Amidst the cerulean Aegean Sea and the azure sky of the Cyclades Islands, the Sunway luxury suites in Santorini are nestled in the heart of Fira town offering the most amazing panoramic view of the iridescent sea.

Although the Wonder of the World is at a much lower altitude than Cusco, you may also experience altitude sickness. Follow these recommendations to combat the symptoms of altitude sickness (soroche):

  • Stay well hydrated: Your water bottle will be your best ally, be sure to drink water constantly.
  • Avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages: Smoking can worsen symptoms, especially shortness of breath. And don’t forget that alcohol can dehydrate you faster.
  • Avoid heavy meals: This can worsen your symptoms, so it will be better to leave the alpaca steak for your last days in Cusco.
  • Try coca leaf tea: This medicinal plant from the Andes can help with some of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

These tips will come in handy, especially if you will be taking some of the optional treks to the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains. Take it easy on the ascent, avoid carrying too much weight with you and try to spend a night in Aguas Calientes before your tour. Check with your doctor if you want to take medication for altitude sickness.

Now, if you are thinking what is the best way to approach altitude in Peru, here is the best Peru itinerary to avoid altitude sickness.