Gay & Lesbian Travelers are Welcome to Planning a Trip to Peru With Peru Traces Travel & Tours
Peru Traces Travel & Tours is your best alternative for specialized gay travel to Peru and Bolivia.
We do not offer travel packages anywhere else, which means that we have a strong specialization for this area.
Whether your interests are adventure, archaeology, mysticism, ecotourism, gastronomy, we can provide you with a personalized trip which you will never forget. Although the Inca nation flag looks remarkably similar to the gay rainbow flag, Peru, a predominantly Catholic and socially conservative country, could not be considered among the world’s most progressive in terms of societal freedoms for gays and lesbians. It is still a male-dominated, macho society where homosexuality is considered deviant. Across Peru, there is still considerable prejudice exhibited toward gays and lesbians who are out, or men — be they straight or gay — who are thought to be effeminate. Maricón (fag) is a commonly used derogatory term.
In the larger cities, especially Lima and Cusco, there are a number of establishments — bars, discos, inns, and restaurants — that are either gay-friendly or predominantly gay. Outside those areas, and in the small towns and villages of rural Peru, openly gay behavior is unlikely to be tolerated by the general population. Gay life is not out in the open across Peru. Many gays and lesbians might want to err on the side of discretion.