Peru and visiting Machu Picchu are must do travel experiences in one’s lifetime, , World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the stunning backdrop, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Things to know before visit Peru
Peru has two main seasons - dry and wet. The dry season is between May and October with warm days and chilly nights. Between November and March you will find more rain with January and February being the wettest months.
Cuzco is the archaeological beauty of Peru that houses untouched yet gorgeous landscapes and villages. Its rich colonial architecture is worth experiencing. The city is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. For people who have interest in history, there are a lot of spots to be visited such as Sacsayhuaman.
Machu Picchu is famous for its archaeological spot, a citadel carved out of stone- the brith place of Inca civilization. It is renowned for the impeccable view it offers after it was rediscovered in 1911 after being rediscovered.
The lake Teticaca is located on the border of the Andes and Peru is the largest lake in South America which is also believed to be the birth place of sun each day. The backdrop of beautiful hills with a touch of agricultural harvesting, the beauty is worth the admiration and visit. Lake Teticaca is world’s largest navigable water body. It is also considered pious for some rituals of the Peruvians.
Catching the eyes of tourists due to the mystery behind its formation, Nazca lines is a series of huge geoglyphs in Southern Peru. These geoglyphs are one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites and admired for its shapes that vary vastly and seem to be inspired by wildlife, geometry and other different fields.
Estimated living expenditure: Travel Advisory- For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity:Peru supplies electricity at 220-240 volts, same as in Australia with European and Japanese plug type.