Volunteering in Peru

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Peru - Country Information

Peru has three different landscapes to offer:

  • The coast
  • the sierra (the Andes and the highlands) and
  • the selva (the rainforest and cloud forest in the mountains).

General information about Peru:

Shortinfo:

Climate:

The climate in Peru is subtropical, yet it differs according to the region you are in. During summer (December – March) there are up to 25 °C in the inner regions of the country and up to 31°C at the coast. During monsoon season (June – September) however, the coast is covered by a thick fog, which lets the temperature drop to around 15°C, while in the rainforest, the temperature can decrease to 10°C.

Flight information:

Airlines flying to Peru from Germany are: Condor, KLM, Air France, Delta, American Airline, Iberia, British Airways, Avianca, Lufthansa, Lan Airlines, United, TAM Linhas Aereas, and Air Canada. In order to receive flight information and comparing offers of different airlines, please contact our partner travel agency via: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de

Should you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Language:

Spanish is the official language of Peru. However, English is spoken in most tourist areas.

Tips and taxes

In hotels and restaurants, 10% are accounted to the bill as taxes and 10% as tips. Nevertheless, a small tip is expected.

Water:

We recommend buying bottled water.

Data and Facts:

official language
Spanish
CapitalLima
Area1.285.225 km²
Population29.546.970
Currency1 Nuevo Sol = 100 Céntimos

1 € = S/. 3,41

Telephone code
+51

Costs (approx.):

tren (from Cuzco to Aguas)
approx. US$ 50,- p. P.
Bus$ 10 depending on the distance
Food (Sodas)$ 4 - 8
Taxi in Town$ 0,25 per kilometer

General information about Peru:

Climate:

The climate in Peru is subtropical, yet it differs according to the region you are in. During summer (December – March) there are up to 25 °C in the inner regions of the country and up to 31°C at the coast. During monsoon season (June – September) however, the coast is covered by a thick fog, which lets the temperature drop to around 15°C, while in the rainforest, the temperature can decrease to 10°C.

Flight information:

Airlines flying to Peru from Germany are: Condor, KLM, Air France, Delta, American Airline, Iberia, British Airways, Avianca, Lufthansa, Lan Airlines, United, TAM Linhas Aereas, and Air Canada. In order to receive flight information and comparing offers of different airlines, please contact our partner travel agency via: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de

Should you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Ausreisen:

Quito und Guayaquil sind für Flüge ab dem 08.02.2011 nunmehr im Ticketpreis enthalten.

Language:

Spanish is the official language of Peru. However, English is spoken in most tourist areas.

Tips and taxes

In hotels and restaurants, 10% are accounted to the bill as taxes and 10% as tips. Nevertheless, a small tip is expected.

Water:

We recommend buying bottled water.

Shortinfo:

Daten und Fakten:

AmtsspracheSpanisch
HauptstadtQuito
Fläche283.562 km²
Einwohnerzahl15.223.690
WährungUS-Dollar
Telefonvorwahl+593

Kosten (ca):

Zug$11 (von Riobamba nach Alausi, 5h)
Bus$ 1 pro Stunde Fahrtzeit
Essen (Sodas)$ 1,5 - 4 Euro
Taxi Innerorts (Kurzstrecken)$ 1
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Attractions

Sights:

Cusco is an important traffic junction in Peru. Due to its various archeological sights in- and outside of the city, its vast number of small stores, restaurants, and bars Cusco is very popular. On foot, one can easily reach the Inca ruins of Saksaywaman or the villages and ruin cities of the Sacred Valley. In addition, Cusco is also the point of departure to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Lake Titicaca:

Lake Titicaca is located in 3856 m midway through the mountains. Its water is very cold, yet the locals live mostly from fishing as well as the breeding of Lamas and Alpacas. Descending from here, one can go on tours to the floating islands of Puno, can take a trip to Bolivia where one can visit the small village of Copacabana and the Isla del Sol, or travel to la Paz.

Arequipa – „The white city“:

The city and its historic center, which is surrounded by three vulcanoes - Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, has been declared UNCESCO world heritage in the year 2000.

Machu Picchu:

The old ruin city of the Incas is the main tourist attraction of Peru. The city, which is listed as UNESCO world heritage since 1983, is located in 2300 m and is constituted of 200 buildings with a defined system of stairs and terraces.

 

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