Peru is a vast, complex, and wild country, so it is an ideal playground for an adventure trip, trekking, mountain biking to discover the Andes. But Peru also has an important history, which has left many marks on the territory and well beyond.
Through a cultural trip you will have the opportunity to marvel at Machu Picchu and many other vestiges of ancient civilizations, to be astonished by the colonial architecture of Cuzco.
Our agency also gives you the opportunity to tailor-make your trip, and thus combine trekking and sightseeing according to your wishes within the same stay. All the tours in Peru proposed on the site are entirely adaptable to your expectations.
Langage and geography
In Peru, people speak Spanish, but also Quechua and Aymara. There are almost 30 million Peruvians. About a third of them live in the capital Lima.
From the north to the south of the country there are almost 3000 km.
The Amazon River originates in the Andes and flows north and east through Brazil.
The highest peak in the country is Huascaran, near Huaraz in the Cordillera Blanca, at 6768 metres.
The country is divided into 3 main geographical areas:
La Costa: The Pacific coast
La Sierra: The Andes
La Selva: The Amazon
The Peruvian currency is the nuevo sol (PEN). Dollars and now euros can be exchanged almost everywhere. ATMs offer both dollars and soles. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are widely available and accepted in most places.
Please consult your doctor a few months before you leave to update your vaccinations.
Climate in Peru
It is possible to visit Peru in any season, but the ideal season for bivouacs in the Andes is from April to October. On the Pacific coast, the swimming season is from November to March. The beaches are most crowded in January and February. In the Amazon, the weather is always hot and the heaviest rains come between April and October.
Peru is influenced by three climates:
The Pacific coast: dry and desert climate, with the highest heat between November and March.
The Andes: a true mountain climate, with strong sunshine all year round and cool nights, even cold in the south in June/July. Note that at 3000m altitude in Huaraz it never snows.
The Amazon (which Peruvians call the Selva): a hot and humid climate all year round.
Peru is the fifth sunniest country in the world.
If you look at the table below, you will see that wherever you are in Peru (except maybe in July and August in Lima), almost every day of the year, you will be guaranteed sun!