What shoes for the day hike to Machu Picchu?

6 Mar 2014 Melissa29 asked


We have booked The Explorer tour for 7 November with the day hike into Machu Picchu - what type of footwear would we need for this day hike?

  • 11 Mar 2014 Alice said


    I’m heading to Peru on the adventurer next month so I’ve done a lot of research and asked people, a lot have said you can get away with normal runners/joggers :) otherwise if you want to purchase hiking boots that are non-slip etc you can! But even my friend said comfortable runners were fine :)

  • 14 Mar 2014 alyssa! said


    I’m also going next month and just planning on taking my runners. I don’t want to buy expensive hiking boots for one day that I’ll never wear again. Not a lot of hiking were I live so new boots aren’t practical.

  • 20 Mar 2014 Anna-Jane said


    Hey guys :)
    I did Machu Picchu last year and I just did it in my running shoes and it was fine! i dont think anyone on my tour had hiking boots.



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