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Machu Picchu Tourism Revisited

With over 1.3 Million visitors per year, Machu Picchu is under tremendous environmental pressure to maintain its splendors for generations to come. UNESCO has listed Machu Picchu among sites at risk due to extreme tourism. Their recommendation is to limit the numbers of visitors to 912,500 per year. To protect the sanctuary, the government of Peru approved $14.6 million to …

Visiting Machu Picchu

When planning a visit to Peru’s most archeological site of Machu Picchu you must consider several items: From your international flights to Lima and then from Lima to Cusco to the passes to enter the Machu Picchu sanctuary or hike the Inca Trail. The best time to visit Machu Picchu is between May and September. This is the Peruvian winter, but temperatures in the …