DO remember that thanking someone for his or her hospitality with a small gift is always an appreciated gesture.
DO expect to pay to use restrooms, especially in cities.
DO bring your own toilet paper,
as many public restrooms in Peru do not have any.
DO expect to pay higher prices than locals in Peru.
The prices you will end up paying are still far lower than what you would pay in North America for the same products.
DON’T use the words ‘indio or indios” to refer to natives. These words are considered
DON’T call someone over to you using an upward curled first finger. Although this
is the same gesture that you would use to beckon someone closer to you in North America, in Peru it is considered an insult.
DON’T go shirtless in any city, town or village.
pictures of people without their permission.
DON’T wear jewelry out in public, as this will
make you a possible target of crime.