Geographically, Peru is located in a tropical zone of the southern hemisphere, very near the Equator. It has a great variety of climates due to the presence of the Andes mountain range, the Peruvian streams and the anti-cyclone circulation in the South Pacific.
Electric power is 220 volts and 60 watts, except for the city of Arequipa that uses 50 watts. The majority of 5 and 4 star hotels also count on 110 volts electric power.
One can make local, national and international phone calls from public telephones. These accept coins or cards that can be bought in any kiosk, convenient store, drugstore or supermarket.
To make an international phone call from Peru one must dial: 0 + country code + area code + phone number.
To make a national phone call, one must dial: 0 + area code + phone number.
One can find public Internet booths in every main city. The majority of 5, 4 and 3 star hotels count on Internet halls or wireless connections.
The only airport that groups international traffic is the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. There are flights and connections to all the main cities nationwide except for Ica, Huancayo and Huaraz.
There are intercity buses that run nationwide routes. Taxis do not count on meters, so one has to fix the price in advance with the driver. It is suggested to ask for radio taxis associated to professional firms which can be contacted by phone. There is also public transport, which is cheaper and runs on fixed long routes. However, it is not suggested because they do not provide a good service.
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The majority of citizens coming from countries in America and Western Europe do not need a tourist visa. Citizens from Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador can travel to Peru with their ID only to certain regions of the country.
People that travel to Peru as tourists, can stay for a 90 day period.
No vaccines are required to travel to Peru, but if the destination is the jungle, it is important to be vaccinated against yellow fever. To be effective one has to be vaccinated 10 days before the trip.