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Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series 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 the country, even locals might warn you about dangers lurking around every corner.

Although crime is present in Peru and cannot be argued away, most (though not all) warnings are – at least for people like you and me - unfounded; often potential risks are hopelessly exaggerated, and fears unnecessarily fueled. Keep an open mind, be aware of your surroundings and use your common sense!

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 this "Safety, Security & Travel Advice Peru" series.

Please take your time and read through the articles in this series as they contain very helpful information to ensure you stay safe when traveling and staying in Peru!

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How dangerous is Peru?

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
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.
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Your appearance and behavior in public

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
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 a straightforward task, especially if you are for exampl...
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Money Matters Peru – handling money and credit cards

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is no exception. There are so many new, interesing and thrilling things that it’s easy to get distracted and important...
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Tips for your journey – Travel safe & problem-free through Peru

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Peru is a vast 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.
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Safety advice for taking a taxi in Lima and other Peruvian cities

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Taking a taxi in Lima and other Peruvian cities is a relatively quick and affordable way to get around. But in a strange city with chaotic traffic and lots of warnings and horror stories in mind th...
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Health and Medical Care in Peru

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer and getting sick in a foreign country might be a frightening experience. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel health preparation and knowing the medical si...
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Earthquakes in Peru

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
For thousands of years earthquakes are a common occurrence in Peru. Most travelers and newcomers forget about considering this omnipresent safety risk or repress the potential danger as really stro...
Part 7

Drugs and other illegal substances in Peru

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
Even though readily available – if you know where to look – drugs in the broadest sense are a hot topic in Peru which can easily and quickly get you in lots of trouble and danger. Therefore, before...
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Meeting the opposite sex in Peru – How to stay safe

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
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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Safety tips for women traveling alone in Peru

Safety, Security & Travel Advice Series Peru
As already mentioned in our article "How dangerous is Peru", Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can be visited easily and safely, even for solo female tra...
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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02 July 2021

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