Your flights are confirmed, you have your final itinerary and all the work of researching and planning has paid off, you are going to Peru! Excitement fills your day, you tell all your friends and family you are embarking on a hiking adventure that leads deep into the Andes to visit the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. Then it dawns on you, you are actually doing this, now what?
At Global Basecamps, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality in service during all aspects of your trip from brainstorming and hand-crafting the perfect itinerary with you to handling all the logistics on the ground upon arrival. Our Peru Travel Specialists have all extensive knowledge of each aspect of traveling to Peru and we asked them to share some insights on how to properly prepare for your great adventure.
Being prepared will make your trip enjoyable, keep in mind hiking at high altitude will be challenging and conditioning your body is key to being able to successfully hike trails in the Andes. May it be the famed Inca Trail or an off the beaten hike like Lares or Choquequirao, having a solid physical foundation goes a long way.
This is Part I of a three-part series that goes into detail on how you should prepare and enjoy your trek as much as possible. Part I will go into detail the correct preparation from the time of confirming the trip to getting to the airport. Part II covers what to expect on the ground and Part III will cover your return home and follow up.