Stretching for 1,500 miles along the west coast of the South American peninsula is the country of Peru. This wonderful country is amazingly diverse with part of the Amazon rain forest, Machu Picchu – the Holy Inca city – and the northern area, which is rich in archaeology. Peru is a combination of ancient Andean civilisations and Spanish colonisation. There are mountains, forests, plains, lakes and highlands and in the southern part of the coastal region lies the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth!
There is so much to explore on your honeymoon in Peru with Machu Picchu the Inca citadel with the Temple of the Sun being high on visitors’ lists and Lake Titicaca with its rich wildlife and Inca ruins, a close second. The capital city of Lima is popular too especially for its fine restaurants, as Peruvian cuisine is rapidly becoming world class!
There are plenty of romantic things to do in Peru including spending time on the shore of the beautiful lake of Iguna Azule in the Highland Jungle or taking a stroll along the coastal boulevard in Lima. Watching the sunrise at the Gate of the Sun in Pachu Picchu at an altitude of 2430 metres is amazing and to really share an unforgettable experience, you can set out on the four day Inca Trail together!
How long does it take to fly to Peru?
The flight time from the UK to Lima, Peru is 15 hours 25 minutes with one stop and to Cusco is 18 hours 10 minutes – also with one stop.
What is the time difference in Peru?
The time in London is six hours ahead of the time in Peru.
What language is spoken in Peru?
The official language in Peru is Spanish although the aboriginal languages of Quechua and Aymara are widely spoken too.
What is the currency in Peru?
The currency in Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Do I need a visa to visit Peru?
If you are a British citizen travelling on a UK passport, you will only need a visa if you’re staying more than 183 days. For up-to-date travel advice for Peru visit the FCO website here.