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Pan American Games Lima 2019

xdfcgvhbnEvery 4 years one of the 41 countries of the Americas has the honor to host the continents most important Games taking place on the American Continent. For the Pan American Games Lima 2019 edition it is the city of Lima, the capital of Peru that has been chosen to host these games, only rivaled in importance by the Olympic Games for many of the 39 sports represented. 

How to get to Peru from Canada; where to start?

The 20-second summary:

  • Peru is home to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 world wonders and also the Amazon Rainforest
  • Canadian passport holders do not need a visa for Peru
  • Air Canada offers direct flights to Lima, Peru from Toronto and Montreal
  • Lima is a major airline hub for other South American destinations
  • Lima, Peru can be reached from most Canadian cities with one stopover

Read below for more details:

El Niño - Peru’s most impacting weather phenomenon

For those living close to the Pacific Ocean in South America, el Niño does not only mean “the little boy” in Spanish. El Niño is the spanish given name to a powerful weather phenomenon that occurs around the Pacific Ocean affecting several South American countries such as Peru and Ecuador and to a lesser extend Colombia, Chile and Argentina.

Peru General Health Precautions and Tips

Altitude Sickness

In a country where almost one third of the territory is located over 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) above sea level, it should not come as a surprise that the altitude is something you may want to keep in mind. Almost 70% of the visitors to Peru will only feel some minor discomforts when arriving to high altitude for the first time and these discomforts can be headaches, shortness of breath, less appetite and perhaps some small stomach issues. In order to avoid having serious issues with the altitude we recommend the following guidelines;

General Peru Travel Tips


Peru, being one of the 16 most diverse countries in the world, is country with more climate zones and variety than the European continent as a whole. Therefore giving a clear cut overview of the Peruvian climate is an almost impossible task. Nevertheless in order to provide a bit of guidance when it comes to the weather in Peru the best way is to divide Peru into the three main geographical zones; the coastal desert, the central highlands and the jungle.