Peru reopens Machupicchu and resumes its air and rail operations

The tourist attraction welcomes tourists again and enables connections to reach the destination more quickly and comfortably

Given the different social protests recently experienced in Peru, and that could somehow affect your travel decision, we want to state that the public and private entities of the tourism sector have been carrying out different actions that allow serving and guiding national and foreign tourists in the various regions of the country.

In this sense, it is important to inform that as of December 22 all regional airports have resumed their operations, with the exception of Apurímac, whose service is not commercial. Thus, the airports of Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco and Puno are already receiving national and foreign passengers. However, it should be noted that in the case of the Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón airport (Arequipa) the resumption is partial, since no night flights will be carried out during the next three months.

On the other hand, as of today, railway operations have resumed on the Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Machupicchu - Hydroelectric Route of the southeast railway. While the railway operations on the Cusco - Puno Route of the southern railway will continue to be suspended.

Likewise, since December 21, the sale of tickets to Machupicchu has restarted, which also includes the Inca Trail Network. Tickets can be purchased virtually on the website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru and also in person at the Decentralized Directorate of Culture Cusco.

In the coming days, the reopening of other tourist attractions in the Cusco region such as Sacsaywaman, Pisaq, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Tambomachay, among others, is expected.

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