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  • Peru

    Peru Travel Planning & Travel Tips

    Embassy Contact Information:
    Americans living in or visiting Peru are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Peru.

    The U.S. Embassy in Peru is located at:
    Avenida Encalada, Cuadra 17
    Monterrico, Lima, Peru

    Telephone: 618-2000
    Fax: 618-2724

    Peru Climate: Peru does not have a climate consistent with most countries near the equator, but it is in a tropical zone. Lima’s average temperatures are anywhere from 50° F in June to 70° F in January. The average temperature is between 48 to 54° F in the sierra, where Cuzco is located. Iquitos has an average temperature of about 90° F throughout the year, and is located in the Amazon region. The cold south-north current known as the Humboldt or Peruvian Current, can create sea mist in the coastal plain because it cools the ocean breezes. This sea mist can accumulate into about 2 inches of rain in the winter months from May to October.

    In the sierra, altitude determines the climate and temperatures differ less from season to season than they do from day to night. Rain is heavy, at 75 to 125 inches annually, in the eastern rainforest where it rains nearly all the time from October through April. Also October until April is the rain season in the Andes, and snow forms from 15,500 to 19,000 ft.

    El Niño can also affect the climate every four to ten year by causing weather issues around Christmastime.

    Calling Internationally: To call Peru from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Peru’s country code, 51; and then the one or two digit area code, then dial the actual phone number.

    Electricity: Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. However, in Talara it is 110 or 220 Volts, 60 Hertz, and in Arequipa it is 220 Volts, 50 Hertz If you travel to Peru with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Peru generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

    Travel Insurance for Peru Trips: You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your Peru travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.

    Whether you’re taking a family vacation or business trip, Travel Guard has a plan for your Peru travel. These plans may include valuable medical expense coverage, trip interruption, medical emergency assistance and treatment services and more. And with Travel Guard’s 24-hour assistance line, your coverage can act as a travel guide should your plans change.*

    For more than 20 years, Travel Guard’s plans have covered millions of travelers throughout the world. We're America's leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we're here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through Travel Guard is easy to buy and with our 24-hour emergency travel services it's even easier to use.

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This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip.
You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.