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Does South America is safe?

When it comes to Peru, you can travel here very safely. Peru wasn’t a safe country during 1980-1995 where there were some communistic parties ruling this country. For sure, you can find some unsafe places in Peru (like some districts of Lima or Trujillo), however touristic places are very safe for people visiting Peru. It’s recommended that you don’t walk alone to the districts that you don’t know and you find them dangerous. There are some tips here for you to avoid dangerous situations when visiting Peru:

  • Carefully take out the money from ATM, best during the day
  • Don’t wear luxury jewelry here
  • Always have your money, a camera or some other valuable things, very close to your body
  • Make a copy of your passport before coming here
  • Don’t go to some dangerous places that your guide told you better not to
  • Book your taxi at your hotel, ask about safe companies for taxis (especially in Lima)

When is the best time to come to Peru?

It is not easy to say when the best time to come to Peru is. However, best months to visit this country are from May till November. Peru has different climat zones that vary a lot. These zones are: coast, jungle and mountains.

What kind of clothes should I take to Peru/ South America?

If you travel with our travel agency, for sure you trip will be consisted of 3 different climate zones. So, you should be prepared for all kinds of weather! You should take special clothes for mountains like warm underwear, trekking shoes, trekking clothes, a warm jacket and some sweaters plus gloves, a scarf and a hat (you can also buy them in Peru; clothes accessories are very cheap here and hand-made). In the cities like Chivay, Cuzco, Puno, you will have to use these warm clothes because as these cities are on about 3800m above the sea level, at night is very cold. When it comes to the cities like Lima, Arequipa, Paracas or Nazca, you should be prepared with summer clothes. The temperature during the day raises up to about 30 degrees. Thus, take some summer clothes and especially sun cream and a cap.

How much money do I need for my daily spendings in Peru/ Bolivia?

It all depends on you. If you want to eat in some posh restaurants or maybe you prefer local ones. And of course, it depends on the souvenirs that you would like to buy. Though, normally tourists spend here about 30$ per day.

Do I need a special visa for Peru?

It depends on your country. However, tourists from Europe don’t need any visa. They can stay 3 months in Peru on a touristic entry that is given to them at the airport without paying.

What are the traditional dishes in Peru?

When it comes to Peruvian cuisine, you will have a lot to taste! Why? Because this cuisine is very diversified and rich. Each region of Peru has its own local dishes, let’s discover some of them:

  • Ceviche: is made from sea fruits or a fish. It’s cooked with some lemon juice and salt. Seasoned with some onion, pepper and coriander + a sweet potato.
  • Lomo Saltado: popular Peruvian dish that consists of thin slices of beef, seasoned with black pepper, salt, onion and tomatoes. Served with french-fries and rice.
  • Rocoto Relleno: stuffed red pepper. Stuffing inside the rococo can include anything but especially it is meat, served with a melted cheese on the top of it. Be careful, rocoto looks like a red pepper but it doesn’t taste like a red pepper. It is very spice so you shouldn’t eat rocoto but what is inside it.

Should I be afraid of high altitudes?

As you know, Peru is a very diversified country and half of the touristic attractions are situated above 2000/3000/4000m above the sea level. It can happen that you will have an altitude sickness however if you acclimatize correctly (step by step), there is a huge possibility that you won’t have this sickness. Moreover, as coca tea is legal here, you can easily drink coca tea everyday which will help you in the way how you feel. So, don’t be afraid before coming!

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