December 2018

Guide to Preparing a Trip to Peru

Right now I’m in Peru and the most question that comes in is how to go to Peru? To answer this question I gave a guide to preparing a trip to Peru.

Visa and so on

The good news is that Indonesians to Peru have been granted a visa for 183 days. So you can be satisfied until 6 months if you want to explore all of Peru. From Indonesia, you just have to enter immigration and get a passport stamp.


There are many flights for trips to Peru from Indonesia. From Indonesia, the familiar and easy path is to go through the Netherlands with KLM. Why is that? Because during transit there is no need to leave immigration or need a Schengen transit visa. So from Indonesia it transits twice, Malaysia and the Netherlands, both of them do not need to leave immigration, remain inside the terminal.

KLM Amsterdam – Peru
While other lines that are also familiar and can be taken are Asian routes, namely from Indonesia to Japan / Hong Kong and then the United States / Canada and continue to Peru.

At this moment KLM is being heavily promoted to Peru from Amsterdam, so prepare the best plan because the biggest budget portion to Peru is the flight.

Time difference

The thing that is quite extreme is the time difference of up to 12 hours. So if in Peru at 6 am then in Indonesia it is 6 pm. It can make our bodies jet lag so I suggest giving a break at the beginning of a trip in Peru.


The Peruvian currency is Nueva Sol, the exchange rate is approximately 1 Sol = 4000 a few rupiahs, forgetting exactly. For exchanges I suggest not exchanging at the airport, the exchange rate is very bad, it’s better in Money Changer that is almost in every big city.

In tourist cities like Lima, Arequipa, Puno or Cusco in some shops or restaurants you can receive US Dollars or Euros. For trips to Lima I recommend bringing US Dollars or Euros for a trip to Peru, upon arrival in Peru just exchanged to Sol.


As I write this note, Peru is entering the beginning of winter which lasts until the middle of the year. Besides that it is a dry season with rain. In my opinion, the best time to Peru is between March and May.

Food Prices

Okay, for food on the sidewalk or stall the price is relatively between 4 soles – 10 soles per menu. Eating in restaurants is between 15-60 soles per menu.

Street Food in Peru
If you eat at a restaurant it will usually be offered in the menu entre, main course and dessert. Or if you don’t just go to a buffet restaurant, it will certainly be more expensive but you can take it to your heart’s content.

Culinary Taste

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Know these 5 facts about Peru so that your vacation is safe and comfortable

Peru is one destination in South America that you can choose to vacation with family or friends. There, you can see the archaeological site of the Incas at Machu Picchu. You can also see floating islands made of straw to see colorful mountains like rainbows. Before visiting there were some facts about Peru that could be used as a guide.

1. Visa-free for six months the Commercial Adviser Embbasy of Peru, Faisal Chalid Lasiny said that for Indonesian tourists who will visit Peru, visa is enforced for 183 days. “So tourists can just come, when on immigration they will be asked what their destination is and what will be done in Peru. Later tourists will be given visa-free for approximately six months, “Faisal said to KompasTravel some time ago. Larco Museum in the city of Lima, Peru, has become a popular place among tourists, especially for those who have an interest in history.

2. Acclimatization Tourists must also adjust their bodies to height or acclimatization. Tourists are advised to adjust their breathing when they arrive in Peru. “Tourists must adjust their breathing first because they are at a height. If we go to Peru, we suggest that for approximately two days, we will first be in the city of Cusco, “Faisal said. The purpose of this breathing adjustment is to ensure tourists’ health also makes the vacation safer and more comfortable. Transfer of height that is too fast will cause the body to suffer from an altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness) such as nausea, dizziness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and disturbed sleep , Faisal said that at least prepare time in Peru 5 days 4 nights to visit the best places. However, if you want to be more satisfied you can prepare when you are traveling in Peru. “Many tourists only know about Machu Picchu, even though many landscapes are extraordinary,” he said. Huaca Pucllana is an ancient pyramid in the city of Lima, Peru. (BARRY KUSUMA)

3. Vacation costs As for the cost of holidays, said Faisal depends on the tourists themselves in choosing flights, lodging, and culinary. “If the plane ticket (to Peru) through Europe is approximately Rp. 30 million, with a total trip of around 34 hours. It can also pass through America, the price is a little cheaper than through Europe. But tourists must have a transit visa in the United States, “he said. Then, for self-accommodation, there are choices of star hotels or lodging for backpackers. Lodging prices vary, for backpacker classes ranging from 20 dollars or around Rp 270,000. Meanwhile, for five-star hotel accommodation starting from the price of 60 dollars per night or around Rp. 810,000. You can get a fee for every single meal in a restaurant with prices starting at 15 soles or around Rp. 60,000. However, the cost of eating depends on tourists, because there are still many other foods that are cheaper or more expensive than that price. 5. Can take a tour if you … Read More

Why Switzerland Is One of the Top Honeymoon Destinations

Switzerland is one of the smallest countries located in central Europe. It’s a place you ought to visit with your wife. From the hilly Alps to the mountainous town of Saint Moritz, Switzerland Tourism offers almost everything that you have dreamed of.

The country is beautiful, pleasant and has mind-blowing places because of which it becomes a natural destination for honeymooners to visit. There are several romantic activities that couples can do.

Activities Couples Can Do in Switzerland 
One great thing about the country is that there are so many things for lovers to enjoy. The pleasant weather makes you good to visit almost any time of the year. Skiing, cycling, rafting, bird watching are some of the first things to begin with.

Make Some Cheese
Home to a bunch of cheese varieties (almost 400) like Sbrinz, Emmentaler, Schabziger etc, fun starts when you visit towns like Gruyeres and Appenzell and start making them.

If you are looking for peace and togetherness, go for several camps and adventure activities that Swiss Tourism offers. There are thousands of camps offering unique benefits, and so many choices that you just have to choose the best.

Visit Lakes
Be sure to visit the numerous lakes. Lakes are in abundance in Switzerland like Geneva Lake, Lucerne Lake, Lake Brienz, Lake Zug, Lake Como etc.

Chocolate Place
Milk chocolate was invented here. Surely, your wife will love the varieties of chocolates in the land of chocolates.

Rail Journeys
Switzerland is a well-connected country. Be sure to travel in trains like Glacier Express & Bernina Express crossing mountains, hills, valleys and bridges.

Feast Yourself
The Swiss culture invites foods from multiple cuisines. Swiss food is a melting pot blend of Italian, French, German and Austrian food. You will get fresh, tasty and delicious meals wherever you go.

If you really want to be with your partner, go for long drives over mountainous valleys, hills and country sides. The interesting fact is that there are plenty of roads to drive.

Do not miss travelling to cities for their beauty. Switzerland cities are unlike other cities. They are developed and offer plenty of attractions like museums, zoos, nightlife, eateries, and recreational zones.

Tour Some Villages
You can visit and interact with the locals who have a friendly nature. Their hospitality and stories will amaze you. Learn their ways and languages to earn you time. Make sure to tell them about your love story as well.

Switzerland also offers some top romantic destinations like Lucerne, Ticino, Lausanne, Rhine Falls and Interlaken. Perhaps, one of many reasons to visit Switzerland is the fact that it’s a paradise on earth. Couples visiting such a paradise are meant to strengthen their relationship. The unique memory created helps them remember those good times forever.

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