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Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

By Rick Vecchio ✐  Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Those ubiquitous snapshots visitors take of themselves at the iconic Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu are going to have to be snapped at arms length under the new regulations being implemented. Selfie sticks are now officially banned.

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Nearly three years have passed since plans for an extreme makeover of Machu Picchu first came to light. Many travelers are wondering when this heralded “reconceptualization” of Peru’s iconic Inca sanctuary will actually happen. Dr. Elías Carreño Peralta, the Ministry of […]

Study shows Machu Picchu can receive more than 5,900 daily visitors

Study shows Machu Picchu can receive more than 5,900 daily visitors

A new government commissioned study reportedly shows Machu Picchu can handle up to 5,940 visitors per day as long as Peru implements infrastructure improvements and spreads out the flow of tourists as prescribed in the recently approved five-year master plan. The U.S.-based firm Cultural Site and Research Management of Baltimore, Maryland, delivered the report on Monday to […]

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 […]