Tourism is reactivated on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Starting next July 15, tourism will be reactivated on the Inca Trail routes to Machu Picchu and visits to the Inca Trail Network and the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park will increase.
The news was announced through a statement issued on June 18 by the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP).
According to the document issued by the national body (SERNANP), tourism is reactivated for the aforementioned routes, the dates and the procedure to be followed to enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu were reported. Specifically, the following is detailed:
- Authorized travel agencies will be able to book tickets electronically, from June 25, to enter routes 1, 2 and 3 of the intricate Inca Trail of the Historic Monument of Machu Picchu and to the National Archaeological Park.
- The ticket reservation system will be through the page machupicchu.gob.pe.
- From July 15, visits to the aforementioned routes will resume.
This decision was made after the agencies in charge of Tourism and Culture of Cusco and other related unions, made inspection trips to verify the routes and other accesses. It should be noted that tourism companies must abide by biosafety protocols to continue conducting traditional tours in a responsible manner.
The routes that lead to Machu Picchu
The SHM-PANM area, so called because it includes the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the National Archaeological Park, is one of the places with the greatest biodiversity in Peru. All the archaeological monuments found in the area are linked by a network of roads.
People have long turned to the Inca Trail to discover the imposing monuments and variety of ecosystems that converge in this area. During the tour you can visit different archaeological monuments such as Sayacmarca, Llactapata, Phuyupatamarca and Runkurakay.
One of the most striking monuments is the llaqta, also known as the Inca city. It is said that it was built in 1400 AD. C. This work represents a perfect architecture in the middle of the nature that surrounds it.
The Puerta del Sol and its impressive views
After the tour, which can last up to 4 days walking, one of the greatest rewards is arriving at the Puerta del Sol and enjoying the incredible landscapes towards the ruins. Travelers consider it to be a unique adventure experience, which they would repeat as many times as possible.
The path can only be done with a tour guide who must belong to an authorized tourism agency. The incomparable beauty of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has made many people dare to travel these routes.
Tourism is reactivated on the Inca Trail routes to Machu Picchu, for this beautiful region of our country; And at Andean Explorer’s Cusco we are ready to continue accompanying thousands of people to know the wonders of Cusco, complying with all the required biosafety protocols. If you have any questions, we invite you to visit our contact section and leave us a comment here.