Peru Travel 2023 – Ongoing Updates!

Peru Entry/Travel Updates

Last update: Aug 2nd, 2023

  • EVERYTHING in Peru operating 100% as normal since Febuary 2023!
  • Protests that happened in December 2022 in places like Juliaca have passed, new elections called for Dec 2023, no issues expected in meantime
  • Recommended to book trips in advance as demand is coming back strong for the rest of year
  • Rainbow Mountain and Huacachina Oasis continue to be the 2 fastest growing destinations in Peru
  • Peru Hop offering free cancellation up to end of 2025 if you need to change your trip for any reason

Have more questions regarding Peru? Read the 2023 Peru Travel Frequently Asked Questions further below!

Peru is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, home to not only Machu Picchu, but Huacachina Desert Oasis, Lake Titicaca, Rainbow Mountain, and more. Unfortunately, like in almost any country, protests can happen for a number of reasons (like we have seen in France, the USA, and the UK recently). These protests NEVER look to cause issues for tourists but of course, strikes at airports, for example, can cause problems, which is unfortunately what happened here in December 2022.

However we are happy to say Peru is fully back to normal with 2023 expected to be a great year for tourism as the country grows in popularity due to having so many incredible attractions in 1 place.

We at Peru Hop are ALWAYS here to answer any questions you may have, with our on-the-ground local expert team here in Lima only too happy to help. See HERE about how to contact us.

If you plan to fly within Peru, look into our Day Trips here.

If you plan to travel by bus in Peru, look at our various bus passes here.

2023 Peru Travel Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions about travel in Peru for 2023 with the detailed answers.

Is traveling to Peru safe right now?

Yes, it’s safe for all types of travelers! Whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner, family or friends, you’ll have a fun and unforgettable experience. There are no more protests or issues expected any time soon.

Many cities and communities thrive on tourism and are always demanding the best from the government for all the tourists that arrive. Because of this, there’s a growth in the number of international travelers year by year that reaffirms that the country is on the map of world tourism.

Nonetheless, as usual when traveling, we recommend you use your common sense and don’t do things that you would not do in your own country.

Are there any travel restrictions in Peru?

There are NO travel restrictions or requirements in Peru.

Can I cross the border from Peru to Bolivia?

Yes, the border from Peru to Bolivia and vice versa is open and completely safe.

To have a smooth and painless process our check out some of our passes – that go to Bolivia while visiting the best of Peru – where our local, expert guide is always onboard and will help out during the border crossing through Copacabana!

Are Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail open?

Machu Picchu has been open as normal for some time now, as well as the Inca Trail and all other tours/treks that make way to one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

We recommend planning and booking as soon as possible. There’s a limit on the amount of visitors per day and every day there are more travelers coming to Peru to visit Machu Picchu.

Are the Machu Picchu trains operating?

Yes, trains to and from Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), the gateway to Machu Picchu, are operating as normal.

Is Dengue an issue in Peru?

Peru is a very diverse country, from tourist hot spots to jungle villages that are almost inaccessible, and from the extremely wealthy to the extremely poor. As a result, there are some towns that can be affected by hygiene issues and diseases. 99% of the places where tourists go will have no issues with any diseases such as Dengue or anything else.

Rest assured, Peru Hop is a local Peruvian company, and we give a lot back to the community here in Peru through donations and community work from our amazing local staff.

Is the Peru Hop operating as normal?

Peru Hop and it’s unique hop-on, hop-off bus system is operating as normal. Demand has come back strong for the rest of year due to the growing popularity of many attractions in each destination which is why we recommend to book in advance.

If you’re still a bit unsure know that there are free cancellations up to end of 2025 if you need to change your trip for any reason.

Check out all the passes here.

Are Peru Hop Day Trips running as normal?

Yes! All Peru Hop day trips are running as normal. Our award-winning Day Trips from Lima and Cusco are a MUST-DO for anybody visiting Peru and is perfect for those planning to fly within Peru.

Visit the Huacachina desert aasis with the highest sand dunes in South America, a Mini-Galapagos, the Nazca Lines and even the mystical Lake Titicaca!

Check out all the day trips here.

Can Peru Hop help me create an itinerary for travel in Peru?

We at Peru Hop are ALWAYS happy to help those looking to discover this beautiful country. If you have any questions or need help planning your trip, contact us and we’ll get back to you straight away!

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