There are plenty of taxis in Lima and the main cities with very affordable rates. Because none use taximeters, we recommend you check the likely rate with the hotel and negociate a price before (not after) accepting a ride. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.
Tips vary and depend on the traveler’s satisfaction with the quality of the service rendered. It is customary in many Indian populated areas to give a small tip to the subject of your photographs.
Public toilets are rarely available except in railway stations, restaurants, bars cafes. Public restrooms are labeled WC (water closet), damas (Ladies) and Caballeros or Hombres (Men). Toilet paper is not always provided so you should carry this item. All establishments, including the best hotels, request that travelers throw it in the wastebasket rather that the toilet, to avoid clogging.
Peru is one of the top shopping destinations in Latin American, with some of the finest and best - priced crafts anywhere.
Most shops, malls and handicrafts markets are open every day (including holidays) from 10am to 8 pm. Bargaining for prices is acceptable in most establishments.