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.
A new ticketing and touring system are helping some of Machu Picchu’s overtourism problems.
This Florida Museum Is Opening the World’s First-ever Virtual Walk-through of Machu Picchu; Jessica Poitevien; Travel + Leisure
The new museum exhibit and virtual reality experience will open this October.
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?
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.
The more you know about the multitude of things to do in Machu Picchu in advance, the better you can maximize your experience.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The depiction of a feline measures 37 metres across and is 2000 years old…
The cat is an ancient geoglyph unearthed recently at Peru s famous Nazca Lines.
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.
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.