A trip to Peru is an encounter with different ancestral cultures, each as intriguing as the next. A true tourist treasure, Peru will certainly amaze travelers who have a thirst for discovery!
What to do in Peru
Step into the Inca World by visiting one of the seven wonders of the world! A day trip to the famous Machu Picchu will make you experience an unforgettable encounter with this mysterious culture. Visit the famous ruins and enjoy your day to learn about the history of this mythical place. Built in the 15th century and abandoned in the middle of the 16th century, Machu Picchu leaves no one indifferent.
Visiting small and large cities
We suggest the visit of Arequipa, a beautiful city with colonial architecture, built with white volcanic stones and located at the foot of El Misti volcano. It goes without saying that a visit to the capital of the country, Lima, is highly recommended. Take advantage of your trip to stop at Plaza Mayor. This district is the birthplace of Lima where you will find churches, a palace and an impressive cathedral to visit. The colonial architecture of the city is unique! The coastal town of Trujillo is also a must and a photo stop at its cathedral is almost mandatory! The city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another fascinating place to discover.
Huascarán National Park
Huascarán National Park is surrounded by a magnificent tropical mountain range. Rare animal species such as the spectacled bear and the Andean condor can be observed in the park. Glaciers, lush vegetation, ravines and numerous waterfalls make this park a spectacular destination. This is also where you will find the highest Peruvian peak, Mount Huascarán, which rises to 6,768 m above sea-level. The view on its snowy summits is simply breathtaking!
This 190 km long and 80 km wide lake separates Bolivia from Peru. It is located in the Andes Cordillera, more than 3,800 meters above sea level. The lake has more than 40 islands, some of which are inhabited. The scenery is spectacular, whether you are on the Bolivian or Peruvian side.
A hike at the Colca Canyon can be a fabulous experience! This canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,400 meters), will amaze you by its size and its wide open spaces. This is the perfect way to discover Peru: you will not only be in harmony with nature, but you will also meet the inhabitants by walking from village to village.
The currency used in Peru is the Peruvian Sol.
Spanish is the official language in Peru.
Voltage is 220V everywhere and the wall outlets accept flat plugs and round pins.
Passport and entry & exit requirements
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel.
For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
For travel requirements such as vaccination, quarantine, PCR testing, we recommend reviewing the Sherpa tool.
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