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The Top Tips for Machu Picchu Visitors

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

Machu Picchu

Check it off your life list.     Photo: Pawel Cibo/Shutterstock

A:Machu Picchu has definitely become a victim of its own beauty. With the crowds of visitors who come to tick it off their bucket lists, getting an unspoiled view of the ancient ruins is becoming harder, though not impossible. Start by planning your trip for the shoulder seasons—early April or late October—when Machu Picchu hits a sweet spot of small crowds and relatively clear weather. Beyond that, follow these basic steps and you’ll be on the right path.

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