On the hillside above Cuzco there is a must-see destination to tour, the temple fortress of Sacsayhuamán… or is it Saqsaywaman?
The evidence continues to mount that ancient Peruvians who lived in and around present day Lima were serious dog lovers. Archaeologists announced that they had discovered the remains of 10 dogs, along with two black guinea pigs and a tattooed woman at the Huaca El Rosal ruins located inside Parque de las Leyendas, Lima’s large municipal zoo.
As predicted, more travelers than ever are flocking to the iconic Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Nearly 1.3 million visitors toured the site in 2015, according to official figures provided by Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism.
If you’re at Machu Picchu this week and you hear the whir of chopper blades in the distance, rest assured it’s for a worthy cause. All this week a team of scientists from the University of Sydney have special permission to criss-cross a 12,350-acre area around the Inca sanctuary to scan through the thick jungle vegetation with LiDAR for hidden ruins.
Authorities at Machu Picchu have started construction of an exit ramp from the Inca citadel to help regulate the increasing flow of visitors.