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BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Here it is some advices to prepare your trip to Peru.

 

TIME DIFFERENCE
There are 6 hours difference between England and Peru from March to October (summer time). However, from November to February, there are only 5 hours apart

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WEATHER
The weather can change several times a day. We advise you to consult one of these sites to get an idea:
• Site SENAMHI National Meteorological Center (in Spanish): http://www.senamhi.gob.pe/

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ELECTRICITY
Voltage: 110/220V
frequency 50/60
Energy inputs in the Peru are of 2 types:

• The first entry is americano.la second type is used in some parts of Europe but the two can be used with a universal adapter
• In the jungle, electricity is limited. Therefore it is important to recharge your batteries before going to the jungle or buy batteries before coming to Puerto Maldonado


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HEALTH

It is important to follow some rules, in Peru, hygiene and health of our guests.

- Do not drink tap water unless it is boiled or purified with tablets.
- Wash your hands regularly to reduce the risk of contamination
- Avoid eating meat or fish in the markets is preferable to eating in restaurants especially the ceviche

No vaccinations are compulsory in Europe. However, it is recommended for extended stays vaccine, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever.


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SAFETY

During the tours, there is no increased risk to come to Peru. However, it ispreferable to adopt certain rules when traveling by public transport or free visits to the city:

- Have a copy of your passport in different places in your luggage. Therefore, in case of theft, it will be easier to redo a temporary passport papers.

- Have your money in your pockets or bag near the body, to avoid drawing attention.

- If you have in your backpack and valuables in transit remains the bag between your legs or knees so you avoid theft.
             
- If you hike alone in remote rural areas without a local contact. There are no risks in general, but you must be sure you know the route you are doing and know how to exchange words with the locals.

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PROCEDURES

To come to Peru, do not need visa, only to have a passport valid for 6 months after return date. If required, a tourist visa for a period of three months can be achieved in Peru.

ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU MUST HAVE COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT IN DIFFERENT BAGS

In case of loss or theft of your passport:
You must report the loss or theft to the nearest police station. Once issued this statement, call the Embassy of Spain to learn the steps.

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EQUIPMENT

General :
• A large backpack (approximately. 60 liters) or a suitcase.
• A small backpack 20-30 liters.
• Comfortable shoes.
• A hat or cap (for sun and cold).
• Sunglasses.
• A waterproof jacket, preferably Gore-Tex
• Warm clothes for the evenings, in high places the temperature drops quickly.
• First aid kit.
• A scarf to protect the neck.

For the hike :
• A pair of Trekking shoes.
• A  fleece jacket.
• Special shoes for hiking
• special socks to prevent blisters
• A hat (cold nights)
• A towel

Material :
• A water bottle
• Sunscreen
• A lighter .
• A pocket knife
• A flashlight
• A simple toiletries
• A sleeping bag with a minimum of pleasant temperature of 10 ° C for high altitude treks
• Plastic bags (to collect the waste or to protect yourselves in case of rain)

For the ascents :
• For the climbs and if the area is in snowy  you must have:
• Special sunglasses (with side shields)
• Ski mask (a must in bad weather and strong winds)
• Headlamp + batteries
• A utility knife + briquet
• Thermo
• Sunscreen of high protection degree.
• Lip protection cream
• Heaters (optional)

Technical equipment :
• 2 technical axes
• 1 pair of telescopic poles
• 1 pair of crampons +  ANTIBOTT preset
• 1 harness
• Petzl Climbing crank
• 4 feet of rope (Ø 8 mm) + 2 m Ø 6 mm
• 1 descender
• 4 largelockers
• 1 Helmet