1. Limit your alcohol consumption.
While Pisco Sours are delicious and worth trying, knowing when to cut yourself off is important. Do not accept drinks for people you do not know, and never leave your drink unattended. Also, altitude can greatly affect one’s capacity for liquor. If you do drink, realize that the effects of drinking will be magnified beyond what you are accustomed to.
2. Avoid Street Taxis.
These taxis are not regulated and as a result can be very dangerous. It is best to telephone for a radio tax or arrange a pick up with a car from your hotel.
3. Avoid Stray Animals.
Stray dogs are a common sight in cities throughout Peru; however, these animals should be avoided. You are exposing yourself to the risk of becoming infected with rabies or other serious diseases.
4. Choose your meals and restaurant wisely.
Peru is known for its ceviche, and this is something not to be missed; however, choose your restaurant carefully. Exposure to contaminated food or beverages can wreak havoc on your body and ruin your trip.
5. Use caution when purchasing goods.
Peru has strict laws on colonial art, archaeological artifacts and fossils. Do not attempt to take anything from an archaeological site, and be cautious when purchasing items from vendors.