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A rural portrait of Peruvian Quechua Indigenous Women in traditional clothes with their domestic animals, two llama and one alpaca in the Cusco province. Peru

Planning a trip to Peru?

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Gear up for your incredible journey to Peru! Secure your Peruvian soles through Manor FX today.

Our exceptional Peruvian sol exchange rate ensures you get more value, letting you fully immerse in the Peruvian experience.

Choose between having your Peruvian soles safely delivered to your home or office. Or collect them from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow. 

We promise fast delivery times and easy online ordering for your Peruvian soles.

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Dreaming of wandering the ancient Inca trails or exploring the vibrant streets of Lima? 

Ensure you’re well-prepared with essential information about cash and card payments and currency in Peru.

Where’s the best place to buy Peruvian soles?

Unlike widely circulated currencies like the Euro or US dollar, Peruvian soles (PEN) may not be as readily available.

Your best bet is to buy Peruvian soles at currency exchange offices or through trusted online platforms like ours. Exchange your British pounds to Peruvian soles now.

Why not have your Peruvian soles delivered to your doorstep for the utmost convenience? 

Enjoy stress-free ordering and fantastic exchange rates with us, giving you more to spend on your Peruvian adventure!

If you’re near Heathrow, you can also pick them up from the Manor FX bureau, enjoying the same excellent rates in person.

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Where can I buy Peruvian soles in the UK?

You can purchase Peruvian soles (also known as Peruvian nuevo sol) across various locations in the UK. You’ll find that currency exchange offices and specialist travel agencies offer this service.

For added convenience, consider online currency exchange platforms like ours. 

Getting Peruvian soles for your journey has never been easier. Plus, we offer free delivery on orders over £750. Convert GBP to Peruvian soles today!

Should you bring cash to Peru?

Yes. Exchanging some currency before your visit to Peru is wise. 

You’ll dodge poor exchange rates at airports and have local currency for immediate expenses like transport and snacks.

Cash is vital in Peru, especially outside major cities. Many vendors, taxi drivers, and tour guides prefer or only accept cash. Always keep some notes and coins handy.

What is the best currency to take to Peru?

Having Peruvian soles is your safest bet. The official currency is widely accepted. 

While US dollars might be accepted in some places, not all vendors will take them. You also might end up paying more than with Peruvian currency.

Opt for Peruvian soles for a smooth and economical travel experience.

Comida criolla Peruvian food buffet table

Is Peruvian sol a closed currency?

No. Peruvian soles are not restricted and are freely traded within Peru and internationally.

Are other currencies accepted in Peru?

US dollars might be accepted in tourist areas, large cities, and some hotels. However, the exchange rate might not be favourable, and change is often given in Peruvian soles. 

Is it better to use dollars or soles in Peru?

It’s generally better to use soles, the local currency in Peru. They’re widely accepted and often provide a better exchange rate than US dollars.

A colourful street in the artisan market in Ollantaytambo near Cusco in Peru

Can I use my debit or credit card in Peru?

Definitely! Using your debit card in Peru is a convenient way to access funds. Major hotels and shopping centres like Lima and Cusco accept most international credit and debit cards.

However, be aware of potential fees from British banks for international transactions and less favourable exchange rates. Check with your bank before you go.

Is it better to use cash or card in Peru?

Balance is key. In cities, cards are widely accepted and offer security. In rural areas and for smaller vendors, cash is essential. Cash is also a good fallback for emergencies.

How to avoid ATM fees in Peru?

Use ATMs from major banks like BCP or BBVA to save on fees. Withdraw more significant amounts less frequently and check with your bank for partner ATMs in Peru. Travel prepaid cards are another option with lower fees.

Morning sun rising at Plaza de armas, Cusco, City. Peru

How much is the ATM withdrawal fee in Peru?

ATM withdrawal fees in Peru can vary. They typically range from about 5 to 20 soles per transaction, depending on the bank and type of ATM.

How much cash should I take to Peru?

Peru offers diverse experiences at various costs. Major cities like Lima might be pricier, but rural areas provide more budget-friendly options.

  • For a backpacker’s budget, around 150 PEN currency per day (£20) should cover essentials like accommodation, food, and transport. This is a great way to enjoy Peru without overspending.
  • For a more comfortable experience, budget around 300 PEN daily (£40). This allows for enjoyable meals and engaging activities.
  • For a luxury experience, consider around 600 PEN daily (£80). This includes upscale accommodations, intercity travel, and premium tours.

Keep in mind prices may rise during peak seasons like festivals.

If you have leftover travel money, don’t forget to exchange your Peruvian soles to pounds when you return.

How much does it cost to eat out in Peru?

A meal at an affordable eatery costs about 20-40 PEN (£3-£5). 

A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant might cost 80-120 PEN (£10-£15).

In fancier places, especially seafood restaurants, expect to pay 150-200 PEN (£20-£25).

What is tipping etiquette in Peru?

Tipping is customary but not mandatory. In restaurants, a 10% tip is usual. For bars, small change or rounding up is common. Tipping a bit extra for taxi drivers or hotel staff is nice.

Is Peru affordable to visit?

Yes, Peru is considered an affordable destination for many travellers. Offering a range of options to suit various budgets, especially when compared to Western countries.

However, be aware of higher prices during peak seasons like festivals.

Two indigenous Quechua women in traditional clothes walking down the path to the harbor of Isla Taquile (Taquile Island) with the Titicaca Lake in the background, Peru

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Peruvian sol currency

Banknotes in Peru

Peruvian banknotes, known as “soles”, are a form of currency and a window into Peru’s rich history and culture. 

They’re available in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 soles. Each is vibrant and features significant Peruvian figures and landmarks. 

For example, the 10 soles note typically has a reddish hue and may depict José Abelardo Quiñones, a national aviation hero.

These banknotes have advanced security features like watermarks and colour-changing elements, making them hard to counterfeit. 

More than just money, they honour Peru’s heritage. Showcasing archaeological sites like Machu Picchu and celebrating notable Peruvians who have shaped the nation’s history and culture.

While cities and tourist spots widely accept cards in Peru, cash remains essential for smaller, everyday transactions. Especially in rural areas.

Peruvian Soles banknotes

Coins in Peru

Peruvian coins, also known as “soles”, complement their banknote counterparts in daily transactions. 

Coin denominations include 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 céntimos (100 céntimos equal 1 sol) and the 1, 2, and 5 soles coins. 

Each denomination has a distinct design, often featuring iconic symbols of Peru’s rich cultural and natural heritage. For instance, you might find coins depicting ancient artworks, national emblems, or renowned historical figures.

These coins are not just practical for small purchases but also serve as miniature representations of Peru’s diverse legacy. 

From buying a snack at a local market to paying for a bus fare, Peruvian coins are integral to everyday life in Peru. Particularly where small transactions are common.

Peruvian sol coins

Order Peruvian soles online

Order Peruvian soles online and have them delivered swiftly and securely to your home or office. Alternatively, pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to convert GBP to PEN.

Sell back Peruvian soles

If you have leftover Peruvian soles, follow this link to exchange Peruvian soles to GBP. We offer great rates for your unused currency. Exchange your PEN to GBP now.

Rainbow mountain is totally clear with the sky like mirror CUSCO PERU


UK nationals don’t need a visa for short visits to Peru, typically up to 90 days for tourism purposes. 

However, checking the latest entry requirements before your trip is always wise, as immigration policies can change.

For travel to Peru, certain vaccinations are recommended for your safety. 

Firstly, ensure that routine vaccinations like MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and yearly flu shots are current.

Additionally, hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations are advised because of risks from contaminated food or water. Depending on where you’re travelling in Peru, you might also need hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and malaria prevention. The need for these depends on your activities, the areas you’re visiting, and the duration of your stay.

Remember, it’s best to consult with a doctor before your trip for personalised advice.

The best month to visit Peru depends on what you want to see and do. 

Generally, the most favourable time is during the dry season, from May to September. This period offers clearer skies and fewer rain showers. It is ideal for hiking, notably the Inca Trail, and exploring the Andes. However, it’s also the busiest and most touristy season. 

The drier months, particularly June to September, are also recommended for those interested in visiting the Amazon rainforest. 

Remember, Peru’s diverse geography means weather can vary significantly across different regions. Consider your specific destinations when planning your trip.

Peru is a popular tourist destination for several compelling reasons:

  1. Rich cultural heritage. Peru’s history is deeply rooted in the ancient Inca civilisation, evident in world-renowned archaeological sites like Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. The blend of indigenous and Spanish colonial influences is also a key attraction, offering a unique cultural experience.
  2. Diverse landscapes. The country boasts diverse landscapes, from the majestic Andes Mountains and the mysterious Nazca Lines to the lush Amazon rainforest and scenic coastal areas. This variety caters to various interests, including hiking, wildlife watching, and exploring natural wonders.
  3. Culinary excellence. Peruvian cuisine, known for its rich flavours and diverse ingredients, has gained international acclaim. Dishes like ceviche, lomo saltado, and aji de gallina offer a taste of the country’s gastronomic richness.
  4. Vibrant local culture. Peru’s colourful traditions, festivals, music, and arts provide an immersive experience. The warmth and hospitality of the Peruvian people also add to the country’s appeal.
  5. Adventure opportunities. Peru is a haven for adventure enthusiasts, offering activities like trekking, mountain biking, and white-water rafting.

These factors, combined with the country’s rich biodiversity and historical significance, make Peru an enticing destination for travellers worldwide.

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Peruvian Soles Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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