Before You Go

Things you need to know or do before going to Peru, including travel planning, packing, visas, vaccinations and more….

How to Get a SIM Card in Peru

Peruvian SIM Cards

Travelers can sometimes find purchasing SIM cards in Peru a difficult task. Follow this quick guide and you’ll be making calls and roaming with your Peruvian sim card in no time!

El Misti: How to Conquer The Iconic Arequipa Volcano

Arequipa Volcano With Church

The most prominant feature of the landscape of Arequipa is undoubtedly the surrounding volcanoes (Misti, Mount Chachani and Pichu Pichu Peak). The most well-known Arequipa volcano is Misti, which sits at 5,825m above sea level, in between Mount Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu Peak (5,669m). ‘El Misti’ comes from the Quechua language, meaning ‘The Gentleman.’ All three mountains lie northeast of Arequipa and are usually visible throughout the entire year but are particularly visible in the winter months (May-November).

Chachapoyas: Discover Peru’s Best Kept Secret

Gocta Waterfall in Chachapoyas Peru

Most people are familiar with the well-trodden gringo trail, but have you heard of Chachapoyas. This town in the Amazonas region of northern Peru is an amazing off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and truly Peru’s best kept secret. Don’t miss out on Chachapoyas’s amazing attractions!