Dangers & Annoyances
In recent years there have been reports of travelers being robbed and raped at gunpoint within Parque Nacional Tingo María. We do not recommend venturing into the countryside around Tingo without a guide. Even with a guide, ensure you return before dark. Increased police protection at park attractions has, however, improved security dramatically.
Furthermore, the Huallaga Valley running north of Tingo to Tarapoto is a cocaine-production area and one of the last bastions of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Risk to tourists from drugs traffickers and the Sendero Luminoso is low but care should still be taken.
BCP Changes US cash and has a Visa ATM.