Category: Peru

Tough travel restrictions to permanently stay for tourists at popular Machu Picchu; Esther Marshall; Daily Express

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Machu Picchu is set to keep its strict tourist restrictions even after the pandemic ends. Travellers to the ancient site in Peru can expect strict controls on entry, long after other restrictions are lifted.

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Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay; Shubhangi Goel; CNBC

Photo: G. Dagli Orti & De Agostini

A new ticketing and touring system are helping some of Machu Picchu’s overtourism problems.

Source: Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay

This Florida Museum Is Opening the World’s First-ever Virtual Walk-through of Machu Picchu; Jessica Poitevien; Travel + Leisure

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The new museum exhibit and virtual reality experience will open this October.

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The 13 most incredible places to visit in Peru; Agnes Rivera; Lonely Planet

Photo: Imagenes del Peru

Touted for its gastronomy, revered for its cultural legacies and marveled for its biodiversity, Peru is a land worthy of multiple visits – how else would you be able to see, taste and do it all?

Source: The 13 most incredible places to visit in Peru – Lonely Planet

UNESCO adds ancient solar observatory to its World Heritage Sites; The World

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Peruvian solar observatory, Thai forest join UNESCO heritage list; Al Jazeera

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Americas’ oldest solar observatory finally gets Unesco world heritage status; WION

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The 2,300-year-old archaeological ruin Chankillo, which is the oldest solar observatory in the Americas, has been awarded Unesco world heritage status. It lies in a desert valley in northern Peru. It was one of 13 new global sites added to the list of cultural monuments.

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12 Amazing Experiences During Your Machu Picchu Adventure; Gail Clifford; TravelAwaits

Photo: Jackie Mullen

The more you know about the multitude of things to do in Machu Picchu in advance, the better you can maximize your experience.

Source: 12 Amazing Experiences During Your Machu Picchu Adventure – TravelAwaits

The 9 best day trips from Lima; Agnes Rivera; Lonely Planet

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Oldest City In The Americas Under Threat From Squatters; AFP

Having survived for 5,000 years, the oldest archeological site in the Americas is under threat from squatters claiming the coronavirus pandemic has left them with no other option but to occupy the sacred city.

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Squatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the Americas; Dan Collyns; Guardian


Squatters reportedly belonging to one family claim site of 5,000 year-old ruins was given to them in the 1970s…

Source: Squatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the Americas

How the Inca Road System Tied Together an Empire and Facilitated Its Fall; Joshua Rapp Learn; Discover Magazine

Thousands of miles of pathways through some of the most rugged land on earth form this six-country UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: How the Inca Road System Tied Together an Empire and Facilitated Its Fall

Lima, Peru; Orange Smile

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Machu Picchu the Lost City Rediscovered; Francisco Jara; The Citizen

Before the pandemic, around 3 000 people a day would visit Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain” in the Quechua language that predominated in the Inca empire. Now, visitors and staff must pass through a temperature control before entering the site.

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Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old; Design You Trust

Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C. The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.

Source: Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

Oldest geoglyph discovered in Peru; The Week

The depiction of a feline measures 37 metres across and is 2000 years old…

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Explained: What is the giant cat drawing at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru?; Indian Express

The cat is an ancient geoglyph unearthed recently at Peru s famous Nazca Lines.

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Puebla; Unesco

Puebla is a cultural city, noted since its foundation in 1531 as a city of letters and a territory of invaluable traditions, classed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Arequipa; Unesco

Arequipa – a charming and generous cityArequipa, considered an intermediate city and home to 80 per cent of the region’s population, historically constitutes a node that articulates the economic and social dynamics of the Andean south.

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Machu Picchu: get to know Peru’s icon of Inca civilization; Agnes Rivera; Lonely Planet

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