Peru straddles the Andes mountain range in South America with wild landscapes from the highest peak of Machu Picchu to the deepest depths of the Amazon continually delighting travellers. From hiking in the mountains to experiencing the rich wildlife diversity, Peru’s people, culture and landscapes blend Spanish flair and African rhythms together for a unique South American experience.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

A country of extremes, there are a range of diseases, illnesses and safe travel tips that you need to be mindful of when travelling in Peru. Yellow Fever is a risk when travelling in Peru and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans. Our doctors prescribe appropriate vaccinations and medications that may minimise your risk of contracting potentially deadly diseases while you are away.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude illness affects many travellers visiting mountainous regions or undertaking high altitude treks, in some cases with very serious consequences. Medication can be used to facilitate the process of acclimatisation to the rarefied atmosphere at high altitudes. Before your departure, it is important to discuss your specific risk with a doctor that understands the effects of high altitude travel.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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