Make sure to take precautions against altitude sickness if you’re traveling to the highlands, some prescription medications such as Diamox can help with your acclimatization. It’s best to understand altitude sickness to combat it effectively, as altitude increases, the percentage of oxygen in the air is reduced, and oxygen molecules per breath are reduced.
During the first few days at high altitude take deep breaths, drink plenty of water, eat lightly, and stay calm. If you are experiencing altitude sickness, continuing on to higher altitude without proper acclimatization can lead to the potentially serious, even life-threatening altitude sickness.
No mandatory vaccinations are required to visit Peru. However, we do recommend visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to make sure everything is up to date.
We recommend travel insurance with World Nomads, they have Standard & Explorer Plans available.