Peru: Shopping

Mountainous terrain, vast coastal deserts and steamy, tropical rainforests

Peru will offer you a very different shopping experience from what you may have been used to. Shopping in Peru is particularly good for people who have a special interest in ethnic clothing and textiles and South American handicrafts. There is very limited scope in Peru for buying the kinds of goods that are common in UK shops, although if you do find something you want, it will be a lot cheaper there. If you are interested in handicrafts and you would enjoy shopping in some of Peru's vibrant and colourful street markets, then this is the place for you!

Another advantage of shopping in Peru is that the relatively low prices there will mean that you will never be short of a bargain, especially at market stalls, or in smaller shops. You may find that the larger shops have fixed prices. Some of Peru's best, and cheapest, craft markets and shops are in Lima, which has craft gods from all over Peru. Other good areas for craft goods are Cusco, Juliaca, Puno and Huayancayo.