General Information


In October 2010 the local time in Lima is GMT-5.
For more detailed information, please visit:


Please inquire at:

Currency, traveler checks, credit cards ad exchange rates

The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.) sol
The official exchange rate is available from daily newspapers, hotel cashiers, banks and travel agencies. Cash and travelers checks are easily exchanged at these locations.
Almost everywhere (hotels, restaurants, night clubs, shops) accept Credit Cards. The exchange has been around S/. 2.8 to the US Dollar during this year, 2010. This makes the country an attractive destination not only for its natural beauty, but also now for its very accessible prices to foreign tourists.


Power outlet
Electric power in all Peru is 220 volt, 60-cycle alternating current. Power outlets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes with (or without) ground connection. It is convenient to bring an adaptor for these outlets to use your electric devices without problems. Some hotels may offer 110volt too, 60-cycle.

Business hours

Tourism in Lima and Peru

Official Website of the Peru Tourism:
Official Website of the Lima Tourism: