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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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The Miraflores – Barranco – Centro de Lima Combi Map contains 10 routes for traveling between Miraflores, Barranco and Centro de Lima and will save you a lot of money in the process. this product has been bought by 657 visitors.
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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.
My name is Jeroen Prinsen, I am Dutch, but nowadays I live in Lima. Rutas Recomendables is my social enterprise.
I recognize that Lima’s combis, micros and buses can be overwhelming. So I am improving the system by providing information about recommended routes.
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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.
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You will also get the Combi Map backside information with additional benefits like detailed maps of Centro de Lima and Miraflores. These extra benefits are ONLY available for the high resolution version of the Rutas Recomendables Combi Map.
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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.