By Neil E. Schlecht
This an excellent ebook for a primary timer to Peru. specifically if you'd like uncomplicated info on inns & eating places, and so on.
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On top of this, the bank from which you withdraw cash might charge its own fee. TRAVELER’S CHECKS Once the predominant method of payment for travelers, traveler’s checks in Peru are exchanged at fewer places and at a considerably lower rate than cash. With the proliferation of ATMs, traveler’s checks are less necessary as an alternative to carrying large amounts of cash. If you use traveler’s checks, American Express is the brand most easily exchanged. In Peru, the exchange rate for traveler’s checks is perhaps 2% lower than for cash.
PromPerú, the main national organization responsible for tourism promotion and information, works alongside the Ministry of Industry, Tourism & International Business Negotiation (MITINCI), and several private entities. The result is that tourism information is confusingly dispersed among sometimes poorly equipped, small municipal offices and is often limited to regional or, worse, local information. Occasionally, private travel agencies are more adept at dispensing information, although their goal is, of course, to hawk their services.
In valleys east of the capital is the important archaeological site Chavín de Huántar, one of Peru’s most ancient. pe, the website of PromPerú (Commission for the 29 V I S I TO R I N F O R M AT I O N The Regions in Brief Quito 0 200 mi 0 Guayquil 200 km ECUADOR COLOMBIA E S Tumbes Paita N D PIURA CAJAMARCA N AMAZONAS RT PACAYA-SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE HE Chiclayo Río Am az RN Cajamarca Leticia SAN MARTIN Tarapoto PER LA as on O LAMBAYEQUE Iquitos A Piura THE AMAZON BASIN Trujillo LIBERTAD U HUASCARAN NATIONAL ANCASH PARK Pucallpa BRAZIL Huaraz HUANUCO PASCO UCAYALI Cerro de Pasco LIMA A Lima N JUNIN D Huancayo E S PAC I F I C OCEAN HUANCAVELICA CUSCO Ayacucho AYACUCHO MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY Puerto OF THE INCAS Maldonado Cusco ICA APURIMAC Nasca ric CCHHIILLEE AARRGG E N EN T T II N N AREQUIPA PUNO way URUGUAY URUGUAY T gh AA YY BOLIVIA BOLIVIA PPA ARRAG AGU UAA AS Hi BBRRAAZZIILL an O C UU RR EE PP TAMBOPATA CANDAMO RESERVE ZONE me VENEZUELA VENEZUELA COLOMBIA COLOMBIA Pa n - A AL TR EN EC Ica TH Pisco MANU NATIONAL PARK & BIOSPHERE MADRE RESERVE DE DIOS AGUADABLANCA NATURE RESERVE Puno Arequipa SOUTHERN PERU MOQUEGUA TACNA SOUTH AMERICA CHILE BOLIVIA Lago Titicaca La Paz 30 C H A P T E R 2 .