Planner’s Guide to Organizing a Meeting, Conference, or Convention in Peru

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Thanks to major investments in infrastructure, luxury hotels, and exclusive convention centers, Peru has quickly become a hot destination for large-scale conferences, conventions, and meetings. Besides offering a variety of venues in the main cities and top-quality services, Peru also has amazing cuisine and a unique geography that make it that much more appealing as a destination.

Quick Stats

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population31,151,643 (estimate)
  • Country Code: +51
  • Time Zone: Peru Time (PET) UFC –5 hours
  • Official LanguagesSpanishQuechuaAymara
  • Electricity220V / 60Hz
  • AirportJorge Chavez International (LIM)
  • CurrencyNuevo Sol (PEN), US dollar is accepted in most shops, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels
  • Credit Cards and TravelerCheques widely accepted? Yes
  • Sales Tax19.00%
  • Standard Tipping Practice10%
  • Average Hotel Room Rate: PEN 701
  • Average Daily Meal Cost: PEN 250
  • Average Weekly Car Rental: PEN 813

Location

Peru is located on the western side of South America.  With an area of 1’285,215 square km (496,225 sq mi), Peru is bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, and Switzerland combined. It is the third largest country in South America and bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chile and to the west by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Weather

Coast:
Summer (December-March) – temperatures can reach 27ºC (80ºF);
Winter (May-October) – damp and chilly, with temperatures falling to 12ºC (53ºF)
The far north coast enjoys sunshine all year round, with temperatures reaching 35ºC (95ºF) in the summer.

Highlands:
Dry season (May-October) – sunny days, very cold nights and scant rainfall
Rain season (December-March) – temperatures can often vary widely during the same day, from 20ºC (68ºF) to 2ºC (35ºF)

Jungle:
Summer or dry season (April to October) – sunny days and temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF)
Rain season (November to March) – frequent showers and high river levels

Traveling to Peru

Visa Entry Requirements
Most citizens from the Americas and Western Europe do not need a visa to enter Peru. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.

Visit VisaHQ for country specific visa information or contact the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Cities with Direct Flights To LIM
North America – New York, Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico, and Toronto
Europe –  Madrid, Paris, and Amsterdam
Latin America – Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Habana, La Paz, Mexico, Panama, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Jose de Costa Rica, and Santo Domingo

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolíneas ArgentinasBuenos Aires–Ezeiza
AeroméxicoMexico City
Air Canada RougeToronto–Pearson
Air EuropaMadrid
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
American AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Miami
AviancaBogotá
Avianca Costa RicaSan José (CR), Rio de Janeiro–Galeão
Avianca EcuadorGuayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–ViruViru
Avianca El SalvadorSan Salvador
Avianca PeruAsunción, Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cali, Cancún, Caracas, Havana, Medellín–JMC, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Porto Alegre, Punta Cana, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos
British AirwaysLondon-Gatwick
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Delta Air LinesAtlanta
IberiaMadrid
InterjetMexico City
JetBlue AirwaysFort Lauderdale
KLMAmsterdam
LATAM ArgentinaBuenos Aires–Ezeiza, Mendoza(begins 2 February 2017)
LATAM BrasilSão Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM ChileLos Angeles, New York–JFK, Santiago de Chile
LATAM ColombiaBogotá
LATAM EcuadorGuayaquil, Quito, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM ParaguayAsunción
LATAM PerúAntofagasta, Barcelona (begins 15 December 2016),[23] Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Cartagena (resumes 3 January 2017),[24] Córdoba, Foz do Iguaçu, Havana, La Paz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Orlando–International, Punta Cana, Rosario, Salta, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Washington-Dulles
LC PerúAndahuaylas, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huánuco, Huaraz, Jauja, Tingo María, Trujillo
Peruvian AirlinesArequipa, Cuzco, Iquitos, Piura, Pucallpa, Tacna, Tarapoto, La Paz
Plus Ultra LíneasAéreasMadrid
Sky AirlineSantiago de Chile
Spirit AirlinesFort Lauderdale
Star PerúCuzco, Huánuco, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Tarapoto
TAMEGuayaquil
United AirlinesHouston–Intercontinental, Newark
Viva ColombiaBogotá

Entry Points by Land
Ecuador: Aguas Verdes (Tumbes) via the Panamericana Highway and La Tina (Piura) from the city of Loja
Bolivia: Desaguadero and Kasani, for travelers coming from La Paz and Copacabana
Chile: Paso the Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa Pass) (Tacna) via the Panamericana Highway

Hotels with Meeting Rooms

Lima

Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms431
Meeting Rooms17
Largest MtgRm15,802 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space45,000 Sq. Ft.
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms301
Meeting Rooms20
Largest MtgRm17,734 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space30,000 Sq. Ft.
El Pueblo Resort & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms218
Meeting Rooms10
Largest MtgRm1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space3,000 Sq. Mtr.
Delfines Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms206
Meeting Rooms14
Largest MtgRm5,627 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space25,000 Sq. Ft.
Maria Angola Hotel and Casino
Sleeping Rooms84
Meeting Rooms7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space25,000 Sq. Ft.
Country Club Lima Hotel
Sleeping Rooms83
Meeting Rooms14
Largest MtgRm600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space2,500 Sq. Mtr
Swissotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms345
Meeting Rooms12
Largest MtgRm6,664 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space15,000 Sq. Ft.
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms300
Meeting Rooms10
Largest MtgRm550 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,400 Sq. Mtr.
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Sleeping Rooms207
Meeting Rooms9
Largest MtgRm3,660 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space12,000 Sq. Ft.
Sol de Oro Suites Hotel
Sleeping Rooms117
Meeting Rooms8
Largest MtgRm430 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Gran Hotel Bolivar
Sleeping Rooms99
Meeting Rooms6
Largest MtgRm597 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Lima
Sleeping Rooms134
Meeting Rooms12
Largest MtgRm319 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,000 Sq. Mtr.
Melia Lima
Sleeping Rooms180
Meeting Rooms13
Largest MtgRm131 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space800 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Miraflores Park – Lima, Peru
Sleeping Rooms81
Meeting Rooms7
Largest MtgRm247 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space700 Sq. Mtr.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima
Sleeping Rooms144
Meeting Rooms7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space700 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cusco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Sleeping Rooms125
Meeting Rooms3
Largest MtgRm200 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Palacio Del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Sleeping Rooms203
Meeting Rooms6
Largest MtgRm243 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space900 Sq. Mtr.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Sleeping Rooms153
Meeting Rooms5
Largest MtgRm625 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space900 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado – Sacred Valley, Peru
Sleeping Rooms23
Meeting Rooms3
Largest MtgRm500Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space600 Sq. Mtr.

 

Arequipa

Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Sleeping Rooms88
Meeting Rooms4
Largest MtgRm435Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space800Sq. Mtr.
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
Sleeping Rooms41
Meeting Rooms8
Largest MtgRm327Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space600Sq. Mtr.

 

Chiclayo

WinMeier Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms94
Meeting Rooms14
Largest MtgRm600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,200 Sq. Mtr.
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Sleeping Rooms130
Meeting Rooms
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space7,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cajamarca

Wyndham Costa del Sol Cajamarca
Sleeping Rooms71
Meeting Rooms5
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Ica

Hotel Las Dunas
Sleeping Rooms132
Meeting Rooms5
Largest MtgRm540 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Piura

Wyndham Costa del Sol Piura
Sleeping Rooms95
Meeting Rooms7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Pucallpa

Ucayali River Hotel
Sleeping Rooms102
Meeting Rooms9
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space1,800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Trujillo

Los Conquistadores Hotel
Sleeping Rooms50
Meeting Rooms6
Largest MtgRm676 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space1,500 Sq. Mtr.

Conference Interpreters in Peru

The right interpreter can be the difference between success and disaster for your event, so finding one to fit your exact needs is crucial.  The Global Media Desk has professionally trained interpreters with proven track records throughout Peru.   Our Interpreting Specialists will work with you to find the perfect interpreters to fit your needs and help make your event a complete success.   Contact us today to find out more about booking one of our top-rated conference interpreters.

Event Photography Services in Peru

When you need the absolute best images for your event without the hassle, the choice is easy. We have been providing event photographers in Peru for over 15 years and our clients come back to us time and again.  Simply tell us what you are looking for and we will provide the highest-quality local event photographer in Peru tailored to fit your needs. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business.

Videography Services in Peru

Specializing in conferences, trade shows, product launches, and newsworthy events of all kinds, our event videographers know how to capture the moment in a clear, journalistic fashion.  Your event footage can be edited and distributed on DVD, in video press kits, over the Internet via webcast, or even live via satellite. Find out more about our experienced and respected local videographers in Peru.

Cuisine

The diversity of Peru’s agricultural production, microclimates, geography, and multiple cultures create many memorable culinary dishes.

  • Aji de Gallina –  Shredded chicken is cooked with a sauce of milk, onions, chilies, garlic, walnuts and cheese. It is served over rice.
  • Anticuchos – Brochettes of cow hearts marinated in vinegar and ‘Panca’ chilies, roasted on the grill.
  • Carapulcra – Steamed dried potatoes stewed with pork and chicken, ‘Panca’ and ‘Mirasol’ chilies, garlic and other spices.
  • Cau Cau – Stewed mondongo (tripe) cut into small pieces with potato, ‘palillo’ and mint.
  • Causa – Yellow potato dough seasoned with ground chilies and filled with tuna or chicken.
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  • Ceviche – Fish fillet cut into pieces cooked with lemon, onion and hot Limo chilies.
  • Lomo Saltado – Strips of beef fried with onion, tomato, chilies and various herbs. Served with chips and rice.
    Lomo
  • Papa a la Huancaina – Sliced Boiled Potatoes covered in a cheesy, slightly spicy yellow sauce (which contains Turmeric) served on top of lettuce. This dish is usually garnished with a quarter of a hard-boiled egg and sometimes with olives too.
  • Papa Rellena – Mashed potato rolled into balls or ovals and then stuffed with ground meat and spices. They are then deep fried is the outside is a crispy brown.
  • Rococo Relleno –  Stuffed Rococo peppers with a kick (they’re a little hot/spicy). They are usually filled with meat, onions, egg whites, olives and sometimes with nuts.
    Restaurante Bolivariano
  • Tacu Tacu – Refried beans tossed with rice and accompanied with breaded or coated beef and an onion sauce.

Links

Government Travel Advice
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
British Foreign Office
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
US State Department

Embassies & Consulates
Foreign Embassies & Consulates in Peru
Peruvian Embassies & Consulates

Travel Info
Time and Date in Peru
Visa Information
Holidays in Peru
Weather in Peru
Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)

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