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Submitted on May 25, 2019 Useful Info

How to travel to Peru on budget

Learn a little Spanish.

  • Almost everyone in Peru speaks Spanish, knowing some Spanish makes it easier to negotiate prices and to avoid being scammed.

When traveling long distance do so at night and by bus.

  • This really worked well for me as traveling at night saved me accommodation money, moreover, the buses are cheap and in good condition.

Avoid tipping

  • Peru isn't much of a tipping nation and its generally ok if you don't give tips here.

Know how much the Peruvian neuso sole is worth

  • That keeps you on track with your budget, also avoid using foreign currency such as U.S dollars to make payments, that will make you get overcharged as people here believe that foreigners are loaded with money.

Use internet cafes

Try Couchsurfing

  • Surprisingly Peru has a large number of members of the couch surfing network, free accommodation is definitely a big plus for budget travelers. Other budget accommodation options include hostels and a double bed hotel room if you're not traveling solo.