I have very little grasp of what aka Fern is going on about, so I thought I'd chuck some advice in the pot too. Have you heard of a website called Airbnb.com? I used it to stay in Guayaquil (and other places in Ecuador) a couple of months ago, and there was a lot of choice ranging from budget to high end luxury apartments. If you book ones with reviews, then it adds to the safetymfactor, if that's a concern. almost 6 years ago
Self drive from Lima - Ica- Nazca -Arequipa - Puno - Curco, is safe? Should I rent a car on-line or in Lima?
Safety really depends on how much of an experienced driver you are - not many people obey traffic rules in Peru, so you'd benefit from fast reactions! Rental wise, I had a friend who looked while he was out here and couldn't find anything affordable - if you find something acceptable on the Internet before you arrive, then go for it! If not, then have a back-up plan (coaches are good quality) or a healthy bank balance! over 6 years ago
Will there be any problem using my credit card in Peru for hostel/hotel, bus/airfare, train, dining?
Though many places will claim to accept cards, the reality is that often times (outside of the cities) the machines won't work. Also, they'll want to see ID every time you make a transaction with a card. I've been living and travelling around Peru for the last nine months, and it's really not as dangerous and mugging-prone as everyone seems to think. However, obviously up you should take precautions. If you're sensible, and plan ahead, then you can take cash out at machines and not have to worry. If your bank doesn't offer a decent way to withdraw money abroad, then try the wealth of other options - pre-paid cards, travellers cheques, etc... almost 6 years ago
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