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Travelers Tips to Peru


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Address: Nueva Alta 458 - Cusco - Perú
Phone: +51 84 228974
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This depends mainly on the average spending for each person, however suggest combining cash, credit cards and travelers checks. The cash will help you buy things from street vendors or small business that only accept this as payment. You should note that the exchange houses and banks do not accept broken or badly damaged notes. Another recommendation is to try to manage notes and coins in small denominations for many establishments and all vendors do not have change for large bills.

Circulating Coin

Dollar bills have to be new and in good condition, otherwise will not be accepted at any retail outlet. It is best to change money at exchange houses offer the best exchange rate.


New Sun, which has 100 cents. Notes are in S /. 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. The coins of S /. 5, 2, 1, 0.50, 0.20, 0.10 and 0.05. The exchange rate on October 1, 2007 is S /. 3.00 U.S. $ 1.00.

For the exchange rate of the day, visit: http://www.xe.com/ucc/
You can also use credit cards (Visa is the most common, but you can use Master Card, American Express and Diners Club), and there are ATMs all over the city.

It is important to note that each bank applies a different exchange rate consumption when processing credit card and this can vary from exchange rate to pay your hotel bill. Additional charges resulting from the exchange rate can be avoided by paying in cash.Check with your bank exchange rate that applies and any other costs resulting from using your card abroad.

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Qorichaska Cusco Hostel,
Address: Nueva Alta 458 - Cusco - Perú
Phone: +51 84 228974
Email : info@qorichaskaperu.com
Cusco - Peru

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If you want people taking pictures of locals in a city, always check before whether to accept it. Your guide can assist in this regard.

Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Filming is allowed in most tourist areas. It is advisable to carry the camera in a case to not be very visible. Also, in many places and museums need to make a payment to take pictures or film, for which we recommend you ask your guide about these charges.


In Lima and Cusco will find a wide range of products on sale, from ceramics, tapestries, alpaca wool products, jewelry, etc.. Most good quality, but beware of vendors that wander the main square and historical center because they can "chase" relentlessly until they buy something, this is definitely uncomfortable for many visitors. The best way to get rid of them even sound a little harsh, is ignore them.

Airport Taxes

For domestic flights you have to pay a $ 6.00 cup about the cost for international flights is around U.S. $ 32.00. Only accept cash, soles or dollars.


Tipping is personal power traveler, for which we offer the following guidance:
Many restaurants add 10% gratuity. The total charge for tips can reach 15%. A button of the hotels can give $ 1.00 per bag, while taxi drivers do not expect a tip, however can be given considering the following:
Tour full day: $ 6.00 per person.
Half day tour: $ 3.00 per person.


Qorichaska Cusco Hostel,
Address: Nueva Alta 458 - Cusco - Perú
Phone: +51 84 228974
Email : info@qorichaskaperu.com
Cusco - Peru

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Peru is known for its gastronomy and worth a try. To enjoy smooth sure to go to restaurants with good reputation and high standards of hygiene, if upon entering a restaurant the first impression he feels is a lack of hygiene, it is best to trust your gut feeling and not risk it. In most hotels the receptionists can give you good advice on where to eat. Drink bottled water or boiled tap water or pipe directly is not always reliable and it is best not to risk even for brushing teeth. Some restaurants and offices of South American Explorers in Lima and Cusco offer bottles filled with water treated to reduce contamination with plastic, keep in mind that some bars and restaurants use ice made with tap water without treatment, be sure to ask before to order your drink.

Immunizations and Medication

Before traveling is a good idea to consult with your doctor, especially if you have any medical condition, then he will know to recommend the necessary treatment to avoid mishaps during their stay in Peru. Do not forget that Peru is a country of contrasts and one of them is the altitude (Lima is at sea level, while above 3000 masl Cusco). For vaccines, the most common are: hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, yellow fever (if you plan to visit the jungle) and Measles.

Health Insurance

Ask about coverage offered health insurance in Peru and if one does not have a good idea considering a purchase that covers evacuation back home if necessary and a good service support and consultation.

First Aid Kit

Essential addition to any medication you may be taking in close to your travel dates. Do not forget to also bring a good insect repellent and sunscreen. You can also bring some medicines that your doctor recommends for the trip.

Medical Guide Height

Cusco and other towns of the Andes are located above 3000 meters and some people are affected by this, but others affect them greatly. For good prevention work hard to avoid the early days, always take plenty of water and some rehydration drinks and of course rest as needed, with the passing of the days will grow accustomed to the height and feel better.


Like most cities in the world, in various cities in Peru, although there is crime and tourist areas are reasonably safe it is best not to expose and avoid wearing expensive jewelry, carry your camera and backpack carelessly making it easy for anyone to snatch the race and always being aware of your surroundings and try to walk in groups rather than alone.


To enter Peru is necessary to present a valid passport. Citizens of the U.S., UK and Canada do not need a visa. It is advisable to bring some color photocopies of your passport, it is sometimes required to change money, travelers checks or make credit card payments. This way you can leave your original passport in the hotel saved.

Upon entering Peru will receive the Andean Immigration Card (TAM), a small white paper may seem irrelevant but it is very important because it is a necessary document for leaving Peru in addition to serving as a requirement to be exempt from the 19% VAT (tax to sales) in all the hotels in Peru applicable to residents abroad, by Peruvian law.

All travelers should contact the Embassy of Peru in your country, to see if you need visa for travel, since this regulation may change at any time.


The voltage is 220 volts and 60 hertz. You can buy adapters to use electrical items that do not have this voltage. Fortunately most modern electronic devices such as laptops, mp3 players, cell phone chargers and digital cameras, operate with a voltage of 100 to 240 volts, and work smoothly to 220 in Peru. Anyway sure to read the specifications of any device before connecting to the outlet.


Before starting it is worth leaving a list of contact numbers in case family members need to communicate with you. It's also good to have on hand phone cards. In Peru there are a variety of these cards that allow calls to national and international long distance from any phone (cellular or non-public)


Peru's official language is Spanish, spoken by 75% of the population. The Quechua language is spoken by 24% of Peruvians.English is spoken in hotels and shops. Many Peruvians also speak English.


Peru is a country of contrasts and one of them is its climate, being located in a tropical area very close to Ecuador and have a variety of climates and ecological zones by the presence of the Andes and the headwaters of the river largest in the world: the Amazon.

In the Andes the climate is divided into two seasons: The rainy season between October and April in which he must be prepared for them even on a sunny day in which the different shades of colors make the landscape a dreamy portrait. And the dry season between April and October when the sunny days and endless blue sky contrasting with the cold nights.

Spring is beautiful: there are fewer visitors at this time, students from colleges and universities return to work. Fall is similar to spring but with more tourism. The forest has a very humid and warm with places where the constant is the rain and the environment is the river transport.


Because of the weather, it is necessary in the rainy season that never leave home without a waterproof jacket or umbrella, because you never know, in the winter it is advisable to wear gloves, warm clothes for evenings, and during the day-sleeved clothing short and sunscreen. It is best to avoid wearing jeans during the rainy season because they dry slower and can be very heavy, it is recommended that dry quickly and pants that can be used many times during your holiday


Qorichaska Cusco Hostel,
Address: Nueva Alta 458 - Cusco - Perú
Phone: +51 84 228974
Email : info@qorichaskaperu.com
Cusco - Peru

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In almost all Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies by location. To avoid problems, we recommend that you always drink bottled water. Do not drink or brush your teeth with tap water or sewer, the ice in the restaurants and tourist bars is purified.

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