Planning and Packing for Peru
Peru Travel Options
How will you travel in Peru? There are various options to consider, from package tours to budget backpacking adventures.
Before You Go to Peru
Find out what you need to do before going to Peru, including visa, financial and vaccination issues.
Peru Travel Guidebooks
Which guidebook, if any, will you take to Peru?
Peru Route Planner: Classic Itinerary
Explore Peru's most famous attractions during a one-week to one-month trip along the classic Gringo Trail.
The Best Inca Trail Tour Operators in Peru
Book your Inca Trail trek before you go with our list of recommended Peru-based tour operators.
How Far in Advance Should I Book the Inca Trail?
Don't leave your Inca Trail reservation to the last minute. With only 500 trail permits per day, booking ahead is vital.
The Boleto Turistico: Cusco Tourist Ticket
The Boleto Turístico gives you access to a range of museums and archaeological sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Essential Spanish for Peru
Learning some basic Spanish essentials before you go to Peru will make your trip more relaxing and more rewarding.
Spanish for Peru: Shops and Services Ending in “-ria”
Increase your Spanish vocabulary with our list of shops and services in Peru ending in “-ria," such as cevichería and panadería.
Backpacking in Peru
If you're considering a backpacking trip to Peru, learn more with our guide to independent budget travel.
Iperú: Peru Tourist Information and Assistance
For tourist information and assistance while you're traveling in Peru, look for an Iperu tourist office.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Peru
The top 10 reasons to visit Peru - a visitor's guide to the best things to see and do in Peru.
Register Your Trip to Peru
Find out how to register your trip to Peru with free government travel services.
Electricity in Peru: Outlets and Voltage
Find out about electricity in Peru, including electrical outlets and voltage requirements.
Internet in Peru
It's easy to get online in Peru, with internet cafes, hostel and hotel connections and Wi-Fi access.
Post in Peru
Learn about Serpost and the Peruvian postal system, including rates for sending and receiving mail in Peru.
Peru Postal Codes
Peru introduced postal codes for the entire country in February 2011. Learn more about the five-digit codes.
How to Call Peru
Find out how to call landlines and cell phones in Peru from abroad.
Telephone Area Codes for Peru
To call Peru from abroad or from one Peruvian region to another, you'll first need the correct area code.
Toilets in Peru
Toilets in Peru range from bearable to hideously unclean, but remain an essential part of traveling no matter what condition they're in.
Maps of Peru
A selection of maps of Peru, including political, physical and population information.
Laundry in Peru
Find out where to do your laundry in Peru, including using hotel laundry services and dedicated lavanderías.
Where is Peru Located?
If you're considering a trip to Peru, you might be wondering where exactly Peru is located...
Geography of Peru: Coast, Mountains and Jungle
The diverse geography of Peru can be narrowed down to three distinct regions: the coast, the mountains and the jungle.
Peru is not often considered a prime honeymoon destination, but the nation is certainly not short on romantic locations.
Is Machu Picchu Closed?
Machu Picchu is normally open 365 days a year, but can sometimes close due to unforeseen circumstances.
Booking Hotels in Peru
Learn more about booking hotels and hostels before you arrive in Peru.