Tips for traveling to Cusco

Published on: 21 de June de 2018 -

If you are traveling to Cusco and Machu Picchu, please take into account our recommendations:

WEATHER:

Cusco, Temperate with temperatures that fluctuate between 14º and 16ºC with warm days and cold nights, the rainy season in Cusco begins in October and lasts until March.
Machu Picchu is a semi-tropical climate, with hot and humid days and cold nights.

The season with the highest humidity is from January to April, when the roads are often closed because of landslides or floods.

We consider that the best months to visit Machu Picchu are from April to October.

RECOMMENDATION FOR EXCURSIONS

  • Backpack in good condition from 30 to 40lts (not from the city).
  • Windbreaker or Anorak (light)
  • Polar of 300gr or similar.
  • 02 pairs of trousers for trekking or jogging
  • 01 short.
  • 01 bathing suit.
  • 03 pairs of socks, if possible synthetic ones for trekking.
  • Trekking shoes or shoes that do use and are in good condition
  • Sandals or water shoes (optional)
  • 01 pair of gloves.
  • Neck and cap of polar.
  • A cap for the sun.

Personal care and first aid items (bandages, cotton, bandages, alcohol, aspirin, analgesics or anti-inflammatories, this inflammatory atom, tablets for stomach problems, and coca candy to avoid altitude sickness

  • Hand towel.
  • Paper towels or toilet paper
  • Insect repellent, sunblock, lip balm
  • Camera / Camcorder.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Lantern.
  • Duster (optional).

WATER

In almost all of Peru, water is drinkable, but the chemicals vary by location. To avoid problems, we recommend that you always drink bottled water.

HEALTH

Because you will be visiting Los Andes, do not forget to take the necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to have a hot tea or mate of coke as soon as it arrives; The first day, you stroll and eat light.

HEIGHTS

  • City of Cusco: 3,360 m.s.n.m.
  • Machu Picchu: 2.400 m.s.n.m.
  • Urubamba Valley: 2,850 m.s.n.m.
  • Inca Trail (highest point): 4.200 m.s.n.m.

ELECTRICITY

  • In Peru, the voltage is 220 Volts, 60 Hz. European and American flat plugs require adapters.
  • Here is an example graph of the type of plug that does use in Peru, Type B.
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