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Peru Country Quickfacts

  • Plaza de Armas, Lima
  • Explore the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu
Area:  1,285,216 km2

Capital: Lima
Country Code: 51
Country Population: 31,151,643
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted at tourist locations with a fee possibly added for transactions
Currency: Nuevo sol, US$ widely accepted
Departure Tax: $31USD on international flights
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 220V
Ethnic Groups:  White; Mestizo (Multiracial); Amerindian
Location:  Western South America.
Official Language(s): Spanish
Religion: Catholic, Evangelical
Time Zone: PET (UTC−5)
Tipping: Tipping in restaurants generally has 10% included but an extra tip of up to 10% is acceptable. Taxis do not accept tips. Porters generally ask $1USD per bag.



Peru Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Peru.

Learn about the history and culture of Peru, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Peru's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Peru for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Peru tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Peru Vacation Packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Peru tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Peru tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a small group tour, a cruise on the  Amazon, a lodge stay in the Andes, a Holiday of a Lifetime and much more.  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Peru.

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