Useful information for travel to Peru
The information below is a quick guide to the things that you will need to acknowledge to travel to Peru. For more detailed information you can access the topics listed at the end of this article.
The phone numbers for calls within the one region are 8 digits in Lima and 8 digits in other regions of Peru (cellphones). Below you will find the most used phone codes for Peru.
|Firefighter Emergency Central||116|
The currency in Peru is the "Sol". The list below shows the change of foreign currency to Sol (PEN).
|USD (Dollars) $1||S/.3.25|
|EUR (Euros) €1||S/.3.80|
Prices shown below are for the cities of Peru, in remote locations those tend to be higher.
Price range for services:
|Services||Cheap (USD)||Moderate Prices (USD)||Expensive (USD)|
|Hotels 3 Stars||Less Than $50.00||$50.00 - $100.00||More than $500.00|
|Food||Less Than $3.00||$3.00 – $8.00||More than $20.00|
|Flights (Lima – Cusco)||Less Than $90.00||$90.00 – $170.00||More than $170.00|
|Trains to Machu Picchu||Less Than $72.00||$72.00 – $80.00||More than $600.00|
These ranges are subject to changes by seasons and places. The rates of trains and flights are subject to a slight increase in the months of May, June, and July. Moreover, food prices are determined by the location of each city or town.
Banks: From 9:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00.
Restaurants: From 9:00 to 21:00 hours.
Stores: From 9:00 to 21:00 hours.
Markets: Supermarkets are open from 9:00 to 21:00 hours and central markets from 5:00 to 17:00.
These schedules are indicative and correspond to major cities, in small and remote towns these schedules can vary considerably.