Thursday February 14, 2019

Making Machu Picchu accessible to handicapped persons: that is the lastest achviement of the company “Wheel the World”! Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Customers can tour cities, take cooking classes, and even go zip lining. Their next ground to conquer: the old Inca citadel Machu Picchu, in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. Founders Alvaro Silberstein and Camilio Navarro (more…)

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New exit route out of Machu Picchu

Tuesday September 06, 2016

Peru´s World Heritage site Machu Picchu receives a new exit. The newly established path leading tourists out of the archaeological zone allows better access as well as safer conditions for visitors, says the Department of Culture in Cusco.

The old entry road was not stable enough, comments Fernando Astete Victoria, head of the Archaeological Park Machu Picchu, and caused crowding of tourists at the main entrance.

The new road has been built above the retaining wall on the hill (more…)

54% of the tourist that arrive to Peru come from the Asia-Pacific region

Wednesday June 01, 2016

Peru’s foreign trade and tourism manager stated that 54% of all the foreign tourist who visit Peru come from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Because of this high percentage of visitors coming from APEC countries, the economies of the member countries are relevant to the tourism sector in Peru. The arrival of international tourists is a main market for tourism sector.

3,500,000 foreign tourists visited Peru in 2015, 1,890,000 of these tourists came from APEC member countries. (more…)

Machu Picchu Ranked as the #1 Landmark in the World!

Thursday May 19, 2016

Tourists flock to numerous special landmarks around the globe each year, each landmark with its own special charm. Recently, Trip Advisor came out with their 2016 Traveller´s Choice Awards, and Machu Picchu was ranked #1 on the list.

Machu Picchu is a unique archaeological site because it was never discovered by the Spaniards during their invasion. It was constructed by the Incas at the height of their Empire, but once the Spaniards started invading, the Incas abandoned the structure to preserve its secret.

The city is situated on the top of a mountain, surrounded my other gorgeous peaks. (more…)

The unconventional yet unforgettable route to Machu Picchu: Salkantay

Wednesday April 13, 2016

When most people think of trekking to Machu Picchu, they think of the Inca Trail. However, there is another route that provides the challenging and beautiful experience of hiking through the gorgeous Andes Mountains.

This alternate route, the Salkantay trek, brings you to the foot of the Salkantay Mountain, which has a height of 6,271 meters. In Quechua, Salkantay means ´´Savage Mountain´´ as it is one of the highest peaks in the Andes and higher than any other peak in North America.

Machu Picchu wins the 6th spot as a spiritual tourist destination

Tuesday March 08, 2016

Machu Picchu is ranked #6 on the list of the world´s most popular spiritual tourism destinations. Administered by Skyroad magazine, this study appeared in Turkey´s Yeni Safak newspaper.

Because more than 300 million take strips to spiritual sites each year, Skyroad magazine decided to research the most popular destinations. Machu Picchu, the ´´fantastic city over the clouds,´´ was ranked 6th in the study.

Machu Picchu was also deemed one of the 7 Wonders of the World (more…)

Peruvian food is on its way to Paris

Tuesday February 16, 2016

Peruvian´s most famous chef, Gaston Acurio, is heading to Paris to open a new restaurant. The restauarant is called Manko and is located on Montaigne Avenue, just beside a theater. Customers will experience Peru´s famous gastronomy in an auction hall that boasts a rugged atmosphere.

Acurio declared it a ´´space devoted to leisure that will bring Peruvian rejoicing, fun and sensuality to Paris.´´ Acurio owns 45 restaurants that are located in 11 different countries. As he is considered one of the top-notch chefs in Latin America, it is exciting that he will be taking his famous cuisine to Paris. (more…)

UNESCO is satisfied with Machu Picchu progress

Tuesday February 02, 2016

The UNESCO Advisory Mission to Machu Picchu asserted that it is satisfied with the situation of the Historical Sanctuary. Throughout this past year, the Peruvian State has worked to monitor and observe the status of the famous Incan archeological site.

At the end of January, UNESCO found positive results in the three areas inspected: the Inca city itself, Machu Picchu Town, and Santa Teresa.

Cesar Moreno Triana, head of the inspection, expressed his satisfaction for the work done by Peru´s organizations. (more…)

The Famous Inca Trail will be closed in February

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The Inca Trail is one of the most well-known treks worldwide. During the majority of the year, most tourists must reserve a spot for this trail months in advance. Countless foreigners flock to Peru to camp along this trek in the beautiful Andes Mountains and explore ancient Incan sites.

José Carlos Nieto, the head of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, confirmed that the Inca Trail will indeed be closed during February. He asserts that companies have been aware of this for a long time and that tourists still have many other options to arrive at Machu Picchu, such as train, bus, or other treks. (more…)

Visitors to Machu Picchu Increased in 2015

Tuesday January 12, 2016

Machu Picchu, one of Peru´s most popular tourist destinations, had more than 1,100,000 visitors in 2015. This shows an increase from the previous year, and the specific figures will be released this week.

Chief Juan Carlos Nieto claims that this famous Inca City receives an increasing interest among Peruvians and foreigners alike. Nieto hopes that the many tourists that visit will explore the many facets of Machu Picchu while visiting.

Machu Picchu, a 37,000-hectare site, boasts 4,187 species and 12 ecological systems. (more…)

New Route to Machu Picchu

Monday January 04, 2016

From January 1st 2016 on, a new route to Machu Pichu will be implemented, accoring to the SERNANP, the Peruvian National Service of Natural Protected Areas.

According to a Master Plan for the preservation of the Sanctuary, Machu Picchu needs to diversify its tourist supply to decentralize critical pressure points of the Inca Trail Network.

The aim of this new Route 5 (Chachabamba – Winaywayna – MachuPicchu.route five is), therefore, to promote access to Inca Trail through less demanded and congested areas (more…)

Peru ensures Visitors will be safe at Machu Picchu

Friday December 18, 2015

Peru is taking steps to ensure the safety of its national icons, and their visitors, in light of the weather changes brought by El Niño. Toward this goal, Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) and regional authorities are ensuring measures will be implemented to guarantee the safety of foreign tourists, who visit the Machu Picchu Archeological Park in the Cusco region.

These measures were initiated and announcement following the concern expressed by five consulates on El Niño phenomenon and their citizens’ safety while in the South American country. (more…)

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