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  • Dia 1: Lima City Tour
  • Dia 2: Half Day Excursion
  • Dia 3: Cusco City
  • Dia 4: Sacred Valley
  • Dia 5: Machu Picchu
  • Dia 6: Maras & Maras
  • Dia 7: Free Day Cusco
  • Dia 8: Sun Road Tour
  • Dia 9: Lake Titicaca
  • Dia 10: Transfer Out

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PERU TRAVEL PACKAGES

THE BEST PERU VACATIONS AND MACHU PICCHU TOURS

Offering you an authentic and reliable travel experience in peru welcoming you to explore the many fully customized travel packages we have that suit every budget. let us plan your unforgettable trip to our majestic machu picchu and the rest of our homeland… peru!

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Hotels, Tours, Entrances, Nazca Overflight, Transfers.
PERU EXPERTS ARRANGING YOUR SOON-TO-BE FAVORITE VACATION

From the moment you arrive to Peru, we will be pleased to share our passion, knowledge and experiences that we, the GOTOPERU team, have for our beloved country with you! We will make sure to make your Peru trip fulfill all the wanderlust in you…

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PERU TRAVEL OFFERS

Various packages for all budgets with great discounts! we're all about savings, check our best packages below!

PERU TRAVEL OFFERS

Various packages for all budgets with great discounts! we're all about savings, check our best packages below!

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ANDEAN ENERGY

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.

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CLASSIC CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.

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TOP ANDES

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno And Lake Titicaca.

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UNDERSTANDING INCAS EMPIRE

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.

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SHORT CUSCO INCA PATH

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.

PERU TRAVEL USEFUL INFORMATION

Currency

The official currency of Peru is Nuevo Sol (S/.). Banknotes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles. Coins are in 1,5,10,20 and 50 centimos (cents) and 1,2 and 5 nuevos soles. US currency is accepted at most places.

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About Peru

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Passport & Visas

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A passport must be valid for 6 months before departure. Tourists are permitted a 30-90 day stay stamped into passports and on a tourist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion (Andean Immigration Card). This card NEEDS to be returned upon exiting the country. Passports must be carried on you at all times. Be sure to make copies of your passport and immigration card and keep them in a separate place from the originals.

Bolivians, Ecuadorians, Brazilians and Chileans may enter just by presenting national identification documents.

Credit Cards

Visa cards are the most widely accepted credit card. Although there are an abundance of ATMs available, many credit and debit cards do not work in Latin America. Check with your bank before departing to see if your card is compatible with local ATMs. When you purchase products or services on a credit card, a fee of 5%-10% is applied. It is best to use cash for purchases whenever possible.

Tips

  • When receiving local currency ask for billetes pequenos (small bills) as it is difficult to change large bills in smaller towns. Carry as much small change as possible for small purchases and public restroom fees.
  • The best places to exchange money are the casas de cambio (foreign exchange bureaus). They are fast, have longer hours and give better rates than banks. Bank hours are Monday to Friday, 9AM-6PM and Saturday to 12PM.
  • Always carry cash, an ATM card and a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of an emergency.
  • Always take more money than you expect to spend.
  • Do not accept torn money as it is difficult to exchange and may not be accepted by Peruvians.
  • Do not exchange money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.
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Weather

Peruvian Winter (June-August)

This is the driest season and best time to travel especially if you are planning to visit the Cusco area or hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Peruvian Summer (December-February)

This is the wettest season. Temperatures are high and the nights are very cool.

Peruvian Spring (March to May and September-October)

These are the most unpredictable seasons with varying weather patterns. There are generally fewer travelers during this time.

Coast (La Costa) – Lima, Nasca, Trujillo, Arequipa

December – April

The weather is hot and dry with temperatures reaching 25-35°C. Beaches are especially busy during January and February when they coincide with local holiday

May-October

The temperatures are much milder and humidity is high. The majority of the coast, including Lima, is shrouded by a gray mist called garua. Only the northern beaches are warm enough for swimming.

Mountain Highlands (La Sierra) – Cusco, Lake Titicaca)

May-October

The rain is scarce during this time. Daytime temperatures are 20-25°C and nights are near freezing, especially in June and July. May is the best month to visit with lush vegetation, temperate weather and stunning views.

Tourism is at its peak in June, July and August as it coincides with North American and European holiday times.

December-March

Rainfall is abundant during this time. Temperatures range from 18-20°C during the day and dropping to 15°C at night. Tourism is slower during these months, and some areas may be unobtainable due to excessive rain.

January – February

These two months are the wettest of the year. Mornings are generally dry, but clouds move in and produce heavy downpours in the afternoon.

Jungle (La Selva) – Iquitos, Manu, Puerto Maldonado

The jungle is consistently humid and tropical with significant rainfall year round. However, there are still two very distinct seasons.

May-October

Temperatures reach 30-38°C during the day. However, cold fronts are common where temperatures can drop to 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. This is the best time of year to visit and enjoy fewer mosquitos, more exposed beaches and better animal watching opportunities.

November-April

Frequent rain showers occur in short bursts, lasting only a few hours at time. The rivers swell and the humidity is exceptionally high.

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Safety

Travel Insurance

It is recommended to have a travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss, accidents and illness. Carry your policy card with the 24 hour toll free number on it at all times. Check the fine print on policies to make sure it includes dangerous activities including motorcycling, scuba diving and even trekking. It is advisable your policy also covers worst case scenarios such as evacuations and flights home. All losses and thefts must be reported to police with 24 hours of occurrence.

Important Documentation

All documentation (passports, credit cards, travel insurance policies, driver’s license etc.) should be photocopied before you depart. Leave one set of copies at home and bring the other with you on your trip.

Government Travel Advice

Check your government’s advice for latest travel information before departure. Pay special attention to noted safety issues.

General Safety Tips

  • Leave valuables such as jewelry and watches at home or in a hotel safety deposit box.
  • Wear a neck wallet or money belt for the safe keeping of your passports, air tickets, credit cards, cash and other valuable items.
  • Never leave a bag unattended.
  • Use a lock on your luggage, even on bags left in hotel rooms.
  • Exercise extra precaution in crowded areas such as bus terminals, train stations or markets.

Health

Sunburn/Dehydration

Stay out of the midday sun, wear sunscreen and a hat. The sun is intense at high altitudes so drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous activity and excessive alcohol consumption.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness may result from rapid ascents to altitudes greater than 2500m (8100 ft). Specific locations to consider this are Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, malaise, insomnia and loss of appetite. Severe complications include fluid in the lungs and swelling of the brain. If symptoms persist, immediately descend 500m and see a physician. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to spend two or more nights at each rise of 1000m. Diamox or ginkgo may be taken 24 hours before ascent to lessen symptoms. Avoid exertion, eat light meals and do not drink alcohol.

Hypothermia

Dress in layers, carry food and fluids. Carry an emergency space blanket. Symptoms include exhaustion, numbness, slurred speech, muscle cramps and lethargy. If any of these symptoms persist, go indoors, replace wet clothing, consume hot liquids and easily digestible foods.

Mosquito Bites

Wear long sleeves, long pants, hats and shoes. Use insect repellent with 25%-35% DEET. It is extremely important to prevent bites which sometimes carry disease.

Water

Tap water is not safe to drink. It is recommended to vigorously boil water for at least 3 minutes. Water can also be disinfected with iodine or water purification pills. The safest way to consume water is by purchasing bottled water with recognizable labels such as Evian.

Recommended Medical Checklist

  • Antibiotics
  • Antidiarrheal drugs
  • Analgesics (Tylenol or Advil)
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Steroid cream
  • Bandages, gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Safety scissors, tweezers, pins
  • Thermometer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissue/toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Iodine tablets
  • Diamox
  • Insect repellent

Shopping

The finest and best priced crafts are found in Peru including alpaca wool scarves, hats, shawls, ponchos and other woven items. Travelers uninterested in textiles can purchase reproductions of Moche, Nasca and other ceramics instead. Most tourist-oriented shops are found in Lima and Cusco. They are generally open 7 days a week from 9AM-8PM. Bargaining is accepted and even encouraged in both stores and open markets. All items include a 19% sales tax.

Entertainment

Nightlife is varied throughout the country. Many good bars, pubs, discos and casinos are in the major towns and tourist resorts including Lima, Cusco, Asia and Mancora. Penas (clubs with traditional music and dancing) always serve snacks and some full service meals. Tourist bars, in popular destinations, usually include happy hours. Most of these establishments serve as cafes during the day providing “American” food and free Wi-Fi. Upscale nightclubs may require a strict dress code and high entrance fees while other standard clubs allow casual dress and free entrance. Most discos, penas, pubs and karaoke bars are open until 0300 or 0400. In smaller towns, local bars serve glasses of beer and Peruvian wine. These establishments function as restaurants during the day and in the evening often stay open later for those wishing to stay and drink. There is a culture among the younger Peruvians to go out for salchipapas (sausage and chips) as an evening out or as a prelude to further entertainment.

Food

Peruvian cuisine is characterized by the diverse landscape and geography. Many dishes are a combination of indigenous traditions and food from the Spanish who came to Peru in the 16th century. Food is generally hot and spicy in nature and depends heavily on vegetables. Food on the coast includes seafood and shellfish while dishes in the highlands consist of meat, rice and potatoes. Fresh fruit is a staple in the jungle regions and chicken is popular everywhere.

Popular dishes include:

Causa relleña

Traditionally these potato cakes are served with chicken in the centre, however other variations include avocado or crabmeat.

Cuy

This dish is guinea pig and is considered a delicacy in various parts of Peru.

Aji de Gallina

This dish consists of spicy creamed chicken that is served with a sauce made from ground walnuts. Boiled yellow potatoes and olives often accompany it.

Ceviche

This dish is popular on the coast and consists of raw fish and shellfish that is marinated in either lemon or lime juice, flavoured with hot chili peppers and served with raw onions, sweet potatoes and corn.

Escabeche

This fish dish is traditionally served with peppers, eggs, olives, onions and prawns.

Lomo saltado

This meal, usually eaten in the highlands, is made from strips of beef that are cooked with onions, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes and served with rice on the side.

Food Safety

Consume only boiled or bottled water. Avoid eating food sold on the street by vendors. Most tourists will deal with an upset stomach for the first few days of their travels. Stomach medications and ginger can remedy nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Drink

Popular Peruvian beers include Cusquena, Arequipena and Pilsen. A more traditional drink is Pisco, a white grape brandy derived from an indigenous recipes. A popular non-alcoholic drink is chica morada made from blue corn.

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BOOKING PROCESS

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Chat with us, give us a call (202) 996-3000, send us an e-mail or fill out our online form. Share with us your travel preferences! If you already have an outline, an idea, any questions… we will be more than happy to assist your needs.

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We will craft out a first travel proposal according to the outline or idea that you shared with us. From then on we will customize it until you are satisfied with the planning! We will then send you a day by day itinerary and leave the rest to you!

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Vacation

Be ready for an unforgettable vacation to the land of the Incas, with promptly transfers at every point (airports, hotels, buses,trains) with knowledgable local Guides on each destination plus the best hotel locations and perks...GOTOPERU team will be always with you

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Grupos de 6 a 14 pasajeros y/o paseos privados.
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6 TOP FAQ

I WOULD LIKE A CUSTOMIZE PROGRAM

Absolutely we can design a program based on your travel preferences.

ARE YOUR PROGRAMS UNDER GROUPS

We offer groupal and private tours, we can quote both options.

CAN YOU ALSO BOOK MY FLIGHTS

Absolutely we can also quote and add the flights to the ground package.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PUBLISHED PRICES

All the hotels, all the tours & excursions, all the entrances, all the breakfasts, transfers.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED

Our headquarters is located in cusco, with offices in the main cities of peru and opening a sales office at dc,usa on 2016.

HOW ABOUT THE DEPARTURES

As local operator we have almost daily departures, even in Christas.