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Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Monday December 23, 2019
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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…)

Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Peru’s popularity among travellers from all over the world continues to grow.

Last week, Peru’s tourist highlight Machu Picchu and New World Wonder was chosen as top destination by AFAR in their list Best Destinations to go in 2020

Machu Picchu was listed on the sub-list Best UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with El Alhambra (Spain), Eastern Island (Chile) and Teotihuacán in Mexico and now ranks first as ‘top place to go’, thanks to more than 100,000 votes! (more…)

Q’uma: Responsible Enterprise sells Peruvian Chocolate

Friday November 15, 2019
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This chocolate convention assures a constructive living situation for its 120 direct female cultivators, in the middle of the Peruvian Andes. Uncover where to find your candy bar!

Cacao is known for its qualities that make people feel good, from fostering mood to bettering digestion. Thanks to Q’uma, a Peruvian chocolate business, consumers will feel even better.

The name Q’uma comes from the Aymaran word q’umara, (more…)

Machu Picchu: who is the legitimate owner?

Monday September 30, 2019
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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
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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…)

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