After another heavy rainy season damaged tracks, railway concessionaire Ferrocarril Trasandino has shut down PeruRail’s operations between Cusco and the Sacred Valley through the month of June.
The president of the Association of Cusco Tour Agencies says he’s concerned that poor management and overcrowding at Machu Picchu is taking an undue toll on the iconic Inca citadel, and he blames the Ministry of Culture.
Visitors to Peru’s most famous archeological site, the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, surpassed one million tourists for the first time ever in 2012.
Two things that Rich Baker is passionate about are travel and Scrabble®.
Contained in the official Machu Picchu Master Plan is an intriguing theory by Peruvian archaeologist Luis G. Lumbreras. He posits that the iconic Inca citadel is in fact Patallaqta, a “Royal Mausoleum” built — much like the Egyptian pyramids were for the ancient pharaohs — to venerate the Ninth Inca Pachacutec after his death.