A visit to the Lost City of the Incas is certainly a life-changing experience, but it is important to make your travels as smooth as possible by choosing a Peru Machu Picchu tours provider. The Machu Picchu is certainly a renowned path as far as the tourist attractions in Peru are concerned, but even if you are someone who loves hidden gems and jewels, an anti-beaten path kind of tourist, you are bound to be amazed by this magnificent and mystical attraction, a blast from over 500 years ago. It is one of the most magnificent surviving relics of the Inca civilization.
If you are visiting for the first time, you can take time to carry out some background research about the destination so that you do not have to grapple with difficult logistics when you are actually visiting the Peru Machu Picchu ruins of the old Inca nobles, who cherished this slightly warmer retreat. It was their retreat from the colder Cusco, which was at the center of the vast Inca Empire. If you are planning to go on a Machu Picchu tour, here are some important travel tips that you can incorporate for your visit:
Best Time to Go on a Tour
The historical site is open throughout the year for visitors but you must also grapple with wet weather and very large crowds visiting the site throughout the year. It usually rains anytime in this part of the Chile although the large rains generally occur from October through April. The July to August months are the peak months when you will encounter very large crowds here, although you should always expect large crowds at this site throughout the year during your Peru Machu Picchu tours.
Travel Strategy for your Cusco Peru Tours
You can get here in two main ways: by hiking up the Inca trail or by flying to Cusco and then taking a train ride to the Machu Picchu. The ride from Cusco to the Aguas Calientes, which is closest to the ruins will take you 3.5 hours so if you start early, you can explore this historical site in one day. But do not rush it through. In order for you to calmly sample the best of this Peruvian paradise, it is important that you take your time. You can spend one or two nights at the Aguas Calientes and spare a full day or two to explore the Machu Picchu.
Sitting at 11,000 feet, Cusco’s high altitude might need a little more acclimatizing but you can easily acclimatize to the altitude in Aguas Calientes which stands at only 8000 feet.
Of course with tours to Peru and Machu Picchu, you won’t have a big problem getting here and finding the best accommodation that can serve as your base camp before you head out to explore the Machu Picchu. If you are going for it alone, you may take the strenuous hike on the Inca Trail that will last you several days before you make it to Machu Picchu. You can also take the 3.5 hour train ride and book your tours via the PeruRail site.
For more travel information or travel packages for your Peru Machu Picchu tours, check out http://www.machupicchu.org. a