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Solo trip to Peru

Traveling through Peru, including Lima, Cusco, Paracas as a solo female.

by noaklapwijkAbout Me:My name is Noa, a 22-year-old girl from the Netherlands. I am currently doing my first long term solo trip in South and Central America and loving it. Before I started travelling I was studying Global Sustainability Science, a subject that... read more

South AmericaPeru26 days / January - February 2022

Highs & Lows

Hiking the Inca trail

Catching covid in Cusco

Itinerary Overview

  • 4 Nights: Lima
    Touring Lima like a local
  • 20 Nights: Cusco
    Visiting Cusco's highlights and spanish classes
  • 2 Nights: Paracas

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    In Cusco there is a very good vegan restaurant called 'Greenpoint'. The entourage is beautiful, the food delicious, and you have a main course for less than 5 euros. A few times a week there is live music and the staff is always super friendly. I really recommend it!

  • Packing tips?

    Pack winter as well as summer clothes. On the coast it was quite warm when I was there (January) but in Cusco, it could be quite cold and rainy. Especially in Cusco, I recommend wearing layers so you can take them off or put them on during the day.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The long distance buses in Peru are really good. The seats are comfortable and you have a curtain in between you and the other person. As a woman traveling alone I never felt like it was dangerous to take a night bus.

  • Booking details?

    If you want to book tours to the Rainbow Mountains in Peru or any of the other highlights, I would recommend booking at a local travel agency and not online. They often have good deals that are way cheaper.


  • Hostel Kokopelli. it is one of the most luxurious hostels I have ever stayed in. It is a beautiful colonial building, in a really nice street with a supermarket just across the street. The rooms are also very nice with a curtain at your bed to give you privacy. The showers are absolutely amazing. The only downside was that it was pretty quiet when I was there which made it harder to get to know other people.

  • I stayed in an apartment but also for a few nights in a hostel called Kokopelli. It was a really nice hostel where I met a lot of amazing people. It was clean, the location was great, there were parties but you didn't hear them from you room and the beds had curtains for privacy.

  • Here I stayed in the Kokopelli Hostel as well. It was again a very good hostel right at the beach. The rooms were good and clean and the outside common area was really cosy.