Q:

Machu Picchu Tips: Drink Coca Tea

I’m saving up for my dream trip to Machu Picchu. What tips would you give to a first-time visitor?

Sep 5, 2012
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A:

Except for a lucky few, most visitors to Machu Picchu experience at least mild altitude sickness. The traditional remedy for the ailment is coca leaf tea. It's safe and won't get you high, but don't bring any back to the States: coca is a controlled substance in the U.S.

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