Peru Travel FAQS

Peru Travel FAQS

What can I see in Peru?

Machu Picchu, undoubtedly, is the most famous attraction. But there are plenty of other destinations like Lake Titicaca, the City of Cusco, Arequipa and Lima. Refer our Classic Peru and Highlights of Peru itineraries for details.

Do I need a visa to go to Peru?

British nationals don’t need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism.

What is the currency of Peru? Can I use U.S. dollars?

Nuevo Sol is the official currency of Peru, usually referred as soles. U.S. may be accepted in some tourist facilities but it is advisable to keep local currency.

What is the food like in Peru?

Food in Peru varies according to the regions. But the food there has consistently been labelled as one of the cuisines in the world. As in any tourist area, international foods are available.

Do I need to know Spanish to visit Peru?

Not necessarily, but it knowing basic Spanish words and phrases could be very useful for everyday activities like asking directions, ordering food, purchasing souvenirs.

Could I get altitude sickness?

Some travellers do get a mild altitude sickness in Cusco and Machu Picchu but it not usually severe.

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 12 1/2 hours 
    • Timezone UTC -5 hours
    • Recommended airlines Air Europa, Air France, British Airways, Iberia, KLM and LAN
    • Best season Throughout the year (Peak season – Apr – Oct)

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