While neighboring Cusco sits at approximately 3,300 meters (10,827 ft) above sea level, the Sacred Valleyâ€™s elevation is approximately 2,500 meters (8,200 ft), making acclimatization easier. If you are arriving by air from sea level it is generally recommended to give yourself at least two days to get used to the altitude. The best advice to beat potential altitude sickness is to drink lots of water and lay off the alcohol. Your appetite may be affected, and eating smaller meals may also help your body adjust. If you plan on doing any trekking or climbing while you are in the area, you will want to give your body at least a few days to adjust. Strenuous physical activity may exacerbate symptoms of altitude sickness.