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.”