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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As Peru's most visited tourist attraction and major revenue generator, it is continually threatened by economic and commercial forces. In the late 1990s, the Peruvian government granted concessions to allow the construction of a cable car and development of a luxury hotel, including a tourist complex with boutiques and restaurants. These plans were met with protests from scientists, academics, and the Peruvian public all worried that the greater numbers of visitors would pose tremendous physical burdens on the ruins. A growing number of people visit Machu Picchu each year (400,000 in 2003). For this reason, there were protests against a plan to build a bridge to the site as well. A no-fly zone exists above the area. UNESCO is considering putting Machu Picchu on its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. During the 1980s a large rock from Machu Picchu's central plaza was moved out of its alignment to a different location in order to create a helicopter landing zone. Helicopter landings were forbidden in the 1990s. In 2006 a Cusco based company, Helicusco, sought to have tourist flights over Machu Picchu, but the decision was quickly overturned.

TOURS: Machu Picchu

Lares Valley Trek and Machu Picchu 4 Days

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Trekking to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco - Calca - Lares (hot springs) - Huacawasi Our bus leaves Cusco at around 06:00. Its a scenic drive ...

Lares Valley Trek and Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Trekking to Machu Picchu

This trip combines the best of the Lares Valley with visits to the fascinating Inca archeological remains of ...

Huchuy Qosqo Trek 3D/2N

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Trekking to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco - Tambomachay - Qenko Starting from the Inca site of Tambomachay just outside of Cusco our path ...

Machu Picchu Tour 1 Day

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours & Excursions to Machu Picchu

One of the greates of all South American tourist attractions and just necessary to visit whilst travelling through ...

Maras Moray and Machu Picchu

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours & Excursions to Machu Picchu

A combination of visiting various archeological sites and passing through the beauty of the Sacred Valley before ...

Machu Picchu by Car 2 Days / 1 Night

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours & Excursions to Machu Picchu

This tour is one of the alternate routes, where foreign visitors can get to know the wonderful citadel of Machu ...

Inti Raymi Festival

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours in Cusco

Inti Raymi is an old Inca festival to worship the sun which ttakes place every year on the 24th of June. Before ...

Festival of Qoyllority 3D/2N

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours in Cusco

Qoyllority is one of the most intriguing festivals in the Andes where people from all around arrive to worship the ...

Basic Cusco in 4D/3N

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours in Cusco

Enjoy this small 4 day package where you get a taste of the Inca culture by visiting the ancient magical capital city ...

Maras Moray 1/2 Day

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Tours in Cusco

EXCURSIÓN MARAS MORAY.

trekking to cachicata to machupicchu 4d/3n

Chaski Trek Peru

Frequency : Upon Request

Style Trip : Trekking to Machu Picchu

Description   The Cachicata Trek is a different adventure, exploring Inca ruins missed by most ...