Visit Peru, an evocative South American destination that simply begs to be explored. Making its way onto many travelers’ bucket lists thanks to its once-in-a-lifetime Machu Picchu trail, Peru knows no limits where adventure is concerned. With its Andes peaks exceeding 20,000ft, centers for traditional textiles and phenomenal Inca architecture, this is a place that will linger in the memory long after your return home. Towns hidden away burst into color when its market time, excavations reveal ceremonial centers for ancient cultures and artifact-rich museums tell the stories of Peru’s indigenous peoples.
Country Information - Peru
- Currency - The currency of Peru is the Peruvian sol
- How to Dress - It's best to take layers when traveling to Peru since it warms up significantly throughout the day. You may need to cover up if you visiting any religious sites
- Cultural Differences - Over 80% of Peruvians are Roman Catholic. . The Quechua and the Aymara are the two main native cultures of Peru, both of whom speak their native languages
- Language - Spanish and Quechua are the official languages of Peru
- Tipping - A service charge is not usually added to the bill but tipping is expected. 10% - 15% is acceptable. Archaeological Tours will take care of gratuities to restaurant staff, local guides and drivers