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  • June 22, 2017
    Visiting Machu Picchu will be more difficult starting July 1

    One of the world’s most famous tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage collection more than 30 years ago. This greatest artistic and architectural land has been inundated by the influx of tourists, and taken a heavy toll on the site and its conservation. To avoid further damage to the structure, […]

  • March 8, 2017
    New bus service from Lima airport (LIM) to Miraflores in city

    Many flights arrive at Lima airport (LIM) at night and the airport is located in one of the not-so-safe area of the city, called Callao. Taxis are abundant outside the airport but don’t go with anyone asking for a taxi. Check in with the information center and they will assign an “official” taxi to you […]

  • July 10, 2012
    Check availability of Machu Picchu passes at Tucan Travel

    Obtaining a pass to Machu Picchu can be difficult and checking availability of the 500 passes granted each day can be a task. So ease this out, Tucan Travel has created a page to take the agony out of obtaining Machu Picchu passes. In order to preserve the Inca Trail Trek and its surrounds, the […]

  • February 18, 2010
    Machu Picchu to reopen on April 1st

    Peru’s government said that the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu will reopen on April 1, more than two months after rain stranded hundreds of tourists at the popular spot. Heavy rain in January unleashed mudslides that cut off roads and blocked a rail line between Machu Picchu and the nearby city of Cusco.

  • May 28, 2009
    Inca Trail Permits at Cusco, Peru

    Trek permits are required for the Inca Trail. Alternative treks such as Lares Valley, Ausangate, Choquequirao, and the one via Santa Teresa do not require trek permits. The government issues a maximum of 500 trek permits for each day. Since trekking staff are also included within this limit of 500 persons this means that, on […]

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