If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, then this news is for you…Travellers to Peru’s famed Machu Picchu will be restricted in future to visiting during morning or afternoon tours. In a move aimed at conserving the site’s archaeological splendour, this move will impact all visitors to this incredible site. The changes are a result of a study by archaeologists and recommendations from UNESCO on how best to ensure that Machu Picchu isn’t harmed by rising numbers of tourists.
The new rules go into effect this month and will allow about 3,600 visitors to enter the ancient Incan citadel from dawn to midday and another nearly 2,700 people to explore during the afternoon. Previously of course, travellers could spend the entire day taking in the world-renowned site. Visitors will also be required to use a guide-led tour. We will start seeing more of these kinds of measures to protect some of the world’s most famous sites.