Machu Picchu will reopen on November 1 and other archaeological sites
Sacsayhuamán and other archaeological sites of Cusco opened their doors for tourism on October 15th, after 7 months of being closed. The emblematic archaeological parks of Sacsayhuamán, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Tipón, Moray and Pikillaqta finally opened with biosafety measures implemented due to Covid 19.
Sacsayhuamán is an emblematic Inca monument of Cusco. This archaeological site, located 3 kilometers from the city, has 33 sites, such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a sacred place where every June 24th the Inti Raymi is celebrated.
The archaeological complex of Qenko, where ceremonies were held in honor of the Sun, Moon and Stars; and Puca Pucara, a resting place and accommodation of the Inca.
Reopening of MACHU PICCHU
On the other hand, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will reopen its doors for tourism on November 1st and during the first 15 days, admission will be free for all Peruvian citizens. Part of protocols implemented that only it will host 30% of the capacity, meaning that 675 people during the first reactivation phase, 75 people per hour and admission will be in groups of eight, including a guide.
At the moment entry is only for domestic tourists during the first reactivation phase.
Free admission to archaeological centres
Visitors to these archaeological sites near Cusco will be free of charge, for which, in advance, they must reserve a ticket, indicating day and time, on the website of the Directorate of Culture of Cusco: www.culturacusco.gob.pe
The visit to the designated pre-Hispanic monuments will be from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.
Likewise, admission to Machu Picchu will be free during the first 15 days of November, and a ticket must be generated, by registering on the www.machupicchu.gob.pe website, where the date and time of the visit must be indicated. The sanctuary will open its doors at 6 a.m. and close them at 5 p.m.
Implementation of biosecurity protocols
Before entering each of these sites, tourists must have their hands washed and be disinfected, body temperature will be checked and of course it is mandatory to use masks, as well as listen to a short orientation talk.
Other tourism places are reopening in Peru!
Puruchuco Archaeological Complex
Sanctuary National Museum of Peruvian Culture.
Royal Philip Museum Arica Morro Fighters
Museum Operation Chavín of Huántar
Mariscal Andrés Avelino Cáceres Museum
North of Peru
Tucume Museum (Lambayeque)
Huaca Rajada Archaeological Complex (Chiclayo)
Ventarrón Archaeological Complex (Chiclayo).
Mava Travel shares this news with excitement, as well as with hope that our tourism industry will slowly, but surely, get back on track. We await for the time when we can welcome foreign visitors, for now, we look forward to assisting many Peruvians rediscover, in safe manner, the many wonders our country has to offer.
The Mavatravel team
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