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Peru – an Explorer’s Dream

What it’s all about

Exploring the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. The lovely city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Unforgettable highlights

  • The first sight of Machu Picchu
  • Climbing up to the Sun Gate for great views
  • Great tour of the ruins
  • Arriving by air in Cusco
  • The Pisac market
  • Try the local delicacy – guinea pig

Insider tips

Pace yourself climbing up to Machu Picchu. You need good fitness as the stone steps are high and steep and you are at high altitude. Wear layers as its cold in the early morning and warms up during the day. Take lots of water and wear comfortable shoes. Take lots of photos.

Suits a traveller who

  • Wants to experience a unique destination. There is an option to walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but you need to be in early as they limit the number of people who can book this.
  • Likes to be immersed in a different culture.

Travel essentials

A large water bottle and a day pack for your day at Machu Picchu.

Good walking shoes. Sunhat and lotion.

Dress for the conditions.

Panadol as you can get headaches at altitude.

Be aware

Altitude can affect you no matter what your level of fitness. Try and do some hill walking beforehand to increase your fitness.