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Peru at a glance

International dialing code
51
Good to know
A small history lesson for y'all: For over a hundred years, the Inca Empire ruled the South American continent. In that time, they managed to erect tens of temples. In these temples, the most reknown being Machu Picchu, the many deities and the three realms were prayed to in a series of ceremonies and festivals. Now, you can visit the absolutely astonishing ruins and meet with locals, supporting the local industry.
Time zone
GMT-5
Spoken language
Spanish
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD48

Your questions, our answers

The standard voltage in Peru is 220V. There are two plug types in Peru: Types A and C.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Peru: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. There are some rules regarding Yellow Fever vaccinations before a trip to Peru, so we recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.

MasterCard and Visa are accepted by nearly all merchants in Peru. However, in general, it's best to use cash when buying things like snacks, drinks, meals and small items.

These are the holidays celebrated in Peru:

  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Labor Day
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Peru Independence Day
  • Great Military Parade of Peru
  • Feast of Saint Rose of Lima
  • Angamos Battle Celebration
  • Reformation Day
  • All Saints Day
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas