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Travel information about Peru
Peru is located in Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador. The total area is 1,285,216 sq km and population of 29,496,000. Tourist visits the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. If you are in Peru, it’s like living in the past. Old ways live on in this country of a lost civilization.
Capital city of Peru: Lima
Best times to visit Peru: One can visit Peru all year-round depending on the place and activities you want to go and do.
How to get to Peru: From the USA’s airports, there are direct flights to Lima. Direct flights also are served from Latin America countries.
Visa requirements for Peru: Most American and Western European countries don’t require visa for entry. 183 days of stay is granted but can’t be extended.
Currency of Peru: The currency is Nuevo Sol (PEN).
Official Language of Peru: The official languages are Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Peru
There are 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Peru and 8 on their tentative list.
- Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
- Chavin (Archaeological Site)
- City of Cuzco
- Historic Centre of Lima
- Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
- Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa
- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Sacred City of Caral-Supe
- Huascarán National Park
- Manú National Park
- Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Río Abiseo National Park
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.