Generally, Peru has a dry and cool season from June to September and a wetter, warmer season from December to February. But both temperature and rainfall (or snow in the mountains) vary enormously according to elevation or the geographical zone it is in. For example, rainfall is almost non-existent along the coastline and Lima has very little rainfall a year. South from Lima, the Atacama desert goes years without a single drop of rain at all.
The "Nuevo Sol" (S/.) is the official currency of Peru. There are notes of the following denominations: 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. Coins are 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2 and 5 Nuevos Soles.
US Dollar can be accepted at some local businesses, restaurants and gas station at day's exchange rate but you must exchange your currency to pay everywhere. You can exchange it at banks, hotel, or agencies in Peru or before your departure.
The entry into Peru for Citizens of most American and Western European countris does not require a tourist vis, you will just need to have your passport. The maximum period of stay graned by the authorities is 183 and can't be extended. For longer periods of time, it's necessary to apply for the corresponding visa at Peruvian Consulate.
Please note that entry requirements and visa regulations can change often and at short notice. Your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates.
No vaccinations are mandatory to enter Peru, with the exception of yellow fever for travelers arriving from African or American countries. The vaccination against yellow fever must be administered at least 10 days before the date of travel to be effective.
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