Most travelers bring US cash with them and withdraw from ATMs as they need it along they way. ATMs are readily available in the larger towns and cities. Pisac has several ATM machines where travelers can withdraw US dollars or local currency at fair exchange rates. Sometimes the signal in Pisac goes down and the ATM’s don’t work. Traveler’s checks are fine, but they can be more difficult to exchange and you will usually receive a poorer rate or be charged an additional fee. Credit cards are accepted only in the larger restaurants and stores, and sometimes in smaller stores they charge an additional percentage ( 3 – 6%). Although it is helpful to bring a credit card along for emergencies, don’t count on using it for most purchases.
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