Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru

travel tips and safety advice for peru

Most travelers planning a trip to Peru, have already heard or read good meant warnings and tips about the safety and security situation in the country before even exiting the plane. Once in Peru even locals might warn about dangers lurking around every corner.

Most travelers planning a trip to Peru, have already heard or read good meant warnings and tips about the safety and security situation in the country before even exiting the plane. Once in Peru even locals might warn about dangers lurking around every corner.

Although crime is present in Peru and cannot be argued away, most (though not all) warnings are unfounded; often potential risks are hopelessly exaggerated and fears unnecessarily fueled.

To give Peru travelers and newly arrived expats a comprehensive overview of the actual situation in the country, we are covering every conceivable aspect regarding safety and security including useful travel tips in our new series "Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru".

So please take your time and read through our articles to stay safe when traveling in Peru.

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How dangerous is Peru?

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 1
Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can be visited easily and safely. Most Peruvians are hardworking and honest people who warmly welcome visitors.

How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru?

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 2
Today the general situation in Lima and other cities in Peru shouldn't be considered worse than in any metropolis around the globe where rich and poor live closely together.

Your appearance and behavior in public

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 3
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru you can always read the same thing: Adapt to the local situation and blend in. Not an easy task, especially if you are for example tall, blond, fair-skinned and/or don’t speak Spanish properly.

Money Matters Peru – handling money and credit cards

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 4
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is no exception. So many new impressions should be taken in that it’s easy to get distracted and probably not to pay the necessary attention to an important issue such as money.
Peru is a huge country and distances between the countless attractions are great. The fastest and safest, but unfortunately as well the most expensive way of getting around Peru surely is by plane.
Lima, with nearly 10 million inhabitants the largest city in Peru, can be quite a challenge, especially for visitors not familiar with the capital. This combined with the warnings and sometimes unfounded horror scenarios visitors keep hearing, unfortunately often results in instinctive extreme wa...

Health information for travelers to Peru

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 7
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel health preparation might be wise to stay well and fit during your travels. To help you to prepare for your Peru trip and provide an overview of the medical situation in the country, we compiled some general health inf...
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunately for thousands of years they have been a common occurrence in Peru. Although scientists have tried for decades to predict earthquakes, until today we still don’t know when and where to expect the next tremor.

Drugs and other illegal substances in Peru

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 9
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to make cocaine) has a cultural and social significance for the indigenous people of Peru. Until today the stimulant effects of the coca leaf are used for medical purposes and in traditional religious ceremonies.

Meeting the opposite sex in Peru – How to stay safe

Peru Advice & Security Series Part 10
Most men are attracted to the beautiful, young and caring Peruvian women ensnaring their counterparts by being so different to the "cold" North American and European women.
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