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Planning a trip to Machu Picchu, Peru

2nd Apr to 7th Apr, 2024Moderate Budget Road Trip
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Things to do in Machu Picchu, Peru in April

Day 1 - Wednesday 3rd, Apr
morning -

Arrival in Cusco, check into hotel and rest

afternoon -

Visit Plaza de Armas and explore the historic center of Cusco

evening -

Dine at Chicha por Gastón Acurio for a taste of Peruvian cuisine

Day 2 - Thursday 4th, Apr
morning -

Visit Saksaywaman, an ancient Inca ceremonial site

afternoon -

Explore the Pisac Market and try local street food

evening -

Dinner at Cicciolina, known for its eclectic menu and cozy atmosphere

Day 3 - Friday 5th, Apr
morning -

Embark on the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes

afternoon -

Explore the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu

evening -

Enjoy a meal at Inka Wasi Restaurant offering traditional Peruvian dishes

Day 4 - Saturday 6th, Apr
morning -

Travel back to Cusco from Machu Picchu

afternoon -

Visit the San Pedro Market for local food and souvenirs

evening -

Relax and dine at Greens Organic, offering healthy and organic dishes

Day 5 - Sunday 7th, Apr
morning -

Explore the agricultural terraces of Moray

afternoon -

Visit the salt mines of Maras and learn about traditional salt extraction

evening -

Dine at Limo, offering a fusion of Asian and Peruvian cuisine

Day 6 - Monday 8th, Apr
morning -

Check out from hotel and depart for Buenos Aires

Weather in Machu Picchu, Peru in Invalid date
Avg Temp8°C to 22°C
Chance of Rain30%

April is typically the start of the dry season in Machu Picchu, with warm and sunny days and cool nights. However, it's important to be prepared for occasional rain showers. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Peru

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Machu Picchu, Peru

Clothing & Apparel

Moisture-wicking clothing -

Breathable, quick-drying fabrics that will help you stay comfortable during strenuous activities.

Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots -

Provide support and protection for your feet during long hikes.

Waterproof jacket -

Keep you dry during rainy weather.

Warm layers -

Temperature can drop at night and high altitude, so pack fleece jackets, sweaters, or thermal underwear.

Comfortable sleepwear -

For when you're relaxing at your lodge or hotel.


Wide-brimmed hat -

Protect your face and neck from the sun.

Sunglasses -

Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Camera -

Capture the stunning scenery of Machu Picchu.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated during your hikes.

Trekking poles -

Provide support and stability on uneven terrain.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Required for entry into Peru.

Travel insurance -

Provides peace of mind in case of unexpected events.

First-aid kit -

Essential for treating minor injuries.

Insect repellent -

Keep pesky insects away.

Motion sickness medication -

If you're prone to motion sickness.

Toiletries -

Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.

Good to have

Daypack -

Carry your essentials during day hikes.

Headlamp -

For early morning hikes or exploring caves.

Snacks -

Energy bars, trail mix, etc., for quick snacks on the trail.

Cash -

Still widely accepted in Peru.

Travel towel -

Lightweight, quick-drying towel for showers or swimming.


Smartphone -

Stay connected and use GPS for navigation.

Power bank -

Keep your devices charged.

Headphones -

Listen to music or podcasts during your hikes.

Camera -

Capture stunning images of your Machu Picchu adventure.

Solar charger -

Harness the sun's energy to power your devices.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Peru. However, it's a good idea to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases and in case of emergencies.


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