From the dizzying heights of the Andes to the depths of Canyon del Colca, one thing is clear: Peru is a country of contrasts. There’s no shortage of Peru landmarks, many of which are among the world’s seminal sights and it means your Peru travel exploits will be amazingly varied. Whether you fancy a stirring trip back in time at the Chachapoyan site of Kuelap, feel like hitting a few Cusco restaurants to sample true Incan flavours, or are set on taking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help plan your Peru travel.

Language: Spanish
Currency: Peruvian neuvo sol
Electricity: 220V
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Peru.
Dialing Code: +51
Time Zone: (GMT -05:00)

From quick breaks to epic journeys, Contiki exists to connect young travellers with the time of their lives.
See more about Contiki

What to Pack

Lightweight clothes - … and layers are key. It might be a hot country, but altitudes vary and if you’re going to walk the Inca trail, temperatures can drop drastically.

An eBook device - The best Peru activities come with long distances to travel in between destinations. Leave the heavy books at home and queue up a few good reads on a digital device. Just don’t forget its charger!

A head torch - Peru’s electrical infrastructure has improved in recent years, but access to reliable sources are touch and go in rural areas. So even if you’re not trekking, a torch will could come in handy.

Camera - Believe us. You’ll be taking some seriously breath-taking photos.

Sensibility - There’s no need to skimp on your sense of adventure, but keep in mind that Peru is home to some of the deadliest insects and arachnids in the world.

5 Reasons to Travel with us

More Choice    More Time    18-35 Only    Better Experiences    Unbeatable Value 

Back To Top