Peru is perfect for travelers on a shoestring budget, and not just the backpacker hordes.
Its currency is the nuevo sol (S/) and compared to other South American countries, traveling costs are low – it’s easy to survive on $20-25 USD a day.
Here is a travel tip to help stretch your soles:
Depending upon when you decide visit Peru, prices can make or break a budget. The dry winter months of June and July are peak season in Machu Picchu and prices rise accordingly (and Inca Trail reservations are scarce for last-minute planners).
Tourists flock to the sun-soaked coastal regions during the summer months of December and January.
The best bargains can be found during the fringe months of April and May or September and October.
Written and contributed by Charyn Pfeuffer