Peru has been one of our greatest adventures. It is a country of scenic landscapes and historical heritage that will blow you away. The food is amazing, the culture is unique and unforgettable, and the adventures are never-ending. Be prepared to have the experience of a lifetime in a land once ruled by the great Incas who left a gorgeous trail of architectural wonders enclaved in an breathtaking natural setting.
Wheel the World makes accessible travel in Peru a reality. Our best-selling trip to Machu Picchu has inspired hundreds of wheelchair travelers to explore the Inca Realm set in the middle of a stunning forest. We have the equipment and trained team to hike, explore, and take you on a city tour through Cusco, as well as show you around Lima, Peru’s capital and gastronomical jewel.
Be sure to get appropriate health insurance that fits your travel and personal needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency. Altitude sickness and stomach problems are not unusual. Besides getting the proper vaccinations, insect repellent is a must. Be careful about what you drink and eat. The only required vaccine for Peru is yellow fever, only if you’re arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas. It is strongly advised for those visiting the Amazon, as are malaria pills.
Pickpocketing and mugging can still take place in popular tourist sites. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid carrying large amounts of money in crowded places like downtown Lima. Always use authorized taxi services.
In general, Visas are not required for foreigners entering Peru. However, travelers are allowed a 183-day, non-extendable stay, stamped into passports and onto a tourist card called a Tarjeta Andina de Migración (Andean Immigration Card) which you must keep for your return. Travelers’ passports should be valid for at least six months beyond their departure date.
The weather in Peru varies depending on the region. June through August is the dry season in the eastern rainforest area and in the Andean highlands. It’s great for festivals and sports like trekking. Between September and November, and March and May places are less crowded. Spring is great for rainforest hiking. The rainy season is between December and February in the highlands and the Amazon. During the rainy season, the Inca Trail is closed, but it’s a good time to visit the coast and do beach activities.
Peru’s official language is Spanish.