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How to travel to Peru?

The most advisable while you are going to travel to Cusco is to buy a flight to Lima and from there choose between a bus or flight directly to Cusco. In Lima you will find direct flights with an average duration of 1 hour. Usually the cheapest airlines are Peruvian Airlines or Star Peru.

We also recommend you to take into consideration, that the best time to travel to Cusco is during the months of June, July and August (no rain). It is also true that during these months everything is more expensive and requires accommodation bookings and services well in advance.In May and September the weather is still very good and stable but sometimes rain can occur.

Do you need VISA to travel to Peru?

Usually travels from North America or Europe do not need VISA to travel to Latin America. But always it is necessary to present a valid passport. VISA is not required if your country is a member of Mercosur and all citizens of these countries can enter Peru just showing your ID.

The maximum stay is granted 183 days (can not be extended). If you need another type of visa (business, study, work, etc.) you have to deal with it previously in the Peruvian consulate.

If you’re underage you need to enter in the company of your parents. If you are traveling with father and son (s) you need marriage certificate, birth certificate of the child.

Below you will find a video with information for tourists entering Peru.

Climate and problems with altitude sickness in Cusco

The climate in Peru varies depending on where you are, during the months of “summer” December to March usually it is very hot on the coast, but in the highlands (Andes) the rainy season begins.

The season of “Winter” from May to August in Peru characterized by high humidity on the coast, but in the highlands (Andes) gets very hot during the day (while you’re exposed to the sun), but if you’re under shade you can freeze as especially at night makes a hellish cold, the temperature can reach up to -14 ° C.

That’s why the people of the Andes even during the day wear coats and outerwear, as the cold in the Peruvian highlands may surprise you in the least expected moment.

We recommend using sunscreen high as well as the famous “cocoa butter” to protect lips.

Altitude sickness

This is a problem that no one has been able to overcome without some help. After arriving to Andes we highly recommend you to drink a lot of herbal tea and coca tea and do only short walks to acclimatize to the height.

We also recommend eating as little as possible during the first 2 days since digestion is slow in height and produces many gases.

So it is advisable to buy at any drugstore pills against altitude sickness. But before taking any pills, always consult it with a doctor.

Prices of the tourist tickets, train and entrance to Machu Picchu

There are 3 essential tickets to buy if you would like to discover Cusco. The first is the Cusco Tourist Ticket, called BTC, the second is the ticket train to Machu Picchu and finally the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

 

Cusco Tourist Ticket (B.T.C.)

With this ticket you can enter 16 tourist attractions in the city of Cusco and in the region. It includes museums as well as archaeological, anthropological and ecological sites located in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

 

Alternatives and prices of Cusco Tourist Ticket

General Admission Foreigners: S /. 130.00 (approx US $ 44.00)
Check Foreign Students: S /. 70.00 (approx US $ 24.00)

Note: Adults neet to present original document current (ID, passport). Students need to present (Carné University, Carné Pedagogical Institute, etc). We also recommend to have the International Student Card ISIC

Peruvian General Admission: S / 70.00
Check Peruvian Students: S / 40.00
General Entry Cusqueños residents and nonresidents: FREE (with ID and UBIGEO in Cusco)

Note: Adults presenting current sustentatorio original document (DNI). Students present (Carné University, Carné Pedagogical Institute, etc).

 

Train Ticket

If you have not hired any of our services, including advance purchase train tickets, Machu Picchu, among others, recommend advance purchase train tickets especially if you plan to travel to Cusco in high season (April-September).

There are two companies offering the service to foreign tourists in Cusco PERU RAIL and INCA RAIL, both with different categories that are indicated below.

The company Peru Rail offers 3 types of service:

Expedition: Economic and recommended for backpackers or backpackers Service.

Vista Dome: Service which includes panoramic windows, air conditioning, heating, leather seats and onboard service.

Hiram Bingham

(one of the most luxurious in the world): Fine Dining, this exclusive train has an all inclusive service although their prices are quite high.

Inca Rail The company also offers three types of service:

Machu Picchu Train: The economic service of this relatively new company.

Inca Train: This service has 3 subdivisions; Executive, First Class and Presidential.

Inca Princes: service luxury all-inclusive, with better design and finishes.

For travelers Peru Peruvian Rail provides local service, basic train but much cheaper, S /. 20.

Remember that you can not carry more than 8 kg of luggage per person.

 

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

This ticket is the most difficult to achieve especially in high season, advance purchase is recommended.

During the months of April to September is especially difficult to get tickets to the mountain Huayna Picchu so it is highly advisable to secure these tickets as there are only 2500 places for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu 400.

Puede comprar directamente en la página web de la Dirección Regional de Cultura del Cusco.

You can buy the tickets directly on the website of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.

It is noteworthy that during the high season (April – September) is often impossible if you want to access this page due to heavy traffic that is generated due to demand. Inka Jungle Tour We can help you with purchase of tickets to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu no cost.

Places to Visit Foreign Adult National Adulto Foreign Student National Student Hours
Machu Picchu S/. 126.00 S/. 64.00 S/. 63.00 S/. 32.00 06:00 a 17:00
Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu 1st group S/. 150.00 S/. 90.00 S/. 75.00 S/. 45.00 07:00 a 09:00
Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu 2nd group S/. 150.00 S/. 90.00 S/. 75.00 S/. 45.00 10:00 a 11:00
Machu Picchu y Alternative Mountain S/. 140.00 S/. 80.00 S/. 70.00 S/. 40.00 07:00 a 11:00
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