Travel/Tourism

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Visitors to Machu Picchu will have to hire an official guide to enter the Inca Citadel starting July 1, a top official at the Ministry of Culture told Peruvian Times on Friday.

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

The new ticketing system for visitors to Machu Picchu to enter the Inca citadel in two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, will start July 1.

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Peru’s Immigration office deported four tourists this week, on charges of acts against “public and internal order.” The tourists —from Uruguay and Argentina— were caught painting graffiti on an adobe wall in the Tricentenario square in Cusco. Although the graffiti was painted on a “non historical” wall that is covered […]

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco authorities are calling for a regional strike, giving the government 72 hours to come up with a solution to the sudden postponement of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport at Chinchero. People from Urubamba, Paucartambo, Anta and La Convención marched with banners to the Chinchero site to protest. […]