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…)

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…)

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…)

Northern Peru is Trending: Third Best Tourism Destination Worldwide!

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Northern Peru is Trending: Third Best Tourism Destination Worldwide!

The prominent travel guide Lonely Planet has recently announced their list of Best Travel Destination of 2019. This ranking lists non-touristic regions all around the world in order to promote those and give special attention to those off-the-beaten-treck destinations. The region of northern Peru has been included in the list of 2019, ranking third.

Lonely Planet states that the North of Peru used to be home to some of the oldest civilizations worldwide and that it offers stunning and wide views to travelers. (more…)

First ‘Peru Travel Fair’ huge success

Friday October 26, 2018
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First ‘Peru Travel Fair’ huge success

The first Peru Travel Fail, which is organized by the National Chamber of Tourism, or Canatur, was a huge success. More than 120 tourism companies from all over the country have participated in this event, which celebrates tourism all over Peru.

The event was held in the Peruvian capital Lima on the 17th of October. Before the fair, it was expected that the event would generate nearly 2 million Peruvian Soles (which is approximately 600.000 US Dollars) because of the business deals that would be made. This goal was reached easily (more…)

Over 100.000 French Tourists Expected In Peru This Year

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Over 100.000 French Tourists Expected In Peru This Year

Say ‘Bonjour’ To The French!

According to Peru’s Trade Office in Paris over 100.000 French tourists from will visit Peru this year. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, or Mincetur in short. This would be the first time that the amount of French arrivals would pass the 100.000 milestone, as last year Peru received just a little less, with approximately 96.000 travelers from France finding their way to Peru.

However, Aldo Parodi states this milestone was expected. (more…)

Interesting places to visit in Peru

Friday October 05, 2018
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Interesting places to visit in Peru

Stunning natural scenes, intriguing culture, delicious gastronomy and friendly people, Peru has it all. It is not for nothing that Peru is booming in terms of tourism. The variety of the country is pulling more and more people to the old Inca country. There are dry deserts, green forests, amazing beaches and high mountains to be found here.

Here’s a short list of the most important tourist attractions in Peru that you cannot miss during your trip in this wonderful country.
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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…)

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