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!
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 example tall, blond, fair-skinned and/or don’t speak Spanish properly.
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 issues such as money that need your attention might take a backseat.
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 the first taxi rides might be frightening and overwhelming.
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 situation might be wise to stay well and fit during your stay in Peru. To help you prepare your Peru stay - be it shorter or longer - we compiled some g...
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 strong and devastating tremors are rare.
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 even starting to introduce you to the local situation and laws, best stay away from illicit substances and people producing, selling, and using them.
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 travelers.
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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