Peruvian Journey Bills – Month 5 in Peru

by touring-bicycle

For the previous 5 months I’ve been touring by the South American nation of Peru and recording my journey bills alongside the best way. This month I traveled by the Central Highlands of Peru, again to Lima, up the Northern Coast after which again to Lima earlier than flying again to my dad and mom’ house in Southern California.

I hope that by sharing my journey bills with you it’ll enable you to get an concept of simply how a lot it prices to journey in Peru. This month was my final and last month in Peru… and the next is a breakdown of precisely how a lot cash I spent whereas I used to be there:

The bills right here have been listed from largest to smallest.

Flight Dwelling: 1,062.45 PEN ($375.10 USD)

My largest expense this month was the flight house. I paid for this a very long time in the past, however I’m including the price of the flight house to my journey bills for this month, since I truly used the flight a number of days in the past to be able to depart Peru and journey again to the US.

Flight Change Charge: 793.38 PEN ($280.10 USD)

I used to be planning to fly house across the finish of Could, however after 5 months in Peru I made a decision that I had had sufficient. I used to be bored with being alone, sick of talking Spanish on a regular basis, and fed up with a lot of different issues that had been bothering me about being in Peru. I additionally had a lot of issues again house that I used to be trying ahead to seeing and doing, so I made a decision to come back house one month early. Altering my flight to an earlier date, nevertheless, was not low-cost. The airline (Continental Airways) charged me $250 to be able to change the date of my flight, plus another random bills because of the change in my reservation. I didn’t need to pay that a lot cash simply to come back house early, however I used to be prepared to depart Peru and I desperately wished to go house.

Meals: 425.85 PEN ($150.35 USD)

smelly meat market food market in huaraz peru

I didn’t eat any of the meat you see hanging within the photograph above (I’m a vegetarian), however I did spend some huge cash this month on meals. I ate out virtually each single day and spent a whole lot of money on fruit, bottled water and crackers.

Lodging: 340 PEN ($120.03 USD)

hostel in huaraz peru

Lodging was one other huge expense for me this month. What’s loopy, nevertheless, is that I spent just a bit over $120 for a month of journey lodging in Peru… and my lodging bills again within the USA are somewhat over $1,000 USD. It’s going to be a shock having to pay my first mortgage invoice again within the U.S. after touring in Peru for five months and spending so little on lodging.

Bus Rides: 279 PEN ($98.50 USD)

red and orange huanchaco beach city bus in trujillo peru

My last moth in Peru consisted of extra bus journey than the earlier 4 months mixed. All that journey through bus may need truly been a part of the rationale I made a decision to come back house early. I don’t like sitting on buses for lengthy durations of time, however in Peru I grew to become an knowledgeable at it. Throughout my fifth and last month in Peru I spent almost $100 USD on bus rides.

Souvenirs: 112 PEN ($39.54 USD)

As a result of I’m not going to be again in Peru for fairly a while, I spent a small amount of cash this month on Peruvian souvenirs. I bought some llama hair hats, a number of Peruvian textiles, and a lot of small coin luggage for my family and friends again house.

Taxi Rides: 66 PEN ($23.30 USD)

taxis in the plaza of chiclayo peru

Getting from the bus station to a hostel and/or from the hostel to a bus station usually occasions requires the usage of a taxi. Different occasions, taxis are used to move oneself from one location to a different, similar to from the middle of city to a close-by wreck or mountaineering path. This month I used fairly a number of taxi cabs to maneuver myself about… and people taxi rides set be again greater than $23 {Dollars}.

Leisure: 48 PEN ($16.95 USD)

After being in Peru for five months I bought a number of objects this month to maintain me entertained. I bought a ebook written in English and a pair DVDs that I used to be in a position to watch on my laptop.

Combi Rides: 25.50 PEN ($9.00 USD)

pink and purple combi van in trujillo peru

I’ve talked about combis in a few of my earlier Peruvian month-to-month expense experiences, so I don’t suppose I would like to elucidate what they’re as soon as once more. However as is customary in Peru, I traveled in a number of crowded combis this month… and spent only a small amount of money within the course of.

Coco Leaf Tea: 18.40 PEN ($6.40 USD)

Whereas in Chiclayo, Peru I bought a bunch of several types of Coca-leaf tea. I wasn’t positive if the tea was authorized to convey into the US (it’s  not), however I assumed I’d strive anyway and see what occurred. In fact, I spent the cash on the tea, however had my yr’s provide of coca-leaves taken away from me as soon as I handed by customs. Ouch!

Chan Chan Entrance Charge: 11 PEN ($3.88 USD)

adobe ruins in trujillo peru

Simply exterior the town of Trujillo, Peru is an historical adobe metropolis often known as Chan Chan. I walked to the ruins whereas staying in Trujillo and was compelled to pay 11 Soles to be able to entry the town of Chan Chan and three different ruins scattered in regards to the metropolis of Trujillo. The doorway charge was somewhat steep when in comparison with a number of the different historical ruins I’ve visited in Peru, besides, the ticket to enter Chan Chan set me again lower than $4 USD.

Playing: 10 PEN ($3.53 USD)

Whereas within the high-altitude mining city of Cerro de Pasco, Peru, my journey companion on the time (Ben) and I wandered into one of many native casinos and every put 10 Soles into one of many tiny slot machines. Ben did higher than I did… and walked away with the ten Soles he began out with. I, on the other-hand, walked away with nothing.

Toiletries: 7.30 PEN ($2.58 USD)

I purchased some bathroom paper, cleaning soap and sunscreen this month. Enjoyable stuff, proper?

Misplaced Passport: 3 PEN ($1.06 USD)

where i lost my passport in cerro de pasco peru

My final month in Peru didn’t begin very properly. One of many first issues I did this month was lose my passport on one of many native buses between Junin and Cerro de Pasco, Peru. I obtained the police in Cerro de Pasco concerned within the seek for my passport (I used to be positive I had misplaced it on the bus), however after a day of looking, it appeared like my passport was gone perpetually. Miraculously although, the day after dropping my passport on the bus, the police officer who had been serving to me seek for the factor the day earlier than, discovered my passport and was in a position to get it again to me! I gave the police officer 3 Soles as a “thanks” reward… and afterward I simply sat on the road for a number of minutes, holding my passport in my hand, and smiling!

Huaraz Park Entrance Charge: 3 PEN ($1.06 USD)

glacier hiking in peru

Lastly, I paid one other 3 Soles this month to entry the Nationwide Park exterior of Huaraz, Peru. I went on a brief 2-day hike within the space and a person close to the doorway gate demanded 3 Soles from me earlier than I might enter the realm. It was the very best 3 Soles I spent this month.

TOTAL: 3,204.88 PEN ($1,131.49 USD)

In whole, I spent simply over three-thousand Soles throughout my last month in Peru. Clearly, the flight and alter of flight charge added considerably to this quantity. With out these two giant bills, I’d have solely spent 1,349 Soles… or $476 {Dollars}. The lesson I discovered this month: Main bills (like flights and charges) actually do add up!

LAN Airways photograph by JSF?


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