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This is slimmed down version of the original high-resolution version Rutas Recomendables map. Whereas the Ruas Recomendables Combi Map covers all Lima, the Miraflores – Barranco – Centro de Lima Combi Map maps out combi routes between the districts of Miraflores, Barranco en Centro de Lima. For 95% of the tourists this should be enough, as they are unlikely to travel to other districts.
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After paying the fare, the cobrador is supposed to give you a boleto, your receipt. Cobradores usually have one of two habits. Some of them charge everyone as soon as possible. In this case you usually get your boleto without having to insist. Other cobradores are rather charging people when they are getting off. In this case you usually don’t get your boleto.
You can typically influence this behavior slightly. For example if you sit near the cobrador in the front of the combi, you can motion to him (or her) that you’d like to pay, without waiting until they bother to collect the money. The big exception to the rule is when you try to pay a china (50 cents). They might accept it, but that virtually always means that it goes into the “black money pocket” and it will not be an official trip and therefore you can practically forget about getting a boleto.
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Señor Mark (Gringo in Peru) has a great story on his blog about the dance of the cobrador:
During these stops you can watch the dance of the cobrador. It is like a ballet as the van begins to stop with the cobrador swinging the door open, placing a foot on ground and doing a pirouette, as so not to fall from a vehicle in motion. As a final passenger on the stop gets their last foot into the van, the cobrador will tell the driver to advance. Reversing his spin he will get back on the combi as it is speeding off. Then sliding the door shut and out the window again with his heads and arms: repeating the chorus of the route only to turn around and ask for your fare.
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The purple Ruta Recomendable is the one passing Jorge Chavez airport. This Orion combi has a futuristic appearance and is generally riding without cobrador. This means that you will have to pay with the driver upon getting on the bus. Orion is a big player in the Lima combi world. They have many lines, but the quality of the buses varies a lot. Their best line is the IO06, especially because it is passing the airport. All the combis on this line are either the futuristic model or even newer big buses.
From the airport you can take this line to Miraflores, but you will have to change at some point. I suggest to change at Salaverry with Sanchez Carrion (old name: Pershing) and take the NO02 “La Sesosa” from there. Other options include changing at Brasil with La Marina, Javier Prado with Arequipa or Javier Prado with the Via Expresa (but in all cases you will have to walk a bit more between the stops). The total journey might last between 40 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the traffic.
This is the low resolution version of the Rutas Recomendables map. When you download this map, you get a low-resolution version, which can be printed on A4 paper, but comes with limited legibility. There is also a high-resolution version for perfectionists, which can be printed on A3 size and offers much better legibility. As an additional benefit, I have now included 8 discount vouchers, worth over 15 dollars for things such as Coca Tea, Ceviche, Pisco Sour and Bike Tours.
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The cobrador will at some point collect the fares. Usually he will say “pasajes, pasajes” and make some sounds with the coins in his hand. This is the signal to pay your fare.
The best thing to do is pay S./ 1.00 and see what happens. Sometimes they give you the boleto (ticket) straight away. Sometimes they ask where you are going. Other times they say “sol veinte”, meaning you have to pay S./ 0.20 more.
If you are going for a short distance (8 blocks or so), try to get away with paying a china (S./ 0.50) if you can. Warning: this is not easy the first time!
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In order to get on, wait at a paradero (bus stop) and when the Ruta Recomendable arrives, wave with your arm stretched out straight. They will normally stop, but if one passes, stay patient and wait for the next one, it is usually right behind.
While getting on, the cobrador will say “suben, suben”, informing the driver that people are getting on. The cobrador might also say “avancen”, meaning you have to advance to the back or to the middle. Slightly less friendly is “apéguense”, meaning that you have to squeeze in.
When approaching your stop it is customary to get up, walk towards the door (front door if there are two) and say “paradero baja”. The cobrador will repeat your shout to the driver. While getting off, the cobrador will say “bajan, bajan”, to inform the driver that people are getting off.
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The smallest buses, which seat 9-12 people are called combis. Strictly speaking the middle-sized buses are called micros or custers. Personally, I tend to refer to every Ruta Recomendable as a combi, regardless of the size of its buses.
Most of the Rutas Recomendables have two staff: a driver and a cobrador. The task of the cobrador is to collect the fares and to open/close the door. The cobrador also shouts the names of the avenues the combi will pass. This is often incomprehensible.