Many of the ancient sites of Peru as machu picchu are located in areas where the variation of the ground are difficult to walk, it is advisable to wear the appropriate shoes to walk comfortably and for your personal safety, the shoes should be comfortable and have good soles, as well as a good material to keep feet warm safe and protected trekking shoes are perfect, but remember to be a couple who are already accustomed his feet as a new one could cause discomfort. A pair of sandals are good if you want to enjoy a walk in the city especially if you stay in the coastal regions of the Peru.
Shoes from trekking to machu picchu
Documents and travel insurance
A valid passport for all international travel is required and they must be valid for six months after the specified date, according to the country where it comes may be required to obtain a visa to come to Peru.
The citizens of the United States, Canada and Europe do not need visa, consultation on this link for more information or simply search on the internet on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.
It is also important to make some photocopies of your passport and keep them in different bags, it is highly recommended to buy great coverage travel insurance, don’t forget to bring a copy of your insurance policy in a place of easy access throughout your trip.
Remember that in one country like any other where crime there is, while is appreciated enough tourists, must be careful with our belongings, avoiding leaving them in places of easy access, especially with electronic equipment such as cell phones, cameras.
Avoid walking out of the center of the city after 22 hours, the historic centre of each city is well guarded by police on foot, motorized police, cameras and police in civilian clothes who will be patrolling the centers of tourist interest but not by the outside of the city.
Personal items or toiletries
While the majority of the hotels offer personal toiletries always it is a good idea to have your own personal care items like shampoo, conditioner, SOAP, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, machine razors, combs, for women not to forget hygiene products female.
The health (supplements and medications)
One of the most common problems for newcomers to the Peru is altitude sickness, this can range from a headache, lack of air, and symptoms similar to the flu, rarely more severe symptoms may require hospitalization. One of the best ways to prepare for and prevent altitude sickness is to take into account these tips:
Eat a healthy and light diet of vegetables at least two weeks before coming to Peru, at the time that reduces the consumption of processed foods and meats, as well as sugary food.
Avoid tobacco and alcohol, as well as stimulants such as coffee or energy drinks.
Drink plenty of water to hydrate your body and continue to do so during your stay in Peru.
Other tips to be well prepared for your trip to Peru
Other items that you can take on your journey are wet wipes, hand Sanitizer, alcohol gel to have better personal hygiene, a small flashlight, this is a good idea in case of an emergency.
A notebook or journal to be able to aim your comments reflections ideas names or even indications and of course don’t forget to carry a camera photos or video with the appropriate battery or charging equipment, make sure you take at least 2 battery or a charger because once outside the hotel it will be impossible to reload them.
There are also some things that you must not take on your journey, valuables such as jewelry, watch, etc. and unnecessary electronic devices.