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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Tourist Office of Peru – Colechurch House - 1 London Bridge Walk - London SE1 2SX - t 0207 367 0930 - www.peru.info

Embassy of Peru – 52 Sloane Street - London SW1X 9SP - t 0207 235 1917/8340/3802 - www.peruembassy-uk.com

Republic of Ireland

Peru does not operate a tourist office or have diplomatic representation in Ireland, but travellers can consult its website and embassy in London.


When to go

As it is in the southern hemisphere, Peru’s seasons are of course the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere, but Peru’s climate is above all due to the contrasts of its very varied geography. As a result, your choice of season will depend largely on your choice of destination.


Time difference

The time in Peru is GMT-5, so when it is 12noon in London and Dublin, it is either 5am (winter) or 6am (summer).


Documents

A passport valid for at least 6 months for stays of less than three months.


Health

Also see Practical A to Z.

Recommended vaccinations: DT-polio, hepatitis A and B and yellow fever.

Anti-malarial medication is recommended, depending on the regions.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).

First aid kit

Don’t forget a wide spectrum antibiotic, anti-diarrhoea medication and an intestinal antiseptic, water purifying tablets, mosquito repellent and an antivenin kit.


Websites

www.peru.info – General information relating to Peru. Downloadable brochures.

www.visitperu.com – Peru Tourism Bureau.

www.perucultural.org.pe – Foundation devoted to Peru’s archaeology (Spanish).

www.incatrail-peru.com – Information about the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

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