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How to Enjoy Your Visit to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most visually intriguing places in the world to visit. Before you embark on your journey to Machu Picchu, it’s important to understand some of ways in which you can make the most of your trip. At Cusi Travel, we offer comprehensive tours of Machu Picchu led by experienced tour guides.

You can maximize the enjoyment of your Machu Picchu tour by taking advantage of the following tips.

Wear Layered Clothing

If possible, bring a small backpack with you in which to place layers of clothes as you remove them from time to time with the changing temperatures. It’s also advisable to have a lightweight waterproof jacket and raincoat with you.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

You will be walking and hiking extensively and this includes traveling up and down steps. Keep this in mind when you get ready in the morning.

Wear Sunblock

The sun can be very strong when it comes out in the Machu Picchu region, due to the high altitude and closeness to the equator. Therefore, it is important to apply sunblock and reapply after several hours or if you have been sweating.

Pay Attention to Your Guide

An experienced guide can help you learn a lot during your visit to Machu Picchu about the sites and scenery you are viewing. These guides can answer your questions and help you understand the history and current culture of the area.

Take Water and Snacks

It is important to have the appropriate fuel for the tour. Inside the citadel there are no vending machines, and at the Machu Picchu entrance there is only a small café and one luxury restaurant. Bring water and snacks with you which you can purchase in Aguas Calientes town in the morning or the day before you visit Machu Picchu.

You can find out about the current availability of our various Machu Picchu tours by sending us an email at info@cusitravel.com. Tell us the hike or tour you prefer, the start date you prefer, and the size of your group.