Internet & Calling in South America
Try to relax and disconnect during your trip to South America!
Most hotels provide internet access (occasionally at a cost) and international telephones – although for calling home, you will likely receive better rates using an internet-based phone service. Do not expect good WiFi access in all locations, especially in remote lodges and on cruises.
We don’t recommend buying a cell phone or sim card in South America. There are often long waits, non-English speaking employees and local ID may be required. You’d need to repeat this process in each country you visit. The easiest option is to get a plan with your carrier in your home country that allows you to make emergency calls and/ or receive texts.