10 Money Saving Tips For Peru Peru

Recently I was asked by Shandos of Travelnuity to write a guest post on her blog about Money Saving Tips for Peru. She is doing a weekly post on different countries and how to save money when travelling in each country. Since she hasn’t been everywhere yet, she’s asking different people to contribute. I was her first guest post. Here’s a little teaser of the post, but to see the whole article, head over to read it in full.

For most travelers, Peru can be a pretty cheap destination because of the great exchange rate, with 3.20 USD or 3.60 Euros for each 1 Peruvian Nuevo Sol. If you are traveling without doing tours and buying souvenirs, it is possible to survive on under $20 a day. Peru is a great country with so much to see and do, so be sure to save your pennies with the following 10 money saving tips in Peru.

1. AVOID THE TOURISTY HOTSPOTS

Peru is truly full of diversity and no two towns are completely alike. However, there are a few alternative towns and cities if you want to avoid the over-priced touristy hotspots.

Where are these hotspots you ask? Well, anything along “The Gringo Trail” which means Lima, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco and Puno. This is the typical route most tourists take when they travel to Peru, with most completely ignoring the North and interior of Peru where there are places with just as much culture, history and diversity, maybe even more.

Places like Ayachuco, Huancayo, Huanchaco, Chachapoyas, Tarapoto and Lobitos are all great alternatives. Do your research.

To read the other 9 money saving tips for Peru head over to read the article at Travelnuity.


  • http://www.travelwithgeorgie.com Georgie

    Great post! I read it on Travelnuiti’s blog but couldn’t find the commenting section there! :) The tip about the food is the best although I found that sometimes the local restaurants made my stomach upset. But the food was delicious so I didn’t mind! 😀 As for the buses, I almost always went with El Cruz del Sur and for the longer routes wouldn’t do it another way because they are really safe and I hear from my peruvian friends real stories of robbery on the buses. However, when it comes to journeys that last about 4 hours, I agree with you, it’s unnecessary to go with the expensive companies :)