Travel by bus
Traveling by bus is considered a tradition in Peru. It was one of the first mass transportation methods to travel long routes and today it is very popular among peruvians regardless of age. This is so because by traveling by bus the passenger can reach different parts of Peru, even corners where there are no airports, at a very economical price. If there are two words that define the bus trip, they are the following: simple and cheap.
This practice began a long time ago in the capital and quickly spread to all departments of the country. At the beginning, it was a rather disorganized and informal business with passengers standing on the bus, rates that varied depending on the seller and all types of luggage (such as farm animals). In addition, each bus was controlled by its owner, so the differences between each one could be abysmal and that made it difficult for people to enjoy the experience of traveling by bus.
With regularization, an important initiative of the Peruvian State, land transport companies were born. These companies followed the instructions of the law, so they offered a more orderly and safe service. For example, the ticket did not sell a place on the bus, but a seat, so the passengers stopped standing. This simple practice made bus travel safer, which resulted in more confidence on the part of the passengers.
Why is traveling by bus so popular?
Traveling by bus is very popular due to many reasons, but mainly because it is a cheap, comfortable service that reaches the whole country. In the first place, it is a service that does not usually exceed 100 soles (the national currency in Peru), which makes it an accessible way of travel for any social sector and/or budget managed. In addition, if these cheap fares are combined with the promotions that can be found on the social networks of the transport company, then the price of bus tickets can be very favorable.
Another reason why traveling by bus has become popular in Peru is because the service offered is comfortable. With the infinity of services offered by buses now, it is known that customer service is one of the priorities for the transport company. For example, among the most common we can find the reproduction of movies, headphones to listen to music and lunch and/or dinner according to the time when the bus trip is being made. For higher prices, the passenger can get a ticket that offers more services, such as WIFI network (always subject to bus availability) or reading light.
Third, traveling by bus allows the traveler to reach places inaccessible by other transport methods. Peru is such a large country that there are several destinations that do not yet have an airport, which is why the bus is the best way to reach them. For adventurers, traveling by bus is the best option to get to know all of Peru.
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