The imperial city of Cusco is the main tourist destination of Peru, so it is necessary to plan your trip and above all to take into account an important aspect such as altitude sickness ("Soroche"), acclimatization in the city of Cusco should be taken seriously, specifically for travelers coming from a place at sea level, your body needs time to adapt to lower oxygen levels at altitude.
The mild altitude sickness symptoms are:
There are no specific factors, such as age, sex or physical conditions for altitude sickness, generally all people can get this uncomfortable physical discomfort.
For this we recommend the best way of acclimatization: once you arrive at the airport of Cusco take the transport to go to the Sacred Valley, specifically to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo located at 2,800 m.a.s.l. (duration of the trip: approximately 2 hours). This descent from 3,400 to 2,800 m.a.s.l. will help you enough to acclimate and have a pleasant holiday. On the first day avoid alcohol, very heavy food and fats. You must drink a lot of water and drink coca tea that can be served at the hotel and especially rest. On your second day you will notice that you will feel much better and you can start to perform some soft activities such as the visit to the Archaeological Park of Ollantaytambo and the Inca city. The 3rd day will be even better fit to make your visits normally to different tourist places such as: Maras - Moray – Salt mines, Pisaq, Machupicchu, hikes and so on. This acclimatization is progressive.
Ask the hotel to take a progressive tour of the Sacred Valley and Machupicchu during your stay in Ollantaytambo