What You Should Know Before Going to Peru


Peru is one of the best places to visit especially for travelers who love to visit different countries. Lima itinerary is full of restaurants and museums. Whereas the mystique of Machu Picchu and the stunning arts of the Lake Titicaca and Sacred Valley.

There are a lot of eye-catching places to experience and visits to be had. But, before visit any interesting place, doing some homework may assist you to visit that much more magical. Here in this guide, I mentioned some points that will help you out before going to Peru and for your Lima itinerary.

Visa (must not require)

Peru is a country that opens entry for many passport holders. So, If you don’t have a visa don’t worry you will be allowed to visit the country as a tourism purpose for up to 183 days. According to the United States department website, a person who wants to visit Peru just needs a legal passport and proof of return travel (you are not allowed to travel with a one-way ticket).

Some areas to avoid

Due to the risk of some serious violence or unrest, visitors should have to avoid some parts of the country. Below, I mention a few areas where you shouldn’t go.

Avoid Ecuadorian border within 20km, these areas may contain some hidden landmines. If you want to cross the border you can cross into Ecuador at official checkpoints.

Don’t try to travel within 20km of the border of Colombia, as you can run into armed forces.

Still, there may be terrorists in these isolated regions such as Ucayali, Apurimac, Huánuco, San Martin, Huancavelica, Junín, and Pasco. So, try to keep away from these regions as much as you can and be alert if you wish to visit.

Top foods to try

You can try Peruvian foods that made around the chilies, potatoes, and staples of corn. Below, I mentioned some delicious foods in Peru that you must need to try.

Guinea pig or cuy, is gamey meat that tends to be grilled and served complete, attached with the head.

Causa served cold that is a potato casserole covered with some other ingredients including avocados.

Lomo saltado is a fry like a dish with onions, tomatoes, and beef over rice.

A very famous barbecued or roasted chicken dish named Pollo a la Brasa.

Don’t drink the water

Peru is an advanced and developed country, and if you visit Lima, you’ll see what a huge city it is. Unfortunately, in terms of modernity the public water of the country has not caught up to its travel industry, so avoid drinking the public water. You will ask hotel servants for water to brush your teeth or to sip water, but you have to pick up some more bottles for yourself if you need it.

Pay your bills through credit cards

Hotels, restaurants, and even merchants charge some percent fees on your credit card each time you used, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore in several areas. Be sure to pay your bills through credit cards with no foreign transaction fees.

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