Visits to Machu Picchu in six hours
Visits to Machu Picchu in six hours
They will have to adapt to the
New schedule to make your Visits to Machu Picchu in six schedules 2019. Changes From January 2019, there will be six entry times and the stay of a tourist in the wonder will not exceed four hours. In addition, it is planned to grant promotional benefits in 2019 as free tickets to other tourist sites.
All roads lead to Machu Picchu. Each year it receives almost one and a half million tourists (76% foreigners and 24% nationals). They get to know the wonder of the world with an average of 3866 visits per day. That figure exceeds the load capacity of the Inca city, set at 2,500 per day. However, it should be noted that this regime is currently being revised.
The Inca stone city is a magnet for tourists. The number of visits increases every year and causes several problems. Friday saw one of them: a tourist who was traveling to Machu Picchu complained about the air, rail and land transportation service. Due to deficiencies in mobility, the level of satisfaction a visitor had when he knew the wonder went down from 85% to 74%.
The other serious inconvenience arises from the saturation in the entrance to the Inca citadel. Although the average daily income is 3866 visits per day, there is a period of greater affluence. In July and August, the citadel gorges and services collapse.
The solution to the inconveniences caused by the high demand is in the hands of the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Cusco. From January 2019, will apply a set of reforms for better management of the main tourist destination in the country.
These measures have the support of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), the Ministry of the Environment, authorities of the region, tourist associations, among others. “This action is fundamental. This will improve the tourist experience and preserve our main historical monument, “said Rogers Valencia, Minister of Mincetur.
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A first measure will be to avoid an excessive concentration of visitors at the same time. That, in the long term, puts Machu Picchu at risk.
Currently, from 8 a. m. At 11 a.m., there is a high congregation of tourists in the central core of the wonder. What will be done? The director of Culture, Luis Nieto Degregori, explains that there will be an administration so that the load does not exceed 2500 people in the same period of time, “as several studies suggest.”
For that, entrance fees will be applied per hour and a referential visit time of three to four hours will be defined. The plans are to apply three hourly ranges – with six hours of admission – from January 2019. The earliest admission will be at 6 a. m. and the last at 2 p. m.
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With the same purpose of dissipating the high temporary concentration, in the six hours of admission, measures will be applied that discourage the visit of tomorrow and stimulate the tours in the afternoon. There will be, for example, differential rates with incentives for the afternoon visit. Culture plans to grant benefits in 2019 as free tickets to other tourist sites if they choose to visit the citadel in the afternoon.
By 2020 the price of tickets tomorrow will rise by 20% (disincentive), while afternoon visitors will pay for their tickets minus 20% (incentive). A foreign tourist pays to enter Machu Picchu 164 soles. A national, half of that amount.
In July and August, the demand exceeds the capacity of admission of Machu Picchu and causes the collapse of all tourist services. To avoid this, disincentive measures will be implemented. There will be restriction of all promotional rates, among others. While there will be offers to know other tourist destinations in coordination with Mincetur and with the education sector, because in that period many promotions delegations arrive.
A fourth measure is to diversify the visiting sites. The Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu has more than 100 archaeological sites. The main one is the citadel that is on the crest of a mountain.
There are other places that can be visited. There are the oriental platforms, Incarakay, Temple of the Moon (Gran Caverna), Incarakay ritual road, Way of the Fountains, among others.
Measures to prevent impacts
The new model also considers the preventive management of impacts with the operation of a monitoring center that is in charge of identifying the potential effects on the Unique Value of the citadel such as structure, roads, terraces, landscapes, etc.
In addition, there will be a system that manages “replacement protocols” for reversible impacts and “adaptive change” measures to avoid irreversible effects such as closures and changes of circuits, walkways and floating surfaces, among other measures. It also includes enabling a visitor center to diversify, monitor and manage deterioration.