Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. At more than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, this symbol of the Incan Empire was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
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PLEASE DON'T BRING
Drones, umbrellas, and selfie sticks are all prohibited at Machu Picchu. Travelers who require walking sticks or poles may use them, but only with protective rubber tips over the ends.
NOVELTY PASSPORT STAMP
Just outside the entrance gates, there’s a station where you can get the novelty Machu Picchu stamp in your passport.
THINGS TO BRING
Bring water and a rain jacket, even if it looks like a beautiful sunny day. The sun extremely strong here so wear a hat and use plenty of high SPF sunscreen. Bring insect repellent as well. Keep some one soles coins in your pocket for the bathroom at the entrance to the site. To use the bathroom or grab food, you’ll have to exit the gates, so bring your passport and hang onto your ticket.