Travellers venturing to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will now have an even wider choice of train travel available to them as Inca Rail launches its brand-new service, the 360° Machu Picchu Train.
Permits to trek Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018 are being released four months early, October 1st. Peru’s ministry of culture issue 500 permits a day for the four-day hike with 200 being issued to tourists and the other 300 reserved for cooks, porters and guides.
Peru’s ministry of culture has announced a new permit system for tourism visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. The introduction of permits for one of two daily timeslots will be effective from July to ensure a sustainable flow of visitors to the ancient citadel.
For many, a trip to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience. The Belmond Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never to be forgotten. Here cameramen Anjjelo San Buenaventura and Mark Hakansson take a ride for Breaking Travel News.
The Inca ruins site at Machu Picchu is set to reopen to international visitors on April 1st, following a closure of two months following flooding. Speaking at ITB Berlin, officials from PromPeru confirmed the reopening following repairs to rail links to the site which were damaged earlier this year.
Hundreds of tourists are to spend a fourth day stranded without food or shelter on Peru’s Inca trail to Machu Picchu following mudslides in which a tourist and a local guide were killed. The only way out of the ancient citadel is via a railway, which has been blocked by the mudslides and could take three days to repair.