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.
Labor Day in Peru
As in many countries around the globe, Peru commemorates the labor movement and the achievement of workers’ rights on May 1.
Date : Monday, 01 May 2023
Pentecost - Festival Señor de Choquekillka in Ollantaytambo
Christians around the globe commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus 50 days after Easter with the Pentecost celebrations. In Peru the most enthusiastic and vibrant Pentecost festivities can be found in Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley.
Date : Sunday, 28 May 2023