Guest wrote:Have you had a positive experience with a travel agency? What did you like about it? Describe the service they provided for you, and thanks for sharing.
Many Travel Agencies line the streets surrounding Plaza Saint Martin which is also a great place to exchange currencies. Most of the bus companies have stations in the city near ave grau and by the newer mall plaza norte bus terminal. I normally use the internet but have seen airfares clearly marked while walking around Plaza Saint Martin. Destinations to NY, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Columbia, San Francisco, Rome, Madrid, Paris, London as well.
The bus terminal has buses coming and leaving all day long. If you are looking for a Taxi either Privado or Shared can usually be found on the outskirts of town near the main roads heading out of town. We take these cars to Curihuasi in the Apurimac Valley. Curihuasi has hot springs, hostels, kayaking and rafting on the Apurimac River. They have taxi's in Curihuasi and atleast 2 bus companies. A relative owns one of the nicer hostels and restaurants in the middle of town but there are several others.
Bus companies line the main streets and moto taxis are most of what you will find and in large numbers I might add.
As for the travel agencies the Plaza St. Martin is the main place to find fares in Lima but I normally rely on the internet for the best price and the bus schedules. Usually buy my tickets a few days in advance as seats fill up quickly.