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Topic: places to avoid in peru?

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By:

gaz

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places to avoid in peru?

« on: January 19 2007 13:01:00 »

Dudes, heading to peru for thrstart of summer next year from OZ.  I'll be travelling with my girl and i'm trying to find out the dodge areas to avoid. I couldnt care less about my own saftey but if she got in to any problems, her old man would make life hard for me....



By:

cazaconcha

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #1 on: January 19 2007 19:01:00 »

the only place i would avoid in peru is sketchy parts of lima and jail. travel smart and with good vibes and things should be good. spanish is very usefull, even basic. take the better and more expensive long distance buses for comfort and safety. bus robberies are common on the cheaper ones. the better ones dont stop for anyone on the road, just prepaid tickets with identification. with your chick, you could hit punta hermosa, just south of lima, lots of breaks and consistent, in the north in summer is good. base yourself in mancora and do day trips from there. lots of tourists and bars. dont change money on the street ever, just banks and money exchanges. eat ceviche. enjoy

By:

Jo

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #2 on: January 25 2007 00:01:00 »

Hi guys.  I am really keen to head over to peru for some trekking in June.  But very hesitant to go by myself.  The whole single female thing.  I normally have a travelling buddy with me but this is the first trip on my own.  On part of my trek i go to lima and cusco...... Are they fairly safe and is there anything i should avoid etc...

By:

dan

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #3 on: January 27 2007 07:01:00 »

Hey gaz,just got back from a trip of all peru and i wouldnt go to mancora ,50 people in the water and its a little break. Pacasmayo was good and punta hermosa has lots of breaks. Dont worry about lima, police everywhere ,just be smart with money and travelling. I recomend cuzco and macho pichu.
The whole of peru has surf, so if you can hire a car and you can surf good waves on your own.

By:

victor

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #4 on: January 29 2007 12:01:00 »

Hey I travel for all over the coast in Peru and I think the best for you guys is around the center coast of Peru. Pacasmayo, Chicama are good and punta hermosa has lots of breaks. Lima up and down have a lot of places and save just avoid some beaches inside Lima in Sumer time, I recomend cuzco,  Huaraz. The amazon. If you really want to have very good time in Peru I would say get a tour if you don't  have money for that rent a car and have fun good luck

By:

shawn

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #5 on: July 05 2007 00:07:00 »

I took a dump on the beach in Pacasmayo, it's stinky there.



By:

Gary

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #6 on: September 03 2007 04:09:00 »

Hi Jo
Everithing is simple just gotta get phone numbers for good deals on hotels, meals, and tour packages. I got some numbers and names i was down in Lima in Feb. 2007 I had a awsome tour guide and tour guide. Set me in the right direction did Cusco Macchu Picchu, Puno Lake Titicaca and Paracas. If interested write back @xman448@hotmail.com or reply here. I dont chek this site often though. Later have a great trip if we dont talk before.
Gary

By:

Angie

RE: places to avoid in peru?

« Reply #7 on: September 03 2007 12:09:00 »

Hi Jo,
I'm also planning to travel solo for a week in Peru around x-mas.  How did it go?  Any advice?


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