking domestic flights in Peru for your Peru vacation package. 


                              Getting around Peru by plane, the main destinations 

                              The main destinations when you visit Peru can be easily reached by air in around 1 to 2 hours from Lima, the capital city. Some of those cities in the south of Peru are Cusco, Arequipa, Juliaca (Puno), Puerto Maldonado (Tambopata) and Ayacucho. In the north: Trujillo (La Libertad), Chiclayo (Lambayeque), Piura (Mancora), Tumbes, Jaen, and Iquitos. The average cost of a domestic flight for your Peru getaway can be anywhere between $50 USD (one way) and $250 USD (one way, depending on the time of year, how far you book in advance, and how much luggage you have, to mention just a few influential factors. 

                              Flights to cities like Cusco and Arequipa have many departures during the day. Yet, some others only have one or two daily frequencies (or even every 2 days). To make sure you find a good flight schedule, we recommend checking your dates on the airline web page in advance to plan your trip according to it. 


                              The Cost of Domestic Flights in Peru 

                              The average cost of a domestic flight on your Peru trip can be anywhere between $50 USD (one way) and $250 USD (one way), depending on the time of year, how far you book in advance, and how much luggage you have, to mention just a few influential factors. 

                              • Understanding Seasonal Variations: Like many travel destinations, the cost of domestic flights in Peru can vary significantly based on the time of year. Peak tourist seasons, typically from June to August and around Christmas and New Year, tend to see higher prices due to increased demand. To save on flights, consider traveling during shoulder seasons or the off-peak months when prices are more budget-friendly. 
                              • Booking in Advance: One of the golden rules for saving on domestic flights for your trip to  Peru is to book your tickets well in advance. Airlines often offer discounted fares for travelers who plan their trips ahead of time. Aim to book your flights at least a few months before your intended travel date to secure the best deals. 
                              • Flexible Travel Dates: If your travel schedule allows for flexibility, consider adjusting your departure and return dates. Sometimes flying a day earlier or later can result in substantial savings. Use fare comparison websites or flexible date search options on booking platforms to find the most cost-effective options. 
                              • Comparison Shopping: The Peruvian domestic flight market is competitive, with several airlines operating routes within the country. Take advantage of this competition by comparing prices across different carriers. Popular domestic airlines in Peru include LATAM Airlines, Avianca, and Viva Air. Be sure to explore budget options, as they often offer competitive fares. 
                              • Frequent Flyer Miles and Loyalty Programs: If you frequently travel within or visit Peru, consider joining a frequent flyer program or loyalty program offered by a Peruvian airline. Accumulating miles and loyalty points can lead to discounts and free flights, saving you money in the long run. 


                              Which airline should I use to book my domestic flights within Peru? 

                              You are probably wondering with which airline should you book your domestic flights on your your Peru vacation package. There are not many options to choose from, but some of them are more reliable than others and have many departures. We recommend Latam Airlines, Sky Airlines (low cost), and Avianca (only for Lima to Cusco or visa-versa). There are other airlines, such as Star Peru or Viva Air, that also offer departures to the major destinations. But have lesser frequencies and not a very good reputation in punctuality and service. 



                              Flying to 15 different destinations within Peru, LATAM has made a name for itself as the biggest airline in the country, with the highest frequency of domestic flights in Peru. It is probably the airline with the biggest and most modern plane fleet in the country, and probably the most reliable airline for your Peru adventures. 

                              Destinations: Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Jaen, Chiclayo, Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Piura, Puerto Maldonado, Pucallpa, Juliaca (Puno), Tacna, Tarapoto, Trujillo, and Tumbes. 

                              Pros: Great variety of flight frequencies, big aircraft, inflight service, good reputation on safety onboard, sustainability programs, and variety of rates depending on your preferences on board. 

                              Cons: Some of the highest rates on domestic flights. 


                              Sky Airlines 

                              The big Chilean low-cost airline that has recently started operations in Peru in 2019, has quickly consolidated their position in the Peruvian airline market with their low rates, punctual flight departures, and many departures for your Peru trip. 


                              Puerto Maldonado (Tambopata), Juliaca (Puno), Cusco, Arequipa, Piura, Trujillo, Tarapoto, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Ayacucho and Tumbes. 

                              Pros: Flights to the most important and popular cities within Peru, many departures, good aircraft conditions, reliable reputation, and some of the cheapest rates for flights in Peru. 

                              Cons: As a low-cost airline, it doesn’t include service on board or snacks. The base price for a flight doesn’t include carry-on or checked bags, it only consists of an 8-kg personal item (but you can add more bags for an additional fee). 



                              Although Avianca was the second leading airline in Peru, they went bankrupt last year. Then, they decided to stop their domestic flight operations within the country (except for Cusco) and only offer flights and other countries outside Peru. A member of Star Alliance, Avianca also complies with the highest standards in terms of safety, innovation, and customer service. 

                              Destinations: Cusco 

                              Pros: Modern plane fleet, overall excellent passenger experience, both airport and flight services run very smoothly, great frequent flyer program, snack onboard. 

                              Cons: Only operates flights from Lima to Cusco and visa-versa. Not many daily departures. 


                              Viva Air 

                              Considered as a sister airline with Viva Colombia, Viva Air was the first low-cost airline established in Peru. Its prices are low, competitive and it targets travelers looking for a quick break for their vacation to Peru or those who would like to visit their family and friends. 

                              Destinations: Cusco, Arequipa, Piura, Iquitos, Tarapoto, Jaen, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Tacna, and Juliaca (Puno). 

                              Pros: Low and standardized prices according to each destination. Flights to the most important and popular cities within Peru. 

                              Cons: Any service is included onboard as a low-cost airline. Not a very good reputation due to delays in transited destinations. 


                              Star Peru 

                              Star Peru is one of the smallest airlines in Peru. Although it’s an ok airline with much cheaper rates than Latam, friendly staff, and proper flight schedules, it doesn’t have a good reputation for punctuality and has reported many flight cancellations. 

                              Destinations: Ayacucho, Cusco, Huanuco, Iquitos, Lima, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, and Tarapoto. 

                              Pros: Good fares, small waiting lines, good flight schedules, small but comfortable planes, friendly crew. 

                              Cons: Difficult to book tickets online, old airline fleet, canceled flight departures, and bad reputation in punctuality. 


                              Booking Tips for Domestic Flights in Peru 

                              Online Booking 

                              The easiest and most convenient way to book domestic flights in Peru is through online booking platforms. Websites and mobile apps offered by airlines or third-party booking agencies provide a hassle-free way to compare prices, check flight availability, and make reservations. 

                              Local Travel Agencies 

                              In some cases, local travel agencies in Peru can offer competitive prices and personalized assistance for booking domestic flights. While online booking is generally more convenient, it's worth exploring this option if you want an in-person touch. 


                              Most airline websites and booking platforms offer English-language options. However, having some knowledge of basic Spanish can be helpful, especially when interacting with local travel agencies or airport staff. 

                              Baggage Policies 

                              Different airlines in Peru may have varying baggage policies and fees. Be sure to check these details before booking to avoid unexpected charges at the airport. 

                              Airport Taxes 

                              Keep in mind that some airports in Peru charge departure taxes, which are not included in your ticket price. Ensure you have enough local currency (Peruvian Soles) to cover these fees when departing from such airports. 


                              Navigating domestic flights in Peru can be an essential part of your travel experience, allowing you to explore the country efficiently and comfortably. By using these cost-saving tips for booking domestic flights in Peru and following these booking tips, you can optimize your travel budget, leaving you with more resources to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this captivating nation. So, start planning your Peru adventure trip today, and let the domestic flights take you to new heights! 

                              Technology and Connectivity
                              + Buying a SIM Card in Peru: What You Need to Know

                              On a Peru Vacation package to explore the enchanting landscapes of Peru, staying connected is crucial. Whether you want to share your incredible experiences with friends and family or ensure access to navigation apps and travel information, getting a local SIM card is a convenient and cost-effective solution. Here we'll guide you through the process of purchasing a SIM card in Peru, so you can stay connected and make the most of your journey. 


                              Why Buy a Local SIM Card in Peru? 

                              Cost-Effective Communication 

                              Roaming charges from your home country can quickly add up, making it expensive to stay in touch while traveling in Peru. Purchasing a local SIM card is a budget-friendly alternative, allowing you to enjoy affordable data, call, and text rates, saving you money in the long run. 


                              Reliable Coverage 

                              Local SIM cards in Peru are more likely to provide better coverage in remote and rural areas compared to international roaming services. This is especially important when you plan to explore places like the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, or the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 


                              Convenient Data Access 

                              With a local SIM card, you can access the internet on the go, making it easy to use mapping and translation apps, check bus or train schedules, and search for nearby attractions, restaurants, and accommodations. 


                              Staying in Touch 

                              Having a local number during you Peru vacation package makes it easier for friends, family, or fellow travelers to reach you, reducing the hassle of international dialing codes and ensuring you can be reached in case of emergencies. 


                              Buying a SIM Card in Peru: Step by Step 

                              Choose a Network Provider 

                              Peru has several mobile network providers, but the two most popular and widely used ones are Claro and Movistar. Both offer reliable coverage and a range of prepaid plans suitable for travelers. You can purchase SIM cards from their stores or authorized resellers. 



                              You will need your passport to purchase a SIM card in Peru. It's a legal requirement for registration purposes, so make sure to carry it with you when you visit a provider's store or kiosk. 


                              Select a Plan 

                              Once you have chosen a network provider, discuss your needs with the store staff. They will help you select a suitable prepaid plan based on your data, call, and text requirements. Plans often come in different sizes, with varying amounts of data and validity periods. 



                              The salesperson will register your SIM card using your passport information. This process is straightforward and should only take a few minutes. 


                              Insert the SIM Card 

                              After you have completed the registration and purchased a plan, the salesperson will help you insert the SIM card into your phone. They will also set up any necessary network settings. 


                              Top Up Your Credit 

                              Prepaid plans come with a fixed amount of credit for data, calls, and texts. You can top up your credit at most convenience stores, kiosks, and authorized dealers. Be sure to check your balance regularly to avoid running out of credit. 


                              Enjoy Your Stay 

                              With your new Peruvian SIM card, you're now ready to explore the country without worrying about expensive roaming fees. You can stay connected, share your experiences, and access valuable travel information on the go. 


                              Buying a SIM card in Peru is a simple and cost-effective way to ensure seamless communication during your journey through this captivating country. With reliable coverage and affordable data plans, you'll have the freedom to explore Peru's diverse landscapes, engage with its rich culture, and stay connected with loved ones. So, before you embark on your Peru adventure trip, remember to grab a local SIM card and enjoy a well-connected and hassle-free travel experience. 

                              + Electrical Voltage and Power Adapters In Peru

                              Peru, with its diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a captivating destination for travelers. As you plan your Peru Vacation package to this South American gem, it's essential to be well-prepared, and one of the often overlooked aspects of travel is understanding the country's electrical system, plug sockets, and power chargers. Electrical voltage and adapter requirements in Peru, may be different from your home country, so this guide will help you navigate the complexities of Peru's power infrastructure, ensuring your devices stay charged throughout your Peru adventure trip. 


                              Peru's Electrical System 

                              Peru's electrical system operates at a voltage of 220 volts and a frequency of 60 hertz. This is different from many countries, including the United States and Canada, which use 110-120 volts and 60 hertz. It's crucial to check the voltage requirements of your electronic devices before plugging them into Peruvian outlets to avoid damage or malfunction. 


                              Plug Types in Peru 

                              Peru primarily uses two types of plug sockets: 

                              • Type A: This plug has two flat pins, similar to those used in North America. However, due to the higher voltage in Peru, it's not advisable to use a Type A plug for devices designed for 110-120 volts. If your device is dual voltage (110-240 volts), you can use a Type A adapter. 
                              • Type C: Type C plugs are the standard European two-pin plugs, with round pins. Most modern hotels and accommodations in Peru are equipped with Type C outlets. 


                              Some upscale hotels and establishments in Peru may also have Type B outlets, which are the same as Type A but have an additional grounding pin. These can accommodate both Type A and Type B plugs. 


                              Adapters and Converters 

                              To ensure your devices can be used safely in Peru, consider bringing the following: 

                              • Adapter: If your device is dual voltage (110-240V), you will only need a plug adapter to convert your plug type to match Peruvian outlets. These are inexpensive and readily available online and in most travel supply stores. 
                              • Voltage Converter: If your device is not compatible with 220 volts, you will need a voltage converter. Be cautious when using converters, as they can be bulky and may not be suitable for certain high-power devices like hairdryers or curling irons. It's often more convenient to invest in dual-voltage travel-friendly appliances or purchase them locally on your Peru vacation package . 


                              Charging Your Devices 

                              When charging your devices in Peru, follow these essential tips: 

                              • Check the voltage requirements: Always check your device's voltage requirements before plugging it in. Most modern electronic gadgets like laptops, smartphones, and cameras are dual voltage, meaning they can handle both 110-120V and 220-240V. 
                              • Use surge protectors: Consider using surge protectors for sensitive electronic devices to safeguard them against voltage fluctuations and power surges that might occur in some areas. 
                              • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS): In regions with inconsistent power supply, a UPS can help protect your equipment and prevent data loss during power outages. 


                              Understanding Peru's electrical system and the plug sockets used in the country is essential for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. By knowing the plug types, having the right adapters, and being aware of voltage requirements, you can keep your devices charged and ready to capture the beauty on your Peru adventure trip. Traveling to Peru prepared ensures you can fully enjoy your journey without any unnecessary disruptions. 

                              Safety and Security
                              + Do Hotels Have Safety Deposit Boxes

                              When traveling to the enchanting country of Peru on your Peru vacation package, your top priority should be experiencing its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine. But just as important is ensuring the safety of your valuable possessions while you enjoy your journey. Many hotels in Peru offer a valuable solution in the form of safety deposit boxes. Here, we will delve into the importance of these secure storage options and how they can provide peace of mind for travelers during their trip to Peru. 


                              Protection for Valuables 

                              Safety deposit boxes in Peruvian hotels serve as a reliable and secure means of safeguarding your most valuable belongings, such as passports, cash, jewelry, electronics, and important documents. Knowing that your possessions are locked away can help you relax and fully immerse yourself in you Peru travel experience. 


                              Convenience and Accessibility 

                              Most hotels in Peru provide safety deposit boxes in the rooms or at the front desk. This accessibility ensures that you can easily access your belongings when needed, without the hassle of carrying everything with you at all times, during your Peru vacation. 


                              Peace of Mind 

                              Traveling can be stressful, and the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your valuables. Safety deposit boxes offer travelers the peace of mind they need, allowing them to focus on enjoying their trip rather than constantly checking on their possessions on the numerous Peru tours. 


                              Enhanced Security Measures 

                              Hotels in Peru take guest safety seriously, and safety deposit boxes are typically equipped with advanced security features, including digital locks or keycard access. This provides an added layer of protection against theft or unauthorized access. 


                              Insurance and Liability 

                              In the unfortunate event that any of your belongings are lost or stolen while stored in a hotel's safety deposit box, many hotels offer liability protection and insurance, providing compensation for the loss. Be sure to check with your hotel about their specific policies. 


                              Practical Usage 

                              Safety deposit boxes are not only for securing valuable items but can also be used to store important travel-related documents, such as travel itineraries, tickets, and visas. Having all these essentials in one secure location simplifies your travel experience. All hotels that we use have safety deposit boxes in the hotel rooms or at the reception for your safety during your visit to Peru. 


                              When planning your trip to Peru, make sure to prioritize the safety of your belongings by utilizing the safety deposit boxes provided by your hotel. It's a small but crucial step that can enhance your travel experience and ensure that your focus remains on exploring the wonders of this incredible country, free from the worry of your valuables. In Peru, safety and security are paramount, and the availability of safety deposit boxes in hotels is a testament to the commitment of the hospitality industry in ensuring your peace of mind during your vacation in Peru. These tips for ensuring a safe and secure trip in Peru will help you have a safe and pleasurable trip to Peru! 

                              + Is It Safe to Travel to Peru

                              Peru is a country in South America, located on the western side of that continent, encompassing a part of the Andes Mountain range that runs the length of South America, and facing the South Pacific Ocean. Peru shares its borders with Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil, and Bolivia to the east and Chile to the south. What makes this country stand out among all the other countries in the world are its unsurpassed cultural diversity and history. The archaeological heritage of pre-Columbian cultures and the nexus of the ancient Inca’s empire attract the true adventure lovers to this country. Every year it gets thousands of visitors thanks to its wonders. Lots of travelers head straight to Machu Picchu as it’s the most famous destination in the country, but there is so much more to see and do. Peru has amazing beaches and its beauty is not only about historical sites and colonial cities like Lima and Cuzco. Of course, we can't forget about the natural wonders like Rainbow Mountain, Titicaca Lake, Amazon Rainforest, and the mysterious Nazca Lines. Unfortunately, Peru is also famous to be a quite dangerous country, for different reasons. The Media and Embassies often say it’s a dangerous country, it’s not unusual to see violent strikes and violent protests in the cities due to the dissatisfaction towards the government, and pickpockets are pretty common. 

                              But if you listen to all what media says, you would never go to Peru. They generally focus on the negative aspects of the country, they only talk about strikes, violence, protests, social problems, drugs, and poverty. Of course, we are not here to deny that these issues exist, just like every other country, Peru has its issues, yet you can travel safely throughout Peruvian territory especially if you join a tour group on a Peru vacation package 

                              The press rarely talks about how amazing the Peruvians are. They are kind people and always interested in making friends and they just want travelers to enjoy their time in the country and fall in love with their wonderful Peru. They want travelers to know that there is much more in Peru than crimes and social problems. It won’t take long to make Peruvian friends. They are really friendly, they have a Latin soul after all, and they are so lively. Of course, like in every country, not everybody is genuine and kind. Scams do exist on a small scale so it is important to have your wits about about you during your trip to Peru. 


                              Some Issues 

                              There are sometimes issues in Peru regarding protests and the strikes, more recently due to the arrest of the ex- President Pedro Castillo. However, this type of unrest is not generally directed at tourists. Most of the time Peruvians are just fighting for their rights in their country, because they want better conditions of life and work, they deserve a better country and they don’t want a government that makes bad decisions. The people are calling for a re-election but this has not been addressed by the government. Protests are generally not directed at tourism and tourists are generally safe unless they get caught up in the protests by accident, or the streets and tourist destinations are closed due to the protests. 


                              Embassy /Consulate Recommendations 

                              Embassies are advising that you should avoid any protests or government buildings where protests are likely to take place. The current protests could spread to other parts of the country and lead to road closures, further rail suspensions and closure of airports. Travellers are therefore advised to monitor local social media and adhere to government advice. They should also travel with a sufficient supply of food, water and medication, as well as local currency in cash. 


                              Is Peru safe for family vacations? 

                              In general, Peru is a safe country to travel with children. People are kind, the landscapes are truly stunning and the learning experiences are culturally enriching and fascinating. Many families travel to Peru, some more adventurous than others however, there are few basics to remember. For example, talk to your doctor before taking babies under 2-year-old to high elevation. Book in advance with a reputable tour operator and make sure that all activities you book are suitable for the younger members of the family. 


                               Is it safe to travel to Peru alone?  

                              The general answer is yes, single travelers don´t usually have too many issues. It is recommendable to learn some Spanish before your travel, a little goes a long way, when you are getting around Peru.  


                              Female travelers 

                              Peru is generally safe for female travellers. Women will however, get more unwanted attention, such as dealing with wolf whistling and cat calls. Women should be prudent if alone at night, you may be seen as an easy target for thieves; also, if you are at the bar, you should never leave your drink unattended. 


                              How safe is the water and food in Peru? 

                              In some countries, it is appropriate to drink tap water. Unfortunately, this is not an option in Peru. Make sure you boil the tap water before drinking it at least for 1 minute. In general, the tap water is loaded with limescale and is detectable on drinking even when boiled.  If you are staying at hotels, we recommend bringing a refillable bottle with you to stock up on water from their “bidon” of purified water, and avoid the use of plastics. 


                              Contact us here if you are uncertain about travel to Peru and we will put your mind at rest. Peru is generally a safe country to visit in South America yet still has its periods of unrest like anywhere else in the world! Please contact us if you are concerned bout your safety in Peru! 

                              + Pickpockets in Peru, Preventing theft in Peru, Safety tips for travelers, Peru travel advice

                              Peru, a mesmerizing country known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient ruins, and stunning landscapes, beckons adventurers from all around the world. While the allure of Peru is undeniable, so is the presence of pickpockets, a common challenge for tourists. Here, we will shed light on the crafty pickpockets of Peru and provide essential tips to help travelers safeguard their belongings and enjoy a secure exploration of this Andean gem. Here are some Safety tips for travelers to Peru. 


                              The Pickpocket Predicament 

                              Pickpocketing is a prevalent issue in many major cities and tourist destinations in Peru, including Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, and Machu Picchu. These nimble-fingered thieves often target distracted or unsuspecting tourists in crowded areas, public transportation, markets, and even historical sites. The methods employed by pickpockets are as diverse as the country itself, making it crucial for travelers to be vigilant during their visit to Peru. 


                              Safety Tips for Travelers 

                              Conceal Valuables 

                              Keep your money, passport, and other valuable documents concealed in an under-clothing pouch or a money belt. Avoid carrying large sums of cash or flashy jewelry. 

                              Use Anti-Theft Bags 

                              Invest in anti-theft bags with features like lockable zippers, cut-resistant straps, and RFID-blocking compartments. These will make it much harder for pickpockets to access your belongings. 

                              Stay Aware 

                              Pay attention to your surroundings, especially in crowded places. Be cautious of individuals who get too close, bump into you, or exhibit unusual behavior. 

                              Divide and Secure 

                              Divide your valuables into multiple pockets and bags. This way, even if a pickpocket succeeds in taking one item, the rest will remain safe. 

                              Beware of Distractions 

                              Pickpockets often use distraction techniques. Be cautious if someone spills something on you, asks for directions, or engages you in conversation abruptly. 

                              Opt for Secure Transportation 

                              When using public transportation, especially buses and trains, be on guard. Keep an eye on your belongings and use luggage locks if necessary. 

                              Prevent Digital Theft 

                              Use password protection and tracking apps for your electronic devices. Ensure your gadgets are secure, and avoid using public Wi-Fi networks for sensitive transactions. 

                              Know Emergency Numbers 

                              Familiarize yourself with local emergency numbers and contact information for your country's embassy in Peru in case you need assistance. 

                              Stay Informed 

                              Stay updated on the latest travel advisories and safety recommendations for your destination. Local insights from fellow travelers in Peru can be invaluable. 

                              Blend In 

                              Avoid drawing attention to yourself by dressing like a local and speaking quietly in public. Dress modestly and respectfully when visiting religious or cultural sites. 


                              Exploring the enchanting land of Peru is an unforgettable experience, but it's essential to be aware of the presence of pickpockets and take measures to protect your belongings. By following the safety tips outlined in this article, you can minimize the risk of falling victim to theft and fully enjoy the remarkable attractions, culture, and hospitality that Peru has to offer. Stay vigilant, stay prepared, and create lasting memories in this captivating trip to Peru. 

                              Health and Well-being
                              + Necessary Vaccinations for Traveling to Peru


                              Essential Vaccinations for Travel to Peru

                              Planning a trip to Peru is an exciting adventure, as this South American country offers breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and the opportunity to explore ancient Incan ruins. However, before embarking on your journey to this diverse and beautiful destination, it is crucial to ensure your health and safety. One of the most important steps in preparing for your trip to Peru is to get the recommended vaccinations. Peru, like many other international destinations, presents unique health risks that travelers should be aware of. Let’s explore the essential vaccinations for travel to Peru to help you stay healthy and enjoy your trip to the fullest. 


                              Routine Vaccinations.-
                              Before considering specific vaccinations for your vacation to Peru, it's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up to date. These typically include: 

                              1. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine 
                              2. Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine 
                              3. Polio vaccine 
                              4. Influenza vaccine 
                              5. Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
                              • Hepatitis A.-
                                Hepatitis A is a viral infection that can be contracted through contaminated food and water. Given the possibility of consuming street food and unfamiliar water sources in Peru, getting the Hepatitis A vaccine is highly recommended for your trip to Peru. It is a two-dose series, with the second dose administered 6 to 12 months after the first. 
                              • Typhoid.- 
                                Typhoid is another waterborne disease that is common in Peru. Travelers should consider getting the typhoid vaccine, which can be administered orally or as an injection. The oral vaccine offers more extended protection but requires planning as it needs to be taken one to two weeks before your trip to Peru
                              • Yellow Fever.-
                                Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in certain regions of Peru, primarily in the Amazon rainforest. If you plan to visit areas at risk, such as Iquitos or Manu National Park, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. Be sure to carry your International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) as proof, as some regions may ask for it at the point of entry. 
                              • Hepatitis B.-
                                Hepatitis B is a viral infection primarily transmitted through contact with infected blood and bodily fluids. It is recommended for travelers to Peru who may engage in activities that can lead to contact with blood or who plan on extended stays in Peru. This vaccine is administered in a three-dose series. 
                              • Rabies.-
                                Rabies is present in Peru, particularly in rural and jungle areas. While vaccination is not mandatory, it may be advisable if you plan on extended stays or if your trip to Peru involves activities that bring you in close contact with wildlife. Rabies is a series of three shots over a month. 
                              • Malaria Prophylaxis.-
                                Malaria is prevalent in some parts of Peru, particularly in the Amazon rainforest. Travelers should consult with a healthcare professional to determine if malaria prophylaxis is necessary for their specific itinerary. Taking antimalarial medication, such as chloroquine, Malarone, or doxycycline, may be recommended. 
                              • Tetanus and Other Infections.-
                                Travelers should ensure they are up to date on their tetanus vaccine, especially if engaging in outdoor activities. Depending on your travel plans and activities, you may also consider vaccines for diseases like meningitis or rabies. 


                              Traveling to Peru is a rewarding experience, but it's essential to prioritize your health and safety. By getting the recommended vaccinations and consulting with a healthcare professional before your Peru trip, you can minimize the risk of contracting preventable diseases and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Remember that vaccination requirements and recommendations may change, so always stay updated on the latest information from health authorities and consult with a travel medicine specialist for personalized advice on your specific itinerary. With the right precautions, you can explore Peru's wonders with peace of mind. 

                              + How to keep fit and healthy during your trip to Peru


                              How to keep fit and healthy during your trip to Peru.-

                              Traveling to any destination anywhere in the world can be hard both emotionally and physically. Peru and South America are no exception; you need to take care of your health to enjoy your Peruvian vacation. This article contains tips for healthy travel and some advice to stay healthy during your Peru vacation package


                              Before you leave home.-

                              • Visit a medical clinic before you travel, your doctor will be able to give you the injections you need for the locations you wish to visit. Vaccines and medications are one of the best ways to protect yourself while traveling. Vaccines for Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Cholera and Travelers Diarrhea are the most common you will need when traveling to Peru

                              • Pack a good first aid kit, you may think that you do not need this but this is an essential part of any trip. Take the essentials like anti diarrheal medication, antihistamine, anti-motion sickness medication, pain relievers, laxative, antacid, anti-bacterial ointment, hand sanitizer, band aids, cream for sunburn and rehydration salts, if you don’t need it then great, but it is better to have it. 

                              • Travel Insurance, we all know when traveling this is an extra expense that you might not be able to afford, but a basic policy is essential for every trip you take. Should something happen, you can at least rely on your policy to help get you home. Without it, you may be in serious trouble during your trip to Peru

                              • Build up your fitness level with aerobic training, or cardiovascular training. This refers to activities that use oxygen to adequately meet the demands of exercise through aerobic metabolism, and should be the focus of your preparation. Swimming, running, and hiking, are all good ways to prepare for your Peru treks

                              • Mental Preparation. Training for Machu Picchu is as much about your physical endurance as it is about your mental stamina. There will be points where the trek is particularly tough, usually on the trails up to high passes. Despite tired legs and sore bodies, you will need to be able to dig deep to push yourself up and over passes. Make sure you have a good attitude before arriving in Cusco. That means preparing yourself mentally for a proper challenge. 


                              During your trip 

                              • Water, anywhere you travel in the world you need to be careful with the drinking water. Normally what most people do is buy bottled water, this is the best idea but make sure that the seal is intact. Taking purification tablets with you is a good idea if you feel that you will not be able to get bottled water, the taste is a little strange but it is better than getting sick. Hot drinks also are the way to go, as you know that the water has been boiled on your vacation to Peru

                              • Eat healthy and in reputable restaurants to avoid illness that could take away valuable travel time on your trip to Peru. Wait until after any multi day treks, to try or experiment with the local cuisine and try all of the delicious dishes on offer in Peru. 

                              • The Altitude. Take it easy when you arrive at altitude and drink plenty of water. Do not take the altitude lightly this can make you feel bad and you do not want to spoil your Peru holiday package. Do nothing more than stroll around for the first few days until you feel your breathing is normal and you are used to the thinner air. After a couple of days do some day hikes around the local archaeological sites or some mountain biking in The Sacred Valley.  

                              • Save the parties and drinking until after any trek you have planned, your body will thank you for it. Alcohol can cause terrible hangovers at altitude and should be avoided, at least while you are acclimatising 😊 

                              • The top-end hotels throughout Peru usually have decent gym and excellent spa facilities to help you keep fit and well during your stay. There are a number of wellness options for those who are looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle during their trip, ask us at Valencia travel for more information on wellness options for the destinations you will be visiting. 


                              Staying for long periods of time in Peru. 

                              • If you plan to stay in Peru for a while, there are plenty of hiking options o help you keep fit.  There are a number of hiking clubs in Cusco for example, where you can keep fit and also enjoy some of the more off the beaten track trekking routes in the company of other trekkers. 
                              • You can also sign up to a local gym of you want to maintain your fitness regime from back home. Explain to a trainer how long you have been traveling  in Peru, or at high altitude, to make sure you are not over exerting yourself, especially in Cusco or other high -altitude cities. 
                              • The top-end hotels throughout Peru usually have decent gym facilities and excellent spa facilities to help you keep fit and well during your stay. 


                              Happy and healthy Travels!


                              + Essential First Aid Tips and Packing Guide for Your Trip to Peru


                              Essential First Aid Tips and Packing Guide for Your Trip to Peru 

                              Planning a trip to Peru is an exciting adventure filled with stunning landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and a chance to explore ancient ruins and vibrant cities. To ensure your vacation to Peru is enjoyable and safe, it's important to be prepared for unexpected situations. This article will provide essential first aid tips and a comprehensive packing guide to help you stay healthy and safe during your trip to Peru


                              First Aid in Peru.-
                              Peru is a diverse and geographically varied country with a range of climates and terrains, from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes Mountains to the coastal desert. Travelers can encounter a variety of health and safety challenges, so being well-prepared with a first aid kit is crucial. Here are some first aid tips to consider for your Peru vacation package

                              Vaccinations and Health Precautions.-
                              Before your trip, consult a travel clinic or your healthcare provider to ensure you are up-to-date on routine vaccinations and to discuss any additional vaccinations or precautions recommended for your visit to Peru

                              Altitude Sickness.-
                              If you plan to visit high-altitude areas of Peru like Cusco or Machu Picchu, be prepared for the potential effects of altitude sickness. Consult your doctor and consider packing medication prescribed for altitude sickness. 

                              Food and Water Safety.-
                              To prevent foodborne illnesses, stick to bottled water and avoid consuming raw or undercooked food. Carry a water purification system or tablets in case you need to purify water. Also pay extra attention to ice in drinks and make sure it is prepared using purified water during your vacation in Peru

                              Insect Protection.-
                              Peru is home to insects that can transmit diseases like malaria and dengue. Pack insect repellent, long-sleeved clothing, and bed nets if you plan to visit jungle areas. 

                              Sun Protection.-
                              Protect yourself from the strong UV rays at high altitudes and in sunny coastal regions. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat, especially in the heigh elevations of Cusco, Puno and Machu Picchu. 

                              First Aid Kit.-
                              Assemble a comprehensive first aid kit including bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, pain relievers, antihistamines, diarrhea medication, and any prescription medications you require. Also, include a basic medical manual for reference. 


                              Essential items to include in your first aid kit for your trip to Peru:

                              • Adhesive Bandages: Assorted sizes to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and blisters. 

                              • Sterile Gauze Pads: Used for wound cleaning and covering. 

                              • Adhesive Tape: To secure bandages and gauze in place. 

                              • Antiseptic Wipes: For cleaning wounds and preventing infection. 

                              • Tweezers: To remove splinters or foreign objects from the skin. 

                              • Scissors: Useful for cutting tape, gauze, or clothing if needed. 

                              • Cotton Balls or Swabs: For cleaning and applying topical medications. 

                              • Pain Relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 

                              • Antihistamines: For allergies, insect bites, or allergic reactions. 

                              • Diarrhea Medication: Over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medication. 

                              • Prescription Medications: Any prescription medications you regularly take, along with a copy of your prescription. 

                              • Medical Gloves: Disposable gloves for hygiene and protection. 

                              • Digital Thermometer: To monitor your body temperature. 

                              • CPR Face Shield or Mask: For performing CPR safely. 

                              • Moleskin or Blister Pads: To prevent and treat blisters. 

                              • First Aid Manual: A basic first aid guide for reference. 

                              • Emergency Contact Information: Include emergency phone numbers, personal medical information, and a copy of your travel insurance details.

                              Remember to check the expiration dates on medications and regularly update your first aid kit as needed. Additionally, consider any specific medical needs or allergies when assembling your first aid kit for your Peru vacation package.


                              + How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes and Other Hazards


                              How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Other Hazards

                              Peru is a captivating destination, known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. However, like any foreign country, it presents its own set of challenges and hazards for visitors. Among these challenges, mosquito-borne diseases top the list. To ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation in Peru, it's crucial to take precautions and be informed. Here, we will guide you on how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other hazards during your Peru vacation package in this beautiful South American country. 


                              • Mosquito-Borne Diseases.-
                              • Peru is home to a variety of mosquito species, some of which can transmit diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and the Zika virus. To safeguard your health, follow the following tips: 
                              • Vaccinations and Medications.-
                                Check with your healthcare provider to determine if vaccinations or medications like anti-malarial drugs are required or recommended for your specific travel plans. 
                              • Insect Repellent.-
                                Use a quality insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Apply it generously to exposed skin and clothing. Reapply as needed, especially during peak mosquito activity at dawn and dusk. 
                              • Cover Up.-
                                Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks to minimize exposed skin. Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics to stay comfortable in the tropical climate. 
                              • Bed Nets.-
                                Use bed nets impregnated with insecticide, especially in areas where mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent such as the Amazon Rainforest

                              Your vacation in Peru promises unforgettable experiences, but it's essential to take precautions to protect yourself from potential hazards. By following these guidelines and being well-informed, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this fascinating country. Enjoy your adventure trip in Peru with peace of mind and a sense of security! 


                              + Can You Drink the Tap Water in Peru?


                              The Truth About Drinking Tap Water in Peru

                              Peru is a country renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and delectable cuisine. Yet, when it comes to something as fundamental as the quality of tap water, many travelers and even residents often question its safety. The question that looms large is: Can you drink the tap water in Peru without any concern? In this article, we'll explore the state of tap water in Peru, the challenges it faces, and the measures you can take to ensure your drinking water is safe, during your Peru vacation.

                              The State of Tap Water in Peru:

                              • Varied Quality.-
                                Tap water quality in Peru can vary widely depending on where you are in the country. In cities like Lima and Cusco, the water treatment infrastructure is generally better, making the tap water safer to drink. However, in more remote or rural areas, access to safe drinking water can be a significant challenge. 
                              • Contamination Concerns.-
                                Peru faces issues with water contamination, which can include bacteria, viruses, and pollutants from industrial and agricultural sources. This contamination can lead to health risks, particularly for those with weaker immune systems. 
                              • Boiling Water.-
                                Boiling tap water is a common practice in Peru to make it safe for consumption. Boiling water kills most microorganisms, making it a straightforward method to ensure safer drinking water. However, it may not remove chemical pollutants. 
                              • Bottled Water.-
                                Many locals and tourists opt for bottled water during their visit to Peru to avoid any potential risks associated with tap water. While this is a convenient option, it can contribute to plastic waste, an environmental concern that should not be overlooked. 
                              • Improvements in Water Quality.-
                                Peru has made efforts to improve water quality in recent years. Water treatment plants, infrastructure upgrades, and government initiatives have all aimed to make tap water safer for consumption during your trip to Peru. The extent to which these improvements have reached every region of the country varies. 
                              • Safety Tips for Drinking Tap Water in Peru.-
                                Boil the Water: If you're in an area with questionable tap water quality, it's best to boil the water for at least one minute before using it for drinking or cooking. 
                                • Use a Water Purifier: Investing in a portable water purifier or filter can be a smart choice, especially if you plan to explore remote areas of Peru. 
                                • Bottled Water: While it may contribute to plastic waste, opting for bottled water is a safe and convenient choice. Look for reputable brands and ensure that the seal is intact. 
                                • Ask Locals: When in doubt, consult locals or your accommodation staff for advice on the safety of tap water in the area. 
                                • Avoid Ice: In restaurants and bars, it's wise to ask for your beverages without ice, as it's often made with tap water. 


                              Drinking tap water in Peru is not universally safe, and the safety of the water can vary greatly depending on the location. While improvements have been made to water treatment infrastructure, it is essential when traveling to Peru to exercise caution. Boiling water, using purifiers, and opting for bottled water are practical measures to ensure that you can enjoy your vacation in Peru without risking your health. Always prioritize your well-being when deciding whether to drink tap water in Peru, and remember that prevention is better than a cure.


                              Food and Cuisine
                              + Must-Try Traditional Dishes in Peru


                              The Top Traditional Dishes to try in Peru

                              Peruvian food is a cuisine of contrast, robust yet delicate, acidic with sweet or starchy and hot and cold on the same plate. Traditional Peruvian food relies on different herbs and spices, producing bold flavors, ranging from the crisp and refreshing to the deep and hearty, combining opposites in a blend of culinary genius. While many people visit Peru to experience Machu Picchu and unparalleled trekking, Peru’s true treasure is its rich culinary heritage. Rich ingredients from the coast, the Andes and The Amazon combine with culinary techniques from Africa, Europe, and East Asia come together to produce unique taste sensations, giving Peru the title of the culinary capital of South America. Peru’s gastronomic boom began, reinventing dishes that had a long tradition in the kitchens of Peruvian families. Here is a list of top traditional Peruvian dishes to sample on your visit to Peru.


                              • Ceviche.- Let’s begin with the national dish of the country. Ceviche can be described as addictive and there are not many Peruvians who don’t class this Peruvian dish as one of their favorites. Other South American countries have their own versions of the dish, but this marinated fish or seafood, served cold, includes the catch of the day, marinated for a few minutes in lime juice, onion, salt, and hot chilies (aji) in Peruvian cuisine. Preparing a ceviche is an art that Peruvians like to experiment with to make other dishes like quinoa ceviche and even a mango ceviche for vegetarians!.
                              • Lomo Saltado.- There’s nothing more Peruvian than lomo saltado. As a country that is home to diverse cultures, the birth of this dish could only have been possible because of cultural influences in the kitchen. Lomo Saltado is originally a Chinese dish brought by Chinese immigrants. Combine sliced steak, marinated in soy sauce, red onions, french fries, ají amarillo or chili and you have the basic recipe, then serve with rice. Coming in second only to ceviche in popularity, lomo saltado is a mix of Chinese stir-fry and classic Peruvian cuisine. Originating from the coastal region of Peru, this world -famous dish is on most menus throughout the country these days and is a must -try on your Peruvian vacation.
                              • Aji de Gallina.- There are different stories about the origins of the deliciously creamy Aji de Gallina. Historians say that when Peru was taken over by the Spanish, a dish that came from Europe made with chicken breast and Arab seasonings, became the first version of Aji de Gallina. Another theory claims that poor citizens collected the hen bones that were thrown away by the rich and took the remains to their houses where they added chili and bread to make a bigger meal. Aji de Gallina today is generally made with strips of chicken, bread, potatoes, olives and eggs, and is one of the most unique dishes on your Peru vacation. 
                              • Pachamanca.- Pachamanca originates from the Andean region and the cooking is done underground, somewhat like an underground barbecue! The word “pachamanca” is broken down into two: “pacha” meaning earth, and “manca” meaning pot. This impressive dish has been served at important ceremonies since pre-Columbian times. It is cooked with hot stones that cover the meat and vegetables, along with potatoes and other spices used according to the region, then covered with earth to do its thing! 
                              • Cuy (Guinea Pig).-Guinea pig or “Cuy “in Spanish is the second most popular meat source in the Andes, with alpaca being the first. The thoughts of eating a rodent or a pet may seem an unfavorable idea for many, however a melt-in-your-mouth tender dark meat, infused with the taste of wood smoke, all beneath a crispy golden skin. Just imagine you’re eating a single-serving roast suckling pig or roast chicken and enjoy this tasty, low calory nutricious dish as the Incas once did. 
                              • Arroz con Pollo /Pato.- On the surface, this appears to be a simple Spanish Creole recipe. In Peru, however, this is a signature dish with many regional variations. Typically, the rice is combined with cilantro paste, herbs, and dark beer to lend it a hearty, earthier flavor. Topped with a leg or thigh of roast duck or chicken, this dish is served up all over Peru both at home or in restaurants. 
                              • Juane.- This traditional Amazonian dish is a must-try if you are heading into the jungle region of Peru. It consists of rice, chicken, eggs and olives all wrapped in macaw flower leaves. In some parts of the Amazon, you can find Juane with yuca root, “paiche” (the biggest fish in the Amazon), and fried plantains and if you are heading to a jungle lodge, is often served on the boats for lunch, due to its organic, takeaway style, packaging. 
                              • Choritos a la Chalaca.- Along the coast of Peru, Choritos a la Chalaca make the best appetizers on any summer day. Originating from the port of Callao, this dish consists of mussels filled with onions, tomatoes, and corn kernels, while the fish marinates with the lime juice, just like a ceviche does. You do not even need a fork to eat Choritos a la Chalaca. Just eat it directly from the shell! 
                              • Pollo a La Brasa .- Named the unofficial national dish of Peru, this spit roast chicken is Peruvian soul food. Chefs marinate a whole chicken in a potent combination of garlic, herbs and spices, then spit roast it over hardwood to give it its heavenly crisped skin and exotically earthy flavor. Whatever time you arrive to a destination in Peru, you can guarantee that the local “polleria” will be open to sample this delicious dish.


                              + Options for Vegetarian and Vegan Travelers


                              Vegetarian Food In Peru.-

                              Peruvian cuisine is celebrated worldwide for its diverse flavors and unique blend of culinary traditions. While the country is famous for its seafood and meat dishes, Peru also offers a delightful array of vegetarian options for those who prefer plant-based fare. From the highlands of the Andes to the coastal regions, there's a rich tapestry of vegetarian dishes waiting to be discovered in Peru. In this article, we'll delve into the world of vegetarian food in Peru and explore some of the must-try dishes. 


                              • Quinoa- The Andean Superfood.- Peru is one of the largest producers of quinoa in the world, and this protein-rich grain is a staple of Andean cuisine. Vegetarians will find an abundance of quinoa-based dishes, such as quinoa salads, soups, and quinoa-stuffed vegetables. Try "Quinotto," a Peruvian take on risotto made with quinoa, cheese, and various vegetables. Quinoa provides a hearty and nutritious foundation for many vegetarian meals in Peru
                              • Papas a la Huancaína.- Papas a la Huancaína is a beloved Peruvian appetizer. It features sliced boiled potatoes covered in a rich and creamy sauce made from queso fresco, aji amarillo (yellow chili pepper), and other secret ingredients. It's a spicy and satisfying dish that's a must-try for vegetarians. 
                              • Causa Limeña.- Causa Limeña is a visually stunning dish that layers mashed yellow potatoes with a zesty filling of avocado, lime, and sometimes, vegetables like asparagus or carrots. These layers are often garnished with hard-boiled eggs, olives, and aji amarillo sauce. The combination of textures and flavors in Causa Limeña is a true Peruvian delight. 
                              • Aji de Gallina without the gallina!.- While Aji de Gallina is traditionally made with shredded chicken, a vegetarian version is easy to find. This dish features a creamy sauce made from aji amarillo, bread, and nuts, served over sliced boiled potatoes. It's comfort food with a delightful kick of spice. 
                              • Rocoto Relleno.- Rocoto relleno is a Peruvian pepper dish that can be made vegetarian. The rocoto pepper is stuffed with a mix of vegetables, cheese, and occasionally, nuts. It's often served with a side of potatoes or rice and offers a flavorful and spicy experience for adventurous vegetarians. 
                              • Lucuma Peru's Unique Superfruit.- For those with a sweet tooth, don't miss out on trying Lucuma, a unique Peruvian superfruit. It's often used in desserts, such as ice creams, custards, and pies, providing a distinct caramel-like flavor that's truly one-of-a-kind. 
                              • Vegetable Stir-Fries and Ceviche.- In coastal regions like Lima, you'll also find a variety of vegetarian-friendly options. Many restaurants offer vegetable stir-fries and ceviche made with fresh mushrooms or vegetables, providing a unique twist on traditional seafood dishes. 


                              Our Veggie Restaurant Recommendations:


                              • Green Point - Cusco:
                                Location: Carmen Bajo, San Blas, Cusco.
                                Green Point is a beloved vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Cusco. This cozy, eco-friendly eatery offers a diverse menu with a focus on organic and locally sourced ingredients. Diners can choose from an array of vegetarian and vegan options, including tasty burgers, hearty quinoa bowls, and Andean-inspired dishes. The restaurant's sustainability practices and welcoming ambiance make it a must-visit for vegetarians in Cusco
                              • Organika - Cusco.-
                                Location: Calle Tandapata 294, Cusco.
                                Organika is a tranquil haven in the historic district of Cusco. The restaurant's commitment to organic and sustainable dining is reflected in its diverse vegetarian and vegan menu. Patrons can savor dishes like the delectable pumpkin soup, Andean-style stuffed peppers, and innovative quinoa salads. The serene setting and the use of Andean superfoods in their recipes make Organika a standout choice for health-conscious diners. 
                              • El Jardín de Jazmín - Cusco.-
                                Location: Plazoleta Nazarenas 182, Cusco
                                Our next stop is Cusco, where we find El Jardín de Jazmín, a vegetarian restaurant that beautifully blends traditional Peruvian cuisine with a vegetarian twist. The menu boasts Andean delights such as Locro de Zapallo and Vegetarian Anticuchos, served in a charming garden setting. El Jardín de Jazmín captures the essence of Andean culture and flavors, making it a must-visit in Cusco.
                              • Qura - Cusco.-
                                Location: Carmen Bajo 257, Cusco.
                                Qura is an upscale vegetarian and vegan restaurant that brings gourmet dining to the heart of Cusco. The menu combines international and Peruvian flavors to create beautifully presented dishes, such as beetroot risotto and quinoa-stuffed avocados. The restaurant's stylish decor and welcoming atmosphere make it a fantastic choice for a special evening of vegetarian indulgence. 
                              • Sonccollay - Cusco.-
                                Location: Calle Marques 252, Cusco.
                                Sonccollay, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Cusco, offers a diverse selection of dishes, including flavorful soups, hearty salads, and creative wraps. The restaurant's dedication to promoting plant-based cuisine and environmentally friendly practices aligns perfectly with the ethos of many vegetarian diners.



                              • Santo Remedio - Lima.- 
                                Location: Jirón Colina 110, Barranco, Lima.
                                Santo Remedio is a vegetarian restaurant in the artistic district of Barranco in Lima. Known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, it serves a diverse array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, from veggie stir-fries to gourmet salads. Santo Remedio is a testament to the evolving vegetarian scene in Lima, offering creative and flavorful options for all diners. 
                              • La Bodega Verde - Lima.-
                                Location: Av. Mariscal La Mar 737, Miraflores, Lima.
                                Just a short stroll away from the coastline, La Bodega Verde is a gem nestled in the heart of Miraflores. The restaurant offers a tranquil ambiance, complete with lush greenery and cozy seating. Their diverse menu includes scrumptious vegetarian and vegan options, including savory stuffed empanadas, colorful Buddha bowls, and a variety of fresh smoothies. Don't miss their delectable vegan desserts!.
                              • El AlmaZen Verde - Lima.-
                                Location: Av. Paseo de la República 245, Lima 
                                Our journey begins in the capital city, Lima, with El AlmaZen Verde. This delightful vegetarian restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced, organic ingredients. The menu is a testament to Peru's agricultural diversity and offers a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes. From hearty quinoa salads to creative veggie-packed sandwiches, El AlmaZen Verde is a haven for health-conscious diners. 

                              Peru's vegetarian culinary landscape is diverse and rich, offering a wide range of flavorful dishes that cater to those who prefer plant-based eating. From the ancient grains of the Andes to the spicy coastal delights, there's something for every vegetarian palate to savor in this gastronomic paradise. So, if you're planning a trip to Peru or just looking to explore new flavors, don't miss the opportunity to experience the vibrant world of vegetarian food in Peru. It's a journey your taste buds won't soon forget. 


                              + Culinary Workshops and Pisco Sour-Making Classes


                              Peruvian Cooking Classes and Pisco making Classes.- 

                              Peru is known for its rich culinary heritage and diverse cuisine, which includes dishes like ceviche, lomo saltado, and anticuchos. If you're looking to learn more about Peruvian cooking and enhance your culinary skills, you might consider taking cooking classes in Peru. Here are some of the best cooking classes and culinary schools in the country. 


                              • Lima Gourmet.-
                                Lima, the capital of Peru, is a great place to explore Peruvian cuisine. Lima Gourmet offers various cooking classes, including ceviche and Pisco sour workshops. They also provide market tours to help you understand the ingredients used in Peruvian dishes. 
                              • Rooftop Kitchen.-
                                Located in Cusco, Rooftop Kitchen offers classes that focus on traditional Peruvian dishes and the use of native ingredients. You'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced chefs and enjoy the stunning views of Cusco while cooking. 
                              • Casa de Avila.-
                                This cooking school in Arequipa offers classes on Peruvian and Arequipeño cuisine. You can learn to make traditional dishes like rocoto relleno and ocopa, as well as desserts like queso helado. 
                              • Peruvian Cooking Experience (Cusco).-
                                This school provides a comprehensive cooking experience in Cusco, allowing you to prepare a full meal from appetizers to dessert. You'll get hands-on experience with Peruvian ingredients and cooking techniques. 
                              • Cusco Culinary.-
                                This cooking school in Cusco offers a variety of classes, including traditional Peruvian cuisine, chocolate making, and mixology. You can choose the class that best suits your interests. 
                              • Peruvian Cooking Classes in the Sacred Valley.-
                                If you're staying in the Sacred Valley near Cusco, consider taking a cooking class there. You'll get to use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and learn about traditional Andean and Peruvian cooking. 
                              • Peruvian Cooking Classes Online.-
                                In addition to in-person classes, you can also find online cooking classes and workshops that teach you how to prepare Peruvian dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen. Check websites like Airbnb Experiences or platforms that offer virtual cooking classes. 
                              • Pisco Sour making Classes.-
                                Cusco is a great place to learn how to make a traditional Peruvian cocktail, the Pisco Sour. Many cooking schools and bars in Cusco offer Pisco Sour making classes so you can learn how to make Peru´s world-famous cocktail! 

                              When choosing a cooking class in Peru, consider the location, the dishes you want to learn, the duration of the class, and your budget. Make sure to read reviews and book in advance, especially during the high tourist season. These classes are not only an opportunity to learn about Peruvian cuisine but also a fun and memorable cultural experience. 


                              Family-Friendly Travel
                              + The Top Kid Friendly Activities in Peru


                              The Top Kid Friendly Activities in Peru:

                              Peru offers a wide range of kid-friendly activities that can make your family trip both fun and educational. Here are some top options:

                              • Machu Picchu: While the hike itself might not be suitable for very young kids, a visit to Machu Picchu is a great way to introduce children to history and culture. They'll be amazed by the ancient ruins and stunning scenery. 
                              • Cusco: The city of Cusco is filled with history and culture. Visit the Plaza de Armas, explore Inca ruins, and enjoy the local markets. Kids can learn about Inca history and see the fusion of Inca and Spanish architecture. 
                              • Sacred Valley: Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo to see more ruins and experience local culture. The wide-open spaces are perfect for kids to run around and explore. 
                              • Nazca Lines: Older kids with an interest in history and mysteries might enjoy a flight over the Nazca Lines. These massive geoglyphs in the desert are a fascinating sight. 
                              • Amazon Rainforest: A family adventure in the Amazon jungle can be incredibly educational and fun. Kids can see unique wildlife, learn about the rainforest ecosystem, and experience boat rides and jungle walks. 
                              • Arequipa: The Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa is like a mini city within the city. Kids can explore its narrow streets, colorful buildings, and historical rooms. 
                              • Ballestas Islands: Take a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins, sea lions, and a variety of bird species. It's like a mini Galapagos experience. 
                              • Beaches: Peru has some beautiful beaches. Mancora, for example, is a family-friendly destination with warm waters and plenty of activities like swimming, surfing, and sandcastle building. 
                              • Local Markets: Visiting local markets can be a cultural experience for kids. They can see traditional Peruvian products, taste local foods, and engage with locals. 
                              • Chocolate Making: Peru is known for its delicious chocolate. Consider taking a chocolate-making workshop where kids can learn about the process and make their own treats. 
                              • Inca Textile Workshops: In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, you can find textile workshops where kids can learn about traditional Inca weaving techniques and even create their own textiles. 
                              • Parque de la Reserva (Magic Water Circuit): In Lima, this park features a series of fountains with colorful lights and music. It's a mesmerizing and entertaining experience for kids of all ages. 
                              • Cusco Planetarium: A visit to the planetarium in Cusco can be an educational and interactive experience for kids, where they can learn about Inca astronomy and the night sky. 
                              • Peruvian Cuisine: Let your children explore Peruvian cuisine. Encourage them to try ceviche, empanadas, and other local dishes. Many Peruvian restaurants are family-friendly. 

                              Remember to adapt your activities to your children's ages and interests to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience in Peru

                              + Best Places to Buy Trekking Gear for Kids


                              Trekking Gear for Kids 

                              In Peru, you can find trekking gear for kids in a number of locations. Some of the best places to buy trekking gear for kids in Peru are in cities in famous trekking regions such as Cusco.  

                              • Decathlon:
                                Locations: Decathlon has stores in Lima and other major cities in Peru. 
                                Offers: Decathlon is known for offering a wide range of outdoor and sports gear, including trekking equipment for kids. They have a variety of options for children's hiking boots, clothing, and accessories. 
                              • Ripley:
                                Locations: Ripley is a department store chain with locations in Lima, Cusco, and other major cities. 
                                Offers: Ripley often carries outdoor and sports gear, including hiking and trekking items for kids. They offer a selection of children's trekking boots and clothing.
                              • Polarkids (Arequipa):
                                Location: Calle La Merced 224, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru. 
                                Offers: Polarkids is a specialized outdoor gear store in Arequipa. They provide trekking gear for kids, including clothing, footwear, and accessories suitable for outdoor adventures. 
                              • MercadoLibre:
                                Website: MercadoLibre is a popular online marketplace in Peru (similar to eBay).
                                Offers: You can find a wide range of trekking gear for kids on MercadoLibre. Various sellers offer new and used products, allowing you to compare prices and options.
                              • Local Markets:
                                Markets like "El Mercado Central" in Lima or local fairs near trekking destinations may have small stalls selling outdoor gear, including kids' trekking gear. Be sure to inspect the quality and authenticity of the products.
                                Remember to compare prices, check for deals, and ensure that the gear fits your child properly and is appropriate for the type of treks you plan to undertake. Additionally, consider the reputation and reviews of the stores or online sellers you choose to ensure the quality of the gear you purchase.
                              • Saga Falabella:
                                Locations: Saga Falabella is a department store with branches in various cities in Peru, including Lima and Cusco.
                                Offers: Saga Falabella often carries a range of outdoor and sports gear, including trekking equipment for kids. You can find children's hiking boots, clothing, and accessories at their stores. 
                              • North Face:
                                Locations: North Face stores can be found in major cities in Peru. You can find Northface stores throughout Cusco and also in the Real Plaza Shopping Malls.
                                Offers: The North Face is known for its high-quality outdoor gear, including clothing and equipment for kids. If you have the opportunity to visit a North Face store, they offer a great selection of trekking gear suitable for children. 
                              • Columbia Sportswear:
                                Columbia Sportswear is a reputable brand that offers a wide range of outdoor clothing and gear, including items for children. You can often find Columbia Sportswear products in outdoor gear stores or department stores in Peru, as well as through their official website. 
                                Location:  You can find their Cusco store also in the Real Plaza.


                              + Kid-Friendly Hotels and Child Care Options


                              The Best Kid-friendly Hotels and Child care Options in Peru

                              Peru offers many family-friendly hotels and child care options to make your trip enjoyable and stress-free. Here are some recommendations for kid-friendly hotels and child care options in Peru.

                              Kid-Friendly Hotels:

                              • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu)
                                This eco-friendly resort in the heart of the cloud forest is a great option for families. They offer various child-friendly activities and have spacious rooms and beautiful gardens. 
                              • Belmond Miraflores Park (Lima) 
                                This luxury hotel offers family suites and amenities such as a pool and children's menu at their restaurant. It's conveniently located in the Miraflores district. 
                              • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu)
                                This hotel offers family-oriented amenities and is located just a short walk from the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. They have a children's program that includes art and cooking classes.
                              • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Cusco)
                                A beautiful hotel in Cusco, offering family suites and proximity to the city's historic attractions. 
                              • Explora Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley) 
                                This all-inclusive resort offers family-friendly activities and excursions in the Sacred Valley, allowing kids to explore the region.


                              Child Care and Babysitting Services: 

                              • Ask the Hotel:
                                Many hotels can arrange for babysitting services. Inquire with your hotel about their childcare offerings. They often have trusted local caregivers. 
                              • Local Babysitting Agencies:
                                In major cities like Lima and Cusco, you can find babysitting agencies that can provide reliable child care services. Examples include "Nanas y Amas de Casa" or "Bebeviajes." 
                              • Check Reviews:
                                Before choosing a babysitter or childcare service, read reviews and ask for recommendations from other travelers. Safety should be a top priority. 
                              • Online Services:
                                You can use online platforms like Babysits or Care.com to find local caregivers. Ensure you thoroughly vet and check references when hiring independently.


                              Remember that it's essential to take necessary precautions and thoroughly vet any child care providers. Ensure that they are experienced, trustworthy, and capable of communicating in a language you are comfortable with. 

                              Additionally, when traveling with children in Peru, consider exploring family-friendly attractions like the Larco Museum in Lima, visiting the Pisac Market in the Sacred Valley, or taking a boat trip on Lake Titicaca. These destinations offer fun and educational experiences for kids.


                              + The Best Family Restaurants in Peru


                              The best Family Restaurants in Peru

                              Peru offers a rich culinary tradition, and there are many family-friendly restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Peruvian cuisine. Here are some of the best family restaurants in Peru: 

                              • Panchita (Lima): Panchita is a popular family restaurant in Lima, known for its delicious Peruvian dishes, particularly grilled meats, and traditional side dishes. The atmosphere is welcoming, making it a great choice for families. 
                              • La Lucha Sangucheria (Lima): La Lucha is famous for its mouthwatering sandwiches, including the classic Peruvian sandwich, "Butifarra." The casual and friendly ambiance is suitable for families with kids. 
                              • Canta Rana (Lima): Located in the Barranco district, Canta Rana is a beachside restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. They serve a variety of seafood dishes and have a kids' menu, making it a great choice for families. 
                              • Pardo's Chicken (Various Locations): Pardo's Chicken is a Peruvian chain known for its delicious rotisserie chicken and a wide range of side dishes. It's a family-friendly spot with options for children. 
                              • Tanta (Various Locations): Tanta is a popular chain of Peruvian restaurants owned by renowned chef Gastón Acurio. They offer a diverse menu with a mix of traditional and fusion dishes, making it a great choice for families seeking variety. 
                              • El Mercado (Lima): El Mercado is a trendy but family-friendly restaurant in Lima, serving a mix of traditional and contemporary Peruvian cuisine. They offer a welcoming environment and a kids' menu. 
                              • Papachos (Lima and Cusco): Papachos is a burger joint in Lima owned by celebrity chef Gastón Acurio. It's a great place for families looking for a taste of Peruvian-inspired burgers and casual dining. 
                              • Jack's Café (Cusco): Jack's Café is a popular breakfast and brunch spot in Cusco. It's a cozy and family-friendly place, known for its delicious breakfast items, sandwiches, and smoothies. 
                              • Sumaqcha (Cusco): Sumaqcha is a restaurant located near the San Pedro Market in Cusco. It serves authentic Peruvian food in a friendly, local atmosphere, making it a great option for families looking for an immersive experience. 
                              • Cucharitas (Cusco): Cucharitas is an ice cream specialty restaurant with an excellent selection of dishes for parents and children .....the perfect family option!.


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