The official currency of Peru is Sol. $1 U.S. Dollar = 3.30 Sol and .30 Sol = $1 U.S. Dollar
There are currency exchange stops at the airport and in the cities. It is recommended to carry coins to pay for small items.
What is the native language spoken?
The main language in Peru is Spanish, although Quechua is spoken in the Cusco area. In major tourist cities such as Lima or Cusco, it is very common to meet people who speak English.
What airport do we fly to and from?
Booking an airfare ticket to and from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru is the best option. This is the location The Move-ment transportation team will be picking up and dropping off guests at.
How far is the airport from the hotel?
The Taypikala hotel is located 1hour 45 mins. From Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru.
What documents are needed to visit Peru?
A passport valid for six months is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Peru will receive a card from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days).
Do I need a Visa?
The entry into Peru for citizens of most american and European Countries does not require a Visa.
What is the temperature in Machu Picchu in November?
High 77 °F _ Pressure 30.57 "Hg
Low 36 °F _Pressure 30.21 "Hg
Average 58 °F_ Pressure 30.39 "Hg
What to pack/wear on this trip?
Pack layers of clothing to accommodate the fluctuating temperatures around Machu Picchu. Conditions in the day are often sunny and hot, whereas nighttime temperatures drop significantly at such high altitudes. Guests should pack a lightweight pair of pants, a tee-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, fleece jacket and a rain jacket. This simple combination of outerwear will allow you to add or subtract layers as necessary. Also, don't forget several pairs of socks and underwear. Bring sunscreen, water bottle, journal, small towel, lip balm and toiletries. Those who are sensitive to the sun should bring a hat and sunglasses.
For The Move-ment programming please bring clothing you’d feel comfortable in; athleisure wear, dresses, pants, t-shirts, etc,.
What type of footwear is best for this trip?
For November 11th we recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots or athletic shoes. Closed-toe footwear is preferable the rugged paths of Machu Picchu.
For The Move-ment programming please bring comfortable shoes or sandals.
Is the water in Peru safe to drink?
Avoid drinking running water, drink only bottled water. Tourists should only drink bottled or sterilized water in Peru to avoid getting sick.
What is the time zone in Peru?
Eastern Time Zone. Same as Miami, FL.
What to bring for altitude sickness?
On the 11th and 12th we will be at a higher altitude, so it is recommended that you bring something to combat the dizziness. Talk to your doctor or in Cusco there are many safe items made from the coca leaf: candy, tea, cookies ... All made for combating altitude sickness. If you are the daring one, there is also the option to chew the coca leaf.
Do I need to bring a converter/adapter to Peru for electricity?
Peru uses 220 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Travelers will require a voltage converter for 110 volt devices. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US, though some facilities have been noted to use the 2 rounded prongs instead.
How many days is this trip?
The Move-ment - Be Here Now Experience in Machu Picchu, Peru is a 5 days and 4 nights experience. The Move-Ment team is not responsible for guest accommodations or transportation prior to the 8th of November or after the 12th of November.
Is transportation provided?
Airfare is not included. Ground transportation will be provided throughout the duration of this trip. Starting from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru to Taypikala hotel. To Machu Picchu and back to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru. If guests choose to arrive prior to the 8th of November or leave after the 12th of November, they must provide their own transportation.