Area: 1.285.216 sq km ²
Capital: Lima
Population: 30,135,875 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas in Peru are discouraged.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
July, August and September are the best months to travel to northern Peru. This avoids the lengthy rainy season.
January, February, March, April and December are the best months to travel to southern Peru. This avoids the relatively cold months.

Spanish is the official language in Peru. In addition, there is widespread English, Quechua and Aymara spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months when leaving Peru.
A visa is not required if you are less than 183 days in Peru.
Business travelers do have to apply for a visa.

Embassies and consulates
Dutch Embassy in Peru: .
Dutch Consulates in Peru: .
Embassy of Peru in the Netherlands: .
Consulate of Peru in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Peru, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations.

In Peru (except Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Ica, Moquegua, Nazca, Puno and Tacna) there is malaria.

Money and Money
In Peru is paid by the Peruvian sol (PEN).

Traffic and route
In Peru you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Peru, in some cases, a plug adapter and / or transformer is needed.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Peru can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Peru can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites in Peru end in .pe.
Official website of Peru: .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a beautiful collection of photos of Peru.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Peru.

An overview of all the holidays in Peru, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Peru can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Peru can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.