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…)

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…)

Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Ministry of Culture confirms: no increase entrance fee Machu Picchu 2019

Various media outlets had announced in July and August that the entry fee to visit Machu Picchu would rise in 2019. This would be due to the rising promotional fees that the Peruvian Tourism Board pays to promote the country and the old Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. However, Peru’s Ministry of Culture has just announced that these rumors are not true and that the entry fee to Machu Picchu remains the same next year.

In an official statement the Ministry of Culture (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…)

Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

Monday September 24, 2018
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Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

The plans to build a cable car to the old Inca Capital Machu Picchu would have positive effects on the number of domestic visitors to this wonder of the world. This would be beneficial for the historic consciousness of many Peruvians. Also, a new cable car system would boost the economy in the region around Machu Picchu.

The reason for this is that a cable car would lower the transportation cost to the old Inca capital. Therefore, more people will be able to visit the Inca sanctuary according to Ricardo Acosta (more…)

Machu Picchu has received over 1.11 million so far this year

Monday August 20, 2018
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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 (more…)

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Visits Machu Picchu

Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Visits Machu Picchu

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, best known in the world of sports as Lewis Hamilton, took the city of Cusco by surprise as he and his friends arrived and went immediately to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

The multimillionaire Formula One racer traveled incognito wearing a hat and sunglasses and did not arrive in the Imperial City accompanied by his famous red private plane.

The Mercedes Benz driver allowed himself to be photographed in the ancient Inca citadel (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…)

Amazing! Watch Machu Picchu now on Google Street View!

Thursday December 10, 2015
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Machu Picchu Inca citadel can now be explored from diverse angles thanks to Google Street View! Google Street View service serves as a tool designed for people to become interested in Peru’s diverse destination options and allow them to get to know our millenary culture thoroughly, Google Peru General Manager Gianfranco Polastri affirmed.

He describes the ability to capture the essence of the ancient site in just a click as a “magic” experience. “Touring around this world’s wonder, thanks to Street View, means opening a new door for people, so they’ll learn more about our culture” (more…)

Machu Picchu to compete for National Geographic Traveler Reader Award

Wednesday November 25, 2015
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Magali Silva Minister of foreign trade and tourism gave information about the inclusion of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in the first competition of National Geographic Traveler Reader Awards, which qualifies the top destinations for travel. The decision will be in the hands of the readers of the magazine.

The ancient Inca Citadel is run in the category Overseas Attraction or Foreign Attraction; and it will have to compete with other beautiful archaeological and historical sites of nature as the Park National Grand Canyon (more…)

National Geographic suggests huge discoveries will be made in the 21st century

Monday October 12, 2015
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National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert looks forward to the major discoveries to be made in the 21st century, including Peruvian archaeology, the tomb of Genghis Khan, and frozen Neanderthals, among other exciting potential archaeological finds.

References are made to Hiram Bingham and the world famous Inca citadel, Machu Picchu: “When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of technology at the time (more…)

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