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Thursday February 27, 2020

Breaking News

Landslide Cusco – The Regional Council of Cusco declared a state of emergency on Monday, February 24th in the Santa Teresa district, located in La Convencion province, after a massive landslide on Sunday February 23rd in the afternoon left at least several people dead, twenty missing, 300 homes destroyed and four bridges damaged.

The event was caused by heavy rain and a glacial collapse on the Salkantay Mountain. This hypothesis was proposed by Oscar Vilca Gómez who is a specialist in Hydrology and Glaciology. (more…)

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Forbes: Machu Picchu perfect destination to visit in 2020

Thursday January 30, 2020

According to Forbes, Machu Picchu is included in the world’s perfect destinations to visit in 2020.

On the 39th anniversary of Machu Picchu the old Inca town keeps attracting more and more tourists, which made it one of the Seven New Wonders in 2007. Forbes, the world-wide known magazine, also included Machu Picchu in their list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020.

The list includes other six Latin American sites as well: Bariloche and Mendoza in Argentina, Atacama and Vira Vira in Chile, as well as Cabo San Lucas and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. (more…)

New access routes to Peru’s Machu Picchu in 2020

Wednesday January 29, 2020

New access routes to Machu Picchu available from 2020

In 2020, the work to make Peru’s most renowned destination, Machu Picchu more reachable will begin by constructing new routes. Peru hopes that it will support the development of new tourist attractions as well.

The main path will cross the Amazon passing over the Intihuatana community in San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor and Puente Ruinas leading up to the Machu Picchu Town or Aguas Calientes.


Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Monday December 23, 2019

Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Is Machu Picchu closing in 2020? The exact origin of the rumour that Machu Picchu is closing is unclear. However, it seems that two events sustain it. The first is the annual temporary closure of the Inca Trail. And the second is Machu Picchu’s recent inscription on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

Inca trail closure

The Inca Trail, the iconic trek to Machu Picchu, closes each year in February for maintenance. The popular Machu Picchu trek, with approximately 25.000 hikers (more…)

Machu Picchu: who is the legitimate owner?

Monday September 30, 2019

It has been a drawn out process to establish who owns Machu Picchu in Peru. Twenty years of legal battles, to be exact. Finally, it is confirmed that the Peruvian State has rightful ownership of the famous Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.

“Today, the final verdict on a dispute between a family, claiming to own Machu Picchu, and the Peruvian State was delivered in Cusco. The case has, as a whole, over 20 years of legal proceedings and, finally, the verdict was in favor of the State,” Culture Minister Luis Jaime Castillo confirmed. (more…)

Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Wheel the World is taking over the world—in the best way possible. The Chilean company Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Their next ground to conquer: Machu Picchu in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. They offer a six-day tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu. (more…)

Two new passages for Machu Picchu visitors

Friday May 03, 2019

Machu Picchu District Municipality announced that soon tourists who want to visit the Inca Citadel will be able to choose between two new travel passages. These new additional corridors that will reach Machu Picchu will go through Choquellusca and Piscacucho communities or the Amazon.

The two new corridors will be created because Peru wants to improve the experience of more (more…)

Peru has a replica of the popular Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Monday April 29, 2019

Peru has a cathedral similar to the Notre Dame Cathedral located in France. Last week the Cathedral was big news all over the world because of the terrible fire that ruined a big piece of the beautiful cathedral and caused material damages to the Catholic Church, its art and history. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, promised that they will rebuild the cathedral in 5 years. Furthermore, he said that they will make her more beautiful than before. (more…)

Peru wants 18 Sites on The UNESCO World Heritage List

Monday April 29, 2019

The Ministry of Culture and the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp) delivered great work together. Thanks to them, 18 Peruvian sites will be submitted by The Peruvian State for the inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. They will submit different type of sites: cultural, natural or mixed.

When a site is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, it is recognized internationally. This is very important and valuable for the world and its future generations. (more…)

The hot spot of Cusco: Rainbow Mountain

Monday April 29, 2019

Rainbow Mountain or Seven Color Mountain, Winikunka in Quechua, is one of the popular places to visit when you are in Cusco. The famous tourist attraction wants to attract more than 1 500 national and international visitors a day during the high season. Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) confirmed that this season would start in the upcoming weeks when the rainy season is over.

Since the end of last year, tour operators have been advised not to sell or operate this tour because they want to prevent unlucky events triggered by rain or snowfall. (more…)

Rome of South Americas Juli (Puno), is back

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Juli, a town in the Puno-region situated in the southeast of Peru, is also better known as the Rome of the Americas because of its beautiful architecture and temples in colonial style, similar to the ones in Rome. The town is back on its track to recover its splendour. Juli wants to become a centre for tourists who love culture.

Juli – also called “the Jewel of Puno” – was founded in Colonial times by the Dominicans. The main goal of those Dominicans was to build religious temples. In these temples, they wanted to prepare missions for evangelism across South America. (more…)

Most sustainable city of Peru and Latin America: Machu Picchu

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Machu Picchu Town is now the most sustainable city in Latin America and Peru. This has been achieved, thanks to the good management of the organic and inorganic waste in the district.

On Friday, the 5th of April, they opened in the Machu Picchu Town an organic waste recovery factory; the perfect proof that the town is now a sustainable city. (more…)

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