Peru is one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural countries of the world. It is especially characterized by the Andes mountain range, the Amazon, the Inca and the pre-Columbian influences. Due to the different climate zones (Andes Mountains, Coast, and the Amazon rainforest) the country has a unique wildlife, flora and fauna. It is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has an incredible gastronomy. Find more detailed information about your next travel destination below!
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|Capital of Peru:||Lima|
|Currency:||Peruvian Sol S/ (PEN)|
|Population of Peru:||33 million (in 2020)|
|Languages in Peru:||Spanish and 47 indigenous languages, like Quechua and Aymara|
Peru is a country immensely rich in biodiversity. It holds more than 40,000 species of plants, including 3,000 species of orchids.The Peruvian rivers house about 2,000 species of fishes and over 4,000 species of butterflies, making this a world record. The Andean fauna has an incredible variety, such as pumas, llamas, alpacas, vicunas and the famous king of the skies, the Condor.
Peruvian cuisine is born of the mixture of indigenous and Spanish traditions. Travelers will have the opportunity to taste many local specialities! Here are some culinery delights that you should not miss during your next trip to Peru:
Peru has a great geographic diversity and different climate zones, determined by its altitude and seasons.
A passport valid for six months is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a card from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Please visit the Embassy of Peru in your country for more information. We recommend you to have a travel insurance for your trip to South America.
The Sol S/ has the official currency code PEN and replaced the Peruvian Inti in 1991. The name is a return to that of Peru's historic currency, as the previous incarnation of Sol was in use from 1863 to 1985. Although Sol in this usage is derived from the Latin solidus (English: solid), the word also means "sun" in Spanish. There is thus a continuity with the old Peruvian Inti, which was named after Inti, the Sun God of the Incas.
Emergengy numbers of U.S. Embassy in Peru:
Emergency number of British Embassy in Peru:
Emergency services in Peru can be reached on the following numbers:
Calls inside Peru: 0 xxx xxx xxx
Calls from abroad: +51 xxx xxx xxx