Regarding Lima Peru to Cuzco. Planning on using credit card for hostel/hotel, bus/airfare, train to macchu pichu...
Just make sure the card isn't linked to your life's savings, in case it gets stolen or skimmed or lost.
Phil at the safety hub. almost 6 years ago
If you are planning to use your credit card I suggest booking ahead - you will probably pay more and will have far fewer choices than if you use cash, but at least you can ensure that you will get places to stay! Most budget places accept cash only in South America, however Cusco is more suited to short term travellers and more places will accept credit cards there, than anywhere else.
You can pay for long distance buses by credit card, if you are planning to go from Lima to Cusco - the fancy buses like Cruz Del Sur will let you buy from their website.
I find it pays to have at least two credit cards and cards from two different banks. Because sometimes things just don't work! This goes for cash cards as well. But again the leg you are doing is the most commercial and set up for tourists. over 5 years ago