No More Backpack Taxes


trekking in the Andes

Good news for all trekkers and adrenaline junkies visiting Peru with the purpose of practicing extreme sports. Peru will no longer collect taxes on the tourist’s personal sporting equipment when staying less than 12 months in the country.

The beautiful trails around Machu Picchu are visited by trekkers and backpackers from around the world. Peru also offers some of the best waves up north in places like Mancora, Cabo Blanco, Lobitos and Punta Rocas for example. Many other exciting activities like mountain biking, canoeing, mountain climbing, etc take advantage of Peru’s diverse terrain and our rich environment elevates their sport to new levels.

Based on a touristic study it was found what many people already knew, that Peru was a destination for all these adventurers but even more growth can be obtain by removing obstacles like the taxes applied to their equipment. I hope this step contributes to make Peru a great destination for extreme sports.

*picture taken by afroboof

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