Post Tagged with: "Machu Picchu"

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ “There is so much more to Peru than Cusco and Machu Picchu.” How many times has that refrain found its way into print and onto the Internet? Tell it to Cusco as it ramps up a two-day general strike to overturn Legislative […]

Smoked Machu Picchu

Smoked Machu Picchu

Forest fires this week set on Cusco hillsides and farmland at Collpani and also San Antonio de Torontoy, near Machu Picchu, covered the area in smoke and ashes that affected visibility at Aguas Calientes and the hilltop citadel. Fernando Astete, head of the Machu Picchu archaeological park, said firefighters and […]

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Authorities in Peru’s southern Cuco region have announced that access to two peaks at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will be closed to tourists in April next year. The head of the Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park, Fernando Astete, said that Huayna Picchu will be closed for the first half […]

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

The Master Plan: Machu Picchu Reconceptualized

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ An ambitious master plan for Machu Picchu was approved a few days ago that calls for a dramatic “reconceptualization” of the Inca Citadel, backed by a proposed $43.7 million* makeover of its tourist infrastructure. A striking feature of the 2015-2019 plan is how it frames and deals […]