Wednesday, 31 May 2017

PERU: Peru Is More Than Just Food

Starting January 1, tickets prices to visit the city of Machu Picchu in Cusco increased for foreign visitors.

This announcement came from Cusco’s culture department who made the decision last January as a way to ensure the adequate measures are implemented to meet the international standards and recommendations set by UNESCO.

The entrance fees for foreign tourists to the ancient city of Machu Picchu will have an increase of S/ 24 for adults and S/ 12 for university students.

Foreigners who enter the Llaqta Inka of Machu Picchu and also intend to visit the mountain of Wayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, Camino de las Fuentes and Inkaraqay Trail must pay an additional S/ 48.

The afternoon entrance to Machu Picchu, after 1 p.m., will increase by S/ 10 for adults and S/ 5 for foreign university students.

As for the Inca Trail Network, the adult rate for routes 1, 2, 3 and 4, will increase by S/ 38 and S/ 19 for students.

“Tourists operators were aware of the new prices since last January and had all year to adapt to the new rates,” said Vidal Pino, Director of the Culture Department in Cusco.

Peru’s ancient city of Machu Picchu was TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Landmarks top selection for 2016.

According to the world’s most popular travel site, Machu Picchu claimed the Travelers’ Choice 2016 Award, the most important prize granted by TripAdvisor.

Peru is more than just food

Peru’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) announced: “this important recognition is the outcome of intense efforts by PromPeru, which has allowed our country to position itself as an important destination for visitors year after year, through campaigns such as ‘Peru, land of hidden treasures’ and ‘Peru, to the world.’”

Here are the top 10 destinations (out of 25):

1. Machu Picchu, Cusco region (Peru)
2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
3. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap (Cambodia)
4. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Italy)
5. Taj Mahal, Agra (India)
6. Mezquita Cathedral, Cordoba (Spain)
7. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg (Russia)
8. The Alhambra, Granada (Spain)
9. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. (United States)
10. Duomo di Milano (Italy)

TripAdvisor has highlighted the planet’s top landmarks based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected throughout the year from travelers from all over the globe.