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FAQ Peru

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When you are planning a trip there are always questions that come up, even some you don’t think of! We’ve put together a list of questions our Peru Travel Specialists get asked frequently and additional helpful information to make planning easier.

If you find you have any additional questions please do get in touch with our specialist team who will be happy to help!


  • When should I book my place on the Inca Trail?
  • How likely am I to suffer from altitude sickness in Peru?
  • What will I need to carry on my trek in Peru?
  • How much should I tip the guides and porters?

Before departure

  • How long does my passport need to be valid for?
  • Do I need a visa to visit Peru?
  • Do I need travel insurance for my trip?
  • What should I pack for a trip to Peru?
  • What vaccinations do I need to visit Peru?


  • What do I need to think about on the day of departure?


  • What language do people speak in Peru?
  • What is the food like in Peru?
  • What aspects of the cultures in Peru do I need to take into account?


  • Is it safe to travel to Peru?
  • What do I do if I have a problem?

Tips and practical information

  • What is the local currency in Peru?
  • How does tipping in Peru work?