Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

Tuesday June 18, 2019
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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…)

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…)

Avoid the Cusco – Santa Teresa Route for travelling to Machu Picchu

Monday February 04, 2019
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Avoid the Cusco – Santa Teresa Route for travelling to Machu Picchu

The Management of Exterior Commercial and Tourism (Dircetur) put out a notice that tourists should not use the Cusco Santa Maria route by bus to get to Machu Picchu during the present rainy season. The recent accidents and situations have put the lives of those visiting Cusco in danger.

“We understand that you want to get to Machu Picchu and one of the options is through the Cusco – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa; however, in the rainy season (December – March) this route is not safe. (more…)

Robert de Niro visits Cusco and Machu Picchu

Monday January 14, 2019
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Robert de Niro visits Cusco and Machu Picchu

The famous actor Robert De Niro arrived in the beautiful city of Cusco yesterday with the intention to visit the famed Inca citadel Machu Picchu De Niro arrived last Saturday on a private plane for the Peruvian Capital Lima.

The Hollywood left the airport in an SUV that took him to a hotel in the imperial city of Cusco. One of these days De Niro is expected to explore Peru’s top attraction, the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu —a must-see when visiting. Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain” in the Inca language Quechua. (more…)

Peru: More than Machu Picchu

Friday January 11, 2019
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Peru: More than Machu Picchu

Peru is so much more than Machu Picchu. In this article, you will read about other tourist attractions in Peru that, all together, have been visited by more than 1 million tourists.

When people think about Peru, the first thing they think about is often Machu Picchu. This isn’t without reason: the old Inca citadel is, without a doubt, a wonder of the world and one of the main tourist attractions in Peru. However, there is so much more beauty in Peru than “just” Machu Picchu, and it seems that travellers start to see that as well. (more…)

Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

Friday December 14, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

The Rainbow Mountains, or Montaña Winikunka as the land sight is officially called, is now the second most visited tourist attraction in the old Inca Country of Peru. The natural phenomenon, which can be found between the Quispicanchi and Canchis provinces in the region of Cusco is only beaten by the famous Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

This information has been affirmed by the governor of Cusco, Edwin Licona, right after he returned from Lima. Licona was in Lima to meet the Peruvian President (more…)

Research Shows Incas Improved Building Techniques After Earthquake

Wednesday December 05, 2018
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Research Shows Incas Improved Building Techniques After Earthquake

The National Institute of Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy (Ingemmet) has just revealed that it is likely that the Incas developed their building techniques as a result of an earthquake that struck the country around 1450. The earthquake is said to have damaged big parts of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the capital Cusco. This also explains why some walls at Machu Picchu seem to be separated by a small gap.

The Ingemmet has been funded by European organizations (more…)

Peru breaks World Record Largest Handmade Cloth

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Peru breaks World Record Largest Handmade Cloth

Peru has yet another Guinness World Records on its name. To wit, the world’s largest handmade cloth had been made by a collective of 12 Peruvian craftswoman. On the cloth one can find cultural imagery of Cusco and the old Incas. Patrons include the famous serpent, puma and eagle as well as the ancient Inca calendar.

The cloth has been made at the Plaza the Armas of the Pallpata district, located in the Espinar province, south of Cusco.

The fabric is nearly 300 square meters and over 250 kilograms (more…)

Machu Picchu: changing entry regulations

Thursday November 15, 2018
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Machu Picchu: changing entry regulations

Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia has announced that they are working on a way to regulate the growing tourism flow to the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. The minister said this on Friday the 9th of November; he hopes the news plans can be implemented in January 2019 already.

The main thing that will added to one of the Seven Wonders of the World will be a real entrance. This is also the part of the renovation that takes most time, but Valencia is still positive about reaching the deadline. (more…)

Video clip Carlos Vives ensures 15 million US dollars in Peruvian economy

Monday September 24, 2018
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Video clip Carlos Vives ensures 15 million US dollars in Peruvian economy

The video clip of the song ‘Mañana’ by the Columbian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives has a positive impact on Peru’s economy. The video that has been watched over 2 million times just four days after release shows the Peruvian capital Lima in all its beauty.

According to Sony Music, approximately 80 tourists visit Peru for every million views on Youtube. Figures in the past have shown that music videos and movies about a certain country correlate positively with the number of tourists (more…)

Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

Monday September 17, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

The famous Vinikunka or Rainbow mountain might become the most visited tourist destination of the region of Cusco, right after Machu Picchu. There are multiple reasons for the growing popularity of this tourist attraction, one being the wonderful colors on top of this so-called ‘Rainbow Mountain’. However, it is not only the colors that should be praised for this trip. The hike towards it is also breathtaking. It takes you to over 5000 meters above sea-level and offers a stunning view over the Andean mountain (more…)

Cusco expects to welcome 3 million tourists in 2018

Wednesday September 05, 2018
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Cusco expects to welcome 3 million tourists in 2018

The region of Cusco expects to have welcomed over 3 million tourists by the end of this year. This is the result after a calculation by the Cuscuenian Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism, or in short: Dircetur. This includes both national and international tourists.

Cusco has already welcomed nearly 2 million visitors between January and July 2018. This is an increase of approximately 10%; the head of the Director couldn’t be more proud. Both the Peruvian ministry of tourism (more…)

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