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machu picchu

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machu picchu

Is this a reasonable trip for two people 65 & 70 years old in good health?. No hikes are planned just a week of touring Machu Picchu and the other sites in Peru.

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If you're taking the bus up to Machu Picchu and then walking around the site, you should be fine. There are a lot of steps, some of them fairly steep and/or uneven, so there may be some areas of the site that you'll want to avoid.

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There are a number of tours available from Cusco with bus and train transportation to Machu Picchu and other sites in the Sacred Valley. Some moderate walking and climbing is required at Machu Picchu but it is not very strenuous.

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As long as you can manage 2 hours if Mideast walking, the trip is very doable.

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As long as you can manage 2 hours of moderate walking and some early mornings, the trip is very doable.

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If you have any blood pressure or other medications, check with your doctors to see if some adjustments are needed. Otherwise often older people do better at altitude.

Try not to take one of the package tours that flies directly from Lima to Juliaca/Puno/Lake Titicaca. Unfortunately these are well advertised and promoted on the internet and it is only after booking that people realize it is not a good itinerary for adjusting to the altitude.

Fly to Cusco and then immediately go to the Sacred Valley (Urubamba or Ollantaytambo) for a few nights, visit Machu Picchu, and then spend a few nights in Cusco. If you want to visit Lake Titicaca you can take a day bus or train, and then fly back Juliaca to Lima.

Edited: 04 August 2013, 21:37
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Thanks for the advice we went ahead and booked our trip.

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Many travelers your age come to MP every year and have lots of fun.

Just take a few precautions as suggested on this forum. Read the answers to the most common questions on the right hand box.

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Ten posts with a clickable link...are you getting paid for promoting this website?

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