Currency & Tipping Guidelines
Peru’s official currency is the Sol (S/). 1 US$ = S/. 3.80 approximately. Currently, in circulation we have the following: bills of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 soles. Please note that the US dollar is widely accepted in many stores and markets in small bills. It is not unusual to see prices stated both in US dollars and soles. Euros or British pounds are not accepted. We recommend being careful with dollar bills and verifying that they are not old or broken as vendors, banks, restaurants, and stores do not accept damaged bills.
Credit cards & debit cards: These are widely accepted in Peru, and you should not have any problems in major hotels, restaurants, and shops. You can find ATMs in almost all cities in the country so withdrawing money is not a problem. Please make sure that all credit card transactions should be done in person for safety precautions and be sure to alert your bank that you are traveling so they don't put a hold on your card.
While you won't have to worry about tipping throughout the trip at meals, etc., we do encourage tips for our guides and drivers.
Guide: $5-10 p/person per day.
Driver: $3-5 p/person per day.
Amazon Rainforest Extension:
Guide: $10-12 p/person per day.
Lodge Staff: $5 p/person per day.