💧 Tap Water
Tap water in Peru contains a high amount of chlorine; it’s unsafe to drink! Take your bottled water everywhere. Boiling water for 1-2 min may purify water.
A 10% gratuity is often included in restaurant and bar bills. An extra 10% is customary if you receive exceptional service. It’s recommended to leave gratuities in cash; however, the option of tipping via your credit card is also available.
Spanish is known as the Peruvians’ official language. Approximately 80% of the Peruvians speak four varieties of Spanish. Other official languages in Peru are Quechua, Aymara, and some other native languages. Take some handy Spanish words before heading to Peru since English is not commonly spoken outside tourist areas.
The official currency in Peru is sol, which is named céntimos in Spanish. You can exchange your money via Banks, ATMs, exchange centers, and hotels. Exchange rates for currencies other than USD are almost poor in Peru. The best option to get cash in Peru is ATMs found almost everywhere. Of course, the maximum amount you can withdraw from ATMs is 200 USD each time.
Although the Peruvian community follows a deep-rooted costume tradition, there’s no harsh religious requirement or social taboos when it comes to dress code in Peru. Make sure that wearing shorts is appropriate. One more tip for women: not to wear miniskirts or revealing tops if you dislike unwanted attention.
You’ll rarely find public toilets outside restaurants, terminals, or cafes, but travelers can usually use restaurants’ restrooms (not free sometimes). An attendant at public toilets in terminals will charge you some to let you use the restroom.
Unlimited use of free Wi-Fi is usually available at most public places like restaurants, malls, monuments, and even parks in Peru. Some public transportation also provides free WiFi. You can find Wi-Fi in every room of 3-star and above hotels. If not, find the Wi-Fi area somewhere in the hotel.
🔒 Banned Websites
In Peru, you’ll find no government restrictions on internet access. Peruvians are free in giving their views via the Internet. The main problem in Peru is the Internet’s poor infrastructure.
Plug types A, B, and C are customary in Peru. Plug types A and B has two flat parallel pins that the latter has a grounding pin. Plug types C enjoys two round pins. The standard voltage in Peru is 220 V. European appliances also run on the same voltage.
Peru is of the safest destinations to visit in South America. However, petty crimes are also possible for careless travelers leaving valuables around. Don’t panic: you’re not supposed to get kidnapped or murdered there!
📑 Dos and don’ts in Peru
❦ Carrying valuables around is not wise.
❦ Try not to use the terms “Indio or Indios” for natives.
❦ Don’t ever think of going out shirtless in Peru.
❦ Don’t beckon Peruvians using your fist and one moving finger. It’s an impolite gesture here!
❦ Peru is known for its most varied food.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.