The Ultimate Travel Guide To Machu Picchu

So you’re going to Machu Picchu, eh? Good for you! There’s a lot you’ll need to know about traveling in Peru - tips for acclimating to the altitude; how to get from Cusco to the Inca trail; and more - and there are a lot of online travel guides that will tell you all of those things.

This isn’t one of them.

Instead, this travel guide gives you the kind of Machu Picchu vacation advice you'll need to survive once you get there. Think of it as a FAQ page for all the stuff you really need to know: less which train to take and more what to pack and where (and when) to eat. Assuming you’ll coordinate logistics with a travel agent or a website that deals only with travel, this guide’s purpose is to address all of the loose ends: Do I need an umbrella?, for example. (Answer: No.)

So click through for seven quick tips on traveling to Machu Picchu. Buen viaje

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Amanda Cargill, Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on and She has traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her work and travel have cultivated her palate and fostered a love of food and the stories it tells. She is also a former professional dancer who writes arts and entertainment reviews for domestic and international publications. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from UCLA.

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