Trip Report

Female Solo Backpacking in Peru

Incredible time spent in Peru getting to know the culture and people along the way

by willowAbout Me:i’m an 18 year old who grew up traveling and just recently started backpacking solo in south america after graduating high school. i’m a super creative person and love to try new things and get out of my comfort zone read more

South AmericaPeru16 days / February - March 2022

Highs & Lows

Lares trek to Machu Pichu

Getting a parasite:((

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would not have gone to Huaraz in the rainy season

  • Transportation Tips?

    I definitely recommend traveling with collectivos. Basically big vans with someone sticking their head out the window and shouting the direction they’re going. It’s a great way to save money and spend time with locals

  • Any surprises?

    I was not expecting the cold in Huaraz at all. Be prepared!!

Lodging

  • Hostel Climbing Point

  • a hotel on the beach

  • Arequipay Backpackets Hostel. Cool vibe, free breakfast, great location, however the people in my dorm were always asleep by 9 pm and upset when others came in at 10 and were making any sort of small noise (maybe just the people in my room and not the hostel)