They can handle enquiries in English. Driving standards in Peru are poor. There are reports of increased drug trafficking and other organised crime in the area around the Putumayo river, near the border with Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.
Use d telephone or internet-based taxi services whenever possible, or ask your hotel to book one for you. Buy your own drinks and keep sight of them at all times. You should also check with companies for their health and safety precautions.
For more information, contact the Ministry of Tourismas they can provide you with updated information on tour services. Stop s and traffic lights are often ignored.
If the incident takes place in a lodge or hotel, staff will be able to assist. For more information, please contact Iperu. Security arrangements vary between different cruise operators.
Remnants of the Shining Path terrorist group continue to conduct occasional ambushes and attacks mainly targetting Police, military forces and local authorities. Report the matter to local police as soon as possible.
Provincial and inter-city buses are sometimes held up and the passengers robbed. Escorh have also been reports of sexual assault during these ceremonies. Some civil rights are suspended.
Safety and security Protests Local protests are common and can turn violent quickly. There are also threats of incursions from armed guerilla forces and FARC dissidents at the border with Colombia.
Lake Titicaca Travel in groups when walking along the banks of Lake Titicaca. During the high season June—August you should make reservations with a travel agency well in advance. Cars travelling from Lima city to the peruvizn have been targeted by thieves when diverted off the main route by GPS applications. Take particular care if you are driving close to places where protests are taking place.
peruviwn On the Ministry of Tourism website you will also find information about the government offices that help tourists around the country. Sand buggies There have been deaths and injuries involving recreational sand buggies, particularly in the sand dunes around Ica and Lake Huacachina. Seek local advice before you set off. These are normally around mining interests and may quickly spill over from one region to another.
Keep your passport with you at all times during your bus journey and take particular care of valuables if you travel on a bus at night. At bus terminals, use one of the taxis registered with them.
Protests in Machu Picchu can result in the suspension of train and bus services to the ruins. Do not hail a taxi on the street.
Some of these have been at gunpoint and involved British tourists. Only very basic medical assistance is available at Machu Picchu. Crime Street crime, including muggings and thefts, is a ificant problem in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and other major cities. At the airport, use one of the official taxi companies located at desks leruvian outside the arrival hall. Be vigilant in public places and when withdrawing cash from ATMs.
Inca trail To protect the Inca trail, where only guided peruvlan are allowed, there is a government fee and restrictions on s. There have been a of recent thefts at gunpoint affecting foreign nationals, including British tourists peruvina residents. Always register when entering national parks and be particularly careful in steep or slippery areas which are unfenced or unmarked.
Border areas Be especially alert to the local security situation in the border areas with Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. Bus crashes are common, especially at night.
River rafting and boating Check that the company you use is well established and make sure your insurance covers you for all the activities you want to undertake. Seek local advice about dangerous areas. Unscrupulous tour agents have targeted lone young female travellers in the Cusco area.
Be particularly careful when arriving at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, and at bus terminals. You should avoid large gatherings and follow the advice of local authorities. Take care at all times and contact the local tourist information centre for advice about known safe zones.
Protests in Puno can result in the closure of the border crossing with Bolivia, including Lake Titicaca. These buggies are unregulated and the drivers and agencies take no responsibility for the welfare of esckrt. A state of emergency for security reasons is in force in some districts of Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junin, Madre de Dios and Cusco regions Cusco city, Machu Picchu and Manu Park are not affected and in the Apurimac-Cusco-Arequipa transportation corridor.