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This is a preview of the full content of our Peru’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Cusco car

Peru has a wide range of transportation, partly because having a car is expensive so most Peruvians don’t have cars. Public transport is plentiful and cheap but can be difficult if you don’t know Spanish.

Check out my Transportation Tips for Peru, published by World Nomads.

Car rental

I recommend renting a car with hesitation. Peru is not an easy country to drive in because of a general lack of drivers who follow traffic rules. I have rented a car at the Lima airport to drive to Paracas National Reserve, which worked well. However, driving in and out of Lima was difficult because of traffic and a lack of signs for directions.


Long-distance & tourist services


Shared shuttle buses

Jorge Chavez Int’l Airport

Peru’s international airport

Lima Transport

Taxis are key


Most flights involve Lima

Transport Safety

Look for reliable transportation


Official vs Unofficial


Tailored to visitors & relatively expensive

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper