Peru is currently experiencing political unrest, and the country has suspended all tourism-related activities in Machu Picchu and closed to tourists indefinitely. The popular Inca Trail is also affected. So, if visiting Peru’s famous Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail is on your immediate travel bucket list, put it on hold for the time being.
The decision was made to protect the safety of tourists and locals alike.
According to reports, over 400 local and international tourists were recently trapped in these popular sites. Some of them chose to walk to the nearest village of Piscacucho, which takes about six to seven hours.
Cusco, home to the famous Machu Picchu, is currently one of the most affected areas, and avoiding it is the only prudent thing to do. According to reports, tourists who have already purchased tickets to Machu Picchu will receive a full refund.
All train services to Machu Picchu have been halted as well.
Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 15th century, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The capital city of Lima, as well as the rest of the Andean regions, are definitely off limits to visitors.
The Inca Trail is one of the world’s most beautiful, difficult, and spectacular hikes. The Inca Trail leads you on an epic hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu through one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, with the snow-covered Andes Mountains on one side and the deep Amazon forest on the other.