Peru Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Peru. 

Peru travel advice
Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, or the US, you do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru for stays shorter than 6 months. Other nationalities may require a visa, so check with your embassy before you plan a trip to Peru.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Peru. We recommend at least 6 months of validity from your arrival in Peru. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Peru travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Peru travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the government’s travel warnings, which keep you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Peru travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

Heavily influenced by the Amazonian climate, Peru has specific times of the year when all travel activities begin in full force. The best time to visit Peru is from May to September, which is the dry season across the country. The rains come to an end, leaving the Andes blooming with life and the Amazon river roaming with water. Temperatures are in the mid-10s along the Inca trail and around 30°C in the Amazon.

June to August is the peak season for Peru tours, so you will come across several festivities as you travel through the villages. The Inca Trail is usually packed with like-minded travelers from around the world. You will have the time of your life exchanging memories with them. The crowds leave in September, making it a perfect month to visit Peru if you wish to have the sites all to yourself.

  • The Shoulder Season

Beginning in October, Peru enters its rainy summer season, but rainfall doesn’t reach uncomfortable levels until the end of December. It is a wonderful time for the best places to visit in Peru. Temperatures vary between 15 and 25°C and the rich flora offers astonishing views. If you visit Machu Picchu and the Amazon at this time of year, you will see an entirely different face of Peru in terms of scenery and adventure activities. Come prepared and let the weather surprise you as you explore its wild side.

Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, or the US, you do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru for stays shorter than 6 months. Other nationalities may require a visa, so check with your embassy before you plan a trip to Peru.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Peru. We recommend at least 6 months of validity from your arrival in Peru. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Peru travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Peru travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the government’s travel warnings, which keep you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Peru travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

Heavily influenced by the Amazonian climate, Peru has specific times of the year when all travel activities begin in full force. The best time to visit Peru is from May to September, which is the dry season across the country. The rains come to an end, leaving the Andes blooming with life and the Amazon river roaming with water. Temperatures are in the mid-10s along the Inca trail and around 30°C in the Amazon.

June to August is the peak season for Peru tours, so you will come across several festivities as you travel through the villages. The Inca Trail is usually packed with like-minded travelers from around the world. You will have the time of your life exchanging memories with them. The crowds leave in September, making it a perfect month to visit Peru if you wish to have the sites all to yourself.

  • The Shoulder Season

Beginning in October, Peru enters its rainy summer season, but rainfall doesn’t reach uncomfortable levels until the end of December. It is a wonderful time for the best places to visit in Peru. Temperatures vary between 15 and 25°C and the rich flora offers astonishing views. If you visit Machu Picchu and the Amazon at this time of year, you will see an entirely different face of Peru in terms of scenery and adventure activities. Come prepared and let the weather surprise you as you explore its wild side.

Useful Tips for Peru Tours

Money Matters

The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except for small payments such as meals and snacks.

We recommend carrying cash with you at all times, especially when trekking the Inca trail.

Peru travel advice

The Food Scene

Peruvian cuisine is one of the most cherished in the world, bringing together techniques from Africa, Europe, and East Asia.

Try ceviche, the country’s signature dish. Picarones will complement your meal with their sweet taste.

Don’t leave before you get a taste of the iconic Pisco, Peru’s most popular spirit. Pisco Sour is a must-try cocktail.

Drinking tap water is not safe in Peru.

Peru travel advice

Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Peru has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

Peru travel advice

Adventure Essentials

Our Peru itineraries are packed with adventures from the high grounds of the Andes to the heart of the Amazon. Make sure you have all the essential gear you need.

Pack comfortable, closed hiking shoes, sun protection, and light clothes for the Inca trail.

We recommend having small binoculars and a camera for wildlife sightings in the Amazon.

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