I am traveling to Peru in mid-February. I will be arriving late at night (my flight arrives at 11:30 pm or 23:30) and by the time I pass through immigrations/customs and grab my luggage, it will likely be well after midnight. I will need to take a taxi to my hotel in Miraflores. Are there any recommendations as to reliable taxi or private transportation companies in the Lima Airport? Any to avoid regarding airport transportation and taxis in general?
I am traveling to Cusco as my main point of city to reach Machu Picchu. I have already booked a flight through StarPeru from Lima to Cusco and a train through PeruRail from Cusco (Poroy) to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes). I know there is an option to purchase tickets to Machu Picchu itself online, but unfortunately I am not able to because I do not have the right payment method for it as I only have US bank accounts. Are there any selling points in Lima where I can purchase one in advanced or would I have to wait until I get to Cusco to purchase a ticket there? I know I can’t buy at the site and will have to do it in advanced but fortunately, I will be getting to Cusco and will have an entire day/night in the city before leaving to go to Machu Picchu the following morning. Is 24-hours in advanced enough to secure a ticket to the site or is that pushing it? I’m just worried I won’t be able to get a ticket because it sells out and I know only a limited number is sold per day. If so, hopefully there are other purchase options you guys can provide.
Lastly, I read about some sort of airport tax that tourists have to pay when leaving country. I’ve seen conflicting amounts ranging from $6 to $70 USD. Has anybody paid this tax recently and can tell me the exact amount for a 1 week stay?