The exponential increase in visitors to Machu Picchu continues, with nearly 1.2 million travelers to the Inca citadel in 2013. In order to preserve this Wonder of the World, Peru is implementing majo...
r changes to the tourist infrastructure, including new entrance and exit points, and more strictly defined visitor schedules. Most importantly, Peru is developing some of its other ancient sites for travelers to help take some of the pressure off Machu Picchu. The biggest project is a cable car to Machu Picchu's sacred sister site, Choquequirao. That, in turn, will hopefully open a whole other corridor of amazing archaeological attractions in lesser known Andean destinations, like Ayacucho.
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