Our plan had been to spend 28 days in Peru, as the country is not only a fair size but also has many places of interest to visit, we ended staying for a total of 32 days.

Below you will find the places we visited, where we stayed and how much we spent during our time in Peru.

Places of interest we visited:

Here is a summary of where we stayed in Peru, how long for and a rating based on 3 key criteria for us; cleanliness of rooms/bathroom, location to amenities and value for money based on the town’s/city’s price range. All of our accommodations were on a private room basis and not dorms.

Note: Some nights are missing as we travelled on overnight buses.

The ratings below are 1 – 5, with 1 being awful and 5 being fantastic:

Town Place Nights Cleanliness Location Value
Chiclayo Hotel Sican 3 4 3.5 3
Trujillo Guesthouse Munay Wasi 4 4 4 4
Pisco Hotel Residencial San Jorge 2 5 3 3
Huacachina Hostel Selvatierra 1 3 3 3
Nazca * Hostel Inti Wasi 1 3 2 2
Arequipa * Hostel Santa Catalina 5 4 4 4
Cuzco * Hostel Samay Wasi 2 4.5 3 2.5
Hostel Samanapata Backpackers 6 4 4 4
Aguas Calientes Pakarina Inn 2 3.5 4 3.5
Ollantaytambo Hospedaje Calicanto 1 5 4.5 4
Puno Hostel Quechuas Backpackers 2 5 4.5 5

* Note: we travelled on overnight buses from these places

Breakdown of our costs in Peru:

Despite spending longer in the country and eating out more than we had done in other countries we still managed to leave Peru without going over our budget. In total we spent £1,671 for both of us. This includes accommodation, food, transport and attractions, which were quite costly. For a full breakdown of our costs see below:

Type of Expense Total (GBP) Daily Ave. (GBP)
Accommodation 387 12
Food (inc eating out) 408 12
Transport 276 8
Attractions 378 11
Other (souvenirs, toiletries, etc) 223 7
Total 1,671 51

View our Peru gallery page for photos of the places we visited.


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