If you have plans to visit Machu Picchu here are tips to have the best experience possible. There is no need to stress over plans as the site is easily accessible despite its location in the middle of the Andes.
Bring your Passport
You will need your passport number to purchase tickets for your visit to Machu Picchu, but also you need to make sure you actually bring your passport to the site when you visit. The gate agents will check that the name and passport number on your ticket matches your passport.
Have your ticket printed
The gate agents will be checking for your tickets before you enter Machu Picchu. You will need to hand them a hard copy of your ticket.
Do you need a guide for Machu Picchu?
A guide is certainly helpful in providing you with information and leading you through the site. But the first reason to hire a tour guide is: you can’t go into Machu Picchu without a guide.
If you still don’t have a guide booked don’t worry. When you arrive at Macchu Picchu there will be plenty of guides outside the entrance offering their service to you.
You get your passport stamped
Another reason you need to bring your passport is to get it stamped. After exiting Machu Picchu the people you will find a small stand with a stamp and inkpad to document your trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
What should I pack for Machu Picchu?
Make sure to pack in layers for Machu Picchu as mornings and evenings can be cool, but when the sun pops up during the day things can turn hot. You’ll also be walking quite a bit so best not to arrive with a sweater on and nothing underneath.
Are there bathrooms?
There are no bathrooms once you enter Machu Picchu so prepare yourself beforehand. The only bathrooms nearby are located outside gates and cost 2 soles.
There are ATM’s in Aguas Calientes
You’ll find plenty of ATM’s to access cash in Aguas Calientes, so make sure you have the right travel banking details to avoid any problems while in Peru.
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