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Peru Travel Information

Time zone: GMT-5

Currency: The new sol (s/). Sometimes prices are in US$ and you can pay in either currency.

Electricity: 220 volts but some hotels have 110 volts. American flat pin or twin flat and round pin combined sockets.

Entry Requirements: Canadian and US citizens do not require a tourist visa to visit Peru.
Passports are required to have adequate unused pages, at least 2 pages are recommended. Passports are also required to have at least 90 days validity following the end date of your trip. It is recommended to have at least 6 months validity left on your passport at all times.

When to travel to Peru: The dry season is best for weather. Avoid the wet season when roads may become impassable in some areas.

Weather: The dry season is April to November. The climate does also vary with altitude but generally speaking it can be warm through the day and cold at night everywhere.

Festivals: Inti Raymi takes place on 24th June annually and is a great and colourful experience. Corpus Christi is also worth seeing if you are in the area.

Main Attractions: Machu Picchu is an obvious highlight of Peru but there are so many other smaller Inca sites to be seen. There are also various forms of the Inca Trail. Peru also offers many options for those wanting to be active and the Sacred Valley is the perfect base for this.