The best Tips to Prepare for Travelling in Peru
If the big day is almost there and you are ready to start the preparations for your Trip to Peru, this post is for you! On our website, you can also find some interesting Travel Tips including a Getting Ready for your Trip to Peru Section. But here are the most important ones. So get ready and Prepare for Travelling to Peru!
Tip 1: Book in Advance what Needs to be Booked in Advance!
Of course, if you prefer to see where the wind takes you during your travels to Peru, you don’t need to plan every minute details of your trip beforehand. However, if you have your heart set on seeing some of Peru’s most famous and popular sites such as Machu Picchu, you MUST book in advance to avoid grave disappointment upon arrival. The best example, of course, is the Famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu……which MUST be booked at least 4 to 6 months in advance for high season (May, June, July, August).
This must be done at a licensed travel agency in Cusco. If you plan to visit Peru later (or earlier) in the year, 1-3 months ahead might be enough if you are lucky). This is because the Peruvian government limits the entrances to 500 per day (including guides and staff) in order to help preserve the beautiful Inca trail!
Pre-booking recommendations also include all Machu Picchu Tours such as train tours to Machu Picchu and during some times of the year, entrances to Machu Picchu itself can sell out (always check!). If you don’t have 4 -6-month notice of your trip, you can always consider one of our alternative treks to Machu Picchu, like the Salkantay, Lares, or the super-fun Inca Jungle Trek!
If you don’t have 4 -6 month notice of your trip to Peru or you plan a last-minute visit, you can always consider one of our alternative treks to Machu Picchu, like the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, the beautiful Lares Hike, or the super-fun Inca Jungle Trek!