Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of that continent, facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range that runs the length of South America. The history of Peru goes back to some 20 000 years B.C. when the territory began to be populated with groups of hunters and gatherers.
Paracas in Peru is a super reliable wind destination, which has few days a year with no wind at all. There is almost always enough wind for kitesurfing!
The shallow bay of Santo Domingo is perfect for learners, and there are loads of spots to satisfy even the most experienced kiter. A Kitesurfing holiday in Peru needn't be just about the kitesurfing, but can be combined with some incredible tours, hikes, and sightseeing. One of the best known is the Inca Trail, which is Peru's best known hike, and takes you up the to historical Machu Piccu. Along the way combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu PicchuHistoric Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean Condor.
Peruis also very close to the Galapagos Islands, famous for the home of Charles Darwin, and a world famous dive site for the huge variety of wildlife that roam the islands and surrounding seas.
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 Requirement
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.
Travel Health For Peru
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.