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Machu Picchu to Reopen to Tourists Soon

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Tuesday, February 9, 2010

 

The PeruvianTimes.com posted an article on Sunday stating that the Transportation Ministry of Peru has announced that Machu Picchu will reopen to tourists in as little as three (3) weeks.  This comes as no surprise since Machu Picchu is Peru's leading source of tourism income. 

After horrible torrential rains, floods and mudslides caused several roads, towns, bridges and the railroad to be damaged and/or destroyed it was speculated that it would take months before tourists would be able to reach the sacred citadel of the Incas.  According the article on the Peruvian Times the head of the Transportation and Communications Ministry, Enrique Cornejo stated that he expected Machu Picchu to reopen within 3 weeks. 

How exactly?

"Cornejo told Radio Programas Peru tourists will be able to bypass blockages between Cusco and Machu Picchu by traveling part of the distance by road and the rest by train. He said they will establish two temporary bridges to help bypass the 10 obstructions that are currently blocking access to the citadel."           PeruvianTimes.com
  
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2 comments

  1. jeannette Says:
  2. Thanks for the update. I've been following a few people on Twitter for news about the reopening. Karikuy has especially been a good resource since they're in the business of leading treks and tours.

     
  3. No problem Jeannette. Glad to see you found my blog useful!

     

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