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What about the altitude?
Cusco is located at 3350 meters (10,900 ft) above sea level. That is the reason why as soon as you land to Cusco we drive to the Sacred Valley, which is a much lower altitude (2700 meters or 9,000 ft) above sea level. We do all activities in s a relax way.

Basic Info
Peru covers 1,285,216 km2 (496,225 sq mi) of western South America. It borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The Andes Mountains run parallel to the Pacific Ocean; they define the three regions traditionally used to describe the country geographically. The costa (coast), to the west, is a narrow plain, largely arid except for valleys created by seasonal rivers. The sierra (highlands) is the region of the Andes; it includes the Altiplano plateau as well as the highest peak of the country, the 6,768 m (22,205 ft) Huascarán. The third region is the selva (jungle), a wide expanse of flat terrain covered by the Amazon rainforest that extends east. Almost 60 percent of the country's area is located within this region. “Info provided by Wikipedia”

It is very important you bring your own medical insurance. In case of emergency, we do have very good medical facilities (hospitals) in the main cities.

We recommend you check with your local travel doctor for the advisable vaccines when traveling to Peru.

It is important to use a lotion against mosquitos in the Coast and Amazon region. Drink only bottled water, specially when traveling through the country. While visiting the highlands (specially Cusco), you should consider that you will be at 2800 - 3300 meters above sea level, therefore ask your doctor about altitude medication.

Language and Currency
Spanish is oficial language of the country. However Kichwa is widely spoken by the natives ethnics groups in the country.

“Nuevo Sol” the local currency in the country. Please ask for the current change rate. In the bigger cities most credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master, American Express)

Clothes similar to the ones you will use during fall (jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, jackets). At nights it can get pretty cold (13ºC)



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