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Money & costs


Several banks change traveler’s checks, give advances on credit cards or provide an ATM. They have competitive rates. For changing US cash quickly, street money changers are on Lores at Próspero. Most are OK, but a few run scams where they cream off a 100-soles note and replace it with a 20-soles note. Exercise caution when changing money on the street. Changing Brazilian or Colombian currency is best done at the border. Transfer money at Western Union (23 5182; Napo 359).