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Views 03 Sep Top Tips for the Happy Travels in Peru (Part 1)
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Peru is a wonderful country. There is something here for everyone, and there is no doubt that you will have the time of your life. However, it is always important to do your research before traveling somewhere new. You will be faced with an entirely different culture to what you are accustomed to, so it helps to be in ´the know´ before you arrive. Here follow a few top tips created for all those of you heading to Peru to help ensure that you have the very best time here possible.

What to bring:
Regardless of what time of year you travel to Peru, it is advised that you always have with you:

  • Sunscreen – the UV rays are very strong, particularly at altitude, and it is easy to burn
  • Warm clothes – nights can get very cold up in the mountains!
  • Hiking shoes – there is a lot of walking to be done in the Andes, so come prepared J
  • Hats – both for warmth and for protection from the sun

Top Tips for the Happy Travels in Peru

Currency:
The Peruvian national currency is Nuevo Sol (S/) and this is the most commonly used currency.
American Dollars are accepted in most restaurants, hotels and shops, at the current exchange rate. There are places to exchange most currencies, especially Dollars and Euros.
Some restaurants, hotels and shops accept credit cards like: VISA, Master Card and American Express. Travelers cheques are exchangeable too, although not as easily; just a few banks and hotels can change them so always check beforehand.

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