Over the past years Machu Picchu has seen an increasing number of local and foreign visitors. Today Peru’s most popular tourist attraction receives on average about 4000 people per day, during peak season this number goes up to more or less 7000.
To improve the conservation and preservation efforts and to better cope with an increasing number of visitors, Cusco’s regional Culture Directorate informed that next to the new entrance times and the obligation to hire a licensed tour guide, Machu Picchu visitor as well have to follow a new, stricter code of conduct and are prohibited to enter with and...
In addition to the already announced new entrance times, another change to visit Machu Picchu takes effect on July 1, 2017. From then on visitors are only permitted to enter the Inca citadel in groups of max. 16 people accompanied by an official tour guide.
By offering a normal ticket and an afternoon ticket the Peruvian Ministry of Culture already for the past year slowly introduced a new system to enter Machu Picchu with the aim of better coping with an increasing number of visitors and improving the conservation and preservation efforts of the Inca citadel.
Travelers arriving at Lima’s International Airport Jorge Chavez in Callao or wanting to get to the airport until recently only had two choices to get to town: arrange a pick-up with the hotel or a private transport service never knowing if they show up or take a taxi never feeling sure to arrive safely or to not being ripped...
For years Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao, Lima’s gateway to the world and the interior of the country, set standards for air travel in South America and was extremely popular with air passengers.
While numerous countries issued travel warnings for Peru due to the excessive rainfalls and flooding, be aware that not all of the country is under water. Visiting large parts of Peru is still possible and even helps to minimize the financial losses many locals have to face right now.
Yesterday Peruvian Minister of the Interior Carlos Basombrio and United States Ambassador to Lima Brian A. Nichols officially inaugurated the implementation of a for Peru new air passenger control system that meets the highest international standards.
For years travelers wishing to go from Iquitos to either Brazil or Colombia on the Amazon River had to make a quite boring and uncomfortable, nevertheless exciting 3 days / 2 nights journey on a slow boat or a day trip on a fast boat. Now these times seems to be over.