Tipping in Peru, by RipioTurismo Incoming Tour Operator in Peru and South America
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Tipping in Peru

Peru is an amazing country, with many attractions. It's important to get accustomed to the local tipping culture. Because tipping isn't a big part of Peruvian culture as it is in other parts of the world, it's just as easy to tip too much as it is to tip too little. Before you leave for your trip, make sure to familiarize yourself with the going exchange rate of dollars for soles, the currency of Peru.

 

Tips in Restaurants and Cafes

First of all: peruvians aren't big tippers in restaurants. But in upscale establishments a 10% tip is perfect and a service charge may be already included in your bill. At a locally-run or family-owned restaurant, tips will not be expected, but you can round up the bill to the nearest even amount or tip at 10 percent if you enjoyed the service. Waiters in these cheaper restaurants earn very little, so all tips are more than welcome. Waiters in midrange restaurants might receive a small tip for good service, but it's certainly not a hard and fast rule.

Tips in hotels, bus porters, delivery people and hotel porters

Tipping the staff at hotels is not very common. But, at upscale and chain hotels, tipping customs in Peru are the same as in many parts of the world. However, at hostels and other budget accommodation, you won't be expected to leave a tip.

Tips in the taxi

When you use a taxi in Peru, you'll negotiate the price ahead of time with your driver, so you don't need to tip extra after the ride is done. However, if your driver is friendly or if he carries your bags into your hotel, feel free to give some extra soles.

 

Tips to the tour guide

When you sign up for a tour in Peru, especially one that involves multiple days of hiking, there are a lot of people who will be with you along the way making sure you have the best experience possible. Make sure to bring low-denomination cash with you, so you can tip properly.

 

Peru Currency

See complete information about Nuevo Sol, the Peru Currency here

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