Bring a valid passport. We recommend that your passport remain valid for at least six months after your departure date. Visas are not required for US or Canadian citizens.
No inoculations are required to enter Peru or to return to the US after visiting Peru. The CDC recommends malaria pills and the yellow fever shot; however, you should consult with your personal physician.
Miami to Lima: 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Lima to Iquitos: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Most Lima hotels accommodate 110/220 voltage appliances, with a hairdryer and iron in each room. The voltage in hotels outside of Lima and on our riverboat is 220 volts and will require a current converter. The outlets are typical of what is found throughout North America, with two parallel pins. It is “Type A” on http://electricaloutlet.org/type-a .
Two current convertors and a power strip with USB connections will be available in each cabin. You may also wish to travel with additional current converters and adapter plugs if you need additional power supplies for your electronic equipment.
In Cusco and Machu Picchu you will need a converter if your appliance is not made to convert 110v to 220v automatically as well as an adaptor for any 3 prong appliances down to 2 prongs.
If traveling with a C-Pap or other medical equipment, make sure you check with the manufacturer for specific requirements and that you bring any proper converters, adaptors and protectors for all devices. If you need distilled water for your C-Pap Machine, please let us know and we will make arrangements to have some on board for you.
The electrical output on vessels and in hotels can surge and affect appliances and devices that you have plugged into the outlets. International Expeditions and its affiliates are not responsible for damages to these items. Please leave items plugged in only when in use, or for the minimum time required.
The Iquitos area, near where IE explores on the Amazon Voyage travel package, is located a few degrees south of the Equator and is characterized by strong tropical sun and rainforest. Average temperatures range from the upper 70° to upper 80°F year-round during the day, to the lower 70s at night. It can be cool on the river at night or on overcast days. There is very little seasonal variation between winter and summer temperatures. The average humidity ranges from 60-80%, and rainfall occurs approximately 250 days out of the year. Most showers occur in the late afternoon or evening and are of short duration.
Lima temperatures vary from 70-84°F January through March; 63-81°F April through June; 59-66°F July through September; and 61-75°F October through December.