Perched high in the Peruvian Andes, the almost mystical “Lost City of the Incas” is a must for any traveler’s bucket list.
Though the ruins of Machu Picchu remained concealed in a high-mountain cloud forest for centuries, today it’s by far the top tourist attraction in Peru. Every day, hundreds of foreign tourists venture to the citadel to experience its regal majesty and its striking beauty.
More than just a vacation, travel here is a journey of mystery and wonder that promises to be one of the most exciting and fulfilling ventures of your life.
To help you get the most of your Machu Picchu experience, we’ve come up with 35 tips based on our many travels to this indomitable marvel.
Book your trip early
1. Have your tour operator reserve your train tickets and your entry into Machu Picchu well in advance. As upwards of 1.1 million visitors flock