Tuesday November 27, 2018 - Posted by webmaster
How to stay safe while traveling in Peru. —- From the friendliness of it’s people, to the natural beauty and range of activities — Peru captivates it’s travelers. To ensure you make the most out of your trip in Peru while exploring exciting destinations such as Cusco, Machu Picchu or the Amazon rainforest. For people traveling in groups, couples or friends or (female) solo travelers, here are some tips to help you stay safe and enjoy the culture while traveling in Peru.
Be carefull on the streets
It is important to always be aware of traffic in Peru. When out in the streets of Lima, Cusco, or any other city, be careful and look both ways before crossing the street. Do not assume that vehicles will yield to pedestrians. In general, pedestrians are expected to yield to traffic. Be cautious: many vehicles follow their own rules.
Money issues in Peru
Small change in Peru is essential. Larger bills are not accepted in certain areas. There are several locations in the cities capable of breaking change (or exchanging foreign currency) but better make sure you have small change when traveling by taxi or buying in local shops.
Some credit and debit cards are not accepted. The most common credit or debit card accepted is Visa but there is a surcharge. Some places accept MasterCard.