Coming to a foreign country is always an exciting experience. Visiting Peru is no exception. So many new impressions might overwhelm you easily and you could get distracted when it comes to a boring, but important, issue like money. Most probably you don't know how the Peruvian currency (Sol) looks like, before actual being in Peru. Therefore, we highly recommend reading our information about the money you will use during your visit and how "money-issues" are handled in Peru.
Take your time to read through our selection of categories and pages. We tried to give you good general information about the Peruvian currency, familiarize you to the notes and coins including all important security features, tell you how to behave when handling money and make you aware of what to keep in mind when paying or changing money. We will give you some examples of common tricks and explain how people try to rip you off. More useful basic information about changing money, exchange offices, credit cards, money transfers and banks can be found under the correlating topics.
Peruvian Flag Day
To honor the brave men that tried to protect Peruvian territory and the Peruvian flag on June 7, 1880 during the Battle of Arica, one of the most important encounters of the War of the Pacific between Peruvian forces and the Chilean enemy, Peru celebrates each year the National Flag Day.
Date : Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Corpus Christi celebration in Cusco
Around the globe the Christian community celebrates Corpus Christi, so the Eucharist being the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, 9 weeks after Easter. While this religious festival is celebrated throughout the country, the most enthusiastic and spectacular celebration is in Cusco.
Date : Thursday, 08 June 2023
Date : Thursday, 29 June 2023