Lima tips

=> Money Exchange: Within the city you can exchange money in banks, authorized exchange offices and / or street exchangers that usually pay a better rate. Many of these can be found along Avenida Larco, Parque Central Miraflores and Avenida Pardo.

=> Business Hours: Most banks serve the public from Monday to Friday between 09:00 a.m. and 05:30 p.m. Whereas most commercial establishments are open Monday to Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.

=> Tips: Although tipping is not a compulsory, 10% of the total bill is consider average.

=> Clothing: Throughout the year Lima maintains warm temperatures and no rainfall, so it is always advisable to wear fabric that breaths easily; for the winter, you may need a sweater or jacket, considering that it tends to get a bit cold during the nights

=> Taxi: Getting a taxi is the safest and most efficient way to get from one point to another. However, due to the excessive amount of pirate taxis, it is advisable to hire a TAXI by telephone or use our private transport service.

=> Taxis on the street: One of the peculiarities of this transport, is that there is no meter price. The price is fixed in advance, after you haggled the price. To know the price, it is advisable to ask 2-3 taxi drivers in advance in order to know how much a particular trip should cost. Please avoid this services as you can easily get ripped off.

=> Food: Although the Peruvian gastronomy is world renowned for its quality and taste, it is advisable to eat in moderation if you are no use to Peruvian food.

=> Water: Consume only bottled water.

=> Security: Miraflores is the safest district in Lima.

=> Security Lima: Lima Center presents levels of insecurity given the urban agglomeration, therefore it is advisable to avoid displaying your valuables and visiting non-tourist areas during the night.

=> Walking Documents: Avoid going out with your original passport. Take a copy of your passport and some other document such as your country’s driver’s license etc.

=> AC power: 220 Volts