Peru is so beautifully complex its nearly unbelievable, just like how delicious and fresh the ceviche is or how magically mystical ancient sites like Machu Picchu truly are. It’s a breathtaking part of the world, that carefully preserves and maintains ancestral tradition with vanguard urban innovation, with delicious food to sample all along the way. We’re talking nearly 5000 years of history, curious structures, peaks, jungles, sand dunes, festivals and trails to discover….so what are you waiting for?
Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN)
Country Code: +51
Do I need a Visa? Visas are required for many countries, best to check VisaHQ for the current requirements for each individual country
How will I charge my devices? Peru’s electrical current is 220v, 60 Hz
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Lima (LIM) and flying from…
New York: 8 hours
Los Angeles: 9 hours
Toronto: 8.5 hours
Sao Paulo: 5 hours
London: 13 hours
Geography: Peru borders Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia and boasts a lengthy coastline, and a vast portion of the Andes Mountain range. Plains, hills and these stunning peaks make for exceptional trekking opportunities.
Time Zones: GMT -5
How's the weather? Peru’s climate is as diverse as its terrain, featuring 28 of the 32 microclimates that exist in the world contained within. In general, coastal climates are dry and temperate, while the Andes region is chilly to cold with much rain in the summer. The eastern portion of the country experiences a typically warm Equatorial climate year round.
Meet up with celebrated chef Penélope Alzamora who will take you to the market to select fresh ingredients you’ll use while assisting her in preparing a typically Peruvian meal in her own personal kitchen
Open the door to a private colonial art collection that you’ll tour with the owner who watches over these treasures and will regale you with the beautiful history of these works
Trek in Cusco and Machu Pichu with a top expedition guide and scholar who will share his incredible stories and knowledge of the Incan culture, and take you to explore relatively unknown sights
Visit the home of a master weaver and her community outreach project that helps local woen
Travel in luxury aboard the stylish Hiram Bingham train
Special Peruvian pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.