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What to take to Machu Picchu? 2023

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As we know Machu Picchu is located between the Peruvian Amazon and the Andes Mountains therefore it will witness two seasons a year, one rainy and the other dry, and as it is a favorite attraction of several tourists then we have to know what to take to Machu Picchu to enjoy this magnificent place.

So that you can better organize your trip, I will detail the things you should bring when you visit Machu Picchu both in the dry and rainy season, what you can take on the train, and things you can not take to the Inca citadel and I will leave some recommendations that we must take into account before traveling.

What to take to Machu Picchu in rainy season

The weather from November to March is characterized by being the rainiest, but it does not mean that it rains all day, it usually rains for hours and then calms down, however we must always take into account several things that we must take on our trip to Machu Picchu.

  • Rain poncho or resistant waterproof jackets.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Warm and water-resistant pants.
  • Preferably wear sweaters, cotton socks.
  • Always carry insect repellent and sun block.
  • Windbreaker jackets.
  • Gloves
  • Plenty of water in canteens

Keep in mind that in this season if you are going to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu you may find the mountain cloudy, and you can not see the archaeological remains, another recommendation, during these rainy months preferably buy your tickets from noon to afternoon.

Now, you should know that during this time you can see parts of the city, this will depend on whether the rain has stopped or the rain is just starting, so you should be aware of the weather, keep in mind the list that I mentioned.

Another additional, it may rain a lot, but there will be sunny days and the view of Machu Picchu looks greenish, colorful with flowers and the hotels, restaurants and other tour packages offer low prices, then it would be the best season to take advantage of your visit to the Inca llaqta.

What to bring to Machu Picchu in dry season

Here the opposite occurs, the dry season is from May to October and is characterized by hot days and cold nights, but there is no rainfall, there is an intersection between the month of June and July is the presence of frost (during the night and early hours of the day is too cold).

The following months it is also cold, but it is not very cold, so you should take these things with you if you are going to visit the Inca citadel:

  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent should not be missing.
  • Light clothing, windbreaker jackets.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Plenty of water, dried fruit
  • If you are going to wear shorts or short skirts, protect yourself from mosquitoes, remember that it is quite hot, and these little animals appear there.

Another recommendation, as it is the dry season, many tourists will visit, for which tickets should be purchased months in advance, especially if they are on holidays.

What not to bring to Machu Picchu?

To enter Machu Picchu we have several restrictions that I will detail below, these prohibitions are according to the Dirección desconcentrada de cultura (DDC).

  • It is not allowed to enter with backpacks or large bags.
  • Prohibited the entry of food, illegal substances, alcoholic beverages or being in a state of inebriation.
  • Pets are not allowed unless they are guide dogs.
  • You cannot enter with walking sticks, umbrellas, umbrellas, tripods or any camera support that could damage the archaeological site.
  • It is forbidden to feed domestic and wild animals.
  • No graffiti or other spray-painting is allowed.
  • No musical instruments, megaphones, or loudspeakers are allowed.

What to take on the train to Machu Picchu?

If you are going by train remember that you can not carry large luggage, preferably not weighing more than 5 kg, in this case would be a backpack. Now, before boarding the train, you must have in hand your passport or Identity Card and the train ticket.

Recommendations for visiting Machu Picchu citadel

If you are going to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu you must take into account the dry and rainy seasons, you should also carry cash, if you are going to walk remember to wear hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen.

The first thing you should pack in your suitcase is your identity documents or passport and the entrance tickets to the Inca llaqta.

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