WHEN CAN I TRAVEL TO PERU?
Have you been to Peru? NO..? WELL WHY NOT? Peru is a magical place full of culture, adventure and some of the best drinks to grace your tastebuds in the world. If you've had a pisco sourz then you know. Spend your mornings white water rafting, taking on scenic hikes and treks or just relax and take in the world around you. Peru is famous for many things but not many people know that the chocolate produced there is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Yeah we said it, it's probably the best damn chocolate we've ever tasted. Not forgetting it also is home to one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Need we say more? A bucket list destination. We all need to visit Machu Picchu, walk the incredible ancient history of the Inca's and gawp at the wonders of this ancient world. Plus there's a hell of a lot llamas in Peru. Cute right? So we all want to know the burning question? Can I travel to Peru? What is the latest travel restrictions in Peru? Here's the latest on what we know!
WHAT ARE THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR PERU?
What the Peruvian Government Says:
Commercial international travel resumed on the 5th October to Latin America. However, you will need to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure. If you are eligible to enter Peru, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information, check here.
What the UK Government Says:
Although international travel to Peru has resumed, the UK government and FCDO are advising against all but essential travel. If you do travel internationally, you will need to self-isolate upon return to the UK for 14 days. Check here for more information from the UK government on travelling to Peru.
So can you travel to Peru? Yes and no. Yes because international travel has resumed but no because the UK government does not advise any international travel. Our Peruvian adventure will just have to wait, but fear not, we will be able to PERUse different countries again one day. Sooner rather than later we hope.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT PERU?
The best time to visit Peru is between May and October when it’s the dry season, blue skies and sunshine galore! Beautiful right? The months with the most rainfall are January and February, with the amazon experiencing more rainfall between November and March. But with a little rain comes a lot of advantages, the rainforest is a green, luscious and full of colour. Plus flights are quite a bit cheaper! Win win right? You might just need to pack an umbrella, but hey a bit of rain doesn't hurt anyone! Whenever you decide to travel make sure to pack for lots of sunshine, bulk buying sun cream anyone?!?
All you adventurous souls, this is for you! Peru is THE Place to be. With so much to do, it's hard to know what to do in Peru. So we've thrown together a little must do and must see's for ya. Thank us later, TruFam.
Inca Trail - You can’t go to Peru and not walk the Inca trail! Firstly, you’ll see INCREDIBLE views of the ancient sites, and it also leads to one of the seven wonders of the world, MACHU PICCHU! Make sure you are ready to cross that off your bucket list. Seen a seven wonder? Completed it mate! The train journey is an experience in itself. Board the Inca rail, imagine Hogwarts express and you're pretty much on the right track ;). It stops just 12km away fro Machu Picchu. Look out the window and see views of Urbamba river, snowy capped mountains and a handful of small villages. Hey you might even see a flying car or 2. Just kidding but it really is a beauty of a morning!
Machu Picchu & Inca City- A WONDER OF THE WORLD. A INSTA DREAM LAND. Full of culture and heritage, you could spend days here learning the stories of Machu Picchu and it's history. Take a guided tour of the ancient ruins, spectacular greenery around you, take a deep breathe, yes you're really here. Machu Picchu is the most famous archaelogical site in South America and people travel from all over the world to visit. Absorb the culture, marvel at your surroundings youre a UNESCO World Heritage site. A must see in Peru, A must visit in the world.
White water rafting- LET’S GOOOO! It’s time to release your inner adrenaline junkie and try your hand at white water rafting. Head to Urubamba River to go white water rafting on rapids rated grade 2 and 3. Sound good? SOUNDS AMAZING. The landscape of the Andes makes it one of the most desirable places in the world to white water raft and with a super experienced guide in the raft with you, feel confident that you're in good hands. Get the blood flowing, that adrenaline pumping you'll love every minute of this adventure and if you fall in... we promise we won't laugh!.. Not.
Last but not least. TRY A PISCO SOUR.
Want to know what's in it? We'll let you find out for yourself..
So although we're not dancing our socks off in Cusco right now, trekking through the Andes sharing fellow backpacker stories. Those days will come and it's good to be prepared. What are you waiting for? START PLANNING YOUR TRIP!
As always, TruFam
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