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How Safe are Night Buses in Peru?

Night buses in Peru are often unavoidable, as many bus companies schedule their departures to run overnight, especially for trips of eight hours or more And even when there is a choice, many backpackers choose to travel overnight...

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How Safe is Tap Water in Peru?

You shouldn't drink the tap water in Peru Parasites, amoebae and other unwitnessed wonders can lurk within, more than capable of causing serious infections or at least a few days spent in close proximity to a bathroom It’s...


How to Prevent Altitude Sickness in Peru

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can occur at heights of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) and above That means that many popular attractions in Peru fall under this category, including the city of...

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Safety Advice From ‘A’ to Zika

The following Machu Picchu safety advice covers everything from altitude sickness to sunburn to the Zika virus It will help you decide which vaccinations you need for Machu Picchu, and which can be ignored That said, none...

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Peru Safety Travel Tips

Here are a few Peru safety tips to bear in mind as you cruise around the country Peru is not a hugely dangerous place and paranoia is counterproductive If you keep your wits about you and remember the following safety tips,...


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