Machu Picchu launching new tourist rules

Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

Machu PicchuMachu Picchu that is one of the leading tourist destinations of Peru is known to be luring a large number of tourists from all across the globe.


But then the tourist officials of this part of the world have launched a new series of rules that hope to preserve this beautiful historic site for many more years to come. The new guidelines went into effect from 1st July onwards after a 2015 study was conducted by an archaeologist of United States as well as some UNESCO officials passed recommendations about how to help the region combat the perils posed by the growing number of tourists arriving here.


One of the most important changes is that tourists would not be able to spend the entire day at the site.


Rather there would be two periods each day where travellers would be permitted to enter the area, one in the morning from 6 a.m. till 12 p.m. and the other in the afternoon from 12 p.m. till 5.30 p.m.


Also, the tourists are required to enter with either an official guide of Machu Picchu or a licensed tourist guide.


Each guide would also be permitted to take a maximum of 16 people during every entrance into the area. In addition officials have also updated the prohibited list to comprise bags larger than 16 inches, cigarettes, umbrellas, photographic tripods, alcoholic beverages, food and drinks, musical instruments, selfie sticks, walking sticks, illegal substances, children’s strollers and much more.


Furthermore the site also does not permit tourists to lean on walls or climb over them, touch or remove any items, feed the wild animals or make loud noises in the protected region.


The new rules aim to make sure that the protected area would be conserved so that its aesthetic beauty is maintained for future generations.



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