Train passengers will have broader options to get to Machu Picchu starting in 2013 now that the merger between Inca Rail and Andean Railways has gotten the thumbs up from government transportation regulators.
If you thought the ever-shrinking limits on the weight and size of carry-on luggage was an exclusively airline-thing, think again.
Peru’s National Institute of Culture (INC) said Monday it will ration the number of entrance tickets to Peru’s most popular tourist destination to prevent the site from being swamped by visitors after it reopens on April 1, the Peruvian Times reported.
The long-anticipated resumption of train service to Machu Picchu is set to start today— three days ahead of the official reopening of the Inca citadel after torrential rains in late January transformed the Vilcanota River into a raging torrent that ripped apart much of the rail line.
PeruRail formally has announced its provisional train schedule from Cusco to Machu Picchu set to begin March 29 — two months after torrential rain caused widespread flooding and landslides, destroying much of the rail line when the adjacent Vilcanota River transformed into a raging torrent and overran its banks.