Peru is an Andean country that has fascinating history, natural beauty and friendly people, offering the best setting for 3rd Medical Congress of Medical Laser.
Peru has a rich, ancient past and a vibrant present. It’s well known because of the ancient cultures that once ruled the land and whose buildings and long-lasting traditions make it one of South America’s most popular travel destinations. Moreover, its geography including the Amazon jungle makes Peru one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth.
Experience Peru and discover a mix of different worlds, all with their own individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. Travel back in time to ancient civilizations and share the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Lima is the Peruvian capital and lies by the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Nowadays, it is a cosmopolitan city of fascinating contrasts and renowned hospitality. However, Lima’s history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the viceroyalty reign by the Spaniards transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. The arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.
Culinary tradition in Peru dates back thousands of years. The remains found in various archeological sites evidence that our ancestors were certainly taste-oriented in the act of mixing ingredients to create food and made eating a ceremony-like experience. The ritual of sharing and socializing around a meal is found in these origins. Through these primeval cuisines that sophisticated over time, what we came to know as the cultural identity of the people of Peru came to be.
Our country is a cradle of civilization; a land of diverse societies that settled here to expand. First, civilizations from the North, then, the Hispanic with their Moorish influence and the African population under slavery. Successive migration waves from Europeans and, more recently, Chinese and Japanese immigration, are some of the paradigmatic cases. As a result of this, Peru is a world example of ethnic mixture, and showcases its cuisine with the wealth and variety of its native and borrowed products, as one of its best and liveliest expressions.
What we have here is cultural expression anchored in tradition and values, a shared heritage that finds in our families its purest and most successful form of preservation. At home, around the cooking fire, Peruvians learned to transmit their cultural wealth. Today, the world admires Peruvian cuisine and our exquisite food, which is considered unparalleled by both Peruvians and foreigners.
- Currency: Sol (S/)
- Exchange rate: S/.3.40 per US Dollar
- Credit Cards: International credit cards accepted Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Diners
- Electricity: 220 volts/60 cycles, with two-prong (flat or round) plugs and no grounding
- Customs: Electronic or computer equipment for personal use must be declared when entering the country
- Population: Peru has 31.77 million inhabitants and the city of Lima 8.5 million inhabitants
- Territory: 1’285,216 Km2, geographically into three regions: Coast, Highland and Jungle
- Altitude: Lima: Sea level, Pacific Ocean
- Climate: In Lima, in November, the average temperature is 20 °C with 95% humidity.
- Clothing: In Lima, loose clothing during the day and at night it is advisable to wear some coat.
For excursions and tour packages, casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
For social activities programmed in the evenings it is suggested cocktail attire
- Business hours: Banks and offices are available from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am. to 6:00 pm.
- Shopping: Peru offers a wide variety of gold and silver objects, along with typical handicrafts that vary from region to region. Shops are opened from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Taxes: A 18% General Sales Tax (IGV) is charged in Peru on all purchases made in the country, and it is usually included in the listed prices.
Foreign and non-resident Peruvian participants will be exempted from paying General Sales Tax on their accommodations if they present their passports at their hotels.
- Vaccinations: No vaccination is required to enter Lima. Participants planning to visit the jungle during their stay in the country will need yellow fever vaccination certificates showing that they were vaccinated 10 days before coming to Peru.
- Water: Safe in good hotels. Bottled water is recommended.
- Visa Requirements to Peru
Citizens of most countries do not require a visa, only a valid passport.
We advice you to review the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information: http://www.rree.gob.pe/Documents/REQUERIMIENTOS_DE_VISAS_PARA_CIUDADANOS_EXTRANJERO.pdf
Note: Visa requirements may change at anytime, we recommend to confirm with the Peruvian Consulate of your respective countries
- More than 470 weekly non-stop flights to Latin America
- Daily direct flight to Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam
- World Travel Awards recognized Jorge Chavez International Airport as the Leading South American airport.
Airlines Operating to/from Lima – Peru
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Air France
- Air Plus
- American Airlines
- British Airways (from 2018)
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Emirates (via Brazil)
- Korean (via USA)
- Lufthansa (via Colombia)
- United Airlines