After Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced that tickets the country’s most iconic and in-demand site, Machu Picchu, were sold out until mid-August, the government on Thursday extended the number of people who can visit there.
The more you know about the multitude of things to do in Machu Picchu in advance, the better you can maximize your experience.
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.
The lost city of the Incas is the unofficial name given to Machu Picchu, the mountain ridge constructed by the Inca Empire in the 15th- century and located in eastern Peru. It was forgotten for a while until an American historian Hiram Bingham discovered it and brought the attention of the world to it in 1911.
Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world — and tourists are visiting the spectacular Inca citadel in increasing numbers. But a trip to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site nestled deep within the Andes mountains can be complicated, thanks in part to ever-changing rules and regulations provoked on by the steady rise in tourism.
Visiting Machu Picchu is almost a rite of passage for some travelers. Leigh McAdam would recommend these 5 things you do if you’re still keen to visit, despite crowds.