How hard is it to adjust to the altitude?
Some of the best sites to see in Peru are at altitude. Machu Picchu is at 7,900 feet, Cusco at 11,000 feet and the Sacred Valley at 9,700 feet. We recommend coming to Cusco a day or so early to acclimatize.
What is Peruvian cuisine like?
Peru is the centre of the culinary world in South America at the moment. Our friend Brisacan probably answer the question in more detail, but in general Peru offers a diverse range of flavours. The extensive coast provides fresh seafood for delicate ceviche. Root vegetables are picked from lush valleys and become the core of soups and sauces. Ancient grains, lean meats (like alpaca and guinea pig) and tropical fruits combine with the tradition of different cultures (Inca, Spanish, Chinese) to make for unique creations of flavour.
I’ve heard the Inca Trail is pretty incredible. How do I get an Inca Trail pass?
The trail is definitely a sight to behold, but Inca Trail passes are limited. To make sure you get passes for your intended date, it’s best to book at least six months in advance. (If you’re travelling with B&R, let your travel advisor or trip planner know that you’d like passes as early as possible. With your passport information and date of birth, we can secure them for you.)
If I can’t get an Inca Trail pass, can I still see Machu Picchu?
You can. If you miss out on the Inca Trail (which would be a shame—book early!), you can take a train to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, and still gain access to the Lost City.