Machu Picchu has received over 1.11 million so far this year
The citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru’s main archaeological tourist attraction, had received over 1.11 million visitors so far in 2018, among nationals and foreigners. This was announced by Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) on Thrusday.
Rosendo Baca, head of Dircetur, commented that around 300 000 visitors arrived at the National Sanctuary.
Access to this historic sanctuary, as we all know, is though the Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu trainroad, the Santa María-Santa Teresa- Machu Picchu bus and walking route, the Inca Trail, the Inka Jungle trail, and the Salkantay trail.
Baca pointed out that Machu Picchu entered its peak season in June and will continue until October, with nearly 6000 people entering the sanctuary on a daily basis.
He also informed that the Ministry of Culture, along with the National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp) and the town of Machu Picchu are carrying out maintenance works in the Inca citadel.
“There is a whole agenda addressing topics related to solid waste, safety, transportation, guide services, among others,” he concluded.