Wednesday April 10, 2019
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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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Cusco in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations 2019

Wednesday April 03, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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…)

New exit route out of Machu Picchu

Tuesday September 06, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Machu Picchu wins the 6th spot as a spiritual tourist destination

Tuesday March 08, 2016
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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…)

UNESCO is satisfied with Machu Picchu progress

Tuesday February 02, 2016
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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
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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…)

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