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Tips before travelling

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Things you should know about our transportation

Peru, the enigmatic country, when you first come here is a marvelous adventure! You should not only taste our emblematic Pisco Sour but also our delicious gastronomy, recognized worldwide. You should have a great introduction in Lima and know our culture since the moment you arrive so you have a better understanding which is vast with archaeological sites that shows the remains of glorious civilizations of the past, a couple of examples is close to Lima: Pachacamc a Sacred Oracle and the oldest civilization in Americas: Caral.

But before coming here you should know a thing or two, and in this case about transportation. Well, let’s start with the buses! But these buses are special because they are colorful and have a lot of variety; this is because they are run by many private companies and not the city hall. That’s why you can observe big ones, small ones and every company with their own set of colors. They also have their own system which is pretty simple: they have a driver and a ticket inspector who you have to pay the ride, which is normally S/. 1.00 the ride (S/. 1.50 if you have to go a little bit far). Nice uh? Well, when you first come here it is not recommendable to go on these buses because of a tiny detail, they tend to go really fast and if you are not used to the speed you may not have a great experience, also it takes longer than a taxi because of the bus stops along the way and gets crowded very often. Now, a positive thing I have to say about it, is that if you can manage somehow you can manage anywhere in the world. So if you like adventure and don’t want to spend too much on transportation this is your option, but if you want to see more read below.

Transport in Lima

Next are taxis! This is the kind of transportation that you might experience first due to the fact that a private company operates in the airport (although a little more pricey than the average taxis in Lima, (don’t worry we will get there) they are safe and very comfortable. The main thing you should know about local taxis in Peru is the fact that they don’t have taximeters. That’s right; you have to negotiate with the driver before you get in! And that means knowing the fare rate without paying too much. Let’s start with an easy example: from the airport to Miraflores (long-distance) is going to cost you around S/. 35.00 if you take it in the streets. Another example: from Miraflores to Barranco (a beautiful trendy neighborhood) is S/. 8.00-S/. 9.00 and from Miraflores to Downtown Lima: S/. 15.00. The change of rate varies every day but generally is for $1.00 USD dollar = S/3.30 soles.   Those prices might change because of two facts:

  1. If you take it from a hotel/call a private taxi company
  2. If you take taxis past midnight.

Now, I know many drivers that will tell you to pay a little more, don’t worry, if they say so you just tell them: “No, gracias” and move on. Yes, they charge you more because taxis are rare at that time of night. So, in a nutshell, they are fast, safe, comfortable and most taxi drivers know the route so you won’t have any problems.


And finally, the big innovation is the Metropolitano or metropolitan bus rapid transit. Now, this system started in 2010 and since then it has been the favorite among locals. The reason: its fast. The Metropolitano has its own private line, which means no traffic. You pay it with a card and they cost S/. 2.50 per ride. Personally, the best thing about it is the fact that they are powered by natural gas so, no pollution my traveler friends, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Hoping these tips were useful for you if so let me know in the comments. Hasta la próxima!

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Pueblo Jaqaru: indigenous people in Lima

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They speak the oldest language in our country.

Peru stands out for its great cultural and natural diversity with artistic and cultural expressions, traditional knowledge, native languages, gastronomy, music, archaeological sites, among others. However, the key element of this unique landscape is its indigenous peoples. They are the protectors of Mother Earth, who through their ancestral knowledge about the biological rhythms of nature and wisdom, teach a more sustainable worldview.


Located five hours from Lima, capital of Peru, to the south of the province of Yauyos. The origins of the Jaqaru people are associated with the expansion of the Wari culture between the years 600 and 700 (Bautista 2010).

El pueblo Jaqaru of Aiza, Tupe and Colca keep a secret little known by the great majority of peruvians, they has an ancient language that is spoken only here, as if that were not enough the jaqaru women wear a very different beautiful traditional suit.


The jaqaru language is in serious danger of disappearing. —  Peruvian Minister of Culture

The Québec Declaration (2002) on ecotourism, points out that it has enormous potential for poverty reduction for indigenous communities and environmental protection. In that sense, Lima Explorer Tours is interested in offering sustainable visits to the Jaqaru communities in order to provide an alternative in their economy and a ecocultural touristic visit to learn and live amazing experiences.

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