Exploor Travel Blog — Lima

How to get a SIM card in Peru

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
How to get a SIM card in Peru

Do you know what  it feels like to be in a different country in which you don’t have mobile data on your phone and only depend on free public Wifi, such as in parks, coffee shops or in the hotel? When travelling to Peru, fortunately it’s very easy to get a SIM card allowing you to be connected most of the time. I say “most of the time” on purpose as in more rural parts of the country you just won’t get any service. In the following, we’ll show you the different steps how to get a SIM card in Peru.

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Sandboarding in Peru

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Sandboarding in Peru
Even though Peru has a lot of snow-capped mountains, unfortunately you can’t ski or snowboard. However, why would you want to snowboard if you can do the same thing in the sand? Sandboarding in Peru is the equivalent to snowboarding in other parts of the world. All you need is a board and some dunes. And as Peru’s desert is around half the size of Japan (approximately 180.000 km²), there are quite some of them! So the question that comes up is...

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The Best Restaurants in Lima

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
The Best Restaurants in Lima
In recent years, Lima has built up its reputation as the gastronomic hotspot in South America. The amount of excellent restaurants that you can find in Peru’s capital is very high. In fact, for the eighth time in a row since 2012, the country received the prize for the “World's Leading Culinary Destination”  by the World Travel Awards in the category of gastronomy. 

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Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima
Peru is known for Machu Picchu and Lima is known for its incredible density of extraordinary restaurants, but most people don’t know that you can swim with sea lions in Lima. In fact, this close encounter with wildlife in the Pacific Ocean is something you would expect for the Galapagos islands, but certainly not for Lima. However, it’s a great alternative to the usual day trips from Lima and it can definitely be considered one of the top things to do in Lima. If you don’t believe me, just read on…

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Free Wifi in Peru: where to find free wifi in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and elsewhere

Posted by Mariana Gonzalez on
Free Wifi in Peru: where to find free wifi in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and elsewhere

Even though many people like to be disconnected from time to time, especially while traveling, it's always great to have a minute with internet access, especially when it’s free wifi. Often, it’s necessary when you want to check something, such as what tours to do in Cusco or where to eat in Arequipa. Also, when you want to share an unforgettable moment with family and friends or just to upload that incredible picture of Machu Picchu on Instagram. This post provides a small list of places with free internet access in Peru and other ideas of how to get connected to local wifi for a while.

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The best places to stay in Peru

Posted by Erik Krause on
The best places to stay in Peru
A summary of where to stay in Peru, no matter if you're looking for a place to stay in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa or in any other major city, this blog post got you covered. Find hotels, hostels and b&bs that are recommendations from travellers for travellers.

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