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Lonely Planet highlights Machu Picchu's new access routes for 2020

14:33 | Melbourne (Australia), Feb. 13.

The world's iconic travel guide "Lonely Planet" has highlighted the new access routes to Peru's ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for this year.


The international travel publication stressed Peruvian authorities' efforts to diversify tourism —in the country— and provide more opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in culture and local communities.


It should be noted that Peru's premier tourist attraction was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.


New access routes

The remaining budget will be used to build alternative access routes to Machu Picchu, in order to relieve some of the pressure from visitors using the main walkways. 

One of the routes to be implemented is the Amazon access, which will integrate the Intihuatana community with all sectors in San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor, and Puente Ruinas up to Machu Picchu Town.


The second travel corridor will connect Choquellusca —located on the border with Piscacucho, in Ollantaytambo district— with San Antonio de Torontoy, on the way to Machu Picchu.

According to the Machu Picchu District Municipality Council, the projects are intended to highlight the cultural, natural, and social heritage of the region, while diversifying tourist attractions and invigorating the local economy. 

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Published: 2/13/2020
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