What to do in Peru?

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You can visit Peru throughout the year. The tourist high season starts between May and June, and it ends between September and October. The crowded months are July and August. The tourist low season goes from December till March.
The weather in Peru is changeable, and it all depends on where you are. Peru has different natural regions: the coast, the mountains and the jungle. Coast: On the north coast and on the desert areas, the weather is warm and sunny throughout the year. On the central coast is the same during the summer (from December to March), and in winter (June to September) is wet and cloudy most of the time. Mountain: The rainy season begins in October and ends in March, and from April until September, the weather is usually dry. In June, July and August there are frosts, where the temperature drops considerably, especially very early in the morning, and during the night. However, the sun usually shines throughout most of the year. Jungle: The Peruvian jungle is usually tropical and humid during most of the year, being the rainy season from November to March, and it is drier from April to October. Temperatures are likely to fall by days, between May and August.
The official currency is SOL (PEN). We recommend traveling with the local currency in case you need to buy something small like a bottle of water, for example. You can change your money in “Exchange houses”, which you can find in the main cities and downtown districts. It can also be changed at some airports and hotels. Most restaurants and shopping centers accept credit or debit cards, except in small local markets or remote areas.
Peruvian food is one of the best gastronomies in the world, and has a great variety of typical dishes with excellent fusions. You can taste the seafood, being the main dish the “Ceviche”: a delicious marinated fish in lemon juice, or taste the delicious trout in the mountains. The creole food like Lomo Saltado, Ají de Gallina, Causa a limeña, Rocoto Relleno, and the Carapulcra stand out. Peru has a very good Andean cuisine, where potatoes and corn are used to prepare soups and stews. Exotic fruits and fresh river fish are classic in the Peruvian Amazon. Also, the desserts are from the colonial era such as the Mazamorra Morada or the Suspiro a la Limeña. And you can’t miss the national drinks, such as Chicha Morada and Chicha de Jora, and the traditional Pisco Sour cocktail, perfect for appetizers.
The official language is Spanish, however, there are other official native languages such as Quechua and Aymara, which are still spoken in high Andean areas. In the tourism sector, most of the people speak English, and then there are guides and professional agents in other languages such as Italian, French, German, etc.

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