Pre Departure Information


Contact Office

Name: Apumayo Expediciones S.A.C:
Address: Jr. Ricardo Palma Ñ-11 Urb. Santa Monica - Wanchaq - Cusco - Peru
Phone-Fax : 51-84-246018
Emergency Phone: 051- 084 – 9766732/9766531/ 9766334
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Manager Contact Person:

Name: Pepe Lopez.
Mobile phone: 51-84-9766531 / 51- 01- 94133744
Nextel: 413 * 3744
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Tourist Visas

USA , Canada and Western Europe (Except Spain) citizens do not require a visa to enter Peru , only a valid passport. Travelers who do required a visa can obtain one through the Peruvian embassy or consulate in their area. A tourist card is given to the traveler free of change when they arrive in Peru . There are two copies of the card, one for immigration and one for the traveler. Do not lose the tourist card; it is required for exiting the country, for passport checks, and extending your stay in Peru . The maximum allowable stay in Peru is 90 days. Longer stays are possible up to 180 days with an extension ($20 USD per 30 days). Document checks occur occasional, so always carry either your passport and tourist card or a copy of them showing your identification, passport number, and entry stamp.


Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. Peru is almost on the Equator, leaving its day's roughly of equal length year round. Peru does not recognize daylight Saving Time.

Lima 12:00 h
New York 12:00 h
Buenos Aires 14:00 h
London 17:00 h
Berlin 18:00 h
Paris 18:00 h
Tokyo 2:00 h (*)
Sidney 3:00 h (*)

Travel and Flight Information

For enter to Peru you required a valid passport. No other visas or shots are required. Check in for international flights to and from Peru is usually two hours before departure. Valuable items such as camera equipment or binoculars and essentials such as prescription medications should always be hand carried on all flights to avoid loss or damage. Checked luggage should be locked and properly labeled.


The telephone country code for Peru is 51. Most numbers in Peru are six digits except in Lima where they are seven digits. Area codes are three digits starting with 0. To make and international call dial: 011- country code + area code (without the 0) + number. Postal rates are $ 1US for letters to foreign destinations. Post offices are open from 9 am to 8 pm weekdays and half day on Saturday or Sunday.

Currency and Denominations

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.) which is divided into 100 cents. Coins in circulation include the amounts of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2 and 5 Nuevos Soles. Paper bills come in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Nuevos Soles.

US Dollars are accepted in most commercial establishments, restaurants and service stations, at the current exchange rate.

Most of the establishments accept the most popular credit cards, such as Visa, Master Card, Diners and American Express. Travelers' Checks are used with some limitations. Inquire at the establishment as to whether or not they are accepted.

When paying with a credit card, make sure you are only paying the amount of the service or goods purchased.

Electric power

220 volts. Most four and five-star hotels provide 110-volt electric current


If you plan on traveling to the Jungle, the administration of a yellow fever vaccine 10 days in advance is recommended.

Places in Lima where the vaccine can be administered:
Jorge Chávez International Airport
2nd floor
Service Hours: Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.
Tel.: (01) 575-1745

International Vaccination Center
Calle Yupanqui 1400, Lima
Service hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel.: (01) 471-9920 / 471-3254

Adapting for high Altitude

Altitude physiologically affects different people in different ways. Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness include headache, nausea, loss of appetite, trouble with sleep, and lack of energy.

You should be aware of the dryness of High Mountain and desert air. The most common problem people experience is dehydration. Dehydration is easily countered by increasing your fluid intake. We recommend that you drink eight glasses of water per day.

To help prevent altitude sickness, we recommend that you always remain well hydrated, gradually expose yourself to higher elevations, exercise moderately until altitude acclimatized, eat a diet consisting of at least 70% carbohydrates beginning 1 to 2 days prior to ascent, and get plenty of rest. Furthermore, we suggest that you arrive at our gateway city least 1 to 2 days prior to the first day of your trip. And remember that alcoholic beverages, caffeine and aspirin tend to dehydrate your system.


Our guests often ask us what an appropriate tip. As in any service industry, we have found that tipping not any assures consistent and exceptional service but also provides a means for people to express their thanks and gratitude. Gratuities are of course, always left up to the discretion of our guests, and will vary according the level of service. If you feel that the level of service provided by your Peruvian trip leaders met or exceeded your expectations; however, an appropriate gratuity to each trip leader is $20-30 per guest. For the camping portion of our Peruvian trip, an additional $ 10 – 20 per guest is appropriate for the extra time your cook and porters spend on meal preparation and necessary campsite duties. As indicated, we recommend that you base gratuities on your perception of the quality of service you receive from each individual guide.