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Machu Picchu Entrance Restrictions

June 17, 2014|Posted in: Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu Entrance Restrictions

This year marks the centennial anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Predictably, record-breaking crowds have converged upon the ancient citadel.

To protect Machu Picchu from the damage so many enthusiastic tourists could inflict, the Peruvian government has restricted the number of daily visitors to 2,500 people.

This new restriction has caught some travelers by surprise. Many have been left stranded for days in Aguas Calientes when Machu Picchu is “sold out.”

It used to be that you only had to book the Inca Trail hike up to 6 months ahead. Now, you’d be well advised to make your Peru holiday plans well in advance, too.

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