8 Tips for Traveling to Machu Picchu

Make sure that you purchase your tour tickets in advance (3-6 months)

1. Book Tickets  in Advance

2. Don’t Overthink the Altitude

If you take the time to acclimatize, take things slow, and drink plenty of water, there’s no reason why altitude sickness needs to be an issue

Once you go past the main entrance of Machu Picchu, there are no bathrooms, so use one while you can

3. Use the Bathroom

4. You Can  Hire a Guide  on the Day

There’s a good chance you won’t be allowed to enter without a guide, but you can always hire one when you get there

You will need to present your passport with your ticket when you enter

5. Don’t Forget Your Passport

6. Bring Reusable Water Bottles

Staff can sometimes be picky about plastic water bottles so rather bring a reusable alternative along

The weather changes throughout the day, so layer your clothing if you want to stay comfortable

7. Layer Your Clothing

8. Take the Bus from Aguas Calientes

It is possible to walk to Machu Picchu, but it can take up to 2 hours because it’s so steep – a bus is a better option

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