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  1. Hi, Excellent article! I only have one doubt .. they gave me an information that every February of each year the entrance to the Inca trail is suspended for maintenance reasons .. that is true ???
    Check with an agency and they replied that it was not possible.
    Please if you have any answer on this information … because we plan to make the route to the Inca Trail for that time of year.

    Thanks for the reply.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hey there! It’s been a few years since I’ve hiked the Inca Trail, so things definitely change. But it does look like it closes down for February to take care of maintenance and make things safe for future hikers. This article provides some pretty good info:

  2. Irma Howe

    Machu Picchu is a must see when you visit Peru. It’s 1 hour or so by plane outside Lima in the town of Cusco. Prepare yoursef prior to arriving Cuzco due to it’s 10,950 or so feet above see level altitude that would give some people a so called “mountain sickness” short of breath, headache, nausea & my friends got sick and did not enjoy the first day of our tour. Machu Picchu’s altitude was less than Cuzco so we have had a great time exploring this amazing, wonderful rich of history Incan site. It’s worth the visit and would do it all over again inspite of the altitude sickness.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Really good tips, Irma!