What you need to know before going to Machu Picchu?
Do you already have planned your trip to Machu Picchu in a few days ?, Well, you should know that there are some recommendations that should be considered to be part of the conservation of this wonder of the world.
Know that Machu Picchu is located 2438 meters above sea level, this is less height that the city of Cusco (3399 m), so you can have the so-called «altitude sickness» and before making any ride, should be acclimated and stay a few hours at the hotel. IN that place, they will offer you coca tea a typical infusion that will help you recover quickly.
If you want to go on the Inca Trail or Inca Trail, you must buy a ticket at a travel agency or hire a tour operator authorized by the National Institute of Culture (INC).
The entrance to the archaeological site is valid for 24 hours, but does not include the Huayna Picchu, for it must make an additional payment.
These tickets also can be purchased through online booking and well in advance, as there is high demand especially in high season.
It is recommended to carry cash in Aguas Calientes, it is a town below Machu Picchu, as many establishments only accept cash.
As for the clothes, it is preferable to bring a rain coat. Although Machu Picchu is jungle and it’s hot, the weather can change in minutes and suddenly can rain, cloud and very cold.
It is better to go as early as possible so that after the tour, to sit and contemplate the environment.
Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel, pride of all Peruvians and every corner of this world wonder shown in this video:
Machu Picchu es la ciudadela inca, el orgullo de todos los peruanos y cada una de las esquinas de esta maravilla del mundo se muestra en este vídeo:
(Source: viajaporperu.com; Video: Youtube-elpingaloca69)