Traveling through Peru, including Lima, Cusco, Paracas as a solo female.
South America26 days / January - February 2022
Highs & Lows
Hiking the Inca trail
Catching covid in Cusco
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!
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.
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.
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.