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Machu Picchu Hours of Operation Changed

Effective July 1st of 2017, the Peruvian government has decided to modify the hours of operations of Machu Picchu. There will be now two time slots to access the ruins. The first one from 6 AM to 12 PM and the second one from 12 PM to 5 PM. Note: Tickets need to be purchased…

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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…

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Wiñay Wayna Ruins and Terraces

The ruins date to the mid-fifteenth century, developed during the times of Inca Empire. They are one of the must-see along the Inca Trail. It might have been a religious site, or a place for senior citizens or sovereignty to rest before touching base toward the end of the 26-mile voyage to Machu Picchu. The…

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New Bridge to Machu Picchu Opens

A new bridge joining the town of Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Archaeological Park opened December 29th, 2016 for tourist visiting the ruins. The new structured will be named the Ruinas Bridge and expands over 150 feet above the Rio Alcamayo. Machu Picchu Mayor David Gayoso will be hosting an official opening ceremony in mid-January.

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Machu Picchu Wins TripAdvisor’s 2016 Choice Awards

KEY BISCAYNE, May 27, 2016 – Highland Adventures(™) is pleased to announce TripAdvisor(™) Travellers’ Choice (™) awards for 2016 Landmarks. The award honored more than 700 famous sites around the world. Winners are determined by millions of reviews during the last 12 months from TripAdvisor’s travellers worldwide. For 2016, Machu Picchu finished first followed by…

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Long or Short Inca Trail?

Background There are many ways to arrive to Machu Picchu.  One of the most popular ones is by hiking the Inca Trail.  Over the years, the Peruvian government has implemented several steps to protect the delicate trail used by 100s each day. Today, the trek is limited to about 250 tourists per day plus their…

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UNESCO clears Machu Picchu from endangered heritage list

After extensive structure work to better protect the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, UNESCO removed Machu Picchu from the endangered heritage list. An inspection team visited Machu Picchu on February 5th and approved the progress made at the Inca citadel. A complete report will be issue within the next few weeks outlining a long term plan to…

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Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mtn. to close during April, 2016

During the month of April of 2016, the local authorities at Machu Picchu have scheduled repair work for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. During this time, access to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary will be open to the public. Huayna Picchu will be close from April 1 to the 15. Machu Picchu Mountain will be…

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2016 Inca Trail Passes Selling Out Quickly!

Inca Trail passes went on sale this year on January 11th. The rush to get passes this time was beyond expectations. Passes are already sold out through more or less June of this year. If you plan to do the Inca Trail in 2016, make sure to book as soon as possible. Every year the…

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Machu Picchu #2 – TripAdvisor’s 2015 Top World Destinations

Machu Picchu Wins #2 Top Destinations In the World Award For 2015 By Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers KEY BISCAYNE, Jun 2, 2015 – Highland Adventures(™) is pleased to announce today’s TripAdvisor(™) Travelers’ Choice (™) awards for 2015 Landmarks. The award honored more than 700 landmarks around the world. The winners are determined by millions of reviews…

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