Travel Recommends. If it’s true that often the best advice comes from personal experience, then there are countries where this kind of information is very valuable. This is the case in Peru, which is a country where it is wise to take certain precautions. For example: you have to watch out for altitude sickness which some people experience when traveling to Cusco, Puno, or Arequipa.
Independent of the season, the year, or the part of Peru where you are going to visit, it is a good idea to bring lightweight warm clothing. Bring comfortable pants, cotton shirts, hiking shoes, and sneakers. Also, bring sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat to protect your face from the sun.
When you are traveling in Peru, always keep a close eye on your personal possessions. If you take a taxi on the street, verify that it is an authorized taxi or that it is part of a taxi company. For your safety, never take a taxi that that has no identification. Also, when you are changing money into soles, always use a ¨casa de cambio¨ ( a change house) or a bank. And finally, do not carry large amounts of cash on your person.
If you are traveling to Cusco, be careful of altitude sickness. It is a good idea to take it easy for the first couple of days, and avoid very strenuous physical activity. You could drink coca tea which is helpful in counter-acting altitude sickness. There are also pills available at the pharmacies. Remain hydrated and drink plenty of water. Always drink bottled water or treated water. Eat in restaurants and don’t buy food from street venders.
Itinerary of your trip
One of the best ways to travel is to have a travel itinerary. That way you will be more organized, and you will have more time to visit the most important sites. There are lots of points of interest in Peru. There are beaches, mountains, and other exotic destinations. Some of these that you might like to visit are: the National Reserve of Paracas, the Ballestas Islands, the Nazca Lines, Arequipa, the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Manu, Tambopata, Iquitos, and the Amazon River.