Peru Information, Guidelines & General Advice

Peru is a very diverse country with a rich culture that reflects literally in all aspects of life. As a travel destination the possibilities are endless when you take the time to not only focus on the well-known main attractions and consider discovering the country and the people. Peru Telegraph is much more than a news portal and our aim is to provide important information also for the traveler, visitor and resident to make your stay much easier, safer and enjoyable. The Peru Info section will help you find well researched guidelines, advices and basic knowledge. We love to share our ample experience of the country to help you with the daily difficulties you might encounter...
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Marinera dance performance with Peruvian Paso Horse; photo: Marca Peru
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Mid- to late-April
Each year around mid- to late-April the National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses (ANCPCPP) organizes the Concurso Nacional Oficial del Caballo Peruano de Paso (National Peruvian Paso Horse Competition), one of the two most important horse competitions of the country in Mamacona near Pachacamac, about 30 km (19 miles) south of Lima – the other...
How to obtain a Peruvian driver's license
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Visitors who come to Peru as tourists or on any other short-term temporary visa can drive with their national driver’s license in Peru for up to 183 days. To be prepared for all eventualities it is however recommended to apply for an international driving license in your home country before visiting Peru, this way avoiding language barriers and discussions...
Paying administration charges and processing fees in Peru
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All administration charges and processing fees government agencies, public authorities and entities levy in Peru have to be paid at the Banco de la Nacion.
Since May 2018 tourist visa can be extended in Peru again
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For years it wasn’t possible to extend your tourist visa / "temporary authorization to enter as a tourist" once you entered Peru. This changed in May 2018.
Easter celebrations in Peru are a quite traditional affair with some ancient customs mixed; here the procession of El Señor de los Temblores in Cusco on Holy Monday; photo: Andina
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End of March / beginning of April
Around the globe the celebration of Easter, so the commemoration of Jesus’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection from the dead, is the most important festivity in the yearly calendar for Christians; Peru, where over 80% of the population is catholic and another more or less 12% evangelic protestant, is no exception.
Peru celebrages its craftsmen on the Peruvian Artisan Day; photo: Marca Peru
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19 March
March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day, the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, who is believed to have been a carpenter or craftsman in wood or even metal. In his memory countries around the globe pay homage to artisans and craftsmen on this day.
San José Festival in the northern beach town of Las Delicias near Trujillo; photo: iPeru
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19 March
Each year around March 19, the small beach town of Las Delicias located about 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the city of Trujillo celebrates the Feria de San José in honor of its patron Saint Joseph.
Grape Harvest Festival in Peru - Festival de la Vendimia; photo: andina
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March
Since the Spanish conquerors brought the first grapevines to Peru, which prospered due to favorable climate along the southern coast, a significant wine industry developed in the region. Today cultivating grapes and producing wine and Peru’s famous Pisco plays an important role in Peru especially in the southern cities of Ica and Pisco.
Valentine's Day in Peru; photo: USA Today
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14 February
Just like in numerous countries around the globe, on February 14 Peru celebrates Valentine’s Day, the day of love, romance and passion.
The Afro-Peruvian Summer Festival (Festival del Verano Negro) in Chincha celebrates Afro-Peruvian culture
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Usually around mid-February
Chincha - and here especially the district of El Carmen – in the southern Ica region of Peru can be considered as the capital of African culture in the country and is home to the largest celebrations of Afro-Peruvian art, folklore, gastronomy, music and dance each February.
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