What to bring to the Sacred Valley?

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Pisaq in Cusco Peru

To make your experience unforgettable and worry-free, here is a complete and entertaining guide on what to bring on your tour to the Sacred Valley.

1. Identity Card or Passport: Your identity card or passport is essential to register for the tour and for any other necessary procedures. 

2. Tickets and Reservations: Take all your tickets and reservations printed or on your mobile device.

3. Layered clothing: Since the weather in the Sacred Valley can vary greatly.

4. Proper footwear: Waterproof trekking shoes with a good non-slip sole, as the terrain can be rocky and slippery.

5. Sun protection: Although it can be cold, the sun at high altitudes can be very strong.

6. Rain poncho: A light poncho that you can easily stow in your backpack will be very useful to keep you dry in case of rain.

7. Lightweight Backpack: It should be roomy enough for your essentials without being a heavy load.

8. Water and Snacks: Bring enough water and some energy snacks such as granola bars, dried fruits or nuts.

9. Camera and Batteries: If you prefer to use your smartphone, consider carrying a power bank so you don’t run out of battery during the tour.

10. Cash: Many rural areas do not accept credit cards and ATMs can be scarce.

12. Maps and Guides: Although you can find maps online, having a physical map of the Sacred Valley and a guidebook can be very useful, especially in areas with limited cell phone signal.

13. Good Humor and Adventurous Spirit

Most importantly, bring a positive attitude and a willingness to discover. The Sacred Valley is a place full of history and charm, so be prepared to marvel at every turn.

Extra tips:

Acclimatize: The altitude can be a challenge, so be sure to acclimatize in Cusco for at least a couple of days before taking the tour.

Respect the local culture: The Sacred Valley is a region with a rich cultural heritage, so be respectful of local customs and traditions.

Enjoy the tour: Each stop in the Sacred Valley has something unique to offer, so take your time and enjoy every moment.

Be well prepared and enjoy this jewel of Peru!

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