Departamento de Cusco What to Pack

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Departamento de Cusco What to Pack

  • Weather Protection

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Machu Picchu is a place of incomparable beauty. You will want to stay longer after your guided tour finished. Be prepared in case you got wet for rain or too much effort. An extra t-shirt and fresh socks will give you some comfort for relaxing at MP.

  • Hiking Stick / Shoes

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    If you are hiking the Inca trail, definitely bring an emergency rain poncho. We hiked during the "dry season" and on day 3 it poured. My backpack and everything in it would've been soaked without the poncho. A light rain jacket to put over a thin fleece is perfect for hiking during the day so you can peel the layers off and stuff them in your...

  • Trail Supplies

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Definitely pack light, but dont leave out necessities! A smart tip would be to put all your clothes into sealable baggies it keeps bugs out and also moisture... at night it is a good idea espically if it rained that day to take the soles out of your shoes and open them as much as possible to allow the moisture to dry as much as possible. Your feet...

  • Pack Light

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Unless you have come straight from the Inca Trail you won't need to bring a whole lot of stuff with you. There is a bag storage room (with security) that you can leave your bags at if you like - perfect if you've just come off the Inca Trail. Just a small bag with film, camera and water should suffice. Suncreen and a hat are a must as you are much...

  • Combined Suggestions

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Seasoned travelers will already have a good idea of the necessary items which need to be packed to help make any given trip a little more comfortable, to protect against the elements and pesky insects. First and foremost, good non-slip shoes for climbing or hiking are a must, followed by bottled water, then a light-weight day pack to carry money,...

  • Photo Equipment / Film

    Machu Picchu What to Pack

    Zoom is good for llama pics but you will have to carry it so remember weight. Bring lots of film, it's an amazing walk with varied scenery. Also, the llamas at Machu Picchu are very photogenic but you will take lots waiting for that perfect shot.


Departamento de Cusco Hotels

  • Hotel Monasterio Cusco

    We didnt really think of coming here until we started mapping out a plan of our independant walking...

  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Av. Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 L-3, Aguas Calientes, Sacred Valley, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Royal Inca Pisac

    Carretera Picas Ruinas,Sacred Valley, Sacred Valle

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Tambo Del Inca


    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Libertador Palacio del Inka, Cusco

    While in Cusco, we would spend 2 nights at the "Libertador Palacio del Inka" hotel. It's a rather...

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu

    Try Machu Picchu Hostal,if travelling by train,you step off the train onto the platform and...

  • Pisac Inn

    The town of Pisac is situated just 45 minutes from Cusco and even closer to other attractions in the...

  • Hotel Rio Sagrado

    Km. 75.8, Carretera Cusco, Urubamba, C01, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hostal Rumi Punku

    Very nice hotel including all amenities, even wi-fi. Recommend the tours booked via Sergio at the...


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