Day Tour Operators
Because of all the public transport in Peru, independent travelers can usually find their way even to the country’s most out-of-the-way sites—if they don’t mind waiting around for an hour or two, walking, and sometimes hitchhiking.
No one likes to be in a group of obvious tourists, but taking a day tour is the fastest, easiest, and sometimes cheapest way to see a given area’s sights—like taking a group taxi. In most cities, tour agencies are clustered together on the main square or along a principal street. Before paying, confirm how good your guide’s English is and get tour details confirmed in writing, including sites visited, how many people maximum will be in the group, and whether the cost includes lunch and admission fees. If your guide does a good job, make sure to give him or her a reasonable tip.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition