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Contents

COMMUNICATION & CONTACTS

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Emergency Contacts General Communications Guidelines

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TRAVELLING TO PERU

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Starting your trip 7 Passports 8 Visa 8 Transportation 8 En route observations 8 Flight check in and reconfirming 9 Telephone Codes 11 Language 12 Etiquette 12 Taking Pictures 12 Smoking & Drinking Policies 12 Use of Mobile Phones 12 Tipping 12 Public Holidays 13 Electricity 13 Time 13 Toilets 13 Post & Parcels 13 National Reserves and Parks in Peru 13 Interactive sustainability Programs 14 Luggage Information 14 Laundry 14

WEATHER 15 Coast (Lima) average temperatures and rainfall Highlands (Cusco) average temperatures and rainfall Amazon Rainforest (Iquitos) average temperatures and rainfall

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HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

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Medical Conditions 19 Water 19 Altitude Sickness 19 Travelling with Disabilities 20 Yellow Fever and Malaria 20 Safety Measures and Precautions 20 Insurance 21

CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS

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Information on Soles 23 Money Exchange 23 ATMs 23 Credit Cards 23 Banking Hours 23

SUGGESTED READING & WEBSITES

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Books 25 Websites 25

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COMMUNICATION & CONTACTS

Emergency Contacts We are proud to say that our journeys and trips typically run like clockwork, but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may have an effect on the vacation we have planned for you. Therefore, below you will find our emergency contact information should you have any questions or wish to make a change to your itinerary.

Tourist Police Station (Lima)

Emergency number

Piero Tarazona – Operations

+ 51

9 9418 1330

+ 51 1

423 3005 Tourist Police Station (Miraflores)

+51 1

Emergency email

travel@pec.pe You can also contact your Experience Concierge who is fully aware of your itinerary. The number of your Experience Concierge is in the welcome kit Preliminary Itinerary provided upon arrival at your first destination in Peru. Included here we have provided you with the contact information for local emergency services in case you have any issue that might need their assistance;

243 2190 Tourist Police Station (Barranco)

+51 1

247 1383 Tourist Police Station (Cusco)

+51 84

23 5123 Tourist Police Station (Cusco Center)

+51 84

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General Communications Guidelines In the urban areas of Peru, there are many easily accessible methods of telecommunication. However, please note that many hotels and lodges you may be visiting could be located in remote or hilly areas, and often do not have reliable systems of communication. Most of our passengers we provide with a local cellphone that already has all the necessary numbers programmed and allows you to make national phone calls as well as navigate the internet. This cellphone is also the first number we will call in case we need to get hold of you. If we cannot get hold of you that way, we will contact you via the hotel, guides or drivers. The cellphone is in your welcome kit along with the instructions. The cellphone must be handed back at the end of your trip to your final transfer person. However, most hotels are equipped with Wi-Fi and phones that can call outside of Peru. There are also public phones and Internet cafes that you can use. Mobile phone rental is available at Lima Airport or you can check with your own mobile service provider what their international calling plans are. Also, please note that we provide free Wi-Fi in almost all of our vehicles.

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TRAVELLING TO PERU

Starting your trip Upon landing in Peru, you must pass through immigration control and present a completed country entry form or Andean Immigration Card (provided aboard the aircraft by the airline personnel), as well as your passports and other identity documents. The Andean Immigration Card will be stamped indicating your date of entry and how much time you are allowed to stay in Peru. This document is very important because you have to show it when checking-in to your hotels in order to be exempt from the 18% sales tax. Always keep the Andean Immigration Card within your passport and do not lose it, because you need to hand it back when leaving the country.

Please keep in mind that this document is gradually being taken out of circulation and that this is being replaced with an electronic version. For most arrivals to Lima airport you will no longer be provided with the physical Andean Immigration Card. Your entry to Peru will instead be automatically registered online by the immigration officer. For most of the land borders the physical Andean Immigration Card is still in place.

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instruments valued at more than US$10,000 (ten thousand American Dollars). The Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima is located in Callao, 13 miles north of Lima. It takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic, to get from the airport to the residential and touristic districts of Lima. As you leave customs, make your way to the main hall of the airport where our Guest Service Representative will meet you. Please look for a sign with your name written on it. Please see our airport map. If for some reason you do not make contact with our Guest Service Representative, please contact our emergency number: + 51 994181330 or emergency email travel@pec.pe

Passports International visitors travelling to Peru require a valid passport together with onward travel documents. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months (180 days) after your entry date. When in ground transit between towns and cities, always keep your passport on hand. Legally, you must have it ready for police controls. In the cities, it is probably best to leave your passport in your hotel safe, and carry a photocopy of your passport with you. It is also a good idea to have a scanned copy of your passport in your emails so you have access to this if necessary.

Visa All passport holders should verify with their travel agent or relevant consultant concerning visa entry requirements. If you are extending your journey to other countries, please fulfill entry requirements for those countries as well. Please ensure that you have all the necessary visas prior to departure. The

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staff and agents at The Peru Empire Co. and their tour operators cannot be held liable. Further visa information is available on the following website:

www. worldtravelguide. net/peru/passportvisa We are providing this website as a guideline for further information. The Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for its content.

Transportation The Peru Empire Co. ensures that our travelers always have access to a clean, well-maintained vehicle, appropriately sized and fully equipped for the territory and itinerary. We provide Wi-Fi in almost all our vehicles. We also provide coolers stocked with snacks and water unless otherwise requested. Smoking and the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted within our vehicles. All of our drivers are professionals with years of experience and all vehicles have the necessary licenses and insurances for the driver and all passengers.

En route observations We pride ourselves on providing quality itineraries and offering the best experience possible in remote locations. If there is anything you feel that we can do to enhance your experience, please do not hesitate to contact our Experience Concierge, or anyone at The Peru Empire Co. If you have a problem during your trip, please bring it to our attention at the time and give us a chance


to correct it. If you do not communicate with a Peru Empire Co. representative at the time, your problem may be more difficult to resolve later on.

Flight check in and reconfirming Please check in early at all airports according to the following recommendations: • •

At least two (2) hours prior to domestic flights Three (3) hours for international flights, due to additional security procedures

Please be aware that during peak season (from June to September as well as December), queues may be longer, and delays more common on scheduled flights. •

For domestic flights, The Peru Empire Co. will be in charge of reconfirming the flights, seat assignment and boarding pass, ONLY in the case that The Peru Empire Co. has purchased the ticket in Peru. When domestic flight tickets have been purchased by the passenger or their travel agency abroad, the Peru Empire Co. will not be able to reconfirm flights, assign seats, nor provide the boarding pass to the passenger. Please ensure that your onward flights are reconfirmed, when applicable, at least 72 hours prior to flying. If you are uncertain please check with your travel agent.

Listed here are the websites for the most commonly used airlines. Here you can do your online check in.

LATAM

latam.com IBERIA

iberia.com KLM

klm.com AMERICAN AIRLINES

aa.com DELTA

delta.com UNITED

united.com AVIANCA

avianca.com AIR CANADA

aircanada.com We are providing these websites as guidance. The Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for their content.

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Telephone Codes The country code for Peru is

+ 51 When calling a Peruvian landline from abroad, dial:

the country code

+

the city code

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phone number.

Area Codes: Lima Arequipa Cusco Ica

Lambayeque

84 44 (Trujillo) 74 (Chiclayo)

82 (Puerto Maldonado)

Puno Ucayali

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La Libertad

Madre de Dios

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Language There are many officially recognized languages in Peru. The two main languages are Spanish and Quechua. However, travel in Peru is mainly conducted in Spanish and English. Peruvians are very appreciative of visitors who make an effort to speak at least a few words in their language. Keep in mind that Spanish words are generally pronounced as written, with each vowel and consonant sounded.

Spanish Quechua Cómo te llamas?

Imataq sutiki?

Buenos Dias

Rimaykunky

Good Afternoon/Evening

Buenas Tardes

Allillanchu

Good Night

Buenas Noches

Allintuta

Hola

Rimaykullayki

Por Favor

Allinchu

Gracias

Añay

Como está?

Imayhnallon?

Bien

Sumaq

Excuse me

Perdón

Paskay

Excuse me when speaking to a number of people

Permiso

Ashuykuy

What’s your name? Good Morning

Informal greeting to say “hello” Please Thank You How are you? Fine

Etiquette

Use of Mobile Phones

Make sure that your behavior and activities don´t disturb or offend others. Special attention should be paid while visiting churches: don´t intrude during church services and processions, and please dress appropriately.

Most people come to Peru with the intention of relaxing and disconnecting, so we must ask that you be courteous to those around you when using mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Taking Pictures

Tipping is not mandatory, but is appreciated. If you receive exceptional service and would like to tip, please consider this brief tipping guideline to assist you: • Specialized Guides – US$ 10.00 per day. • Drivers – US$ 5.00 per day • Hotel staff - US$ 3.00 per day, placed in the communal box so it is distributed. • Waiters at restaurants - 8% is customary on meals if you are satisfied with the service.

Please be courteous and respectful of others when filming or taking photos. Do not treat people as part of the landscape. Ask permission if you would like a picture of an individual or their property. Sometimes locals will expect compensation for the picture. Also, please be aware of rules regarding flash photography in churches, museums, and art galleries.

Smoking & Drinking Policies Smoking in public places such as restaurants, bars, restrooms, and other enclosed areas is strictly forbidden. Smoking in archeological sites and protected environmental areas is inappropriate. The drinking age in Peru is 18 years old, and we recommend you drink responsibly.

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Tipping

Some service providers, such as Amazon Cruises, will provide you with tipping guidelines. We would like to clarify that these guidelines are indications and therefore do not state any obligations.


Public Holidays

Electricity

Every town and city celebrates its own festivals and holidays, especially in the Andean highlands where most of the population still celebrate their city´s patron saints. These festivals can be very interesting and a great opportunity to see traditional Peruvian festivities.

All electrical appliances run on 220 volts, and most upscale hotels offer 110 volt plugs. Outlets are typically round three-pin, 15-amp plugs. Most modern appliances have a voltage convertor or adaptor built into the device. Most hotels that we recommend have a variety of plugs or the reception can provide adaptors.

Official holidays in Peru

January 1 New Year

Easter

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

May 1

Labor Day

June 29

Saint Peter & Saint Paul

July 28 - July 29

National Independence Holidays

August 30 St. Rose of Lima

October 8

The Naval Battle of Angamos

November 1 All Saints Day

December 8

Time Peru’s Standard Time is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5). Peru does not have daylight savings time.

Toilets Please keep in mind that due to antiquated drainage systems throughout Peru toilet paper cannot be flushed, not even in the high end hotels and restaurants toilets. Public restrooms in Peru are few and far between, and not always desirable. Restaurants and cafes may charge for the use of their restrooms, and don´t always provide toilet paper. We will do our best to accommodate your immediate needs, but please be aware and plan accordingly.

Post & Parcels Post offices are open Monday through Saturday, and post to North America usually takes about

UPS

National Reserves and Parks in Peru National parks and reserves are great examples of Peru’s natural diversity and unique ecology. These remarkable ecosystems are protected, and it is important that all guests respect guides´ recommendations and regulations while in these areas in order to conserve the extraordinary ecosystems, as well as to ensure your own safety. Please note of the following guidelines: •

The Immaculate Conception

December 25 Christmas

FedEx are

seven days. and both available in Lima and Cusco.

Always listen to the hotel staff and guides. Safety precautions need to be strictly adhered to, especially in reference to proximity to animals. Never walk on your own without a guide. After retiring to your rooms at night, do not wander out. When travelling to the rainforest, never swim in rivers or lakes without authorization from PERU TRAVEL JOURNAL

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your guide. Always wear your lifejacket while on boats. Respect the environment by not polluting and refraining from smoking. Watch where you put your feet. Walk around delicate plants. Do not feed birds and animals around your lodge. Observe animals silently and with a minimum level of disturbance to their natural activities. Avoid making loud noises and wearing bright colors.

The Peru Empire Co. has a strict NO HUNTING policy on all of its properties and throughout all of our excursions.

Interactive sustainability Programs Peru Empire Co. has partnered with Amantaní, a non-profit organization working to help indigenous children in the Cusco region of Peru. Amantaní targets extremely disadvantaged communities and provides access to education, as well as stimulating social development through skills training and reinforcing cultural pride. Peru Empire Co. donates to Amantaní on behalf of every client that travels with us, and, in the spirit of reciprocity, interested travelers have the opportunity to contribute more directly by interacting with the children during a visit to Amantaní boarding houses. Ask us about this special excursion, or

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Amantaní

visit the website for more information or how to make direct contributions.

Luggage Information There are strict luggage restrictions for the train rides to Machu Picchu because there is no room for luggage on the train. Passengers should carry a small overnight bag, which can fit below their seat. Maximum weight per passenger is 15 lbs (five kg) (Perurail & Incarail lines). The sizes are comparable with the size of permitted hand luggage on most flights. Scheduled airlines in Peru carry a weight restriction of 50 lbs (or 23 kg) per passenger, and limit number of bags to one checked bag and one carry-on bag and one personal item (8 kg or 15lbs). Please ensure that you comply with the applicable restrictions. The maximum dimensions of bags which can be accommodated are as follows: 10 inches wide x 11 inches high and 24 inches long (25.4 cm x 28cm x 61cm). For further details see the

LATAM website.

We are providing this website as guidance. Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for its content.

Laundry Laundry service is available on request at most hotels and lodges around Peru. The charge and speed of the service varies per hotel.


WEATHER Being such a diverse and large country Peru has many different climates throughout the year, depending on the altitudes and other geographical circumstances. Therefore, it is not possible to give clear-cut guidelines for the weather in Peru. This is best done per geographical region. Peru is divided into three different climate regions; the coast, the highlands and the Amazon rainforest.

General In general, Peru has only two seasons; dry and wet (green season). The names are self-explanatory but the difference is not always clear-cut. The dry season runs from mid-April through the end of October more or less and the wet season from the beginning of November till the end of March. This does not mean that during the dry season it never rains or during the wet season there is never sun. As the Peruvian coast is all desert here

it hardly rains throughout the entire year. In the highlands the difference between the two seasons is felt more as it does rain more in the wet season but this is also the time of year with the highest temperatures. In the Amazon Rainforest it can rain all year round but most rain falls in the wet season. Below are tables with the temperatures and rainfall throughout the year for the different regions.

Coast (Lima) average temperatures and rainfall High 째C High 째F Low 째C Low 째F

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 26 27 26 25 22 21 79 81 79 77 72 70 20 20 20 18 17 16 68 68 68 64 63 61

Jul 19 66 16 61

Aug Sep 19 20 66 68 15 15 59 59

Oct Nov Dec 21 23 25 70 73 77 16 17 19 61 63 66

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 2 3 2 5 11

Jul 3 12

Aug Sep 3 3 15 13

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Highlands (Cusco) average temperatures and rainfall High °C High °F Low °C Low °F

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 17 17 17 18 18 18 63 63 63 64 64 64 4 4 4 3 0 -2 39 39 39 37 32 28

Jul 17 63 -3 27

Aug Sep 18 18 64 64 -1 1 30 34

Oct Nov Dec 19 19 18 66 66 64 3 3 4 37 37 39

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 155 136 120 46 8 2 18 18 13 8 3 1

Jul 4 1

Aug Sep 8 23 2 6

Oct Nov Dec 40 68 116 9 11 15

Amazon Rainforest (Iquitos) average temperatures and rainfall High °C High °F Low °C Low °F

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun 32 32 31 31 31 30 90 90 88 88 88 86 22 22 22 22 23 22 72 72 72 72 73 72

Jul 31 88 21 70

Aug Sep 31 32 88 90 21 22 70 72

Oct Nov Dec 31 32 32 88 90 90 22 22 22 72 72 72

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 290 310 300 330 300 250 200 200 230 250 270 300 18 15 18 17 18 16 13 13 14 14 16 17

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HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

Medical Conditions You need to notify The Peru Empire Co. of any medical conditions and food restrictions that you have prior to your arrival. This includes any allergies (bee stings, nuts, shellfish etc.). Peru Empire Co. will try its best to accommodate your needs but cannot be held responsible for any issues if not properly informed in advance.

Water Water in Peru can trouble non-Peruvian (and even Peruvian) stomachs, so we strongly recommend that you read and follow our recommendations: • You should never drink tap water, opting instead for bottled water (regular or carbonated). • Bottles of water are readily available in various sizes, including one liter and two-liter, from most corner shops or food stores. • You will be provided with bottles of water in every hotel and vehicle throughout your stay. • Refill your personal containers if you can, please dispose of water bottles properly. Nondisposal of plastic containers is a big problem for rural communities.

Altitude Sickness Commonly referred to in Spanish as “Soroche” or “Mal de Altura”, altitude sickness is caused by the rapid transition from sea level to higher elevations. The most common symptoms (even though these can vary from person to person) are; • • • • •

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Insomnia

Below are a few good tips when dealing with high altitude. This is not meant to substitute any trained medical advice or attention. Please consult your family doctor before travelling to high altitude locations. •

When you first arrive at a higher altitude, take time to acclimatize prior to beginning strenuous activities. It is very important that you drink plenty of water, as dehydration can occur at altitude (headaches are the first sign of dehydration). Tea, coffee, or alcoholic beverages are discouraged because they act as diuretics and therefore may contribute to dehydration. Eat less than usual, and try to eat easily digestible food, prior to and upon arrival. Greasy food is also best avoided on the first days. Common outdoor hazards, such as sunburn and dehydration, are dangerous and should be taken seriously. “Coca tea” is normally complimentary at every hotel. Drink as much as you want but not before going to bed as coca tea contains theine (similar to caffeine).

For additional information, you may visit:

Yellow Fever and Malaria No guests have been affected in our many years of working with travelers in Peru. Please browse the following webpage for more information:

Center for Disease Control (US)

www.cdc.gov We are providing this website as guidance. Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for its content. Although it is not mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever while travelling in Peru, it is always recommended that you ask your family doctor for advice. If you decide to get a yellow fever shot, you must do so 11 days before exposure, so you will usually have to get it at home before arriving in Peru. Often your country of origin requires you to have had the vaccination prior to arrival. Please check with your local authorities. Please remember that prevention is better than cure: • • • •

the International Society for Mountain Medicine

http://ismm.org/

Safety Measures and Precautions

We are providing this website as guidance only. Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for its content.

Travelling with Disabilities Unfortunately, Peru is not the easiest country to travel in for those with disabilities. Trains and buses do not have wheelchair lifts. Some trains have assigned seats for disabled passengers. Please call us to discuss any needs that you may have. This will enable us to advise passengers on the suitability of facilities to the extent that reasonable adaptations can be made if necessary.

It is sensible to take some basic precautions while travelling. Below are recommendations that we feel are important in travel in general. They apply mostly to travel in the major cities and towns but are also relevant for stays in lodges and conservation areas. Unfortunately, professional thieves lurk in crowded areas like all major cities around the world. Always pay particular attention to your belongings when in a crowded area. • • •

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Avoid being bitten by mosquitoes by using repellents liberally. Wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers/slacks after sunset and during sunrise. Use the mosquito net above your bed. If staying in a bungalow or tent, spray with a suitable insecticide to kill any mosquitoes. Mosquito coils are also effective.

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Beware when talking to strangers. It is safer to lock your luggage. When flying, please do not check-in any valuables or chronic medications, these should be kept in your carry-on luggage. Store handbags/parcels/valuables out of sight in the cabin of the car.


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Keep mobile phones, wallets, and cameras well hidden Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Never leave your luggage unattended (don’t leave handbags under tables, on the backs of chairs, or on restroom hooks) Please report any stolen property and/or any incidents involving your safety and security to the establishment where you are staying. Separate your cash and credit cards, and don’t carry all your cash with you. Do not allow strangers to assist you in your transactions at ATMs, and avoid counting cash in the open. Keep your room locked at all times. Take note of and abide by any warnings posted in public areas and parks. Always drive with your doors locked and your windows closed. Store valuables and additional cash in your hotel’s safety deposit box. Wear backpacks on your front. Keep cameras in sight or on your front. Place wallets in front pockets. Be wary of people offering advice and help when you have not asked for it. Be wary of any suspicious looking characters. Although it is wise to carry some cash for emergencies, do not carry large amounts of cash. It is better to use credit cards. Carry a photocopy of your passport/credit cards. An alternative is keeping scanned copies in your smartphone.

Insurance We highly recommend that you take out a good health and travel insurance policy prior to the trip. This insurance should include the covering of the following eventualities: • • • • • • • •

Health Insurance: Ensure that you are covered for the entire duration of your trip. Emergency evacuation and transportation expenses Medical expenses, medications, and supplies Repatriation of mortal remains Cancellation or curtailment of trip Damage, theft, or loss of personal goods Luggage and money insurance Any claims should be taken up with your insurance company and not Peru Empire Co.

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CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS

Information on Soles The official currency in Peru is the Sol S/. (PEN), or Soles in the Spanish plural. It is divided into 100 centimos. The American dollar is still accepted in many places and is the easiest currency to exchange. Currently, the ratio of dollars to sols is approximately 1:3. Please keep in mind that due to a large amount of counterfeit bills in Peru, US Dollars are only accepted if the bills are in an impeccable state. The smallest rip or tear can mean that your note will not be accepted.

Money Exchange “Casas de Cambio” (exchange bureaus) often offer better rates on exchanges than hotels and banks, and are found in main towns. There are also money exchange professionals that stand in the streets. They are called “Cambistas”. Be careful, as you can never assume their honesty and intentions.

ATMs “Cajeros Automáticos” (ATMs) are found in nearly every city and town in Peru, as well as in major airports and shopping centers. They do charge transaction fees for withdrawing money. Peruvian ATMs can often dispense either US dollars or Peruvian Sols. Before you leave home, notify your bank that you will be using your credit card abroad. ATMs are normally open 24 hours a day. For safety reasons, we recommend using ATMs inside banks with security guards present, preferably during daylight hours.

Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and American Express are the most widely accepted credit cards, but all major international credit cards, including Diners, are accepted in many but not all establishments. Outside Lima, facilities may be more limited. Small vendors prefer cash. Therefore, even if you plan paying with a credit card it is best to have some cash on you as well.

Banking Hours Most banks are open Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. On Saturdays, banks are open from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

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SUGGESTED READING & WEBSITES Websites We recommend the following books for all travellers in order to prepare for your Peruvian experience.

Books • • • • • • •

Reinhard, Johan “Machu Picchu and the Sacred Center”. Brod, Charles “Apus & Mountains” Box, Ben “Cusco & The Inca Trail Handbook” Frost, Peter “Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary” Lonely Planet “Peru Guide Book” Siggar, Kathy and John “The Andes: A Trekking Guide” Elorrieta Salazar, Fernando and Edgar “Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas”

All of these books are available at

amazon.com

Travel Warnings

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/ cis_998.html

Country Watch

www.countrywatch.com

Promperu

http://www.promperu.gob.pe

Travel Information www.cuscoperu.com

Tourist Information http://perutourist.info

Online World Atlas www.worldatlas.com

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Peru

Lonely Planet

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/history

Encyclopedia Britannica

https://www.britannica.com/place/Peru

Country Reports

http://www.countryreports.org/country/Peru. htm We are providing these websites as a guideline for further information. The Peru Empire Co. is not responsible for its content. You will receive a collection of reference materials when you arrive in Lima. However, if you are a keen birder we recommend that you bring your own bird book. PERU TRAVEL JOURNAL

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PACKING LIST Below is a suggested packing list with some items that may be good to take with you on your Peru trip. This list is of course incomplete as a lot depends on your personal preferences. Peru having such diverse climates, most likely you will need to bring clothing for all weather types.

Documents & Money Passport (and photocopies) Travel insurance details Airlines tickets (with photocopies) USD cash (new bills) Credit / debit card (check with your bank for costs etc‌)

Personal Items Personal medicines Camera (charger) (binoculars) Reading / writing material

Clothing Wind and water proof jacket (windbreaker) Long trousers Shorts T-shirts Sweater Swimming gear Comfortable walking shoes Sunglasses Hat

Miscellaneous Sunblock Insect repellent (for Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Amazon) Personal toiletries (soap and shampoos are provided at most hotels) Ziploc bags to keep papers dry

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