Adventure! That is what Peru, one of the most well-known countries in South America, has to offer. Of course, that makes it a popular destination with groups and solo travelers alike. In fact, in this post, we will focus on traveling Peru solo, a task that you can do surprisingly easily. Keep reading to find out more.
To start your adventure in Peru as a solo traveler, why not invest in an organized tour? You can, in fact, get trips that cover the entire country from Lima to Titicaca, or visits that just include the most important sites such as Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
Of course, the significant benefit of seeing the country in this way is that as a solo traveler, you have an instant travel and friendship group built-in. You also need to worry a lot less about safety because you will have experienced guides with you that know the areas you are travelling in.
A trip to Peru is a chance for any traveler, solo or not to sample some edible and drinkable delights. Of course, perhaps the most famous dish is roasted guinea pig, something that is said to be delicious and tastes like a cross between pork and chicken. Then there is ceviche, which is a dish of marinated raw fish that is at once sharp and refreshing.
Don’t forget the exciting drinks on offer in Peru as well, coca tea being the one that most people wish to sample. In fact, drinking cocoa tea or even chewing the leaves can help you when you are up in the mountains. The reason being that the compound within them is known to alleviate altitude sickness.
When it comes to accommodation for solo travelers in Peru, it is a tale of two halves. The first is the super cheap budget hotels that are available in most cities. Places that you will find are clean and make an excellent base from which to explore.
Then there’s the other side of things which consists of luxury resorts close to important sites like Machu Picchu. In fact, in an establishment such as these, you can expect to pay upwards of $500 a night per room, and that is without a single person supplement. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it though, as you can expect the full 5-star experience!
Of course, there are other accommodation options available that can work well for single travelers too. Such as renting a room Airbnb style, or even a whole home, you plan to be an area for a more extended spell.
Finally, while many solo travels successfully explore Peru with no problem at all, it is worth mentioning safety. In particular, it is essential to remember that there are still places in Peru that tourists are advised not to access. Something worth bearing in mind if you plan to head off the beaten track.
Additionally, when it comes to exploring the cities at night, do be careful in Lima as a solo traveler, as pickpockets and other nefarious individuals abound. Although Cuzco is meant to be a lot better in this regard.
Peru to this day, remains on my list of places I’d like to visit. :D And who knows I might do a solo? couple or family trip? :)
Let’s see how it goes, God bless!