Peru has been one of our greatest adventures. Above all, it is a country of scenic landscapes and historical heritage that will blow you away. The food is amazing, the cultural vibe is unique and unforgettable, and the adventures are neverending. 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 amazing natural setting.
Most importantly, Wheel the World makes accessible travel in Peru a reality. Our best seller trip to Machu Picchu has inspired hundreds of wheelchair travelers to explore the Inca Realm enclaved in a breathtaking natural setting. We have the equipment and trained team to hike, explore, take you on a city tour through Cusco and show you around Lima, Peru’s gastronomical jewel.
Firstly, 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, and that’s only if you’re arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas. Strongly advised for those visiting the jungle, as are malaria pills.
Pickpocketing and mugging can still take place in popular tourist sites. Certainly, be aware of your surroundings and most importantly 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.
Firstly, the weather in Peru varies a lot across a large geographic scale. The high season is between June and August due to holidays in the northern hemisphere. In addition, it is the dry season in the eastern rainforest area and in the Andean highlands. It’s great for festivals and sports like treks. Between September and November, and March and May -spring and fall respectively- places are less crowded. Spring is great for rainforest hiking. And the low season between December and February is the rainy period in the highlands when the Inca Trail is closed, however, it’s a good time to visit the coast and do beach activities. In the Amazon, it’s extremely rainy.
In short, Peru’s official language is Spanish.