The main language of Peru is Spanish however many Peruvians still speak the traditional Quenchua and Aymara languages across the country.
Name: Peruvian Sol
$1 = approximately 2.53 Sol.
Time Zone: Peru Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
The average price of a domestic beer in Peru is S/6 (approx $2.35). A bottle of Pepsi can cost a max of S/2.20 - just 87 cents!
Street grills are a must-try in Peru - especially those in the jungle regions. You can try marinated chicken or chorizo with tacacho for as little as $2!
Need a cab? Fares are less than $2 per km and a trip from Lima Airport to your accommodation can cost as little as $32!
Local Peruvian transport is not known for its speed, but it sure is cheap! A one-way bus ticket can cost as little as 1.50 S/ which is just 60 cents! For anyone wanting to see Machu Picchu without the hike to get there, you can jump on a train instead, with oneway tickets starting from $67 from Ollantaytambo.
Ready for dorm life? Hostels in the capital start at around $9.30 for a room in a dorm. If you want some privacy, a double room can cost around $22. Prices vary across the country with Lima being the costliest. Prices in Cusco and more remote areas are around $4 cheaper per night.
There’s a huge selection of hotels across Peru, from budget to high-range. Inexpensive guesthouses (often run by families, giving you a great insight into the local culture) can cost as little as 30 S/ a night ($11.80) while something fancier can cost you 200 S/ ($80) per night.
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