Frequently Asked Questions
Our currency is the sol. While some establishments accept U.S. dollars or euros, we recommend that, when arriving in Peru, you exchange some money into the local currency.
Most establishments in Peru also accept international credit and debit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Diners, among others). If you want to buy some handicrafts, take a cab, or eat in a typical small restaurant, we recommend that you use soles.
Peru is in the GMT-05 time zone and has the same time zone as Bogota (Colombia), Kingston (Jamaica), San Antonio and Chicago (United States), and Winnipeg (Canada).
No. Most tourist sites have bilingual guides who can tell our story in English. And if you are interested in learning, also in Quechua and Aymara, which are official languages of Peru.
Yes, but try to exchange as little as possible at the airport because the exchange rate is unfavorable. Your best option will be to look for money exchange centers in the city or safe commercial areas.
Peru has a wide variety of exquisite dishes, and we know that many visitors come to taste them. Among them, ceviche, the country's signature dish, stands out, accompanied by pisco sour. Although each region has its gastronomy, Lima has many restaurants where you can taste a little piece of our country. Did you know that there is a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Lima? Find out!
Although it is not a requirement to enter Peru, it is always advisable to travel (regardless of the destination) with medical insurance to have peace of mind in case of any eventuality.