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Are you planning a trip to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s new seven wonders? Some destinations are overhyped and underwhelming, but Machu Picchu has unquestionably earned its place as one of the world’s new marvels. You will learn some helpful hints for visiting the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu so that your memories are filled with smiles rather than frowns.

  • Purchase a ticket in advance: Machu Picchu is well-known, and for a good reason; after all, take a look at it. Machu Picchu tickets might sell out months in advance during high seasons, so if you know your travel dates, pick a date and reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Upon arrival, tickets can be purchased in Cusco or Aguas Caliente, but purchasing them online is easier and more convenient. Tickets for Machu Picchu cannot be purchased at the entrance. A short Google search will turn up a slew of tour operators who will act as middlemen to sell you tickets. Be patient as the website may take a long to load, and if you aren’t fluent in Spanish, switch to English.
  • Bring your passport to Machu Picchu: You'll need your passport number to buy tickets to Machu Picchu, but you'll also need to make sure you bring your passport with you. Don't forget that the gate agents will check that your ticket's name and passport number match those on your passport.
  • Dress for the journey: The weather in Peru varies depending on where you are in the country. Depending on the time of day, Machu Picchu endures temperature variations. It's a good idea to dress to both retain and lose warmth. You strongly advise using insect repellant and sunscreen as Lares Trek to Machu Picchu may require it.
  • A guide is unnecessary: We'd read that we'd need a guide if we wanted to explore Machu Picchu. While a guide can be useful in giving information and guiding you through the site, it is not required. Don't worry if you want a guide but don't have one scheduled. When you arrive at Machu Picchu, a slew of guides will wait to assist you outside the entrance.
  • Stay in Aguas Caliente: At Machu Picchu, there is just one place to stay: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This hotel, which costs $1400 a night, may not be affordable for everyone since camping is not permitted at Machu Picchu. Staying in Aguas Caliente, the base town of Machu Picchu, where you will find the train station, eateries, and all of the hotels is your next best option for staying nearby. Aguas Caliente offers a wide range of lodging alternatives, from campgrounds to high-end resorts.
  • Don’t forget to acclimate: Although Machu Picchu and Aguas Caliente are lower than Cusco, don't risk ruining your trip by failing to allow yourself a few days in Cusco to acclimate to the altitude. Altitude sickness is a serious problem that can be fatal.

These are a few pointers that will undoubtedly assist somehow, but don’t forget to conduct thorough research to avoid being duped. I hope you have the opportunity to visit this lovely country.

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