Tips for traveling to Cusco

If you are traveling to Machu Picchu, consider our recommendations:

WEATHER:

Cusco, temperate with temperatures ranging between 14 º and 16 º C with warm days and cold nights. La rainy season in Cusco is from December to March.
Machu Picchu is semi-tropical climate, hot and humid days and cool nights.
The more humid season is from January to April, when roads are often closed by landslides or flooding.
We believe that the best months for visiting Machu Picchu are from April to October.

RECOMMENDATION FOR TOURS IN CUSCO

1. Backpack in good condition 30 to 40lts (not city).
2. Windbreaker or anorak jacket (light).
3. Polar 300gr or similar.
4. Two pants or panties field trekking or jogging.
5. A shorts or lightweight pants or shorts.
6. A swimsuit.
7. Three pairs of socks, if possible the synthetic for trekking.
8. Trekking shoes or shoes that are used and in good condition.
9. Sandals or water shoes (optional).
10. A pair of gloves
11. Neck and polar cap.
12. Sunhat.
13. Grooming items and first aid (bandages, cotton, bandages, alcohol, aspirin, analgesics or anti-inflammatory, atom-inflammatory pills, stomach troubles, coca candies to avoid altitude sickness).
14. Hand towel.
15. Tissue or toilet paper.
16. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm.
17. Sunglasses.
18. Lantern.
19. Penknife (optional).

WATER

In most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place. To avoid problems, we recommend that you always drink bottled water.

HEALTH

Because you are visiting Andean areas, do not forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to drink tea or coca leaf tea piping hot when it gets to the point, the first day move slowly and eat lightly.

HEIGHTS

Cusco City: 3.360 m.a.s.l.
Machu Picchu: 2.400 m.a.s.l.
Urubamba Valley: 2.850 m.a.s.l.
Inca Trail(highest point) 4.200 m.a.s.l.

ELECTRICITY

In Peru the voltage is 220 volts, 60 Hz. The european and american flat plugs require adapters.