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 in Peru
Small change in Peru is essential. Larger bills are not accepted in certain areas. There are many locations in the cities capable of breaking change or exchanging foreign currency. 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. Additionally, hold on to your wallet especially when visiting the black markets like El Molino or el Baratillo, in Cusco.