Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Peru?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Peru are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Peru?

For up to date information around safety and security in Peru read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Peru.

Best time to visit Peru?

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and October.

Do I need a visa to enter Peru?

You don't need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism. If you're travelling for any other purpose, check entry clearance requirements with the Peruvian Consulate-General in London.For more information, please contact the Peruvian Immigration Office or the Peruvian Consulate-General in London.

What currency do i need in Peru?

The official currency of Peru is the Sol.

While visiting Peru

What wild animals live in Peru?

Andean Cock-of-the-rock. Andean Condor. Jaguar. Humboldt Penguin. Amazon River Dolphin. Llamas and alpacas. Spectacled Bear. Peruvian Hairless Dog.

What is the traditional food in Peru?

Ceviche. It's Peru's national dish, the best versions of this marinated fish dish are in Lima and it's the freshest, zestiest and healthiest dish you will ever have.

What Languages are spoken in Peru?

Spanish is the official language of Peru and, in areas where they are common, Quechua, Aymara, and some other indigenous languages are also the official language.

How much do you tip in Peru?

The currency in Peru is the Sol. For a guided tour, you should tip your guide about 10-30 soles (about $4-$10) per person for a half day tour and 20-60 soles ($7-$20) for a full day tour.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Peru?

Local Peru travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Peru Numbers?

  • Police: 105
  • Ambulance: 106
  • Fire: 116
  • Embassy: +51 1 6173000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Peru?

    The time difference is -5 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Peru?

    Peru Guidebook

    Best Peru guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Peru with this Peru Guidebook .