Cusco, known as “the navel of the world”, is one of the most visited destinations in Peru. While many suffer from altitude sickness when arriving at this place, this symptom is not an impediment to enjoy the benefits it offers.
Undoubtedly the trip is worth it since it counts on diverse archaeological centers very important in the culture of the country. Below, we show you the 11 most valuable tips to make the most of your trip. Take note!.
1. Hydration is important
In Cusco it is very important to be hydrated, you can drink water or coca tea that will help you counteract altitude sickness. You may feel that you lack oxygen and your digestion will probably be a bit slower but this is normal due to the altitude. If you prefer to prevent rather than regret, you can have pills like Sorojchi Pills or Gravol at your fingertips.
2. Always carry cash
Most restaurants and hotels in the city accept payments in US dollars and cards such as Visa or Mastercard. However, for activities that take place outside the city, it is preferable to use cash and preferably in soles.
3. Rest is the key
If it is your first day in Cusco, it is very important that you rest for at least 2 hours upon arrival. This will help your body adapt to the altitude, but if you are one of those who do not want to waste a minute of the trip or have a few days of stay, take advantage of knowing places near the city such as: The Plaza de armas, San Blas , the stone of the twelve angles, the white Christ and much more.
4. The kit that can not miss in your backpack
What you should wear? In the sun you will feel warm, but if you pass in the shade you will feel the cold wind. This in Cusco is very normal, at some time of the day it is cold, so it is very important to take a good coat. In addition, it is convenient to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, good walking shoes and a lip balm.
5. Great diversity of lodgings
If you still do not know where to stay, we inform you that in Cusco you can get accommodation of all prices and for all kinds. It is important to find the balance between price and quality according to your budget. You can contact us to help you find the best rate according to your travel date in accommodations, excursions and much more.
6. The best plans and for all tastes
In Cusco there is much to do but here apart from the “conventional” tours you can dare to perform other activities such as:
Mountain 07 colors: remember that you must have a good acclimatization and good physical condition.
Via Ferrata: it is a route to climb mountains with a permanent security system installed, which provides security and facilitates the experience for people who have never done this activity.
Rafting: you can do rafting on the Urubamba River, it’s super exciting!
ATVs: going to some lagoon while riding ATV will be an unforgettable experience.
7. Prepare for Machu Picchu
It is better to travel in the dry season, from April to October, because from November to March is the rainy season and you will not have the landscape so clear to enjoy the beautiful view. Of course, it will depend a lot on the climate that you like the most, but you always have to travel prepared, since you can rain at any time of the year.
8. You can not miss the nightlife
Going out to dance or have a few drinks is something that many travelers do and if you feel in perfect physical condition, encourage yourself to enjoy it! They say that the nightlife in Cusco is one of the most varied because you find everything with different musical styles.
9. Important to take into account
In each guided / tour you do, pack only what is necessary. Try not to carry objects that prevent you from enjoying your journey. Do not forget to dress according to what you have planned to do.
10. Souvenirs of all kinds
You can not leave this beautiful city without taking a souvenir. Something that demonstrates the local culture and that reminds you that you were in one of the main tourist attractions of Peru.
11. Attitude first
You must go with the best attitude in the world to be able to recharge your energies. This is the perfect destination to disconnect from routine, work and any stress. Believe us after your first visit, you will want to return again and again!