Peru Travel Guide

Talk

The official language of Peru is Spanish, as in many South-American countries. It's worth getting familiar with some basic Spanish words, as you'll need them to make your way around outside the main tourist centres. Although English is spoken by an increasing number of young people in Lima and to limited extend in the most popular tourist spots, you'll find English far less commonly understood than you might expect in a country where tourism is such a big industry.

Like in other Latin American countries, Peruvian Spanish replaces vosotros (and its 2nd-person plural conjugations) with ustedes (3rd-person plural). As an example: ¿Cómo estáis? becomes ¿Cómo están?. Also, South American Spanish likes diminutives (gringuito is more affectionate than gringo).

Especially when you're making your own way around, learning some Quechua or Aymara may open doors, as indigenous people will highly appreciate your effort. Quecha is the language of the Incas and the first language for many indigenous in the countryside of the Sierra. Aymara was the language of

the Tihuanacu culture. Though not recognized as an official language, it's widely spoken on the Altiplatano. In both cases however, people will generally speak English too.


source: Wikivoyage

Things To Do in Peru See All Things To Do in Peru

  • Larco Museum

    Larco Museum

    1515 Bolívar

    The Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre Dist...

    Attractions,Arts and Culture
  • Castillo De

    Castillo De

    Av. 1ero. de Mayo 1224

    Attractions,Historical Sites
  • Chavin National Museum

    Chavin National Museum

    Av. 17 de enero su S/N

    Attractions,Arts and Culture
  • Lomas De Lachay
    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest

Hotels in Peru (780 Hotels) See All Peru Hotels

  • Atton San Isidro

    Seen in Lima, Atton San Isidro is a finest hotel conveniently positioned close to Playa Caleta Vidal, Peru Cycling and Taxi Lima Carlos. Other trendy attractions nearby i...

  • Rumi Wasi

    Having Chaski Peru Treks - Private Day Tour, Bio Travel - Day Tours and Chakana Adventure Travel - Private Day Tours readily found in the vicinity of the three and half s...

  • Maytaq Wasin Hotel

    Having Gravity Peru - Day Rides, Etnika's and Adventure Team Peru properly found near the three star hotel, Maytaq Wasin Hotel; this hotel is wonderfully located in the c...

  • Casona les Pleiades

    With Museo de la Coca, South Adventure Peru Tours and Esteban Adventure ideally placed nearby the three star hotel, Casona les Pleiades; this hotel is appropriately posit...

Top Destinations in Peru