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What to bring to Machu Picchu

what to bring to machu picchu

Peru is one of the most wonderful countries in the world for having a great variety of archaeological and natural sites among which we can highlight the seventh wonder of the world “Machu Picchu” if you already have your ticket to Machu Picchu and the train ticket, So the next step is what should you bring on your trip to Machu Picchu? Next, we will give you how to prepare your luggage based on the experience of people who have traveled.

How to prepare for a trip to Machu Picchu

When traveling and preparing to go to Machu Picchu, it is necessary that you take into account each of the tips and advice that we will give you so that you can enjoy your stay in Cusco and Machu Picchu to the fullest.

Documents you must bring

If you are a foreigner, you need to carry your identity card and your valid passport, and depending on the country you come from, you may need a visa to travel to Peru. It should be noted that tourists from the United States, Canada and the European Union do not need a visa. If you need more information you can consult a travel agency or you can also access the website of the Ministry of the Interior of Peru www.gob.pe/rree

Buy travel insurance

If you visit Cusco and Machu Picchu for several days, it is recommended that you buy travel insurance and make sure that it includes coverage for delayed luggage, theft or loss of luggage and documents, medical expenses in the event of an accident and cancellation of trip cancellation.

Change money

The US dollar is the universal currency, therefore it is necessary that you change your currency to the dollar and thus you will not have problems making a deposit or transaction. It should be noted that the official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol.

Luggage and packaging

As it is known, the airlines, trains and buses have a load limit, therefore I recommend that you do not carry a lot of luggage and that you buy some clothes when you arrive in Cusco.


Peru has 3 defined regions therefore the climate in these regions is totally different in the case of Machu Picchu you must take into account the time in which you travel since there are two seasons (dry and rainy) for which you will have to wear adequate clothing for the time you decide to travel.

Climate in Machu Picchu

Due to the location where Machu Picchu is located, the climate presents two very marked seasons (the dry season and the rainy season). The dry season starts from April to October, then the rainy season starts from November to March. For this recommend that you wear clothes anticipating the time of your trip.

Food safety

Peru is characterized by having exquisite gastronomy, therefore it is important to know if you have any special diet since some dishes and drinks can weigh you down and you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Health, supplements and medicines
Cusco, is located at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level, it is normal for tourists to suffer from altitude sickness or also called Soroche, for which we ask that you consult your doctor before your trip if you have any cardiological or physical illness.

Things that should not be missing on your trip
In the face of the coronavirus, I recommend that you bring the following items.

  • 95% gel alcohol.
  • disposable masks.
  • Masks.
  • Disinfected coins and banknotes.
  • Personal hygiene items.
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