October 25 - November 3, 2016
Welcome to the World of Megalithic Revelation
Discover the Hidden Face of the Power Places of Peru
with Freddy Silva
PASSPORTS and VISAS
Passport Requirements: All visitors must have a valid passport that will be valid for 6 months beyond the length of your visit and a round-trip airline ticket. It's a good idea to also bring a photocopy of your passport in case the original one gets lost.
If you need a paassport, for US Citizens, NEW passport, or RENEW.
Proof of Departure: Confirmed round-trip or onward airline ticket.
Visa: For citizens of the US, EU, and Canada a visa is not required; a Tourist Card (FMT form) will be issued free of charge by airlines or upon arrival. For citizens of other countries check with your embassy or with TRAVISA.
In general, the mornings are clear and warm, but the cloud gather during the day and rain can come in the afternoons.
Regardless of the season and the area of Peru you are visiting, it is advisable to carry warm clothes, loose pants, cotton tops, hiking footwear, good sunblock and a hat to protect you from the sun (don’t underestimate the strength of the sun’s UV rays at altitude).
CURRENCY & TIPPING
The Peruvian form of currency is the Nuevo Sol (PEN). Currently the exchange rate for 1 U.S. dollar equals approximately 3.36 soles. One euro equals around 3.57 soles. Banks and ATMs are located in all cities and towns, making it easy for visitors to withdraw cash with most credit and debit cards.
Tipping is a normal part of life in Latin America and 10% is customary in restaurants.
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (altitude is a diuretic). Coca tea (mate de coca) helps alleviate symptoms.
Vaccinations are not required for travel to Peru, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Peru's electricity runs on 220 volts and 60 cycles (except Arequipa is 50 cycles).
Peru is a multilingual nation. Its official language is Spanish but in the zones where they are predominant, Quechua, Aymara and other aboriginal languages also have official status.
Peru is on Pacific Eastern Time (PET), or UTC -5.