DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR TRIP

Remember that to enter Peru you need valid travel documents (not expired). We recommend that you check the expiration date of your documents well and that they do not expire during your trip, as it can cause you problems when you return.

The documents with which you can enter Peru are the following:

  • Passport
    • All the countries
  • National Identity Document (only for citizens or residents of the member countries of CAN1 and MERCOSUR2 traveling as tourists).
    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Ecuador
    • Paraguay
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela

Note 1. CAN - Andean Community of Nations

Note 2. MERCOSUR - Southern Common Market

VISAS

To enter Peru, citizens of some countries require a valid visa. Here is a link to information from the National Superintendence of Migration where you can find information about your visa requirements:

Visa Requirements for Foreign Citizens

CUSTOMS

So that you do not have problems during your trip we provide useful information regarding what you can enter the country:

  1. What goods and items can you enter Peru tax free?
  2. What goods or items should I declare when entering Peru?
  3. What can you not enter Peru?
  4. What should you do when going through customs?

DURING YOUR STAY

Necessary documents

During your stay in Peru we recommend you take your passport with you at all times. Most of the tickets and tickets to the archaeological sites and monuments are issued with the name of the traveler, so only this person can use them. We also recommend tha

Peruvian money

Important facts you should know about our Peruvian currency:

  • Our national currency is the Sun (S /).
  • The value of a sun is less than that of an American dollar. If you want to find the exact exchange rate you can visit theSuperintendence of Banking, Insurance and AFP.
  • Peruvians often call the Sun (money currency) "luca" and Suns "lucas."

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Important facts that you should know our culture:

  • Our official language is Spanish.
  • Our independence was proclaimed on July 28, 1821.
  • There are currently 47 native languages of Peru.
  • Quechua is the second most spoken language in Peru.
  • The most popular sport in the country is soccer.

CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHY

Peru is made up of three geographical regions that have their own climate and geographical relief: coast, mountains and jungle.

Coast

The coast has elevations between 0 - 500 meters above sea level. Here you can find pampas, tablazos, deserts, valleys, hills and some Andean foothills. On the north coast of the country you can see high temperatures and temporary rains during the summer.


Sierra

The mountain range is divided into five natural regions: (a) Yunga (500 - 2,300 masl), (b) Quechua (2,500 - 3,500 masl), (c) Suni (3,500 - 4,000 masl), (d) Puna (4,000 - 4,800 masl) and (e) Cordillera (4,800 - 6,768 masl). The Yunga region is characterize


Selva

The jungle is divided into two natural regions: Selva Alta (500 - 1,500 m.a.s.l.) and Selva Baja (500 m.s.n.m.). The Selva Alta region has abundant flora and fauna. Here we can find animals like the jaguar, otorongo, tigrillo, among others. Between the mo

GASTRONOMY

The geographical diversity of Peru is what gives that special touch to its cuisine. Peru is considered as one of the best culinary destinations in the world. In Lima you can find three of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World. Below we recommend some artic


  1. Why Lima is the World’s Best Food City, by the Numbers
  2. Peruvian Gastronomy of the Coast, Sierra and Jungle
  3. Top 10 foods to try in Perú