Safest Places in Peru for Solo Female Travel

Peru is a country known for its rich cultural heritage, archaeological sites, and stunning landscapes. The country is home to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and the Amazon rainforest. It is also known for its vibrant cities, such as Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa. Peru is a great destination for adventure travelers, with activities such as trekking, mountain biking, rafting, and surfing. It is also a great destination for foodies, with its unique cuisine featuring dishes such as ceviche, lomo saltado, and aji de gallina.
Machu Picchu

1, Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan city located in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America and is known for its breathtaking views and mysterious ruins. The city is situated on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level and is surrounded by lush green valleys and snow-capped mountains. Visitors can explore the ruins of the city, which include temples, palaces, and terraces, as well as take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

Things to do: 4.2/5Food: 4.2/5Budget-friendly: 3.3/5Safety: 4.2/5
Lima

2, Lima

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Lima is the capital of Peru, known for its vibrant culture, colonial architecture, and delicious cuisine. The city is home to many of Peru's most famous attractions, including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Lima, and the Larco Museum. Lima is also known for its beautiful beaches, such as Miraflores and Barranco, and its lively nightlife.

Things to do: 4.2/5Food: 4.2/5Budget-friendly: 3.3/5Safety: 4.2/5
Cusco

3, Cusco

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Cusco is the former capital of the Inca Empire and a popular tourist destination due to its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and its proximity to Machu Picchu. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, its colonial-era churches, and its many archaeological sites. It is also a great place to explore the local cuisine, with many restaurants serving traditional Peruvian dishes.

Things to do: 4.6/5Food: 4.6/5Budget-friendly: 3.9/5Safety: 4.1/5
Huacachina

4, Huacachina

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Huacachina is a small oasis town located in the Ica region of Peru, about 5 hours south of Lima. The town is surrounded by towering sand dunes, making it a popular destination for sandboarding and dune buggy rides. Huacachina is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars and restaurants located around the lagoon.

Things to do: 3.3/5Food: 3.3/5Budget-friendly: 2.7/5Safety: 3.9/5
Puno

5, Puno

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Puno is a city located in the southeastern region of Peru, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It is known for its vibrant culture, colorful markets, and traditional festivals. Puno is also home to the Uros Floating Islands, a unique group of man-made islands made from reeds. Visitors can explore the islands and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Uros people. Puno is also a great place to experience traditional Peruvian cuisine, with many restaurants serving up delicious dishes.

Things to do: 0.7/5Food: 0.7/5Budget-friendly: 3.2/5Safety: 3.2/5
Iquitos

6, Iquitos

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Iquitos Maynas, located in the Amazon region of Peru, is a vibrant city known for its unique culture and stunning natural beauty. It is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road, and is surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, making it a great destination for nature lovers. Visitors can explore the city's many markets, enjoy traditional Peruvian cuisine, and take part in activities such as river cruises, jungle treks, and wildlife spotting.

Things to do: 3.2/5Food: 3.2/5Budget-friendly: 2.2/5Safety: 1.4/5
Juliaca

7, Juliaca

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Juliaca is a city located in the Puno Region of Peru, near the shores of Lake Titicaca. It is known for its vibrant culture, colorful markets, and traditional handicrafts. It is also home to the famous Sillustani archaeological site, which features pre-Inca burial towers. Juliaca is a great destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture of the Peruvian highlands.

Things to do: 2.2/5Food: 2.2/5Budget-friendly: 1.4/5Safety: 1.4/5
Iquitos

8, Iquitos

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Iquitos is a city located in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, and is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road. It is known for its vibrant culture, unique wildlife, and its access to the Amazon River. Visitors can explore the city's many markets, enjoy the local cuisine, and take a boat tour of the Amazon River to experience the incredible wildlife and lush rainforest.

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Pucallpa

9, Pucallpa

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Pucallpa is a city located in the Amazon region of Peru, known for its lush rainforest and diverse wildlife. It is a great destination for nature lovers, offering a variety of activities such as hiking, bird watching, and river rafting. The city is also home to a vibrant culture, with colorful markets, traditional cuisine, and a lively nightlife.

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Tarapoto

10, Tarapoto

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Tarapoto is a city located in the San Martin region of Peru, known for its lush Amazonian rainforest and its many rivers. It is a popular destination for travelers looking to explore the Amazon, with its many hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife. It is also known for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes such as ceviche and tacacho.

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Sauce

11, Sauce

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Sauce is a small town located in the Lambayeque region of Peru. It is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, its archaeological sites, and its traditional festivals. It is also home to the renowned archaeological site of Tucume, which is a complex of 26 pyramids and other structures built by the Lambayeque culture. Visitors to Sauce can also enjoy the local cuisine, which includes dishes such as ceviche and tamales.

Things to do: 0/5Food: 0/5Budget-friendly: 0/5Safety: 0/5
Chachapoyas

12, Chachapoyas

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Chachapoyas, located in the Amazonas region of Peru, is a small city known for its stunning natural beauty and archaeological sites. It is home to the Kuelap Fortress, a pre-Inca walled city, and the Gocta Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The city is also surrounded by lush rainforest and is a great destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, and exploring the many archaeological sites.

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Cajamarca

13, Cajamarca

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Cajamarca is a city located in the northern highlands of Peru, known for its colonial architecture, hot springs, and the nearby ruins of the ancient Inca city of Ventanillas de Otuzco. It is also home to the famous Inca Baths, a complex of hot springs and pools built by the Incas. The city is surrounded by lush green hills and is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

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La Merced

14, La Merced

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La Merced is a small town located in the Amazon region of Peru, known for its lush rainforest and diverse wildlife. It is a popular destination for eco-tourists, offering a variety of activities such as hiking, bird watching, and river rafting. The town is also home to a number of traditional markets, where visitors can purchase local crafts and produce. La Merced is a great place to experience the beauty of the Amazon and its unique culture.

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Huaraz

15, Huaraz

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Huaraz is a city located in the Ancash region of Peru, nestled in the Andes Mountains. It is known for its stunning mountain scenery, including the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, which is home to some of the highest peaks in the world. Huaraz is also known for its many outdoor activities, such as trekking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, making it a popular destination for adventure seekers.

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Huánuco

16, Huánuco

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Huánuco is a city located in the central highlands of Peru, known for its colonial architecture and its beautiful landscapes. It is surrounded by the Andes Mountains and is home to the Huallaga River, making it a great destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and bird watching. The city is also known for its traditional markets, where visitors can find a variety of local crafts and produce. Huánuco is a great destination for those looking to explore the culture and history of Peru.

Things to do: 0/5Food: 0/5Budget-friendly: 0/5Safety: 0/5
Mancora

17, Mancora

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Mancora is a small beach town located in the Piura region of Peru, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. It is a popular destination for surfers, sunbathers, and party-goers alike, with its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lively bars and restaurants. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an exciting night out, Mancora has something for everyone.

Things to do: 0/5Food: 0/5Budget-friendly: 0/5Safety: 0/5
Piura

18, Piura

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Piura is a city located in the northwest of Peru, known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture. It is a popular destination for tourists looking to explore the culture and history of the region, as well as its stunning natural landscapes. The city is home to a number of historical sites, including the Cathedral of Piura, the Church of San Francisco, and the Plaza de Armas. Visitors can also enjoy the nearby beaches, such as Mancora and Los Organos, or explore the nearby desert of Sechura.

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Chiclayo

19, Chiclayo

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Chiclayo is a city located in the northern coast of Peru, known for its rich cultural heritage and archaeological sites. It is the capital of the Lambayeque region and is home to the Royal Tombs of Sipan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, delicious seafood, and traditional markets.

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Romina

Romina

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About Me

Hello, Im Romina from Perú. Looking to hang out and meet friends here in my city Lima or for my trip to Europe 🤗. I love learning new things, movies, music, art and down to try/ go to new places.

Countries I’ve Visited

🇦🇷 Argentina, 🇧🇷 Brazil, 🇨🇴 Colombia, 🇪🇨 Ecuador, 🇲🇽 Mexico, 🇺🇸 United States, 🇵🇪 Peru

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Angela

Angela

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Hi, I'm Angela. I am a university student who likes to travel. What inspires me is to learn more and more, I feel that from every experience you have, you always take something with you. Traveling for me means living, you live every moment of your trip, you see things and places that you have never seen before.

Countries I’ve Visited

🇩🇪 Germany, 🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇺🇸 United States, 🇲🇽 Mexico, 🇵🇪 Peru

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Laura

Laura

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Hey, I'm Laura from Peru, Latinoamérica. I'm Power BI online instructor in Superprof. Also I'm a Christian. I want to make friends and travel the world in a budget!

Countries I’ve Visited

🇵🇪 Peru

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Laura

Laura

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4 days

About me

Hey, I'm Laura from Peru, Latinoamérica. I'm Power BI online instructor in Superprof. Also I'm a Christian. I want to make friends and travel the world in a budget!

Countries I’ve Visited

🇵🇪 Peru

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Angela

Angela

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3 days

About me

Hi, I'm Angela. I am a university student who likes to travel. What inspires me is to learn more and more, I feel that from every experience you have, you always take something with you. Traveling for me means living, you live every moment of your trip, you see things and places that you have never seen before.

Countries I’ve Visited

🇩🇪 Germany, 🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇺🇸 United States, 🇲🇽 Mexico, 🇵🇪 Peru

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Marión

Marión

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5 days

About me

Hi! My name is Marion and i love to travel, make friends, animals, dancing, reading and swimming. I'm a child psychologist and going on my first solo trip to Europe this August ( for my bday!) YOU can text me for whatever you need and u can stay in my house up to 5 days!❤️

Countries I’ve Visited

🇦🇷 Argentina, 🇨🇱 Chile, 🇵🇪 Peru, 🇺🇸 United States, 🇺🇾 Uruguay, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇮🇹 Italy

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Inara

Inara

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Hi, I'm Inara and I'm interested in animals, books, art, culture, cinema, cycling, nature, running, photography, skiing, van life, trekking, live music, dancing and writing

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🇦🇩 Andorra, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇨🇱 Chile, 🇫🇷 France, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇮🇳 India, 🇮🇩 Indonesia, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇦 Laos, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇹🇭 Thailand, 🇰🇭 Cambodia, 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates

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Iris

Iris

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Hi, I am Iris, a wanderlust looking for serendipity, I have a lot of stories want to exchange with yours.

Countries I’ve Visited

🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇨🇳 China, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇫🇷 France, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇭🇰 Hong Kong, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇯🇵 Japan, 🇱🇺 Luxembourg, 🇲🇴 Macao, 🇲🇾 Malaysia, 🇲🇨 Monaco, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇸🇬 Singapore, 🇰🇷 South Korea, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇹🇼 Taiwan, 🇹🇭 Thailand, 🇹🇷 Turkey, 🇺🇸 United States

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