Peru is one of the most diverse and multicultural countries in the world, especially characterized by Andean, Amazonian, Inca and pre-Columbian influences. Due to the different climatic zones (Andean Cordillera, Coast and Amazon jungle) the country has unique wildlife, flora and fauna. It is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has an incredible gastronomy. Find more detailed information about your next travel destination below!


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Capital of Peru:
Peruvian Sol S/
33 million (in 2021)
Languages in Peru:
Spanish and 47 indigenous languages, such as Quechua and Aymara

Peru has a great geographical diversity and different climatic zones, determined by its altitude and seasons.

  • On the coast: the summer season is from November to April and reaches high temperatures, while winter is quite cool and foggy, but never cold.
  • In the Andes and the Amazon there are two seasons: the dry season (May to October) and the rainy season (November to April). During the rainy season it is not recommended to hike in the mountains because snowfalls can be quite heavy and dangerous. In the Andes the weather can change a lot during the day. We recommend you to bring a variety of clothes, warm for the cool nights, lighter for the sunny days and a rain coat.

A passport valid for six months is required to enter and leave Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a Peruvian Immigration card upon arrival indicating the approved length of stay (usually 90 days). Visit the Peruvian Embassy in your country for more information. We recommend you to have travel insurance for your trip in South America.

The Sol (S/0.00) has the official currency code PEN and replaced the Peruvian Inti in 1991. The name is a return to that of Peru's historical currency, as the previous incarnation of Sol was in use from 1863 to 1985. Although Sol in this usage is derived from the Latin solidus (English: solid), the word also means "sun" in Spanish. Thus, there is continuity with the ancient Peruvian Inti, which was named after Inti, the sun god of the Incas.

Emergency numbers of the U.S. Embassy in Peru:

  • If calling from Peru: (01) 618-2000
  • If dialing from the United States: [011] +51 1618-2000

Emergency number of the British Embassy in Peru:

  • If you are coming from Peru: 00 51 1617 3000.

The emergency services in Peru can be reached at the following numbers:

  • Police: 105
  • Ambulance: 117
  • Fire: 116

Calls within Peru: 999 999 999

Calls from abroad: +51 999 999 999

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