When is the best time to visit Peru?

Peru is a year-round travel destination. The weather in Peru varies from region to region at any given time of the year due to the dramatic geographical diversity in the country; coastline, jungle desert and mountains.

The Andes experience distinct dry and rainy seasons. It is dry season from May to October with daytime temperatures of 18-25º C / 65-77º F and rainy season runs from December to March, with daytime temperatures of 20-26º C / 68-79º F. The wettest months are usually January and February and the driest months are usually April and November.

In the Rainforests, the dry and rainy seasons are the same as in the Andes but the temperature is higher and fluctuates relatively little year-round, with an average temperature of 21-30º C / 70-86º F.

In Lima and along the desert coast, there is little to no precipitation. Lima is humid and can be more overcast between May and October. Average daytime temperatures are 23-28º C / 74-82ºF

There are also many vibrant, traditional festivals across Peru, especially in Cusco, a great extra to experience during your travels. Key festivals include Candelaria (Lake Titicaca, February), Señor de los Temblores (Cusco, March), Easter Week (nationwide), Corpus Christi (Cusco, May) and Señor de los Milagros (Lima, October).

Do I need a visa to enter Peru?

Visa requirements depend on your nationality. For more information on visa requirements, please send us an email on info@sasocialperu.com or visit http://www.peru.travel/plan-your-trip/entering-peru.aspx

Do I need vaccinations to enter the country?

Peruvian law doesn’t require you to have any vaccinations to enter the country, and you are not required to show any vaccination records upon arrival. However, before you travel it is worth checking with your local Peruvian Embassy to find out if this law has changed. If you have a vaccination card or certificate, take them with you, as this may help you in a medical emergency. For more questions on vaccinations, please send us an email at info@sasocialperu.com

What should I pack?

Due to Peru’s diverse geography, you’re likely to experience different climates regardless of the time of year of your travels. We highly recommend packing layers to deal with changing temperatures, especially in the Andes.

Top suggestions:
• Comfortable sneakers or hiking boots
• Short and long-sleeved t-shirts
• Rain poncho
• A fleece jacket
• Jeans or casual trousers
• Camera
• Small Backpack
• Insect repellent, lip balm and sun block

What Currency should I bring?

The official currency in Peru is the Peruvian Sol,  US Dollars are often accepted in larger hotels, shops and restaurants in larger cities and tourist destinations like Cusco. However, we recommend you always travel with local currency especially for smaller purchases in shops, markets and local restaurants.

Exchanging US Dollars and Euros into Peruvian Sol is possible in banks, in airports, hotels, money exchange houses and by official moneychangers on the street (who can be recognised as by their vests and official IDs). Dollars are usually easier to change than Euros.

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are also generally accepted, although Visa is more commonly accepted. When making purchases with a credit card, you may be asked to present your passport to make the purchase.

Is travel insurance included in my itinerary?

Our itineraries do not include travel insurance. However, you can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home. We recommend the travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, it’s available to travellers from over 150 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

What are my accommodation options?

We only work with partners who we trust.
In order to guarantee your comfort we offer a range of choices, we listen to your wants to guarantee your comfort. 

Is Perú Social child friendly?

Yes! We love kids and we’re sure that they will love Perú and all the exciting adventures it has to offer! From Monkey Island in the Amazon Rainforest to Sand-boarding in the desert – there’s something for all the family to enjoy.

Is there a discount for referrals?

Yes, we give referral discounts! A 5% discount is applicable to all Perú Social Travellers who recommend us to their friends. For more details on this please email us at info@sasocialperu.com

How do I know that Perú Social is a legitimate travel company ?

Perú Social is a private company in Lima, Peru registered under the name South America Social S.A.C. with incorporation number 20601403308.

Can I volunteer through Perú Social?

Upon special request, Perú Social can arrange Volunteer work during your time in Perú. For more details on how you can volunteer with Perú Social send us an e-mail at info@sasocialperu.com

How and when do I pay?

All trips must be pre-paid before travelling to Perú, a timeline will be shared with you by one of our Team Members. You can pre-pay via bank transfer to our Perú Social account or you can use the pay safe link that we will share with you.