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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…)

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…)

Cusco in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations 2019

Wednesday April 03, 2019

The Southern-Andean city of Cusco is ranked #23 according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. Cusco is also the only South American city on the list among world’s top 25 destinations in 2019.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel and restaurant website. It has an interactive travel forum and shows reviews of other travellers about hotels, restaurants and other travel-related topics.

TripAdvisor about Cusco: “Incan majesty, and Andean baroque exist side-by-side in Cusco’s stone streets, epitomised by the Qoriacancha palace and the church of Santo Domingo flanking the Plaza de Armas. (more…)

Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

Improved security in Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

Tuesday March 12, 2019

The local government in Cusco wants to improve the security in Machu Picchu and during the Inca Trail and will invest in security cameras. Thanks to an agreement between The Ministries of Culture and Environment, Service of Natural Protected Areas, Machu Picchu Municipality and Peru’s National Police it is possible to do this.

The first step in improving security is the installation of cameras along the Inca Trail. Several cameras will be places on critical places, and at the starting point and the end of the trail. (more…)

Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

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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