Don’t rely on your hostel/hotel’s transportation! They’ll overcharge you, and getting a taxi at the airport is simple.
Take Green Taxi from the airport to your destination. It’s 50 soles (Peruvian currency) or $20.
Fifty soles is the better deal. You can exchange some money at the airport, and then exchange money on the street later where you’ll get a MUCH better rate. (NOTE: Most people on the route to Machu Picchu accept cash only!)
To get back to the airport, use a service called EasyTaxi. Download it to your phone, type in your location, and a safe cab will pick you up within 5 minutes. Getting around Lima shouldn’t cost you more than 20 soles (~$6). The app even tells you how much the fares are beforehand so there’s not confusion, bargaining or cheating!
The app gives you the option to connect your credit card, but just pay in soles for everything. Also note that cabbies rarely have exact change so try and carry as many coins as possible.
You can also use EasyTaxi to get around Lima and Cusco. You should avoid using local cabs because it’s oh-so common to get robbed in a cab.
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Ted, Beth and JackOnce you get the map out you realise how big the world is. As I ride arnuod you see so many people living out their lives just as I do back home. I certainly realise that Europe is a very advanced part of the world from a technology point of view. However all the people I meet have the same issues in their lives- they want the best for their familly, a job , money and they want to be happy. There are people throughout the world with exactly the the same concerns.I wanted to see some places that were not very easy to get to in a normal holiday. I also wanted to ride my bike and tour in some places that would be visually interesting. I like the physical challenge of taking the bike in to the Jungle, the mountains and along the dessert.I enjoy the feeling of being really fit.I also wanted to see other cultures and understand a bit more about this world.Finally I want to make a break from the work life and evaluate if this is what I want to do for the next 15 years.I hope this helps Jack understand why I am on this trip?