Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Arequipa 10 days / 9 nights

Price Per Person : $ .00

Tour TypeHistory, Cultural, Ecology

Tour DistanceAll tour is done by transportation

DifficultyNone

ConsiderationsWe will book your Machu Picchu entrance and train tickets

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetOpen all year

Peru

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Arequipa 10D / 9N

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Summary

Enjoy 10 incredible days of tour in Peru that runs through Lima, Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. We will start in Lima visiting the city center, then we will travel to the city of Cusco where we will have an unforgettable adventure visiting the sacred valley of the Incas, the majestic Machu Picchu,  after that we will continue our trip to Puno to visit the  Lake Titicaca and its islands of Uros, Taquile and Amantani, finally we will visit the white city of Arequipa knowing the Colca canyon and other attractions, having an unforgettable experience and taking the best of memories

Overview Trip of the Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Arequipa 10 days / 9 nights

Day 1:
Arrival to Lima and afternoon city tour

You will be welcomed at the Lima  airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in  Lima begins

Day 2:
Flight Lima to Cusco – Arrival in Cusco – City Tour  in Cusco

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

Place visited on this tour:

  • Cusco Cathedral
  • Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha
  •  Sacsayhuaman
  •  Q’enQo
  •  PukaPukara
  • Tambomachay

Day 3:
Sacred Valley Tour and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites,4:30 p.m train to Aguas Calientes, After an approximately two-hour journey through the Andes, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, where you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel and hostel to spend the night

Day 4:
Machu Picchu Tour and Returning to Cusco

Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will determine, with your tour guide, the best time to start your day. Most people prefer to rise at 7 a.m.

Day 5:
Bus to Puno, Cusco- Andahuaylillas- Rachi- La Raya – Puno

The service is provided in Buses that are clearly equipped for the Tourist area, looking for the best way to travel between Cusco – Puno  where the tourist can enjoy various places of Magical charm and Ancestral History such as: The Sistine Chapel of America or Andahuaylillas Chapel, The Imposing Temple of the god Wiracocha (Raqchi), The Majestic Pass la Raya – Road Limit between Cusco and Puno region – View of the Nevado Chimboya and the Mythical Lithic Museum of the Pukara Culture.

Day 6:
Puno -Urus- Taquile Island- Puno

The tour of  Uros and Taquile  island will be carried out through a circuit that has walks through very peaceful places in the middle of Lake Titicaca, it will allow us to know and live the customs of local people, we will share a little of their knowledge with residents.

Day 7:
Bus from Puno- to Chivay- Colca Canyon and overnight in Chivay

After taking breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart from Puno towards Chivay at approximately 06:15 a.m; with a Chivay in the afternoon where you can enjoy the hot springs and enjoy a nice dinner after checking-in to your hotel.

Day 8:
Chivay- Condor cross- Overnight in Arequipa

After breakfast, we’ll depart for the “Cruz del Condor”, place where the canyon begins from this point, we will enjoy its depth. In this beautiful landscape, you will also have the opportunity to view the condor in its natural habitat.

Day 9:
Arequipa – Free morning- Afternoon city tour – Arequipa hotel nights

In this day, you will have free morning to explore some of the section of the city, before you will start an afternoon city tour ( If you want you can also flight to Lima and ending the tour )

Day 10:
Good Bye Arequipa – Return to Lima

We will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima and afternoon city tour

Highlight of the day: Visit the Cathedral of Lima where Francisco Pizarro is buried

Upon your arrival in Lima, we will transfer you to the hotel of your choice. After you arrive, you will have free time to take a short rest. In the afternoon, you will have a sightseeing tour of Lima with stops at the Main Square, San Francisco temple historical Lima and more.

Hotel night in Lima.

Included:

  • Pick up from the hotel in Lima
  • Tourist transportation for Lima City tour  (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel in Lima (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Tips for the guide and driver

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes, small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

Day 2: Arrival in Cusco – City tour  In Cusco

Highlight of the day: You will visit Sacsahuaman, Tempol of the Sun

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

At 1 p.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hote

Hotel night in Ica.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Cusco City Tour (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to  Sun Temple or Qoricancha (15 soles per person or 5 dóllars)
  • Entrance fees to  Catedral (40 soles person or 12 dóllars)
  • Full tourist ticket or Boleto Turístico  (130 soles  per person or 40 dollars )

What to bring: Small day pack ,warm jacket, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglases

Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour  and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

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The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites, where you will be able to explore an ancient Inca agricultural center and its stunning terraces. In Urubamba, or “The Heart of the Sacred Valley,” you can eat lunch (not included) in the shadow of snow-capped Chicon Mountain and explore the lush, palm-filled Plaza de Armas before continuing with the afternoon portion of the tour.

Next, you will arrive in Ollantaytambo, where villagers still live in ancient stone houses built by the Incas around Hanan Huacaypata Square. You will experience the majesty of one of the Inca´s most impregnable fortresses, as you climb to the scenic Temple of the Sun and admire the sophisticated engineering of the Baths of the Princess.

Finally, you will board the 4:30 p.m train to Aguas Calientes, After an approximately two-hour journey through the Andes, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, where you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel and hostel to spend the night before your day at Machu Picchu. At dinner, you will be briefed on the next day´s tour and itinerary.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Sacred Valley Tour (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Lunch in the Sacred Valley
  •  Expedition train ticket Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes  (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees Salt mine of Maras (15 soles per person  or 5 dollars)
  • Full tourist ticket or Boleto Turístico  (130 soles per person 40 dollars )
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes

What to bring: On this day you will not return to Cusco because you will spend the night in Aguas Calientes. Therefore you have to make sure you bring the original Passport to board the train, and for your visit to Machu Picchu. Put a change of clothes into your small backpack, comfortable shoes, comfortable and light clothing or sportswear, waterproof jacket or rain poncho, cap or hat for the sun, warm clothes for the end of the afternoon, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L) camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian nuevos soles

Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour and Returing to Cusco

Highlight of the day: You will begin to learn about Peru´s enchanting history and culture on an optional tour

Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will determine, with your tour guide, the best time to start your day. Most people prefer to rise at 4 a.m. walk to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. It can be enjoyable to arrive at the ruins as soon as they open, at 6 a.m., to catch the magical mists on the ruins as the sun rises. After a 25 minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to the best views before the day trippers arrive. Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. If you have booked permits to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will head to that adventure. If you chose not to book a hike, you can climb to the Sun Gate and witness its amazing views. At around 12:p.m or 1 p.m., you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure.

Note: Machu Picchu Inca site is different from Machu Picchu Mountain. When most people refer to Machu Picchu, they are referring to the archeological site. Machu Picchu Mountain requires a separate permit to climb. Please notify us if you are interested and we can book this for you. It must be done in advance and is a part of your entry into the site

Included:

  • Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Two hours walking tour in Machu Picchu
  •  Expedition train ticket from to Aguas Calientes  to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • A ticket to climb HuaynaPicchu or MachuPicchu Mountain-let us know in advance if you would like to do this
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes

What to bring: Original passport, small day pack , warm jacket, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

Day 5: Bus to Puno, Cusco- Andahuaylillas- Rachi- La Raya Puno

Highlight of the day: Learning a lot about the Inca empire and understanding more about the different sites.

We pick you up at your hotel at 6:30am to take you to the bus station (Inca Express or Tourismo Mer). Both  companies provide royal class service with an English-speaking tour guide, a waiter who is ready to assist you with hot, and cold drinks on board. During the trip, you will stop to visit some Inca constructions, museums and the Andahuaylillas Church, which is considered to be the Sistine Chapel of South America because of its amazing frescos. Then we stop at the Racchi Inca ruins, which used to be a religious and resting place for Inca travelers. The next visit is at La Raya, the border between the regions of Cusco and Puno, where the most traditional animals of Peru can be seen, llamas and alpacas. In Pucara, we will visit a museum where it is possible to see some pre-Inca remains. Finally, by 5.30 pm we arrive in the city of Puno, where our representative will pick you up to take you to your hotel.

Included:

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco and transfer to the bus station
  • Bilingual Professional guide
  • Tourist bus transportation.
  • All the entrance tickets included.
  • Guided visit to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and the Lithic Museum of Pukará
  • Buffet lunch in Marangani – Sicuani
  • Service on board (Hot Drinks: Tea, coffee, coca tea, chamomile, anise / Cold Drinks: Coca Cola, Inca Kola and mineral water)
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Oxygen
  • Heating
  • Transfer to your hotel in Puno
  • Hotel in  Puno (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips.

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes, small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking  clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction, waterproof jacket or rain poncho, warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles

Day 6: Puno -Urus- Taquile- Puno

Highlight of the day: Exploring the amazing Machu Picchu and learning all of its secrets.

We pick you up at your hotel in Puno at 7:30am and transfer you to the port of Puno.  This is when you adventure begins to “the Uros floating islands” an ancient ethnic group of people living on Lake Titicaca since pre-Incan times. They are still maintaining their original lifestyle fishing, hunting birds, gathering eggs and making optimum use of the reeds even as food.  At about 8:30 you will arrive at the islands and get to enjoy the opportunity to interact with the local families. You will visit their homes, and have a demonstration of how they live their lives, and how they construct the floating islands.  You will have the option for a boat ride on the magnificent reed boats constructed by the locals (10 soles extra).  After enjoying some time on the Uros Islands, you will be on your way to Taquile Island arriving around 11am.  There you will have the opportunity to experience some local music and dance, have a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant, and time to hike around the island and enjoy the spectacular landscape and views of Lake Titicaca.  You will arrive back to Puno at around 3:30pm and be transferred back to your hotel.

Included:

  • Transfer Hotel – Port – Hotel.
  • Bilingual private guide Spanish / English.
  • Private motorboat
  • Snack during the tour.
  • Lunch on the island Taquile.
  • All the entrance tickets included.
  • Hotel in Puno (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Tips for service (optional, voluntary).
  • Gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other type of food not mentioned.

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes, small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction, waterproof jacket or rain poncho, warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

Day 7 – Chivay- Condor cross- Overnight in Arequipa

After taking breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart from Puno towards Chivay at approximately 06:15 a.m; with a duration of approximately 6 hours to Chivay (city where the Colca Canyon is located), known for its religious celebrations, cultural heritage and traditional festivals.on teh wayyou can see Misti, Ampato, Hualcahualca and others). After that during the trip you will also appreciate Vicuñas, Llamas, Alpacas and other Andean animals.
in the afternon We will pick you up from your hotels to go to the medicinal hot springs (Calera) we can enjoy approximately 2 hours. Where the thermal water is at 35 to 38 degrees Celsius after we will return to our hotels. around 7:pm we pick you up from your hotel to enjoy dinner with the beautiful show or welcome party with tipycal dances of the Colca Valley people.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel to bus station
  • Tourist transportation  for Chivay / Colca Canyon (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide  Spanish / English
  • Hotel in Chivay (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance for visit the Colca Canyon
  • Lunch in Chivay
  • Entrance fees for the hot spring in Chivay (  30 soles per person )
  • Extra expenses

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes,small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, waterproof jacket or rain poncho,warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

Day 8 – Chivay- Condor cross- Overnight in Arequipa

After breakfast, we’ll depart for the “Cruz del Condor”, place where the canyon begins from this point, we will enjoy its depth. In this beautiful landscape, you will also have the opportunity to view the condor in its natural habitat. After a brief stop at the “Cruz del Condor”, we will continue our journey through the Colca Canyon admiring the small towns of Pinchollo, Madrigal, Lari, Maca, Achoma, Yanque, etc. Chivay return for lunch and then, we’ll drive to Arequipa, ending the tour at about 04:00 p.m.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Condor cross (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide in Spanish / English
  •  Simi  buffet lunch
  • Hotel in  Arequipa (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to Colca Canoy
  • Tips for the guide and driver

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes,small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction, waterproof jacket or rain poncho,warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

Day 9 – Arequipa – Free morning- Afternoon city tour – Arequipa hotel nights

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide will look for you at your hotel to begin the tour of the “White City” including the Convent of Santa Catalina, undoubtedly the Arequipa’s gem, which was opened to the public in 1970, after having been for 400 years in prison, with countless pieces of colonial art. we also visit the Main Square, the cloisters of the Society of Jesus and the neighbourhoods of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano and visit a traditional colonial house called the Founder’s Mansion.

Free afternoon in Arequipa to explore the city on your own.

Hotel night in Arequipa.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for Arequipa city tour (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide in Spanish / English
  • Hotel in  Arequipa (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to city tour in Arequipa
  • Tips for the guide and driver

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes, small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight , sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

Day 10 – Good Bye  Arequipa – Return to Lima

We will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Included:

  • Breakasta in the hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel/hosta to Airport

Options Pricing

Our prices include the tours, transportation and accommodation. But they chance according to the type of accommodations you prefer. We divide them in three categories:

Please note that meals are not included on this tour; however, with several excellent restaurants in Cusco, you will have no trouble finding plenty to eat!

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Inclusions

What is Included:

All Accommodation:

  • 1 Nights in a Hotel in Lima
  • 2 Night in a Hotel in Cusco
  • 1 Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 Nights in a Hotel in Puno
  • 1 Nights in a Hotel in Chivay
  • 2 Nights in a hotel in Arequipa

All Transportation:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tourist Bus
  • Transportation from Cusco to Puno, Arequipa
  • Boat to Urus and Taquile Island
  • Airplane to view Nazca Lines
  • Train ticket Machu Picchu to Cusco via Ollantaytambo
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • An experienced tour guide

Not Included:

-Entrance Fees:

  • Tourist attractions in Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Nazca (museums ect.)
  • Sun Temple (Cusco)
  • Cusco’s Cathedral
  • Partial tourist ticket or (Boleto turistico)
  • Meals not mentioned in the Itineraries above
  • Your International and domestic flights

Important Information:

Please read the FAQ section on our website to familiarize yourself with our tours before you leave. www.intisuntrek.com/

What to bring

What you need to bring

  • Original passport and migration card (TAM)
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • water
  • We strongly recommend to bring your Camel Back and water canteen due to that government of Peru will not allow disposable plastic bottles anymore on the Inca trail and in Machu Picchu.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) during the rainy season.
  • Warm jacket
  • Gloves and hat
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Medicine and / or personal items/toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • A backpack or lightweight suitcase (between 5-6 kilos for tours in Machu Picchu)
  • Camera or camcorder, film, memory cards
  • Cash in small denominations of Peruvian nuevo soles
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional)

before you go

When is the best time to visit Peru

The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September (Peru’s winter). This is the dry season in the Andes Mountains, therefore it’s the best time to see the most popular sites like Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Inca Trail. The best time to visit coastal Lima is the opposite, between December and April (Peru’s summer). During the summer months you can enjoy Lima’s warm sunshine and avoid the chilly mist and clouds of winter.

How much time do I need to visit Peru

You can see the top sites of Peru in as little as four days, while you can get the full breadth of the country in two weeks. The majority of visitors spend somewhere in between — around a week to 10 days depending on what destinations they wish to see. Travelers focused on the beloved Andean sites of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Cusco need a week or so. Travelers wanting to see the coast, mountains and rainforest should plan 10-11 days. Additional destinations like Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Nazca Lines each add another 2-4 days.

Do I need a visa?

Visitors from the United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand and select other countries do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru. Peruvian Immigrations will mark your passport upon arrival to Peru with how many days you are permitted to stay, typically 90 days. Remember that your passport must be valid for more than six months after your departure date. For specific information about additional countries’ visa requirements, visit VisaHQ.

What vaccinations should I get??

In general, all travelers should have their routine vaccinations up-to-date, plus Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines (especially those staying in rural areas). Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for those visiting the Amazon rainforest. For more information, visit the CDC Peru website and speak with your doctor for information about vaccination recommendations and requirements when traveling to Peru.!!

What language is spoken in Peru

The primary language spoken throughout Peru is Spanish. Other official languages of Peru are the indigenous languages of Quechua and Aymara, which you will hear more in rural areas. English is not widely spoken in Peru, though you can get by with no problem with the help of guides, hotel personnel and language translation apps. It is helpful to learn some basic Spanish before your trip if possible as well.

Is Peru safe?

Yes, Peru is a safe tourist destination. Violent crime is no more common in Peru than any other tourist destination in the world. Of course, like anywhere, you should exercise caution to avoid petty crime like robbery by keeping your valuables secure and avoiding dark, non-touristy places at night. Be aware of your surroundings, know your route and keep your personal items secure and you will be fine.

Is tap water safe to drink?

In Peru, the tap water is not safe to drink. For drinking water, stick to bottled water. We recommend brands like San Mateo and San Luis, which can be found at any corner bodega or supermarket. Tap water boiled vigorously for a minute or more is also safe for hot beverages, although those with a sensitive stomach should boil bottled water instead. The tap water is fine for brushing your teeth, just avoid swallowing it.

What is the best mode of transportation

Our Peru packages include all your secure transfers and transport with specific pickup locations for your ease and convenience. For any independent exploring throughout the city, we recommend simply booking a secure taxi through your hotel. Or, you can use a rideshare app like Uber or Cabify. We recommend apps like Uber over hailing a street taxi, so that you can confirm your driver/vehicle and easily visualize your route. The street bus system can be a bit tricky to navigate, but Lima’s Metropolitano offers easy rides to the historic center.

What kind of adapter/converter do I need for my electronics?

Peru uses a 220 volt, 60 cycle current while the US uses a 120 volt supply. Luckily, most laptops, cameras and mobile phones can accept dual voltage (110V/220V) , but be sure to confirm before plugging in. Other electronics, like hair straighteners, are likely 110V so you will need a converter for those. Conveniently, the outlets in Peru are often the two-pronged flat type like in the US, especially at popular hotels, but in some locations you will find the two or three prong circular kind. It’s a good idea to bring both a converter and adapter just in case. However, the converter can be skipped if you are sure your electronics are dual voltage

Can I use the ATMs?

Yes, and they are plentiful in the major cities. You can step into any BCP, Scotiabank, Interbank, BBVA Continental or others and use their ATM with your debit card for a $3-$6 fee. The machines at these banks all have options in English. Opt to use an ATM located inside a bank rather than on the street for higher security.

Is Lima worth visiting?

Lima is a very interesting metro area with many things to see. There is a historic central area, a beautiful coastline with 2+ miles of continuous parks, an artsy bohemian district and a world-renowned culinary scene. You can stay at a comfortable hotel in the popular Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco districts and enjoy day tours or wander around at your leisure sampling the amazing food and wandering into the shops. Keep in mind that between the months of June and October it is extremely cloudy and often misty in Lima, the rest of the year is more moderate and sunny.

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