Do I need a tourist visa Peru? Most citizen from Europe, the United Kingdom and United States of America don’t need to apply for any visa if the want to visit Peru as a tourist. You will only need to show a passport that is still valid for six months at the moment that you enter Peru. UNLESS your nationality is from one of these six European countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaiyán, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Georgia y Kosovo, then you need to apply for a tourist visa. For more information about the need for a tourist visa and how to apply, you can check the official website of the Peruvian government (only available in Spanish). More information in English, although, unfortunately,

Information about Machu Picchu and joining Machu Picchu Tours: If you want to visit Machu Picchu, but don’t know yet where to start, we can recommend to read the following information about Machu Picchu, so you will be well prepared. The Machu Picchu ticket price to only enter the archaeological site of Machu Picchu is at the moment of writing (February 2024) 152 Soles, around 40 US$. This ticket is only valid for max. four hours and to follow one of the 4 designated walking circuits. To climb either the Huayna Picchu, or Machu Picchu Mountain, you need to buy a special ticket for 200 Soles (around 52 US$)! When you hike the Inca Trail it is NOT possible to

Which travel plugs should I use in Peru? It’s a frequently asked question and there are different answers. There are no fewer than four different types of sockets used in Peru! Dutch electrical plugs Electrical appliances in the Netherlands mainly use plugs of types C and F and our sockets are therefore also adapted to this. However, the most common sockets in Peru are made for the so-called American plug model, or plug model A and B. For example, if you bought a telephone and/or photo camera in the Netherlands, the charger usually has a plug of model C. Travel plugs Peru Nowadays you see more and more electrical sockets in Peru that are suitable for plugs A, B and

When to travel to Peru? Customers often ask when is the best time to travel to Peru. Although Peru is located in the Southern Hemisphere and its summer falls in our winter, it is often not the best time to travel. This is because summer in Peru corresponds to the rainy season. Especially in the highlands and in the Amazon rainforest. This means that there is a high chance of rain every day. Now a real Dutchman is of course not afraid of a little rain. But when he goes on holiday to Peru, he prefers as little rain as possible. Few people will enjoy navigating the whole day around on Lake Titicaca in the pouring rain. A visit to

Altitude sickness while traveling in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador What you need to know while travelling on high altitude locations When you travel to Peru, Bolivia, or Ecuador, you are likely going to travel at an higher altitude than your body is used to. One of the things you have to be prepared for while you travel to higher altitudes and/ or climbing mountains in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia is altitude sickness or “soroche”.  The cause of altitude sickness is because on higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air around us and usually the air is drier. Our body needs to make more red blood cells to compensate the lesser amount of oxygen. For most people the process

Hiking in Ecuador Ecuador is a versatile country and is ideal for beautiful hiking trips. The varied landscapes provide a special experience while hiking. In addition to the beautiful hiking trails that Ecuador offers, the country is also known for its large number of mountains. This makes Ecuador very suitable for mountaineers. But what are the best tours for hiking in Ecuador? Hiking Ecuador and mountaineering in Ecuador Ecuador is about 7 times the size of the Netherlands. It is a fertile country with large differences in height on a relatively small surface. This ensures a wide variety of landscapes, which makes hiking in Ecuador attractive. Those who prefer to climb a mountain can also indulge themselves in Ecuador. There

Soon also in English! Individuele rondreis Peru Bolivia De populariteit van individuele reizen, of solo reizen is de laatste jaren sterk toegenomen en dan kunnen een individuele rondreis Peru en/of Bolivia niet achterblijven. Het zijn beide landen die voor individuele reizigers aantrekkelijk zijn. Opkomst van de individuele reiziger Individuele reizigers behoren tot een steeds groter wordende groep gelijkgestemden. Er zijn verschillende redenen waarom individuele rondreizen in populariteit zijn gestegen. Een belangrijke reden is dat de samenstelling van de samenleving veranderd is. Er zijn steeds meer mensen die alleen wonen. Ook is reizen goedkoper geworden en onze mentaliteit veranderd. Waren mensen vroeger misschien nog wat terughoudend om alleen op reis te gaan vanwege de extra kosten en de angst voor het

Car Rental in Ecuador This article will soon also be in English Een auto huren in Ecuador? Waar moet je rekening mee houden? Na de Corona Crisis is er meer vraag naar rondreizen door Ecuador met een huurauto. Dit is begrijpelijk, want een huurauto biedt meer vrijheid om te reizen waar en wanneer je maar wilt. Maar wat doe je als je de weg kwijtraakt, als er wegblokkades of kleine aardverschuivingen zijn, als je autopech hebt, of nog erger, een ongeluk krijgt? Spreek je Spaans? In dit artikel Auto huren Ecuador zal ik proberen om enkele van deze vragen te beantwoorden. Het verzekeren van een huurauto in Ecuador Om maar meteen met de belangrijkste waarschuwing te beginnen: Ecuador kent (nog)

Flying in Corona Crisis “Is it worth it to fly from A to B during the Corona Crisis?” I’m sure many people have been asking and are asking themselves this question in this current Covid-19 pandemic. I did the same when I got a job offer in Ecuador, which meant that I had to fly from Peru into Ecuador. I’m in a decent spot with good company and a job that’s just about sustainable, so why would I travel by plane to Ecuador? First of all there was no guarantee that I would be able to keep my job in Peru for the next few months, while the job in Ecuador will be for 6 months. Second, I needed the

Sustainable Tourism vs Climate Change Tourism to restore economies and slow down climate change Before the Covid-19 Crisis tourism received a lot of critic. Many people think that it isn’t sustainable and ethical to travel for fun, while our carbon footprint might cause the temperature on earth to rise with dangerous consequences. Especially flying as a leisure activity is heavily criticized. So what options does the environmentally concerned tourist have to enjoy a sustainable vacation? Is sustainable tourism possible, or is the only responsible action to restrict holidays to places that can be reached by foot, bike, or sailing boat? But what consequences will this have on our society? What if the overall benefits of tourism are bigger than the