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How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru? (Picture shows the district of Miraflores - Lima - at night)

How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru?

Travel Tips and Safety Advice – Part 2

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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.

As anywhere in the world extra caution should be taken at crowed places such as busses, bus stations, airports, markets, sights, etc. and in areas where mainly rich locals and foreigners spend their time – these are of course popular with crooks as well as they provide profitable possibilities.

In addition, it is surely advisable to move around more consciously, to listen to your gut feeling more often and have your eyes and ears open. In the following articles of our new series "Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru" we put together useful tips and advice relating to every conceivable aspect of your safety and security while traveling in Peru.

Our tips and recommendation don’t aim at scaring visitors, but rather at enabling foreigners to recognize potentially dangerous situations, and either avoid these beforehand or handle them the best way possible. These of course can’t guarantee complete security and integrity, but can raise awareness for the local situation.

Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru - The Series

How dangerous is Peru?
Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can ...
Part 1
How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru?
Today the general situation in Lima and other cities in Peru shouldn't be consider...
Part 2
Your appearance and behavior in public
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru you can always read the s...
Part 3
Money Matters Peru – handling money and credit cards
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is ...
Part 4
Tips for your journey – Travel safe & problem-free through Peru
Peru is a huge country and distances between the countless attractions are great. ...
Part 5
Safety advice for taking a taxi in Lima and other Peruvian cities
Lima, with nearly 10 million inhabitants the largest city in Peru, can be quite a ...
Part 6
Health information for travelers to Peru
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel he...
Part 7
Earthquakes in Peru – Why they occur and how to stay safe
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunat...
Part 8
Drugs and other illegal substances in Peru
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to m...
Part 9
Meeting the opposite sex in Peru – How to stay safe
Most men are attracted to the beautiful, young and caring Peruvian women ensnaring...
Part 10
Safety tips for women traveling alone in Peru
As already mentioned in our article "How dangerous is Peru", Peru is a diverse cou...
Part 11
Cybersecurity Basics for Travelers
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individ...
Part 12
Peru Crime & Safety Report
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been a...
Travel Advisory (2018)
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