Perú: 2021 calendar of Holidays

2021 is approaching and most tourists want to know what the most important Holidays and dates  in Perú will be, to book the best Peru vacation packages in 2021.

With them in mind, we have developed a schedule so that you know when something important is commemorated in Peru.

Next, we detail the Perú Holidays for 2021, in addition, we explain what some of them consist of.

Perú National Holidays 2021

The Perú National Holidays 2021 are something worth appreciating, both for the different dancers who participate in them, and for the sumptuousness of the litters of the Saints and Virgins that they take out in procession. With centuries of tradition, these Perú National Holidays 2021 attracts people from various countries in America such as Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador, who are fervent believers in them. They are many and diverse and, it should be noted, the mix between religious and Andean festivals are a great example of the country’s cultural richness. The Perú National Holidays 2021 include dances, food, drink, processions and rituals that impress with the excitement and joy that their participants spread.

New Year’s Day:

The New Year is celebrated each year on January 1 and corresponds to a holiday.

It is a celebration that consists of closing a period and welcoming a new time cycle.

In Peru, the festivity begins to take place from the last hours of December 31, also called New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Eve and extends until the first hours of January 1.

Holy Thursday:

Holy Thursday is a Christian commemoration that begins the Easter Triduum, and consists of three days in which the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, are remembered.

Holy Thursday does not have a fixed date within the calendar of holidays. It is held annually between the months of March and April, its celebration depends on the first full moon that occurs after the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere.

Good Friday:

Good Friday is a Christian commemoration corresponding to the second day of the Easter Triduum, in which the passion and death on the cross of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, is remembered.

The realization of Holy Week depends, mainly, on the first full moon that occurs during the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, so its date varies each year. It is usually celebrated between the months of March and April.Easter Sunday

Labor Day / May Day:

Workers ‘Day, known as International Workers’ Day, is celebrated every year on May 1 and corresponds to a holiday on the work calendar.

The date has an international character and honors the labor rights achieved by the world labor movement in its organized struggle.

St Peter and St Paul:

The Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is the commemoration of the martyrdom in Rome of the Apostles Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus every June 29.

In Peru, this day is a holiday and is commemorated with multiple manifestations of devotion, such as the traditional procession in the sea of ??the apostles for the faithful and tourists to participate in various ports of the country.

It is also a holiday because it responds to the link between Peru as a Catholic nation and the Holy See, which is currently represented by Pope Francis.

Independence Day:

On July 28, the declaration of Independence by Don José de San Martín is commemorated (the act was signed on July 15, 1821).

On July 29, the Great Military Parade is held in honor of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Peru and the National Police of Peru. This year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will not be a national holiday.

Santa Rosa de Lima:

August 30 is a very special date for all Peruvians, especially for the faithful who profess the Catholic creed. And it is that on that day, which is a holiday on the official calendar, the feast of Rosa de Lima is celebrated, the first American woman to receive canonical recognition from the Catholic Church, in 1671.

All Saints’ Day:

All Saints’ Day is a religious festival that is celebrated annually on November 1 in most of the countries with Catholic tradition and is held as a prelude to the Day of the Dead.

The date celebrates the passage of the deceased through purgatory, having completely overcome this state of purification until they become holy souls who enjoy eternal life in the presence of God.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception:

Immaculate Conception Day is held in Peru every December 8. It is a religious holiday that celebrates the pure conception of the Virgin Mary, who was free from sin from the moment she was conceived.

It is for this reason that in various places in Latin America the Virgin is also known as the Immaculate Conception because of honoring the purity of her advent on earth.

Christmas Day:

Christmas is a very special and memorable date in various countries of the world where the Catholic religion is predominant.

It occurs every year on December 25 and in Peru it is usually celebrated from the eve of the previous night called Christmas Eve.

It is a holiday on the weekday calendar and the date is taken as the time for family reunification and sharing time and traditions together.

Top 5 Important Holidays Celebrated in Perú

Perú is a country that has a wide variety of important holidays celebrated throughout the year. Most of these festivals are related to religion and indigenous roots, in which Peruvians express rituals, rhythms and enjoy the country’s cuisine.

We have selected the most important holidays celebrated in Perú so that you can learn more about them in terms of their most outstanding features of each one of them. We have classified this important holidays celebrated in Perú by months.

Select one of our Packages to Perú and live these festivities full of culture!


The Peruvian carnival is a party and celebration that takes place days before Catholic Lent, which is why it is a movable date that can occur in February and / or March.

Although it lasts almost a month, the central days could be said to be 8.

Throughout all of Peru it is celebrated with various local manifestations, which make it different and varied, but share a playful and joyful sense of festivity.

In some areas the carnivals are accompanied by games of water, flour, talcum powder and / or paintings, while in others folk dances and Christian traditions are usually given.

Qoyllur Rit’i

The festival of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i takes place in the province of Quispicanchis, district of Ocongate. The main ceremony takes place at the foot of Mount Ausangate, which has temperatures below 0 ° C. Qoyllur Rit’I is also known as the Snow Star Festival and is a Catholic celebration of Jesus Christ, the start of harvest season, an ode to the local sacred glacier, and a celebration of the stars.

The ritual, associated with the fertility of the land and the worship of Apus (mountains, tutelary gods), is part of one of the greatest traditions of indigenous nations. The ritual is a pilgrimage of shepherds, merchants, and onlookers who gather at the Sinakara shrine.

Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Festival used to be widely celebrated throughout the country, but the height of this popular Peruvian festival is definitely in the stunning city of Cusco.

Fifteen statues of saints and ornate religious figures adorn the beautiful Plaza de Armas, sixty days after Easter Sunday. During this day you can hear the sounds of María Angola, the largest bell tower in the Church of Peru, built during the 16th century by Diego Arias de la Cerda. The night before, the locals prepare and consume twelve typical Peruvian dishes, including cuy chiriuchu, chicha (typical local beer) and more.

Inti Raymi

The Inti Raymi, which translated from Quechua means “Festival of the Sun”, is one of the most important festivals in the imperial city of Cusco and one of the most exciting festivals in Peru in the entire country. This wonderful celebration held on the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman is held every June and aims to pay homage to the Sun God, the supreme symbol of worship in Inca culture.

Each year about 750 actors participate, who represent their ancestors with the same fervor that these people did centuries ago. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Inti Raymi 2021!

Pachamama Day

The celebration of Pachamama Day takes place every August 1 and has its origin in an ancestral rite within the Andean cosmovision, where they express the importance and deep gratitude that mother earth has.

It is also known as La Pachamama Raymi (feast of mother earth). This festival is carried out the first week of August.

All the people of Cusco render a ceremony of Payment to the Pachamama thanking the harvests, which will serve to support their families throughout the year.

The Inca people considered Mother Earth a protective divinity of the empire, which gave them food and preserved the well-being of man.

Holidays to Perú Calendar 2021

Perú is one of the liveliest countries in the world. Every month of the calendar 2021 is filled with abundant and beautiful holidays to Perú that show the culture of this wonderful country.

The Holidays to Perú 2021 are the ideal way to experience the true culture of this country. You will experience food, art, and all the other wonders of Peruvian culture. Here are our top picks for the best Holidays to Perú 2021:


January 6: Day of the Magi

On January 6 of each year in several countries of Latin America, Europe and other parts of the world, the Day of the Magi is celebrated, a festivity in which the adoration of the child Jesus is remembered by the three Wise Men, as a sign of the world’s recognition. In the case of Peru, the celebration is called Bajada de Reyes, when the Three Wise Men are placed at the feet of the baby Jesus at birth. In Lima, three members of the National Police of Peru personify them and each year they go through the Plaza Mayor of the capital delivering sweets and gifts to the children who witness the act.

January 18: Anniversary of Lima

On January 18, 2020, the 485th anniversary of the founding of Lima, capital of Peru, will be commemorated. For this reason, different activities are carried out, being the Plaza Mayor where musical shows are held. Lima, known as “City of the Kings”, was founded on January 18, 1535 by Francisco Pizarro.


February 2: Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria

The Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria is celebrated in Puno every year. It was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 27, 2014 by UNESCO. The festival is a mixture of customs of the Aymara, Quechuas and mestizos.

February 14: Valentine’s Day

This date is also known as the Day of Love and Friendship and the Valentine’s Day. It is a celebration of religious origin that remembers Valentine’s Day for his works in favor of ties and union in love.

February 22: Start of the Cajamarca Carnival

The Cajamarca Carnival is a festival that attracts many people from different parts of Peru and abroad, and turns the city into a real party. Color and a lot of joy is what awaits visitors.


March 5: Anniversary of the Foundation of Trujillo

According to history, Diego de Almagro founded Villa Trujillo, at the end of 1534, in memory of Francisco Pizarro’s hometown. Later, Pizarro formalized the foundation of Trujillo on March 5, 1535, naming it Ciudad de Trujillo de Nueva Castilla, and distributing 31 lots to the first residents.

March 8: International Women’s Day

Millions of women around the world commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. On this date, recognized in 1975 by the United Nations (UN), the struggle of women for their participation, on an equal footing with men, in society and in their full development as a person is commemorated.

March 21: International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly decides to proclaim March 21 of each year the International Day of Forests with the purpose of carrying out activities to commemorate and raise awareness of the fundamental importance of forests for life and for the maintenance of all human activities.


April 5: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a religious celebration in which most denominations of Christianity commemorate the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, kicking off Holy Week.

April 7: World Health Day

In 1948, the First World Health Assembly proposed that a World Health Day be established to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization. Since 1950, it has been celebrated every April 7.

April 9: Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday is an annual and traditional Christian festival, which is celebrated on the Thursday after Easter Sunday, within Holy Week, and which opens the Easter Triduum. On this day the Catholic Church commemorates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and the washing of the feet performed by Jesus.

April 10: Good Friday

Good Friday is one of the most representative and profound commemorations of Christianity. In it the crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth are remembered. On this day, the Catholic Church commands its faithful to fast and abstinence from meat as penance.

April 12: Resurrection Sunday

Also called Easter. With it the end of Holy Week is marked and is followed by a period of fifty days called Easter Time, which ends with Pentecost Sunday.

April 15: Peruvian Poet Day

To commemorate the death of the national poet César Vallejo, every April 15 the Peruvian Poet’s Day is commemorated.

April 22: Earth Day

In order to reflect on how our actions affect the health of our planet, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22.

April 23: International Book Day

International Book Day is a commemoration celebrated worldwide with the aim of promoting reading, the publishing industry and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

April 23: Spanish Language Day

The United Nations Department of Public Information approved for this date the celebration of the Spanish Language Day in order to support programs and the development of multilingualism and multiculturalism.


May 1: Labor Day

This date is given in commemoration of the municipal labor movement and dates back to the late nineteenth century when on May 1, 1886, in Chicago, USA, strikes began demanding a 8-hour workday.

May 1: Feast of the Virgin of Chapi

Every first of May the most important religious festival in Arequipa is celebrated: the veneration of the Virgin of Chapi, patron saint of the White City.

May 3: Lord of Muruhuay

The Lord of Muruhuay is an image of Christ on the cross that appeared on a rock and was painted on it. It is located in the province of Tarma, in the department of Junín. Thousands of faithful come to the sanctuary to venerate the image. At the same time, traditional dances are performed.

May 10 (second Sunday): Mother’s Day

This year 2020, Mother’s Day will be Sunday, May 10. A holiday that is celebrated in honor of mothers from all over the world, although in other countries, the date is different.


June 5: World Environment Day

Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated, a suitable date to evaluate how our habits can affect or help our planet.

June 7: Flag Day

Flag Day is commemorated each year in Peru on June 7, on the anniversary of the Battle of Arica. This tribute to the Flag of Peru was established by Supreme Decree of April 30, 1924.

June 21: Andean New Year

The Andean New Year is celebrated in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It symbolizes the return of the sun and the new agricultural cycle.

June 21 (third Sunday): Father’s Day

This year 2020, Father’s Day will be Sunday, May 21. A holiday that is celebrated in honor of parents from around the world.

June 24: Inti Raymi-Inca Festival of the Sun

The Inti Raymi or “Fiesta del Sol” is an Andean celebration that takes place every June 24. For the ancient Peruvians, residents of Tahuantinsuyo, this date meant the end of the harvest and the beginning of the winter solstice. In other words, a new agricultural cycle.

June 24: Peasant Day

Since June 24, 1930, the Day of the Indian was celebrated in Peru, by order of the government of then President Augusto B. Leguía. However, the management of Juan Velasco Alvarado determined the change of name to Día del Campesino on that date, when he also promulgated his Agrarian Reform Law.

June 24: Feast of San Juan

It is the central day of the Fiesta de San Juan, a tradition in the Peruvian Amazon that generates great attraction among national and foreign tourists. According to tradition, every June 24 the waters of the beaches, rivers and lagoons of the jungle departments wake up purified or blessed by the sacrifice of the Apostle Saint John. During the festival, the typical stew and in honor of the patron saint is Juane.

June 28: Cebiche Day

Since 2008, the Ministry of Production declared June 28 National Cebiche Day. The history of its origin, like that of so many other preparations, is an uncertain subject. One of the best-known versions indicates that it was the Mochicas who started this particular way of cooking fish. At first, tumbo juice would have been used, which would be replaced by sour orange with the arrival of the Spanish and, later, by lemon.

June 29: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is the commemoration of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus, celebrated on June 29. It is one of the largest religious celebrations for Catholic and Orthodox Christians.


July 6: Teacher’s Day

On this date, homage is paid to all the educators of our country who train thousands of young people and children.

July 7: Day of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

In 2007, the Government of Peru decreed July 7 as the Day of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the New Wonder of the World “, after it was named as one of the winners in the list of the New Wonders of the World.

July 16: Day of the Virgen del Carmen

The festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen moves to various regions where all her faithful pay homage to her with dances, masses, processions and above all, gratitude. One of the greatest entertainments is in Cusco where the virgin is the patron saint of Paucartambo.

July 28: National Holidays

On July 28, the declaration of Independence by Don José de San Martín is commemorated (the act was signed on July 15, 1821).

July 29: National Holidays

On July 29, the Great Military Parade is held in honor of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Peru and the National Police of Peru. This year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will not be a national holiday.


August 2: Peruvian Cajon Day

On August 2, 2001, the National Institute of Culture of Peru declared the Peruvian Cajon as Cultural Heritage of the Nation. From that date his day is celebrated.

August 6: Battle of Junín

The battle of Junín was one of the last confrontations between the royalist and patriotic armies in the process of the independence of Peru, on August 6, 1824

August 15: Foundation of the City of Arequipa

On August 15, 1540, the city of Arequipa was founded, under the name of “Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunta”, but on September 22, 1541, the monarch Carlos V in Royal Decree ordered that it be called simply ” City of Arequipa”. The date to celebrate its foundation was August 15.

August 22: Peruvian Coffee Day

Because it is a product recognized worldwide for its high quality and is a source of employment for millions of Peruvians throughout the agro-production chain, Peruvian coffee day is celebrated every August 22.

August 30: Festivity of Santa Rosa de Lima

August 30 is a very special date for all Peruvians, especially for the faithful who profess the Catholic creed. And it is that on that day, which is a holiday on the official calendar, the feast of Rosa de Lima is celebrated, the first American woman to receive canonical recognition from the Catholic Church, in 1671.


September 5: Indigenous Women’s Day

Indigenous Women’s Day has been celebrated every September 5 since 1983. It is a date in commemoration of Bartolina Sisa, a woman who fought against the Spanish for her people. She passed away in the 18th century, but her legacy lives on today.

September 21: International Day of Peace

The United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as the day dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace, both among all nations and all peoples.


October 1: Journalist’s Day

Francisco Cabello y Mesa, better known by the pseudonym Jaime Bausate y Meza, founded the first printed newspaper with regular circulation in Peru in 1790. The publication was called Diario de Lima, and in its recognition, every October 1 is celebrated Journalist’s Day.

October 5: Peruvian Medicine Day

On October 5, the Peruvian Medicine Day is celebrated in honor of Daniel Alcides Carrión, the date on which he died after having inoculated the Peruvian wart bacterium (Bartonella henselae) when he was a medical student to analyze his evolution and symptoms.

October 8: Angamos Battle Celebration

The Angamos Battle Celebration brings to the memory of all Peruvians characters such as the courageous Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario, aboard the Monitor Huáscar, to face a Chilean navy squad with his men.

The Angamos combat was a naval confrontation of the War of the Pacific on October 8, 1879. The Peruvian ships Huáscar and Unión fought against the Chilean ships Cochrane, Blanco Encalada, Loa and Covadonga.

This battle is significant for the Navy and also for the history of Peru. Likewise, the figure of Grau represents for thousands of Peruvians values such as honor, chivalry and bravery.

Peruvians are a people proud of our history and, despite the defeat, it has been known to keep the Angamos Battle Celebration as a tribute to those who fell for defending the country. In addition to Angamos Battle Celebration, October 8 is also celebrated the Day of the Peruvian Navy.

October 19: World Breast Cancer Day

The World Health Organization declared that October 19 is the international day of the fight against breast cancer with the aim of raising awareness and promoting that more and more women have access to timely and effective controls, diagnoses and treatments.

October 31: Day of the Creole Song

On October 31, the Day of the Creole Song is celebrated in commemoration of the death of the interpreter Lucha Reyes. “Declared on October 31‘ Creole Song Day ’that will be used to disseminate the music comprised within the aforementioned denomination,” the official document is quoted.


November 1: All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is a Christian solemnity that takes place on November 1 for the Catholic churches of the Latin rite, and on the first Sunday of Pentecost in the Orthodox Church and the Byzantine Rite Catholics.

November 2: Day of the Dead

The celebration of this festival dedicated to the deceased pursues, in most cultures, the objective of appeasing the most recent deceased who still roam the earth without finding a place of rest.

November 22: Musician’s Day

The Musician’s Day is celebrated to celebrate all those who somehow relate and know about music. The date commemorates the death of Saint Cecilia, a half-legendary character, martyr of Christianity and patron saint of musicians.


December 1: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1 of each year, and is dedicated to publicizing progress against the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

December 8: Immaculate Conception Day

The Immaculate Conception, also known as the Immaculate Conception, is a dogma of the Catholic Church decreed in 1854 that maintains that the Virgin Mary was free from original sin from the first moment of her conception through the merits of her son Jesus Christ.

December 9: Battle of Ayacucho

The Battle of Ayacucho was the last great confrontation within the land campaigns of the Spanish-American wars of independence and meant the definitive end of Spanish administrative rule in South America.

December 10: Human Rights Day

It is celebrated on December 10, commemorating the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly adopted resolution 423 (V), inviting all interested states and organizations to observe December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.

25th December, Christmas

Christmas is one of the oldest and most important traditions in the world. December 25 is a day full of celebrations, family reunions and gifts. For practicing Christians it is an emotional religious holiday.

December 31: New Years Eve

New Years Eve, New Years Eve, is the last night of the year on the Gregorian calendar.

Tips for Safe Travel on Perú National Holidays 2021

As you recall, the Peruvian government has implemented the “Safe Tourism” strategy, which seeks to combat informality and insecurity in the Tourism sector.

Do not hire outpatient services.

Never hire tourist services that are offered on an outpatient basis.

Terms of Service

Make sure the travel and tourism agency specifies the conditions of the service. That is, places, hours and services included for the payment made are detailed.

Requires proof of payment.

Remember that this will help you make any subsequent claim.

Get informed.

You must inform yourself, consult and hire formal tourist services. For this, you can consult the National Directory of Qualified Tourist Service Providers of the Mincetur.


Do not hesitate to call the IPerú tourist service. Attention is 24 hours a day and the phone number is (01) 5748000.


Its climate varies depending on the area where you are, generating a division that extends into three large natural geographic areas.

You can get yourself with a climate in the mountains, totally different from that of the coast and completely opposite to that of the jungle.

These microclimates within the territory of this country make it a place worth visiting, since you will find a beautiful diversity in one place.

The coast

It stretches the length and breadth of the Pacific Ocean. In this space you can find beaches, cliffs and peninsulas.

Summer on the coast occurs from January to March, so if you want to visit the Peruvian coasts, these are the best months of the year to do it. It should be noted that the temperatures are ideal for beach days, but not so pleasant to be in the city, such as Lima for example, since the temperatures are high.

After these three months have passed, starting in April, temperatures drop and a constant fog covers the coast until September.

In the northern coastal area of ??Tumbes and Piura, summer is consecutive throughout the year.

The Sierra and the Andes

These mountains can be divided into three zones, north where the low mountains are located, center where the high mountains are located and south where the widest part of this zone is located.

If you plan to visit Machu Picchu or Cusco, we recommend you do it during the months of April and December, since during the months of January to March it is the rainy season and it can hinder your trip to these areas due to the weather, delaying or canceling tourist routes.

In these rainy months the Inca trail is closed to the public. The rest of the months you can visit this area without inconvenience.

You must remember that as it is a mountainous area, temperatures can vary drastically from day to night, so we recommend wearing warm clothing for comfort.


An area covered by an eccentric and extensive vegetation located next to the basin of the great Amazon river. The Peruvian jungle is considered the largest extension of land in the entire country.

It is made up of two areas; the high jungle, characterized by its cloud forests, located above 700 meters above sea level and the low jungle, located below 700 meters above sea level.

It is composed of a pleasant tropical climate, divided into two sufficiently differentiated seasons; a dry season, with a warm climate between the months of April to October and a rainy season that runs between the months of November to March.

It should be noted that the humidity in this area is constant throughout the year.

What is the best season to travel to Peru?

If you want to enjoy the trip, it is important to know what are the dry or wet seasons. Likewise, if you want to contribute to your budget, you must take into account what is known as high or low season.

In the Andean country the high season is from April to October, since it is the dry season; November to March is the low, since it is the wet season. In the rainy season, the hiking trails are generally kept closed to avoid being the victim of accidents. That is why everything related to tourism is usually a little cheaper than in comparison or the other months of the year. Now, if you are determined to visit Peru between November and March, you will need to make reservations at least a month before leaving.

The main expenses for your trip to Peru


Take into account that you can save money if you agree to take flights with several stopovers or risk traveling in low season. Now, in terms of transportation within the country, it can be said that it varies greatly from place to place, but it is very economical. Taxi rates range from 10 soles to 70 soles, the latter being the highest amount. Bus transportation is very comfortable and inexpensive as well, being the urban ticket of 1.5 soles.


For this item everything will depend on the location. A hotel in Miraflores is usually around $ 80, in Paracas $ 40, Nazca $ 45, Arequipa $ 30, Puno $ 50, Cusco $ 65, Aguascalientes $ 30, among others. Likewise, you must bear in mind that there are inns where the price of accommodation is usually lower, since they do not include all the services that a hotel can give you.


This country has a culinary arsenal for all types of palate and the best thing is that it is very accessible. The daily menu in the capital city ranges between 15 soles, in other regions it is usually cheaper between 5 soles. So that you can have an approximate of expenses, a 650 ml bottle of water is around 1.5 S, the Coca-cola 2.5 S, a cappuccino 7 S, a pack of cigarettes 12 S and a beer between 6 S.

This would be approximately 30 soles per meal, which is 9 US dollars. And about $ 6 for breakfast.

Visit to tourist places

In general, entry to tourist sites in Peru is not free. An example of the price in tourist sites is Machu Picchu, which has an entrance per person between 400 Soles ($ 182).

There you should get an idea of ??the costs of the attractions of this country. It is important to do your research first to get an idea of ??how much money to carry. But we must also take into account the number of people who visit them daily, the wonders of a country that you can rarely visit twice in your life.

Necessary documentation

In general, it can be said that Peru is a country of free access, most countries in America and Europe do not require a visa to enter, in addition to providing a maximum stay of 183 days. For Spanish countries it is necessary to present a valid passport. Now, for countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, you can enter only with your DNI.

Necessary vaccinations

To enter the country it is not mandatory to have a specific vaccine. However, it is best to have your vaccine against yellow fever and hepatitis A in effect. It is also recommended to take care against mosquito bites to avoid diseases such as Zika, dengue or malaria. In case of having an accident that warrants hospitalization, take into account that health-related matters in Peru are very expensive, which is why it is recommended to purchase travel insurance beforehand.

Currency exchange

The official currency in Peru is the sol, however residents usually accept different currencies such as dollars and euros. The most recommended thing is that when you arrive, locate an exchange office (other than at the airport). Going a little further into the country you will find clandestine money changers who tend to have a much lower exchange rate. As for exchange, 1 US dollar is equivalent to 3.37 soles and 1 euro is equivalent to 3.83 soles.

Altitude sickness

If you suffer from dizziness or vertigo, it is recommended that you have the right medication at your fingertips. Now, if in doubt, you can have honey, ginger or lemon candies, coca leaves to chew and plenty of water on hand.

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