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Accommodation  |  Altitude  |  Climate  |  Flights  |  General Interest  |  Insurance

Meals  |  Safety  |  Transport  |  Vaccinations  |  Visa requirements  |  Water

Accommodation: Unless otherwise stated, all our accommodation is of a 3 to 4 star rating with private bathroom and includes breakfast and service taxes.
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Altitude: It is important to remember that many parts of our tour include high altitude locations. Peru is situated in the heart of the Andes; the longest mountain range in the world. Consequently, many significant sites of interest are located at considerable heights above sea level. Our programmes are designed to incorporate acclimatisation periods to ensure a steady progression towards body adaptation. Some people may experience slight discomfort such as a headache but one can never be certain how exposure to high altitude will affect the individual.
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Climate: Peru has an amazing diversity of climates, boasting some 43 different climatic zones. Weather conditions can vary drastically from region to region. When it is winter in Europe, it is summer in Peru. In the highlands, the best season for trekking and mountaineering is from May to October whilst for the coast the best season is from October to April. In the far north around Mancora, it is warm all year round due to its proximity to the equator.
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Flights: Our prices do not include the international flight and airport taxes. All internal flights (but not taxes) are included as part of the itinerary. 
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General Interest: Peru is situated in a geologically active part of the world and is home to many volcanoes including some of the highest mountains in the world; indeed the highest tropical mountain range on the planet. This offers fabulous mountain climbing opportunities for both amateur and professional alike. Peru's borders with Brazil and Bolivia also cover an amazing expanse of primary rain forest commonly referred to as the Amazon. Boasting an incredible diversity of fauna and flora, Peru is home to Manu National park, which is included on some of our itineraries. They have identified almost 1000 different species of bird just in this park alone. By comparison, the whole North American continent has fewer than 700 species. Peru, in terms of culture, is the single most interesting country in the whole of South America. If your interests are in pre-Spanish culture, then consideration must be given to the following: the Incas, the Nazcas, the Moche, the Chimu and the 1000BC Chavin archaeological sites.  
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Insurance: It is mandatory that all our customers take out adequate personal insurance cover. Once you have obtained your insurance, it is company practice to check the validity and cover of your insurance policy and we hold the right to refuse travel to anyone whose insurance does not satisfy Amazing Peru's stringent criteria. For more information on insurance criteria, please contact us at info@amazingperu.com
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Meals: All meals, unless otherwise stated on your itinerary, are not included in the price of the tour. However, Peru has a large selection of excellent restaurants and Peruvian cuisine is very good and great value for money. So choose from international cuisine to delectable local favourites. To sample unknown fruits in the excellent local markets is a joy in itself. Of course the Incas were the first people ever to cultivate the potato and they claim a staggering 350 different varieties of this humble vegetable.
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Safety: Peru is a safe country and very few people experience any problems. As with any other large city, one has to be vigilant in Lima and the other large towns against theft or deception.
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Transport: Peru is still regarded as a second world country but can boast high quality international airports and bus services. In our tours we use private transportation as well as high quality public buses. Any internal flights will be with reputable Peruvian airlines.
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Vaccinations: The only compulsory vaccination is protection against yellow fever but we recommend that you consider protection against Malaria, Typhoid, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Polio. We strongly urge you to consult your Doctor prior to any tour or holiday.
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Visa requirements: Generally, there are no visa requirements for any citizen of an EU member state, US citizen or Canadian citizen but it is the individuals own responsibility to clarify the requirements for themselves.
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Water: It is not recommended that you drink the tap water in Peru. As far as health implications are concerned they are primarily to prevent any stomach upset. You are advised to purchase bottled water which is safe, cheap, good quality and widely available.
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9 Alma Road, Manchester
M19 2FG, United Kingdom.
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Av. Tullumayo 213, Cuzco.
Tel. 51 84 262720
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Jr Sucre, 1214 Huaraz, Ancash. 
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