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Lima is the gateway for international and national tourists and business travelers to Peru and its many highlights. Getting to Lima and from Lima to international and domestic destinations is easy. The capital of Peru is well connected to the world and the Peruvian provinces.

But finding your way in and through Lima's city jungle can be quite a challenging experience. Heavy traffic including unusually aggressive and reckless drivers make getting around Lima difficult. You find instead of proper public transport, a chaotic system of privately owned and operated microbuses and thousands of taxis. And even if distances between the districts and points of interest seem very short, navigating in Lima can be nerve-racking and time-consuming.

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Budget Travel in Peru

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Until 10 or 15 years ago, Peru was an absolute insider tip and travelling on a low budget even to the most famous tourist destinations the country has to offer, was easy and doable without a problem. With the increasing popularity of Peru over the past years however came a better infrastructure, more professionalism, wider choices and more peopl...

Lima's Metro - Tren Electrico

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While other major cities in Latin America operate more or less impressive subways or other public mass transportation systems, Lima with its chaotic privately owned "bus system" stood apart for many years. But since 2012, Peru's capital finally has a Metro. For 2 1/2 years it only was half a route, but since July 2014 the complete route linking ...

Metropolitano Bus in Lima

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The chaotic situation of transporting the masses in Peru's capital finally led to plans creating a real public transport system for Lima's citizens. After many delays they inaugurated the new Metropolitano in 2010. Since then gas powered articulated buses circulate on special bus lanes that are partitioned off the normal road, finally giving Lim...

Car Rentals in Lima

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Before renting a car in Lima, we would highly recommend reflecting on the need for it. Sure if you are planning to travel through Peru a car gives you more freedom and flexibility, but driving in Peru and especially in Lima differs from what you are used to. You can get around Lima easily and cheaply by taxi without having to stand your ground a...

Getting Around on Foot in Lima

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Although heavy traffic and pollution might discourage you from walking around, some places in Lima are best discovered on foot, but be aware that pedestrians actually don't have any rights in Lima. So be more careful than you are used to! Don't expect drivers to stop at cross-walks. They also won't give way to a pedestrian or break when someone ...
Public transportation in Lima except for the Metropolitano and Tren Electrico comprises a chaotic system of privately owned and operated big buses, medium-sized micros (coasters or microbuses) and combis (small vans). For most Limeños the only affordable option, this means of transportation is the cheapest and most adventurous way of getting aro...

Finding Your Way in Lima

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Finding your way in and through Lima's city jungle can be quite a challenging experience. A puzzling ball-up of kilometer long main roads, side roads and one-way streets of course without proper road signs at the really important junctions connect the 43 districts of Lima and the 6 Callao districts and should ensure the movements of millions of ...
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