Travel/Tourism

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Authorities from the Prime Minister’s office flew to Cusco early this morning to seek solutions with the Urubamba valley government, which is threatening to hold a strike and block access to Machu Picchu if its demands are not met. Earlier this week the valley held a 48-hour strike  for three […]

New Conservation Area in Cusco

New Conservation Area in Cusco

A new private conservation area has been created near Ollantaytambo in Cusco, along the Vilanota River and in the shadow of the 5000 m (17,000 ft) Mt. Wakaywillka or Mt. Veronica. The Santuario de la Veronica is popular with campers and trekkers and is close to entrance to the Inca Trail. […]

APEC Aims to Double Tourist Flow By 2025

Tourism ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific Rim countries meeting in Lima this past week have agreed to work together to double the flow of tourists by 2025, to 800 million per year. The APEC agenda includes increasing flight connections and facilitting greater access to destinations.  Mexico’s representatives indicated that there is also a […]

Choquequirao – Field  Report 2015

Choquequirao – Field Report 2015

By Gary Ziegler ✐ A short narrative of visits to Machu Picchu’s sister ceremonial site in April and November of 2015.  I am just back from accompanying a small, interested group from US Embassy staff in Lima to Choquequirao, the remote, mountain Inca royal estate that has been a research […]