As you plan your trip to Peru and to Machu Picchu specifically, you’re undoubtedly expecting the journey of a lifetime—and frankly, there’s a lot of pressure associated with that! There are many decisions to be made regarding your trip, and the choices can be overwhelming as you’re hoping to design the perfect experience for your […]
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You can visit Machu Picchu between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. There is a rainy and dry season, it's also best to book in advance to be included in the 400 visitors allowed every day. There are generally only two recognised seasons in Peru, the dry and wet seasons. Temperatures don't vary much each side of the 50 to 80 degree average, but temperatures in the higher parts of the central Andean ranges, like you'll encounter on the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu, can drop below this.
Because of its role as an international tourism destination, it’s totally possible to visit Machu Picchu without speaking a lick of Spanish at all—let alone any specifically Peruvian words. However, there’s no denying that the ability to communicate with the local people will only make your Peruvian adventure that much more fulfilling. If you’re new […]
Download your Essential Machu Picchu Hiking Packing List (PDF) Main piece of luggage: a sports bag with wheels, a suitcase, a backpack or similar. Maximum checked weight allowed on Peru flights is 23 kilograms (50 pounds), airlines will charge for excess baggage. Daypack: used for day trips and on the bus. Must be well fitting with supportive shoulder […]