There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu. Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.
There you are planning your next big trip, and then all of a sudden the travel advice starts flowing in from everyone you know. We’ve all been there. Even people who haven’t traveled in decades start throwing advice your way. With so much advice and differing opinions, it is easy to get confused and start to second guess yourself. And let me tell you, I have seen some really bad advice floating around out there.
After months of planning and organizing, our planning for our Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands trip is finally complete. We have been doing our best to take you along with us during our planning process so that we can demonstrate to you how our unique planning process works. Hopefully this information has been helpful for you and you and you will be able to use some of this process to plan your future trips.
If you have been following our blog, you know that I am a big proponent of doing the proper planning before you travel so that you get the best shots when you are there. It is a huge piece of my travel photography workflow. Sure, you’ll probably get some great shots if you just wing it, but you are likely to miss as many great shots as you get.
Now, before I get too far into outlining my process, let me be the first to say that I am in no way claiming to be an expert. Unless of course you call someone who has booked a hotel up a mountain in Switzerland with little access in or out in good weather, let along a snow storm, an expert.