When is the best time to visit Northern Peru?
Northern Peru can be visited at any time of year but unpaved roads inland can get very muddy in the rainy season Jan-Mar.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What language is spoken in Northern Peru?
The main language spoken in Northern Peru is Spanish.
What currency do I need in Northern Peru?
The Peruvian Nuevo Sol is the main currency used in Northern Peru. Notes in local currency or US dollars can be withdrawn from ATMs in the larger towns using a UK credit or debit card. Numerous money exchange offices exchange US dollars cash (few accept euros or sterling and the rate may be poor).
What is the time difference between Northern Peru and the UK?
The time difference between Northern Peru and the UK is GMT -5 hours.
What does a visit to Northern Peru combine well with?
A beach wind down in Máncora, trendy but low-key sea and surf resort on the northwest coast; pre-Columbian ruins of a ceremonial centre at Pachacamac in the desert just 31 km from Lima; the Inca sites around Cusco, including Machu Picchu (1 hour flight from Lima); a trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz, mountaineering town halfway between Trujillo and Lima.
How do I get to Northern Peru?
Frequent flights from Lima to Trujillo take 1 hour 12 mins and 1 hour 30 mins to Chiclayo or Cajamarca.
What key events are there in Northern Peru?
National Marinera Contest; Trujillo, 2 weeks from the end of Jan. Dancing couples compete in 6 categories.
Festival de la Primavera: Trujillo, last week of Sept. Pageants, floats and parades, and a competition of riders of the famous Peruvian Caballos de Paso horses famed for their extra tripping gait.
Fiesta de la Purísima Concepción: Chiclayo, 8 days prior to Carnival and also in Sep. Celebrates the town’s patron saint, with dancing, fireworks, cock fights and sporting events.
Carnival Cajamarca in a full-on affair with processions, dances and paint-throwing.
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