Lovers of mythical places; take a trip to Peru. Those allergic to heights and hoards of tourists; choose a different destination.
Discover all our travel ideas for a trip in Peru.
Top places to discover.
Peru is famous for its high altitude towns, Cuzco and Puno being no exception. So keep an eye on altitude sickness, which can present a danger. There are some basic rules you should follow. Firstly, pace yourself and avoid intense physical effort. Walk slowly, take rests and drink lots of water or tea. There's also the local remedy, which involves chewing cocoa leaves!
Finally, if you're planning a holiday in the Peruvian Amazon, speak to your doctor about the recommended vaccinations, notably Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A, as well as sorting out malaria pills.
International dialling code: +51
Internet access is widely available in Peru and most hotels are suitably equipped. Plus all towns have internet cafes.
British Embassy in Peru
Torre Parque Mar (22nd Floor), Av Jose Larco 1301, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Tel: (+511) 617 30 00
There's no dedicated website but the FCO's site has all you need: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-peru
Peruvian Embassy in the UK
52 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SP
Tel: 020 7235 3802