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How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

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How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Will be in peru for 10 days with prepaid tour. How much Peru cash I need to withdraw once arrive in Lima airport using ATM machine? Just pay dinner, tips for tour guide. No plan for shopping.

Will Hotel ATM have better exchange rate than airport?

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Lijian

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1. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Exchange rate is set by the bank, not the location so it won't matter much. Just thevATM transaction fee which is usually small anyway.

Peru had ATMs everywhere. No reason to take 9 days cash at once and risk losing it.

Edited: 21 September 2013, 03:24
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3. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Just be sure you are using a bank ATM. For safety...card cloning issues...best to go into the bank and use the ATM there.

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4. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Even if you want, I doubt you can take out enough money for ten days. Depending on the bank, we were restricted to either 400 or 700 pen. Limit from the atm not our card. For 11 days we took money out 3 times I believe (1500), but we paid mostly everywhere with CC so you don't really need too much cash.

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5. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Are the ATMs at Lima or Cusco airport safe for withdrawing money? Thank you.

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6. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Yes, they're as safe as airport ATMs normally are.

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7. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Thanks for your information.

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8. Re: How much Peru cash to withdraw for 9 days trip

Whenver you withdraw money be aware of your surroundings (people too close to you trying to see your pin number, clone your card, take your money, etc)

There is A LOT of counterfeit money in Peru (dollars and soles).

If you are taking some dollars with you, make sure all your bills are in good condition. Peruvians (banks included) do not accept old, torn bills,

Food is very affordable and you dont have to tip waiters like in the US. I'm sure they'll love to get something but dont feel obligated to leave 15%

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