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Altitude

From the moment you land in the city of Cusco, you can feel that you have reached a very special place. Located in the area of the Central Andes, the capital of the Inca Empire will welcome you among large meadows, brick houses and smiling faces ready to show you everything that this magical place has to offer.

Among so many novelties, it is normal to feel suddenly a faster palpitation and a more intense breathing. Yes, it can be partly due to the thrill of having landed in the area where a new civilization was created, but it can also be due to the altitude.

Altitude

3.399 masl

We advise you to consider the following recommendations

Do not eat too heavy food the day before traveling to Cusco.

Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your stay in Cusco.

Once you arrive at your hotel, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the city.

Drink coca tea; most hotels offer it for free at the reception of their facilities. Another option is to buy lemon candies.

Once you are ready to go out and explore the city, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Cusco with calm and respect.

The truth is that, if you take into account all these tips, you will adapt perfectly and you will be able to fully enjoy your experience traveling the Sacred Valley on our trains and visiting one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.

Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas calientes)

2.040 masl

Machu Picchu

2.430 masl

We advise you to consider the following recommendations

Do not eat too heavy food the day before traveling to Cusco.

Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your stay in Cusco.

Once you arrive at your hotel, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the city.

Drink coca tea; most hotels offer it for free at the reception of their facilities. Another option is to buy lemon candies.

Once you are ready to go out and explore the city, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Cusco with calm and respect.

The truth is that, if you take into account all these tips, you will adapt perfectly and you will be able to fully enjoy your experience traveling the Sacred Valley on our trains and visiting one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.

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