- It is prohibited to photograph airports, military bases, places near high tension towers, and police stations. It is also prohibited to photograph or film the inside of some churches, cathedrals, and museums. Find out the restrictions before visiting.
- Peruvian law prohibits and penalizes the extraction, transport, marketing, and exportation of any plant or animal species, alive or dead, if you do not have INRENA approval to do so.
- Peruvian law prohibits and penalizes the marketing and exportation of original pieces of the country’s cultural wealth (pottery, textiles, metal objects, and any other archeological or historic-artistic piece). Nevertheless, you may take replicas that have the Ministerio de Cultura certification.
- In Peru, we strongly desire to contribute to the rights and happiness of our greatest national treasure, our children. Therefore, the clients and all those who exploit our children and young people sexually shall go to jail (Law N° 28251).
If you wish to visit one of the Protected Natural Areas, check the entrance requirements and recommendations laid out by the National Institute of Natural Resources. To trek or take other excursions, consult with the local population on the state of the trails and route difficulty.
For trips on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it is indispensable that you hire the services of a National Cultural Institute authorized agency or tour guide. Since it is a trip in high demand, it is recommended that you make the reservation plenty of time beforehand.
For visiting archeological sites, we recommend the use of tennis shoes or rubber soled shoes, especially if it is about the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary.
If you want to drive in Peru, you need your driver’s license, a copy of your passport, the vehicle’s registration, and if it is a rental, the rental contract. International driver’s licenses are valid for one year. In the event of an accident or incident, find a traffic police officer. If the car is a rental, also call the rental car company.
It is absolutely prohibited to carry drugs. If you do so, you will be arrested and put in jail. Do not accept to take in your luggage packages belonging to strangers, under any circumstances.