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Tips for your trip to Lima

In this post we tell you everything you need to know to travel to Lima, Peru.

Tips for your trip to Lima

How to get to Lima

  • By plane

The Jorge Chávez International Airport is located in the province of Callao, 40 minutes from the city of Lima. The capital, has direct flights or with scales from major cities in the world. To search for cheap flights to Lima click here.

Travel Requirements

  • Peru is basically a country of open doors. The entry into Peru for Citizens of most American and Western European countries does not require a tourist visa. The maximum period of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (cannot be extended).
  • For longer periods of time for other purposes (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to apply for the corresponding visa at a Peruvian consulate.
  • In order to enter Peru it is indispensible to carry a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.

Time Zone

  • Peru has one time zone -5h, GMT

Currency

  • The “Nuevo Sol” (S/.) is the official currency of Peru.  There are notes of the following denominations: 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. Coins are 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2 and 5 Nuevos Soles.
  • Countless shops, restaurants, hotels and gas stations accept US Dollars. It is possible to exchange currency in banks and currency exchange agencies. There are also “cambistas” street currency exchangers, but the safety of the transaction is not guaranteed.
  • Currency exchange agencies are regularly open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, and half day on Saturdays
  • Most cities in the country have ATMs connected in most cases to Plus (Visa), Cirrus (MasterCard/Maestro), American Express and other networks. You may withdraw Nuevos Soles or US Dollars, although the exchange rates tend to be less favorable.

What to bring

  • Regardless of the time of year and place that you visit on your trip to Peru, it is recommended to bring warm clothes, cotton shirts, footwear sports, a good sunscreen and a hat.

Health

  • There are no mandatory vaccines for entry into Peru.

Nightlife

  • There are shows, shows, concerts and performances varied in pubs, night clubs, penalties, and other local specialty shows of regional music for tourists.

Activities

Sports

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