Most tourists make the mistake of enlisting their bags and heading to their destination without planning their trip. Don’t let that happen to you, get ready for your visit to Machu Picchu in Peru looking for information about the best time to travel to Machu Picchu, tickets, weather, tours, reservations, etc. Don’t worry if you still don’t know where to start, here are the tips you need to make your stay in the Inca Citadel unforgettable:
Change everything to national currency
In the main tourist areas of Peru there are banks and ATMs, which will help you to change your money to the national currency of Peru. However, we recommend not loading high denomination tickets so as not to attract the attention of other people’s friends, bring the precise amount for food and small purchases. And if you prefer to use credit cards, they are now accepted in most establishments.
Acquire ponchos for rain
It will all depend on the time when you will travel to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the rest of the tourist attractions of Peru. During the rainy season, for example, we suggest dressing up with poncho traditions, garments that will allow you to move freely during excursions, horseback riding, visits to museums and other activities you plan to do. In addition, this garment is so light that you can store it in your bag when you don’t need it.
Avoid altitude sickness
Some tourists are more likely to suffer altitude sickness when visiting the Peruvian mountains, their main symptoms are headaches, fatigue and palpitations. To counteract this, we recommend opting for light but high-carb food, avoiding alcohol or energy drinks, and ingesting supplements to strengthen the immune system such as vitamin C, ginseng and Chlorella.
Wear the right footwear
Tourist attractions such as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu are located in areas where the terrain changes. For this reason, we suggest you buy the ideal footwear to be able to carry out your walks without problems, keeping your feet protected, safe and, above all, hot. In this way, you will ensure your safety by obtaining an excellent adventure in Peru.
Finally, we recommend staying at the Hotel Machu Picchu Casa del Sol, which is located in sacred lands, giving you an authentic luxury experience. In addition, you will be in contact with nature, near Inca constructions that convey wisdom. And best of all, it is only 5 minutes from the train station, in front of the bus station of the town of Aguas Calientes that lead to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.