Watch this video of the impressive Machu Picchu in Peru!
Planning a trip to the impressive Machu Picchu? You get to admire the biggest and most inspiring archeological site in South America.
In 2014, I had the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu in Peru, together with my family and this was definitely an unforgettable experience.
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How to get there
The best option is to start your trip from Cusco. Here are some great options of places to stay in Cusco.
Book a tour
Booking a tour in Machu Picchu will make it a much relaxing and memorable experience. It will ease communication barriers and avoid the hassles of planning and logistics. You can go ahead and choose from these tours.
If you are in Machu PIcchu I would love to see your pictures.
I have written a complete article about this site. Read about Machu Picchu, the most impressive legacy of the Inca empire.
Best time to travel to Machu Picchu
The site is open year-round, so what you need to consider is that from October to April it will be raining quite often. In fact we went there in January and the day started with rain and fog. So we had to get ponchos, had with us umbrellas and what was not planned was how to protect our professional SLR camera as we wanted to get the best pictures and at the same time avoid it getting wet.
Word of advice, if you have a SLR camera with you to any trip where it might rain, get a Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras otherwise avoid using it or you risk it getting damaged.
What to bring:
In addition to rain gear, bring something to drink and sunscreen. Remember the sun is stronger around the equator.
Enjoy this short video of Machu Picchu
It will give you an idea on what this ancient culture in South America managed to build. This archeological site is really stunning and you have to be there to really grasp all that this place represents.
Be sure to add this place to your bucket list! It is one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime!
What to eat
Other dishes you may want to taste while you visit Peru are the causa rellena, or causa acevichada, chicha morada, aji de gallina, papa a la huancaina, and for dessert order some suspiro limeno.
Where to go
Here are insider tips on what to do in Lima, you can also enjoy some top hikes, go to Iquitos, the island of the Uros, Taquile Island, and eat at the top restaurants in the gastronomical capital Lima. Or you may also enjoy a road trip from Machala to Tumbes.
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What a site. I have no speakers but the video says very much. Now I have to do some researching about this old city that looks like it is quite dated. I cannot imagine how they managed to make that architecture like those stairs way back then with no machinery. My father was a cement construction worker and that was bustin’ work with machinery cranes, bulldozers etc
Wow! Looks breath taking! I’ve always wanted to travel to Machu Picchu. Everyone I know who has been there has said that it’s a must see! I love history too so this really interests me!
Machu Picchu is still holding a spot on my bucket list! Thanks for the best time to travel there tips. I’d like to avoid rainy conditions as much as possible ?
Such a nice place and one day in my life I will definitely visit this to explore their beautiful places.
Amazing! Machu Picchu is high on the travel bucket list. So your travel tips are extremely helpful and increasing my wanderlust 🙂
I’ve heard so many amazing things about people visiting Machu Picchu! It’s for sure on my bucket list!
I have never heard of this place before but it sounds pretty interesting to visit with my family. I will definitely share this with my hubby.
This is a great post for anyone looking to visit Machu Picchu it looks incredible. I would so love to visit.
I’ve heard about this place before but now I see that it’s really divine. Hope I get there some day!
I love adventure. Peru is definitely a place to be!
Oh my goodness! This is truly impressive! I love historical places like this!