*About Us*

*Peru Highlights*

A guide to the best things to see, do and experience in Peru

*Destination Guide*

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero), Paracas & Ballestas Islands, Nasca, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Huaraz, Amazon Jungle, Trujillo, Mancora

*Tour Operators*

Cusco, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Nasca, Huaraz, USA, UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

*Recommended Hotels*

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley (Pisac, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo) Nasca, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Huaraz, Amazon Jungle Lodges, Iquitos, Trujillo, Mancora

*Peru Travel Information*

When to visit Peru, Peru Weather, Maps of Peru, International Flights, Domestic Flights, Travel PracticalitiesVisa Requirements, Overland Transport, Staying Healthy, Money, Safety, Embassies in Peru, Peruvian Embassies Abroad, Peru Facts & Figures, Sample Trip Itineraries

*Trekking in Peru*

Trekking Introduction, Classic 4 day Inca Trail (Cusco), Short Inca Trail (Cusco), Salkantay/Inca Trail (Cusco), Alternative Salkantay (Cusco), Ausangate Circuit (Cusco), Lares Valley (Cusco), Choquequirao (Cusco), Santa Cruz (Huaraz), Alpamayo Circuit (Huaraz)

*Adventure Activities*

Rafting, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Bird watching, Horseback Riding, Parapenting, Hot air ballooning, Surfing, Beaches

*Photo Gallery*

Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Pisac, Inti Raymi, plus many more


Introduction, Travel Code, Local Projects, EcoLinks

*Recommended Peru Guidebooks*

*Peru Web Links*

*Contact Us*


Andean Travel Web

Contains over 800 pages of useful travel information for visitors to Peru. We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers helping to promote Peru as well as running several community projects.

Andean Travel Web Logo - Home Page to Travel Information On South America.

Travel Guide to PERU

Andean Travel Web Guide to Peru is recommended by South American Handbook, Cusco & the Inca Trail (Footprint), Lonely Planet Peru Guide, Rough Guide to Peru, The Inca Trail by Richard Danbury, Moon Handbooks Peru  and many other specialist guidebooks. >>For more details of these guidebooks click here.

Tourist Exchange Rates (updated 09 August 2016): 1USD = 3.27 Soles

This is the best rate offered in the Casas de Cambio (money exchange houses) along Avenida Sol in Cusco. You will get a much lower rate if you change your money at the airports, banks or change travellers cheques.

Machu Picchu Photo

Guide to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Latest News

Big changes to buying your entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. Government authorities have strictly limited the number of visitors to Machu Picchu to only 2500 each day.  Many visitors without a ticket have been turned away. Tickets in August are selling out more than a week in advance. Tickets can now be bought in advance online to avoid disappointment.

Cusco Home Page

If you're coming to Peru you'll probably find yourself in Cusco. Whatever you're looking for you'll find this page a useful starting point. Information on hotels, tour operators, restaurants, nightlife, things to do and local attractions.

We are also writing a new website just on Cusco and Machu Picchu. Take a preview at www.cuscovisitor.com


Best of Cusco Photo Gallery

Cusco Plaza de Armas (main square)

inca trail map

Inca Trail Guide

Find out the latest news as well as information about the trail, guideline prices, trek regulations, plenty of photos and a list of recommended local trekking operators. Just make sure you book well in advance this year. Also check out the availability of Inca Trail trek permits in real-time. If the Inca Trail is fully booked check-out some alternative treks.

Ecotourism in Peru

Eco-tourism symbol

Low impact travel hints and guide to local aid projects. How to be a responsible traveller.

Look for this logo for Ecotourism company information.

Peru Gallery - More than 1500 great photos of Peru


Pisac market, Cusco - every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Which Tour Company ?

The top tour operators listed and reviewed. Website and contact details so that you can book direct. Don't pay commission to middlemen and don't end up with a cowboy operator!

Top Amazon Jungle Lodges

Planning on taking a trip to the Amazon Rainforest ? It's a jungle out there ! We review the top jungle lodges in Iquitos, Tambopata and Manu.


Peru Guidebooks - South American Handbook Peru Guidebooks - Lonely Planet Peru Guide Peru Guidebooks - Peru Guidebook (Footprint) Peru Guidebooks - Discovery Peru (Lonely Planet) Peru Guidebooks - Peru Guidebook (Moon)

Choose the Best Guidebook to Peru


Las Pocitas Beach, Mancora, Peru

Las Pocitas Beach, Mancora, northern Peru

Hotels in Peru

Your independent guide to over 300 of the best value hotels on offer in Peru. Photos, prices, reviews and website addresses so that you can make your reservation direct


International Flights to Peru

Information about the various airlines that fly from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand to Peru. We also have information about how to book domestic flights in Peru


Electric supply and plugs used in Peru

Electric supply in Peru is 220 volts AC, 60Hz - twin flat blade (as used in the USA) and twin round pin plugs (as used in continental Europe) are both standard here - More info


Andean Travel Web Guide to Peru. Copyright Andean Travel Web Guide to Peru 2000-2016. All material used within this web site is original work and is subject to international copyright law. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited without prior permission from the editor. This web page was last updated in April 2016