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Peru: Access to Machu Picchu via Amazon route available through authorized travel agencies

19:38 | Cusco (Cusco region), Jul. 22.

Starting August 1 this year, visitors' access to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu —via the Amazon route (the Hidroelectrica area)— will be available through authorized travel and tourism agencies registered in the virtual platform of the National Service for Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp).

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the central office of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu managed by Sernanp and the Decentralized Culture Directorate in Cusco (DDC Cusco).

Travel and tourism agencies must submit the following documentation —in PDF format— for registration: a valid Gercetur certificate, as well as their COVID-19 surveillance, prevention and control plan at work.

Likewise, the agencies must include the corresponding annex in the reservation system of DDC Cusco, which has been implemented as of July 20.

To gain entry into the llaqta or Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, visitors must show their ticket, which will be verified by Sernanp park rangers and DDC Cusco controllers at the Intihuatana surveillance and control site located in the Hidroelectrica area.


The statement indicates that the updated list of authorized agencies is available on the website of Sernanp, in the section entitled "Resultados Finales" (Final Results), under the heading "Agencias" (Agencies).

Last Sunday, the Ministry of Culture officially increased the quota of visitors to 4,044 people per day. This increase will be valid thru December 31, 2022.

This measure will accelerate the reactivation of tourism in Cusco and throughout Peru.

"This is great news for Peruvian tourism. Through this regulation, the capacity for admission to the Inca sanctuary will increase from 3,044 to 4,044 visitors per day," Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Roberto Sanchez said at that time.

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Published: 7/22/2022
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