I am worried about money in Peru. Llama Path wants paying the balance of our trek in cash - USD and a horse riding tour has asked for USD too. I don't realluy want to get 1000 USD in cash in the UK and fly with this on me as I have read some iffy reviews of getting searched in Lima Airport and demands for cash, neither do I think it is wise carrying 1000 plus of USD on me.
So, how do I get my hands on USD in Cusco? I will have my UK bank card but I imagine using this at ATM's will only let me have Soles? Some hotels quote us in Soles and others in USD and it seems strange that nowhere is consistent in which currency they want paying in! We are going straight from Lima airport to Cusco with a short transfer.
Any help would be welcome.