Safety Tips for Tourists in Cusco: How to Enjoy Without Worries

Safety for tourists in Cusco
Cusco, a gem in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, invites tourists from around the world to explore its ancient Inca ruins, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. At Saska Hotel Boutique, we want your experience to be as safe as it is enriching. Here, we share with you our best safety tips so you can enjoy your visit to Cusco worry-free.

Experience Cusco Safely

Cusco is generally a safe destination for tourists, but as with any popular location, it’s always good to be informed and prepared.

Stay Healthy at High Altitude

  • Acclimatization: Dedicate the first few days to adjust to the altitude. The city of Cusco is located more than 3,400 meters above sea level, which can cause altitude sickness.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol in your first few days.
  • Diet: Eat light, easily digestible foods while your body adjusts to the altitude.

Personal Safety on the Streets

  • Avoid carrying visible valuables: Keep your important belongings such as passports and cameras securely and out of sight.
  • Use reliable transportation: Prefer taxi services recommended by Saska Hotel Boutique or transport apps.
  • Do not walk alone at night in isolated areas: Stay in well-lit, populated places during the night.

Health and Well-being

  • Pharmacies and medical care: Cusco has several pharmacies and clinics for any medical need. At Saska Hotel Boutique, we can guide you to the right care if necessary.
  • Sun and weather protection: Despite the cold, the sun in Cusco is strong. Use sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses during the day.

Enjoy Cusco’s Rich Culture with Respect

  • Respect for local traditions: Cusco is a place of deep cultural significance. When visiting sacred sites or participating in local ceremonies, show respect for customs and traditions.
  • Responsible purchasing: When buying souvenirs or handicrafts, make sure to do so in shops or markets that ethically support the local economy.

At Saska Hotel Boutique, Your Safety is Our Priority

From the moment of your arrival until your departure, at Saska Hotel Boutique we ensure that your stay in Cusco is safe, comfortable, and memorable. Here’s how:

  • Safe transportation: We offer you verified transportation options for your transfers and excursions.
  • Personalized advice: Our local knowledge will guide you towards the safest and most authentic experiences in Cusco.
  • 24/7 assistance: For any concern or need, our team is available at all times to help you.

Visiting Cusco is embarking on an adventure to the past, enjoying a living culture, and marveling at unique natural landscapes. By following these safety tips, we assure you that your experience will be as safe as it is fascinating. At Saska Hotel Boutique, we are here to take care of you and ensure that your trip to Cusco is a story you’ll want to tell time and again.
Remember, safety starts with preparation. By being informed and following these recommendations, you are taking the first step towards a successful and worry-free journey to Cusco. We are excited to welcome you at Saska Hotel Boutique and be part of your adventure in this magical city.



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Saska Hotel Boutique is located in Cusco, 200 meters from Coricancha, and offers concierge service, hypoallergenic rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout and garden. All rooms at this 3-star hotel have city, garden or internal views. The front desk is available 24 hours a day and has an elevator.


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