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Best Peru Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Peru (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best Peru sim card for tourists and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Peru. Click here to book online Peru tours the ones that we did

You can get the cheapest sim card in Peru with Movistar Peru sim card for 30 PEN which is $8 USD with 6 GB valid for 30 days (updated July 2022). Read here best Peru eSim

The easiest place to buy your Peruvian sim card is in the mall. If you are bringing your passport not all the street sellers will be able to set up. Most of the plans have unlimited social media Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook but only photos.

Most of the cheap and short plans are 5 days with unlimited social media (only photos) and 600 MB for 5 PEN. The data prepaid sim card plans in Peru have similar prices among all the companies.

You can find the cheapest Peruvian eSim with Airalo Peru eSim prepaid for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $20 USD with 5 GB data.

Holafly Peru eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. MTX Connect eSim Peru for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PERU

Accommodation prices can take you around $10 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and for more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Peru.

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VISITING PERU IN COVID TIME?

Make sure you register and download Health Declaration. You will have to register your personal information, countries that you have been before visiting Peru and etc. They will ask before boarding the plane and before getting your stamp at Lima International Airport.

PERU TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN PERU

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First thing we have to say about Peru prepaid sim card that internet and data connection is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and dessert where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is to buy a prepaid sim card in Peru. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. There are 4 phone operators in the country: Claro, Movistar, Entel and Bitel.

You can buy your Peruvian tourist sim card when you arrive in Jorge Chavez international airport, or at the small gift shop inside the airport. I would recommend buying outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

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GETTING CLARO PERU PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD LIMA AIRPORT)

Getting Peruvian sim card in the airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card Lima airport with Claro. Since it’s easier to check maps and it’s great to check internet while you are going to your hotel.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Peru prepaid sim card. There are phone shops where to buy your Peru tourist sim card in Lima.

WHERE TO GET YOUR PERU TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Peru sim card in Lima airport and phone shops in the cities. There are phone shops willing to sell a Peruvian prepaid sim card.

Just make sure that you present your foreign passport. If you buy in Lima around Miraflores, Barranco and Callao area you will find a few places where to buy.

The main operators in Peru are Claro, Movistar, Entel and Bitel. If you are getting to Peru by bus from Ecuador or Chile you can also get your Peru tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD PERU COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Peru with Movistar the most popular one in the country and compare packages and prices with Claro. We will tell you about Entel and Bitel that you can get great packages especially if you are staying in the cities in Peru. For all these sim cards you will have to register showing your passport. So make sure you don’t forget to bring!

Movistar Peru Sim Card

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Movistar sim card Peru is the largest phone operator in the country and the best coverage. You can get a Movistar sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Movistar phone stores. Check here prices and packages in Movistar website!

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There are different packages with Movistar Peru. You can get for 10 PEN with 1 GB and valid 10 days and for 20 PEN with 2 GB valid for 20 days. You can also get for 30 PEN with 6 GB and valid for 30 days.

Claro Peru Sim Card

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Claro sim card Peru is the second largest phone operator in the country. The coverage is great in the cities but outside is worse than Movistar.

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You can get a Claro sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Claro phone stores. There are different packages: for 10 PEN with 1.5 GB valid for 10 days. You can get for 20 PEN with 3 GB valid for 20 days and for 30 PEN with 6 GB valid for 30 days.

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Entel Peru Sim Card

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Entel sim card Peru is a smaller phone operator in the ocuntry compared to Movistar and Claro. The coverage works great in the cities but outside not so good. Check here prices and packages in Emtel website!

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Entel sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Entel phone stores. You can top up for 5 PEN with 600 MB and unlimited social media channels for 5 days. And if you prefer packages you will get for 20 PEN with 4 GB valid for 30 days and unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram (only photos).

Bitel Peru Sim Card

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Bitel sim card Peru is the smallest phone operator in the country. Bitel prepaid sim card costs only 1 PEN in an official Bitel phone store. Check here prices and packages in Bitel website!

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You can get 5 PEN with 1 GB valid for 5 days. Also 20 PEN with 4 GB valid for 3 days and 50 PEN with 10 GB valid for 30 days.

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Holafly eSim Peru for $44 USD with 6 GB data in Peru valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

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Airalo Peru eSim prepaid for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $20 USD with 5 GB data.

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MTX Connect eSim Peru is a small provider offering data plans in Peru. MTX Connect eSim Peru for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

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Ubigi Peru eSim for $14 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $38 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

GIGSKY PERU ESIM

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GigSky Peru eSim for $11 USD with 1 GB data valid for 15 days and for $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

PERU SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD PERU)

My Peru Sim Card Conclusion is getting the cheapest sim card in Peru with Movistar Peru prepaid sim card for 30 PEN with 6 GB valid for30 days if you are planning to travel around Peru.

Since the coverage is better and prices are similar to Claro. To be honest all the data packages buying a prepaid sim card in Peru are similar prices.

Unless you are staying in a city like Lima and you can go for a small company like Bitel prepaid sim card Peru with better prices and packages.

You can find the cheapest Peruvian eSim with Airalo Peru eSim prepaid for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $20 USD with 5 GB data.

Holafly Peru eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. MTX Connect eSim Peru for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PERU

You can go to Peru any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Peru because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget because it is considered the low season in the country.

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ATMS AND CASH IN PERU

The official currency of Peru is called Peruvian Sol (PEN). And $1 USD=3.75 PEN. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to use those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars.

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Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Peru

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Most of the banks in Peru will charge fees for foreign cards in Peru. We only found Banco de la Nacion which wasn’t charging any fee.

Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Peru and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Peru with every bank.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Banco De La Nacion400 PEN Withdraw And No Fees
Interbank400 PEN Withdraw And 19 PEN Fees
BCP700 PEN Withdraw And 27 PEN Fees
BBVA400 PEN Withdraw And 25 PEN Fees
ScotiaBank400 PEN Withdraw And 20 PEN Fees

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PERU

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A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Peru. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of ceviche and lomo salteado with a drink for only $3 USD.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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