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Useful Travel Tools - Peru

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 14-06-2022

To help you find your way around Peru, here are some tips and useful travel tools. These useful websites are full of excellent information to help your Peruvian adventure run as smoothly as possible.


Women in Traditional Dress, Cusco


Passport / Visa requirements

It is an excellent idea to be aware of any passport and visa issues. Check with the embassy in your home country to make sure about the requirements to enter Peru for your particular nationality. Check that your passport also has a validity of no less than 6 months for travel to Peru. 


Machu Picchu


Travel Health

Check with your travel clinic or Doctor about vaccination issues as well as preparing/ preventing altitude sickness, which can be real issue on arrival to Cusco and surrounding areas.  Altitude sickness can make the start of your trip a little uncomfortable so it is important to take the necessary precautions. 
It is also important to make sure you have adequate travel insurance before you leave and don’t forget to make sure you have a secure supply of money throughout your trip, the banks and money information will help you with this. 


Taquile Island, Puno


Booking Accommodation

Finding hotels and long-term accommodation options can be a difficult process. We use these websites to find the best accommodation deals: www.booking.com, www.hotels.com, www.expedia.com and www.airbnb.com.pe. For long-term rentals or more unique listings, check with www.vrbo.com for some bohemian accommodations and the local newspapers often have listings for local rentals, in the are you decide to base yourself. 


Flight Bookings

Peru has a few domestic airlines for easy transport through the country, such as www.latam.com.pe .  You can also find many international flights to travel to Peru using sites like www.skyscanner.net www.despegar.com  or www.kayak.com


Llamas in The Sacred Valley


Rent a Car Options

If you don’t speak the local language, renting a car can be a difficult process, however if your Spanish skills permit you, check out www.rentalcars.com  to compare rental providers and find the best deal on car hire in Peru.


Totora Boats, Trujillo


To Get Gear

Undoubtedly, you’ll be doing some outdoor adventures on a trip to Peru, and you may want to purchase top-quality gear. You can buy items locally, but the quality cannot rival the classics like Patagonia, Colombia and North Face. If you plan on sticking to day hikes and maybe some trail running, check out Salomon. A quality Travel Agency will usually provide excellent gear and equipment, plus they will have additional options such as an air mattress or sleeping bags of a high standard, for rental, to save on your weight allowance on the international flight.


Macaws over the Amazon


Other Useful Travel Services

Do you need airport parking? Find the best options on Airport Parking Reservations by entering your home airport and departure dates.