Should I bring cash or Traveler’s checks? Are ATMs available? Can I use credit cards?

Most travelers bring a small amount of 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. Travelers can withdraw US dollars or local currency at fair exchange rates. Traveler’s checks are not recommended as 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. Although it is helpful to bring a credit card along for emergencies, don’t count on using it for most purchases, and it is common for small establishments to have a 6% surcharge. Please make sure that your dollar bills are not ripped or worn, as you will be given a lower exchange rate.