Peru

SUMMARY

I loved my time in Peru. Machu Picchu was one of the coolest things that I have ever and likely will ever see. The people in Peru are amazing and there is so much interesting history in this country.

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Must see

Machu Picchu - it is one of the most incredible things that you will ever see and I cannot recommend it enough

Centro Histórico - old town area of Lima with many amazing churches and historic buildings

Miraflores - modern but beautiful area of Lima

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Sol, but I had no problem paying in USD or credit cards everywhere I went. 

Local TRANSPORTATION

I used Uber throughout my time in Peru, in both Lima and Cusco. It worked well for me and was really inexpensive. I flew Avianca from Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ). I took a PeruRail train to and from Cusco Poroy station to Machu Picchu. I also walked a lot in Center Historico.

Hotels

  TUPAC Airport Hostel  has generously sponsored my stay in Lima, Peru. Click  here  to read about my stay.

TUPAC Airport Hostel has generously sponsored my stay in Lima, Peru. Click here to read about my stay.

  Sonesta Hotel Cusco  has generously sponsored my stay in Cusco, Peru. Click  here  to read about my stay.

Sonesta Hotel Cusco has generously sponsored my stay in Cusco, Peru. Click here to read about my stay.

international transportation

I flew TAME from Quito (UIO) to Lima (LIM). I flew Amaszonas from Cusco (CUZ) to La Paz (LPB).

FOOD

I had great food, including some amazing empanadas, throughout my time in Peru.

PLUGS / ADAPTERS

Peru uses standard U.S. plugs - no adaptor needed!

VISA REQUIREMENTS

None for U.S. citizens. 

SAFETY

I felt very safe the majority of my time in Peru. I had a small incident where I thought I heard gunshots at my hotel in Lima, but they turned out to be firecrackers. I felt safer certain parts of Lima, such as Miraflores, as well as during my time in Cusco and the entirety of my time visiting Machu Picchu.

SHOULD YOU VISIT?

Yes! I cannot stress enough how incredible a visit to Machu Picchu. It is just stunning. Lima was not my favorite city by any means, but it is definitely worth a day trip. If you visit I would recommend spending more time exploring the country outside of Lima. Cusco was great and Machu Picchu is the best. It is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!

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