Archaeological sites are fascinating, as they tell us centuries of history, traditions, culture, architecture and much more. Visiting them brings out the exploring side of each traveler and is also a great learning experience.
So on this occasion we want to share some tips that, although they may seem simple, will maximize your pleasant experience in different archaeological zones and help preserve them.
Research very well about the archaeological zone you will visit, its history, culture and extra data; This will allow them to appreciate the place they are visiting and understand it better.
Schedules and reservations
Check the schedules of the archaeological zones very carefully and respect them. In addition, there are several places where it is necessary to reserve the visit and sometimes it must be well in advance, such as Machu Picchu or the Acropolis.
Visit early or before closing
Generally, archaeological zones tend to be less crowded when they open or a couple of hours before they close; So it is best to visit them at this time so that you can explore them calmly, and you will also avoid the crowds and the suffocating heat.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes; If it is a hot place, wear light clothing and don’t forget to bring a hat or cap.
In some archaeological areas you will walk a lot and in terrain where it is more advisable to wear non-slip shoes and even some trekking boots. Research very well what the terrain of the place you will visit and the activities you will do are like.
Also take into account that in some areas it is advisable to cover your shoulders and legs out of respect for the local culture.
Sunscreen and water
If you visit an outdoor area, bring sunscreen, a hat or cap and don’t forget to stay hydrated.
Plan your visit
Plan your visit well, especially if the archaeological area is large, for example, Petra is a place that requires several days to get to know it well and if you organize your visit well, you will make the most of it.
Be responsible travelers and respect the structures, nature, do not litter; and if you take photographs, also respect the limits and restrictions of each area.
Enjoy your stay in the archaeological zone to the fullest, you will live an incredible experience and you will also learn a lot.
Do you have any other tips for visiting archaeological sites?