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.