Nepper, tugs, tourist catcher
Almost no other tourist stronghold in Peru will have so many “tour operators” trying to cheat you, but if you’re ready for it, nothing should go wrong. These are the most popular tricks that try to get the money out of your pocket:
“Your hotel is good, but reserved due to a trade fair, I can offer you a room in XYZ!”
“No, your hotel is terrible, it has changed owners and it has not been recommended since then, I can offer you a room in XYZ”
“With me, you get everything from a single source: my father-in-law has a hotel, my brother a plane and I have a tourist travel office.”
Then, or something like that, it will be directed to you the moment you leave the bus in Nazca. If you have already booked a hotel in advance, do not “talk”, but be friendly, but determined.
At this point, as a foreigner living in Peru, I want to emphasize that this is one of the few exceptions. Peruvians are usually honest, kind and polite people who do not deceive foreigners. Which does not mean that all prices must be accepted immediately. Get used to the prices just to say “a little less” or in Spanish “algo menus”. It is customary to act.
Food and drink in Nazca
There is no shortage of local restaurants that can be found throughout Nazca. Here, where the locals come, you can enjoy a menu (soup, a choice of 3 to 5 main courses and a non-alcoholic drink) for around 5 to 10 soles. Attention, here you can also find unusual flavors like llama or guinea pigs in our menu.
On the edge of the Plaza de Armas there are also plenty of food carts, where you can get delicious street food for little money.
You can drink in one of the numerous bars of the Jr. Bolognesi, and of course, the national drink Pisco Sour and other delicacies such as corn beer and the Cía.