Traveling solo lets you go where you want when you want. That can be very freeing. However, how can you find the best Peru travel tips with so many different sources available online? Well, signing up for a tour with a reputable company, such as Alpaca Expeditions, provides you with the best solo experience. It also gives you the security of traveling with a plan and structure so that you don’t have to worry about food, agendas or accommodations.
Solo Peru Travel Tips
Here are some things to keep in mind to stay safe while flying solo:
- Research all destinations thoroughly and know the general lay of the land
- Keep all valuables on your person while traveling
- Be careful what you drink; never drink water straight from the tap in Peru
- Blend in if you can and don’t be afraid to spend money to stay safe.
Hiking to Machu Picchu While on Your Own
This is a great example of where traveling with a tour in optimal. To begin with, you can’t get on most trails to the ancient city without a guide. You want to learn as much as you can about the country, and a local guide can fill in rich facts about the Incas and the beautiful countryside.
Colca Canyon Hike
Hiking is another great way to enjoy time alone, reflecting on your personal journey. One of the best Peru travel tips is not to rush the experience. Colca Canyon is famous for sweeping vistas of a glacier-carved valley deep in the jungle, and the deepest canyon in the world. Take two or three days to hike this magnificent canyon with a guide and fellow hikers. Bond with fellow travelers when you want or enjoy solitude in a magnificent natural wonder. If you’d prefer, then you can easily access the Canyon by bus from Lake Titicaca (which is the highest, in elevation, lake in the world from top to bottom). A bus will take you everywhere you need to go, and though it may take a few hours, the service is fantastic and you’ll see great sights along the way.
Amazon Jungle Tours
Another great reason to travel alone is so you have some animal encounters all to yourself…and your guide, and your tour group. Snakes, tarantulas, monkeys and other animals are all features within the Amazon. It’s not safe to venture into the jungle on your own, and a guided hike or camping trip can help you prove to yourself what you’re made of. Besides, roughing it in the jungle makes you enjoy the luxury of a hot shower and soft bed when you return to the city.
Note that Peru is a large country that offers amazing locations through. Everyone goes to Cusco and Machu Picchu, since the latter is one of the Seven Wonders, but if you are open to traveling by bus, then you can take an amazing journey to Lake Titicaca to visit the highest lake in the world. From there, another six-hour bus to Colca Canyon (above) will bring you to the deepest canyon and close to the Amazon. Just remember that though these places are not all in Cusco, a convenient trip will allow you to visit many kinds of “wonders.”
To learn more solo Peru travel tips, get in touch with Alpaca Expeditions. Alpaca Expeditions is a Peruvian travel operator with a main office in located in Cusco, Peru, and we are the top-rated tour operators of the Inca Trail.