Two new tourism circuits will be implemented in Machu Picchu
Despite the fact that Machu Picchu’s master plan states that the site should only receive a maximum of 2,500 people per day, over three thousand visitors arrive at the sanctuary on a daily basis to enjoy the stunning world wonder.
As a result, the Municipality of the town of Machu Picchu, located within the province of Urubamba, is working on the implementation of two new touristic routes that are expected to help lessen the influx of tourist into the Inca citadel, while simultaneously bettering the local economy.
Visitors will be able to access the site from its Amazonian side (Mandor and Puente Ruinas), as well as from the communities of Choquellusca and Piscacucho (Ollantaytambo-Torontoy ruins). This project was approved in the last council meeting, and the technical proceedings are expected to be carried out this year.
Local counselor Omar Cabrera Vera has stated that the work on these routes is set to begin in 2020. The civil servant added that there is a budget of S/4 million set to better the pedestrian pathways, and build resting spots and viewpoints. In addition, Cabrera shared that interpretation centers will be built, and garbage bins will be installed for both solid and organic waste. Lastly, he added that the routes will boast gardens with native plants, and that local community members will receive training in order to properly share information about them.