General information

LIMA

Full of traditions and history, Peru’s capital is surrounded by good gastronomy, natural landscapes, museums, and adventure. If you travel to Lima, do not forget to visit the Historical Center, the Callao Monumental, and our most picturesque districts, like Barranco and Miraflores, and the huacas and stroll along the boardwalk at sunset. But if adventure is your thing, we recommend a paragliding ride on the Costa Verde or taking a morning to surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean in Lima.

INTERESTING FACTS

Peru is a fascinating country with one of the most complex and diverse geographies around the world, thanks to its Pacific coast, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon jungle. We recently celebrated two hundred years of independence.

Did you know that one of the main contributions to the world's cuisine is the potato? The potato originated in Peru, and we currently cultivate more than three thousand varieties. Similarly, one of the main contributions to modern engineering is the system of roads developed by the Incas to connect the people of the time.

Peru is the cradle of the oldest civilization in America, Caral, and the oldest university in America, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and the Amazon River, also known as the world's lungs.

AIR CONNECTIVITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Located 19 km from downtown Lima, Jorge Chavez International Airport is a key hub in South America.

Lima is the only South American capital with access to the Pacific Ocean and receives more than seven million passengers annually. The airport has daily non-stop flights to the main capitals in the Americas and Europe.

The airport has:

  • Five-star hotel "COSTA DEL SOL"
  • Cabs (a trip from the airport to Miraflores or San Isidro costs 50 to 60 soles or about 15 U.S. dollars)
  • Car rentals
  • Tourist information
  • VIP lounges
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Covid-19 Testing Laboratories
  • Multired ATMs
  • Money exchanges

Visa

Citizens of most countries do not require a visa, only an updated passport with at least six months of validity when entering the country.

We recommend that you check with the Peruvian Consulate accredited in your country. Find out your consulate here

VACCINATION

  • Non-resident foreigners must have received the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine; alternatively, they may present a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 48 hours before boarding at their point of origin.
  • It is mandatory to complete the Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization within 72 hours before your trip.
  • Also, during their travel to Peru and in enclosed areas, passengers must wear face masks (Updated as of June 6, 2022).

TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Voltage: The voltage in Peru is 220 volts. If your electronic devices use 110 volts, we recommend that you bring a voltage adapter.
  • Cellphones and laptops are usually adapted to both types of voltage. We recommend that you read the instruction manual of your device.
  • Connection types: Type A and B plugs.
  • Money exchange: We recommend that you exchange your money in authorized money exchange places.

WEATHER

Peru is located below the Equator; accordingly, the seasons of the year are:

  • Spring: Sep 23 - Dec 21
  • Summer: Dec 21 - Mar 21
  • Fall: Mar 21 - Jun 21
  • Winter: Jun 21 - Sep 23

Do not forget that the capital city is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, so it is very humid. If you plan to travel within the country, we recommend that you check the weather and altitude of our main tourist attractions, such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon.