12 Dangerous Travel Destinations … Dare You Visit?

The Most Dangerous Travel Destinations In The World

After making a great effort and getting tired at work or studying, people enjoy spending the vacation in rest, or traveling and visiting the monuments, and enjoy the beauty of the landscape …

In addition, travel enables us to get to know the different peoples, their customs, traditions and dishes, but travel needs some arrangements.

You know we always make mistakes when traveling, and the worst is choosing the wrong destination.

Believe me, you don’t want to make this mistake.

Read On Until The End To Discover The Most Dangerous Travel Destinations On Planet Earth…

12. Caracas, Venezuela:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, With a population of approximately 6 million. Known for the quality of its luxury restaurants with a variety of worldwide meals, known also of the Avila national park.

Its was the most dangerous capital city in the world, it is ranked 2nd in 2019.

With 111.2 murders per 100,000 residents, plus the kidnappings, carjacking… which makes it considered a “Do Not Travel” destination by so many international travel insurance advisories.

THIS was Caracas Number 12 on the most dangerous travel destinations, But can you guess Number 1 where I was about to lose my life?

11. Istanbul, Turkey

You Might Be Surprised! — What?? Istanbul!! Are You Serious!! —
We all know Istanbul, right! It’s the largest city in Turkey and the economic capital of Turkey, and has advantages and characteristics in several aspects, including historical, geographical, climatic, economic, tourism, investment, and real estate … It’s a joyful city during all seasons.

But what makes Istanbul one of the dangerous travel destinations?

If you are women who love traveling alone, you really need to be careful walking alone through isolated roads and dark places especially during the nights.

For both female and male tourists, you should be careful of fake tourist guides, so always check if the guide holds a license or not.

So, precautions should be taken to avoid the chances of being caught up in civil unrest or a terrorist attack.

10. Acapulco, Mexico:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

Acapulco, a beach city located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Famous for the nightlife Style, long beaches, and golf …

But you should also know that the crime level is very high, due to the drug-related violence that increases in Acapulco year after year, as murders per 100,000 per year is 71.61.

Do not forget that pickpockets work everywhere, from airports and bus stations to public places.

9. Lima, Peru:

If you are interested in learning about the history and civilization of Latin countries, you should not miss the opportunity to visit this ancient historical city, but unfortunately, do not visit this city alone at all.

The people of the city of Lima are mostly dangerous thieves, even the taxi drivers are mostly thieves, and many tourists are subjected to organized robberies every year. Even the children of this city should not trust them.

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8. Naples, Italy:

Naples is a southern Italian city, famous for its own unique architecture.
despite Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world after France, the USA, Spain, and China, but it has that bad reputation because of Naples city, and only 13% of the total tourists visit it.

It’s one of the poorest places in Europe, hotter than other major Italian cities and the streets more humid, so many tourists witnessed some fatal shooting.

So, this area can be a source of crime, particularly at night.

7. Danakil Desert, Ethiopia:

The Danakil Desert is a desert in northeast Ethiopia, northwestern Djibouti, and southern Eritrea, on a square surface of 136,956 km².

It’s known by volcanoes tectonic activity and extreme heat, it has also a vast number of lakes formed by lava.

In addition to the almost complete absence of breathable oxygen in its territory. Also a toxic gases are sometimes released from craters.

All of this enables us to say that it is one of the dangerous travel destinations, preferably not to visit unless you have travel insurance.

6. Guatemala, Central America:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

A Central American country south of Mexico, has a large number of volcanoes and rainforests in addition to ancient Mayan sites. It contains a very impressive city: Antigua, which is the most visited due to a group of Spanish colonial architecture.

Guatemala City is also ranked as one of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world, and it is generally safe during the day, but when shops are closed at night, you do not have to walk in their streets.

The homicide rate is high due to drug trafficking, the civilian population heavily armed, the increasing prevalence of gang-related violence, and weak and inefficient police / judicial system.

Do not take a taxi by yourself unless if you have already fixed a taxi trip with your hotel, because there are some people organizing some fake taxi trips to rob the tourists.

5. Bogota, Colombia:

Although it is the most beautiful city in Colombia in that it contains many wonderful monuments, and picturesque fields of roses, but it is one of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world at all.
It is the main home of the most dangerous Colombian drug traffickers, as well as terrorist groups targeting the kidnapping of tourists; In order to obtain a ransom.

This city is one of the most dangerous cities that the US State Department has warned its citizens not to go to, except in cases of extreme necessity only.

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4. North Sentinel Island:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

North Sentinel island is situated in the Andaman Islands and is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world for tourists to visit.

The native people of this place have been living in their traditional way and have denied all possible ways to connect with the outer world.
The tribal people living on this island are not used to outside people and if tourists step foot on their island, they see them as a threat and indulge in acts of violence.

Another reason, they have absolutely no immunity, and tourists can carry some disease-causing germs and may spread it to the whole community.

3. Cape Town, South Africa:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

Cape Town is located in the state of South Africa, it has more than 400500 people living on its land, known as the Nelson Mandela city.

Between November 2018 and May 2019, over 2000 murders were recorded in the port city, which makes it one of the most dangerous cities in the world for 2019 placed number 15 on the top dangerous cities.

2. Ilha da Queimada Grande (Snake Island):

Dangerous Travel Destinations

It is known as the “Snake Island” and it is located about 93 miles from the city of São Paulo, and its area is approximately 430 square meters.

The Brazilian island of “Ilha de Queimada Grande” appears in the air a breathtaking calm island and you may feel a desire to spend the summer vacation in it.

But if you do decide to do so, know that once you set foot on its lands, death will be closer to you than your breath, given the large number of poisonous and deadly snakes that live there. Statistics show that for every square meter, there are between one and five snakes.

1 . Los Cabos, Mexico:

Dangerous Travel Destinations

Los Cabos is located on the southern tip of Baja California, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.
It is known for the beautiful beaches, tropical weather, colorful streets…

According to statistics by an advocacy group based in Mexico City, Los Cabos ranks at the very top of the list of the most dangerous cities in Mexico and around the world.
So, Keep yourself extra safe by staying on or around your resort’s property.


Before you take an international flight, the first thing you should do is deep research about your destination, by searching online in travel sites, looking for reviews, or reaching some tourists that have already visited that place to make sure everything is going to be as you wish.

For this reason, we have prepared this article that will definitely benefit you: How to choose the best travel destination for 2020?