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    Great "National Geographic" Photo Up.
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  • Crowds thin out the further in you walk!
    Crowds thin out the further in you walk!
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  • 1. Timing / Weather

    We visited Machu Picchu as part of cruisetour which allowed us to arrive on December 18 and leave on December 19 2013. We had two opportunities to visit just in case weather was bad. But we arrived...

  • 2. Information / Sources

    This place is amazing, it's wonderful and so powerful! Although I thought the path to Machu Picchu would actually be a real path, no just a giant stairway, I think if you take the bus you won't miss...

  • 3. Inca Trail

    Sunset from the Sun Gate. A place of immense energy. I travelled with a small group made up of people of different nationalities. Our guide, Fernando, was great. He had a genuine passion to everything...

  • 4. Ruins

    We had great weather...partly cloudy and no rain. The entrance was crowded but once you were able to wander in, the crowds thinned out and you could get great photo's. Wonderful and amazing scenery...

  • 5. Scenery

    I liked most the beautiful spaces and how the buildings were designed to blend into those spaces. Very natural. It's like nothing I've seen elsewhere. The entire site is what I would show someone,...

  • 6. Aguas Calientes

    As is noted above, the train gets into Agua Calientes, and then you walk through the bazaar for a few hundred metres before you catch the bus to MP. The bus travels through a long forest before it...

  • 7. Porters

    If you are going to go on the Inca trail, do the porters a favor and don't bring your big backpack with all your gear from your travels through South America. It's hard work and although they get...

  • 8. Sharing

    Some people, especially experienced backpackers, prefer to trek solo. I am not an experienced backpacker, so I went with an operation. You can arrange to join a group either before your trip, or you...

  • 9. Health

    It deppends on how atletic you are but I wouldn't say it's that demanding you should search for information in agencies web sides on machu picchu tours like...

  • 10. Altitude Sickness - should you be concerned?

    Every person is different and each one has a different tolerance to changes in altitude. Some would say, "I never saw it happen - don't even...

  • 11. Limits

    There are limits to the # of persons allowed daily for the following: *Inca Trail (500 persons)--split 300/200 between trekking staff & hikers (Need to book...

  • 12. Machu Picchu in a day

    I recommend you spend the night before Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, then take the first bus at 5.30 am. It gets much more crowded later in the day when the...

  • 13. Western Toilets!!

    After doing the Inca Trail it was absolutely HEAVEN to find some western toilets with hot water and soap near the cafe and bus stop. Just being able to have...

  • 14. Books on the Incas to read before you go

    There are two books about the Incas that I recommend: The first is:Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru By Garcilaso De LA Vega, Harold...

  • 15. The Rule Against Backpacks is Unenforced

    As you enter the gates of Machu Picchu after paying your $20 fee, you will see signs prohibiting all sorts of items, including walking sticks and backpacks....

  • 16. Drink often, stay hydrated

    The hike from Km 88 is fairly strenous and you will expend quite a bit of energy. During such circumstances it is always advisable to drink water in order to...

  • 17. Take your time and look around once in a while

    Most people who hike the Inca Trail are not accustomed to the high altitude. Even if you're in marathon-shape, make sure not to push yourself to hard and to go...

  • 18. Please be a courteous hiker/camper

    The one thing that really disappointed me was how inconsiderate and careless hikers/campers had been when it came to "using the facilities". The general rule is...

  • 19. Waterproof Tent

    Make sure you bring a tent that has waterproof seams. It can rain unexpectedly in the Andes and it really pays to have a tent that will keep the rain out,...

  • 20. Grass Cutting Done by Hand with Machetes

    On day 2 at Machu Picchu, we climbed toward the Gate of the Sun so that we could enter Machu Picchu much the way the Incas would have 600 years ago. On our way...

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