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PERU INFORMATION: Geographic Situation

Map - Peru Information Peru covers 1,285,216 Km².
It embraces three regions: coast, highland and jungle.
Coast The coast is 2,500 Km in length with a maximum width of 200 Km to the north and 40 Km to the south: The greatest concentration of the population is centered in the south.
Highland The Andes, the mountainous range, which is the most extensive in the world, cuts through Peru from north to south.
Jungle This enormous region, lush and green as no other, it is the region that is at least populated of Peru.


Geographic Situation
Vaccinations
Population
Health
Language
Religion
Best Season to Visit Peru
Luggage
Visa
Electrical Current
Tips
Climate
Airport Taxes
Economy
Restaurants
Drugs
Local Time
Currency and Exchange
Customs

PERU INFORMATION: Vaccinations

Yellow Fever – a vaccine certificate is needed for some jungle regions, such as Puerto Maldonado. Some zones of the jungle they demand the presentation of the mentioned certificate.


PERU INFORMATION: Population

Population - Peru Information According to Census 2005, 27.219.264 inhabitants resided in the national territory in the 2005; which makes a population density of 21.2 inhabitants by km2 with a rate of annual growth of 1.4%. The 52.1% of Peruvian population live in the coast; the highland range lodges 36.9 % and the jungle 11%.


 

 

PERU INFORMATION: Health

Health - Peru Information The ‘Soroche’ or the effect of the altitude is another point to keep in mind when you travel to a country of such high altitude such as Peru. In General, altitudes higher than 3,000 metres, with people who are not accustomed to such heights, can produce a sensation of queasiness and general weakness, accompanied by headaches, as a consequence of a lower concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere.


PERU INFORMATION: Language

El castellano es la lengua más hablada y el idioma oficial del Perú con mas del 80% de la población que lo practica, seguido con el 16% por el " Quechua " y el resto de la población hablan otros idiomas ó lenguas nativas, principalmente en la zona de la Selva Amazónica.


PERU INFORMATION: Religion

Since the arrival of the Spanish in Peru, the country has become mainly Catholic. Today, 90% of the population follows this religion.


PERU INFORMATION: Best Season to Visit Peru

None of the seasons of the year is bad to visit Peru. Bearing in mind the climate, the best time to go is from between May and September, coinciding with the dry season on the highland and in the Jungle. The rains in the middle of November to March can make activities such as walks and jungle trips difficult. Some of these activities may eventually be suspended.


PERU INFORMATION: Luggage

Luggage - Peru Information As there is a great variety of climates in Peru, luggage should be varied according to the regions that you have planned to travel through.
Independently of the season of the year, if the journey includes visits to the coast, highland or jungle, you will need clothing that is comfortable: large shirts and trousers, to avoid mosquito bites, blouses, trousers, comfortable walking shoes and tennis shoes.
During the rainy season, it is necessary to carry an umbrella and in the jungle it is best to wear a raincoat. It is also advisable to take a solar protector and a hat.


PERU INFORMATION: Visa

People who arrive from European countries or US do not need a visa.


PERU INFORMATION: Electrical Current

The electrical current is 220 volts.


PERU INFORMATION: Tips

Generally, you should pay 10% for service at the hotel and restaurants, which are usually included with (IGV), 19%, on the price list of the menu.
These prices are fixed. Although, restaurants and hotels of higher quality, the staff does expect to receive an additional tip.


PERU INFORMATION: Climate

Climate - Peru Information It is curious that the difference of relief can modify the climate of a region.

The climate of the coastal region (Lima, Trujillo) – From April to September is the coldest period. It is hot in the summer mornings and between the end of December and March the sky is clear. During the night, it can become somewhat cool, thereby making it necessary to wear a jacket.

The climate of the Andes (Mountains) – There are two distinct seasons, marked by the presence or lack of rain. The rainy season is between November and March, with frequent and heavy rainfall which can last some hours, especially during the afternoon. The dry season is characterized by a blue sky during the day. The temperatures remain comfortable while there is sunshine, but it is generally cool at sunrise and sunset.

Jungle Climate (Amazon Rain Forest) – As in the Hight Andes (mountains), there are also two seasons: one from November to May, during which it rains practically every day, for various hours, and another from June to October, known as the dry season, when heavy but short periods of rain can fall. The climate of the jungle is essentially characterized by humidity that varies from between 80% to 100%, depending on the seasons, and the temperature, which varies little.


PERU INFORMATION: Airport Taxes

Each passage in airplane in domestic flight must pay a rate that it must simultaneously be paid in each previous airport or to the boarding.


PERU INFORMATION: Economy

The economy of Peru is the greatest seventh of Latin America after Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. The economy of Peru is based on the export of natural resources, mainly miners, agriculturists and fisheries. Most of the Peruvians live on the services of the operation and export of the natural resources or agriculture.


PERU INFORMATION: General Information about Restaurants

In the most important cities, there are establishments for all tastes and wallets. Good Peruvian food is found all over and the best places almost always offer a menu which includes international dishes. In the villages, the numbers of restaurants is much more limited and generally offer only local food.


PERU INFORMATION: Drugs

Drugs - Peru Information Both the traffic in and the consumption of drugs are equally penalized. Coca leaves can be acquired easily in the markets. It is probable that, after a certain time in Peru, you will develop the habit of drinking coca tea and will probably want to take some home. It is best not to fall into this temptation and, even though it is less colorful, it is preferable to buy it in tea bags (such as with apple tea), with the health registration seal. In this way, you will avoid any problems with the police in the case of customs inspection, both in your country of origin or with the Peruvian police when you leave the country.


PERU INFORMATION: Local Time

It will have in counts the hour difference with the origin country since the hour in Peru does not change throughout year.


PERU INFORMATION: Currency and Exchange

Currency and Exchange - Peru Information The currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol.
The most acceptable foreign currency is the American dollar, preferably cash as travelers cheques are more difficult to exchange. The present exchange rate is One American dollar = 2.9 Nuevo Sol


PERU INFORMATION: Customs

The habitual steps of entry are identical to all countries that do not belong to the CEE, that is to say declaration of objects, motives of the trip, etc. In some cases proceed to the record and inspection of the luggage.
Some useful advices for the exit of the Country: This totally prohibited extracting ó to export objects of pre-Columbian art (suits, huacos, etc.) and mate of coca though these have been easily acquired in specializing shops.


   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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