Machu Picchu, Peru: 400 More Tourists Able to Enter Per Day

Posted on July 26, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Enviromental Issues, Latin America News, Peru, Social Issues, TRAVEL

According to after tourists were outraged about the restricted entry into Machu Picchu, officials of the Regional Directorate of Culture in Cusco have decided to allow 400 more tourists to enter the site per day through a new access route. As of Monday, July 25th the limit of visitors to Machu Picchu was raised to 2,900 per day. The Directorate will allow the limit increase for 15 days, after which an evaluation will occur to decide whether the decision will be permanent. Juan Julio Gracia Rivas, director of Cusco Culture says the new entrance will have its own control booth, which will open at 6 a.m. The new route is to ensure the environmental safety of the historic site of Machu Picchu says Rivas.Read Article

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