5 Relevant Tips.
Peru is among the most mega diverse nations on the planet, with 84 of the 117 climates, where one can easily change from a puna with snow to a lush jungle in 2 hours, from an arid desert to rainy and humid mountain ranges in a single breath.
Before venturing into this beautiful country, read these 5 relevant tips to make your trip an excellent one.
First.- How to choose a good hotel to stay
It is almost impossible to enjoy a vacation if you do not take into account the most vital part of a trip which is the accommodation, usually in our budget this expense represents approx. 40% of the budget and can make your stay unforgettable, or of great suffering.
Step 1.- Ask for a recommendation from your tourism agency and tell your traveling advisor what your daily money disposition is to pay and your needs and priorities.
Step 2.- Another way to find a good hotel is to go to a hotel platform such as Booking.com, you will find many and all the prices but when choosing remember the most important thing is to read patiently the reviews and comments of other travelers. In order to choose the one that suits you best.
Second.- Which excursions are the most recommended?
Of the many incredible places in Peru: how to choose the one you would like to visit? .- This decision is very personal, however, if there are certain factors that will help you take it or at least clarify it.
A very frequent mistake that people make when traveling is to choose a tour of many cities in 1 week. This type of tour are exhausting and the truth is that you can not appreciate or know anything about the places you visited.
It is preferable that if you have a week of vacation, choose one or two cities to visit and take it easy. Of little use being in a place where you are not even present in the photos.
This is a quick list of the main cities and their main attractions that can be visited, as well as the minimum time of stay in each city.
– Cusco (Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley) Minimum recommended stay 5 days
– Arequipa (Colca Canyon, Santa Catalina Museum) Minimum recommended stay 2 days
– Puno (Lake Titi Kaka) Minimum stay 1 day
– Lima (Historical Center, Museums) Minimum recommended stay 2 days
– Loreto (Amazon River) Minimum recommended stay 2 days
– Ica (Nasca Line and Paracas) Minimum recommended stay 1 day
– Madre de Dios (Tambo Pata and Manu nature reserve) Minimum recommended stay 3 days
Third.- Food and water are vital
Peru is awarded for the fifth consecutive year as the country with the best food in the world. Always ask for places where they serve typical food, there is a great variety of food. International dishes are also popular and international food chains are in major cities.
- Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled as much as possible.
Fourth.- Altitude sickness
Peru is the country that has the heart of the Andean mountain range so that in most of its territory you will find mountains and peaks over 6,000 meters, for this reason there is always the risk of suffering from altitude sickness, especially in cities located in the mountains of Peru. Cities like Cusco Arequipa and Puno are in this circle of high-altitude cities.
How to avoid it? In general, the easiest way to avoid altitude sickness is acclimatization. More information here.
Fifth.- Security and Care
The precautions that you should take in Peru are the same as you would take in any other tourist destination in the world. Do not neglect your belongings in public places and avoid dark places and little traffic at night.
Bring a copy of your identification documents with you. Leave the originals and your valuables in the safe of your accommodation.
In Peru there is a tourism police for cases of loss or theft, please immediately contact the Tourism Police and also contact our staff so they can advise and assist you.