Rental Car Peru
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Are you looking for affordable car hire? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding, also you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Peru short guide
Peru is located in South America, and has coastline on the Pacific Ocean in the west. The country has 29.5 million inhabitants (2009) and bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil and Bolivia.
The landscape consists of plains along the coast to the west, the Amazon rainforest in the east – as well as the Andes, which stretches through the country from north to south. The highest mountain is Huascarán, located 6,768 meters above sea level
Lake Titicaca is situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia to the north – in the Andes. This lake is full 3812 meters above sea level, and is a major tourist attraction.
Peru has a tropical rainy climate in the east – with over 25 degrees Celsius all year. In the west, the country desert climate – dry, hot days. As a curiosity may be mentioned that the desert town of Ica in Peru has not experienced rain for 400 years.
Capital Lima is located on the west coast and has 8 million inhabitants in the metropolitan region. Lima is a major transportation hub and the country’s main economic and cultural center. Limas old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city has several museums, parks and monuments.
Slightly off the Lima suburb of Callao – which is the country’s main seaport.
Other major cities in Peru: Arequipa, Trujillo and Chimbote.
Traffic and Driving Tips Peru
Peru has three main roads which run from north to south. Foreign visitors may drive in Peru under their International driving permits for a period of six months. After that term, local driver license is required.
The maximum speed limit in urban areas is 60 km/h (37 mph), 40 km/h (25 mph) on small streets and 30 km/h (19 mph) around schools and hospitals; on highways speed limit is 100 km/h (62mph).
Rules to know:
The legal blood alcohol level is 0.05%.
Traffic drives on the right side of the road.
The minimum driving age is 18 years.
The third party liability insurance is mandatory.
The heavy rains are from November to April.
Fog is common on coastal and mountain roads.
Rural roads are poorly maintained; driving through rural areas alone is not recommended.
There are numerous toll roads in Peru.
The police phone number is 105.
To rent a car, a driver must have a driver license valid in Peru. Foreign visitors may hire vehicles with their valid International driving permits and original driver licenses which must have been issued at least 12 months before the date of the rental.
Arequipa / Arequipa Rodriguez Ballon International Airport
Cusco / Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Iquitos / Iquitos International Airport
Juliaca / Juliaca Inca Manco Capac International Airport
Lima / Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport
Pucallpa / Pucallpa International Airport
Piura / Piura International Airport
Tacna / Tacna International Airport
Tarapoto / Tarapoto Airport
Trujillo / Trujillo International Airport
The country’s main airport is Aeropuerto International Jorge Chávez, located 15 km northwest of the capital.
Popular Destinations Peru
Lima – Lima Airport