Reactivation of Tourism in Peru
Peru is one of the countries in the world with the highest tourist influx, the geographical regions that this country has make it megadiverse in flora and fauna, also the altitudinal floors determine different types of landscapes, these being an attraction for the world.
Due to the global situation that we are living today, we are talking about the Covid-19 Pandemic, the tourism industry in this country has had a fairly strong negative impact, many companies dedicated to this activity have had to pause their operations and in other cases put an end to their actions.
However, after more than a year of tourist recession and having experienced essentially negative economic effects, tourism in Peru is reactivated again. Many, if not all, of the tourist attractions begin to reopen their doors and give a new welcome to all those who like to visit them.
Machu Picchu is the backbone of this industry throughout Peru, without neglecting great places such as the Nazca Lines, Huacachina, the Beaches of the Peruvian North, the Peruvian Amazon, the great Lake Titicaca and of course the culture that supports them. They are also part of this activity on which a large percentage of the Peruvian people depend.
Peru Hiking Tours as a 100% local Travel Agency, is committed to continue with the tourist activity with all the necessary health protocols at this time of the Pandemic that still afflicts us.
Visit Peru, hire a local Travel Agent, so you can help with the economic reactivation in this great industry.
Tourist Ticket Cusco
BTG is the abbreviation of BOLETO TURÍTSTICO GENERAL in spanish which means Tourist Ticket or Tourist Pass in Cusco, there are 10 archaeological sites and 6 museums included in this ticket.
The Inca sites of the Sacred Valley like Pisaq and Ollantaytambo are for mostly of the visitors the best places which noody has to skip if owns this pass, the other attractives part of this ticket are Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Pikillaqta, Tipon, Moray and Chinchero.
Additional to the 10 archaeological sites, there are other attractives included like the Museum of Popular Art, Museum of Site Qoricancha, Regional Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monument of Inca Pachacuteq and the Center of Native Art.
It is not necessary to book this ticket in advance, you can get once you are in Cusco, there is an office at Sol Avenue, half a block from the main square, also every attractive part of this ticket has a stand at the gate where you can get as well.
There are different Tourist Ticket in Cusco, The Full Tourist Ticket which covers all the attractives mentioned before, then the partial tickets, one of them is for the Sacred Valley including the Inca Sites of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Moray, the second one is for the Inca Sites in Cusco like Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, the last one is for the museums plus the archaeological sites of Pikillaqta and Tipon.
The vality of use is different each other, the full tickets are valid for 10 consecutive days after purchasing it and the partials ar valid for 02 consecutive days.
The price of the tickets are:
- 130.00 Soles Full Ticket for Foreign Adult.
- 70.00 Soles Partial Ticket for Foreign Adult.
- 70.00 Soles Full Ticket for Foreign Student.
- 70.00 Soles Full Ticket for National Adult, Peruvian Residents and Andean Community of Nations.
- 40.00 Soles Partial Ticket for National Adult, Peruvian Residents and Andean Community of Nations .
- 40.00 Soles Full Ticket for National Student.
Everytime when you heard or read about Peru, you probably think about the Incas which is the common name to the main pre-colombian culture, thousands of old artifacts were found far and wide this territory. Potteries, textiles, mummies, metal objects and instruments are part of these wonderful cultures.
At the same time and according the investigations, many of these artifacts belonged to pre-inca cultures, just to name them, Chimu, Mochica, Nazca, Paracas, Chavin, Wari, Pucara and others are part of the peruvian history.
The music instruments and especially the whistles filled an important role when they in general celebrated some festivities, they were used to relax their special moments, to make music during the offering and to communicate with each other.
José Vitancio is a cusquenian investigator about the pre-colombian whistles and instruments, with more than 15 years of experience, he offers some replicas of this artifacts which for sure they can impress you when you listen the beautiful songs. Whistles, flutes, drums, trumpets and specially the whistling bottles are part of his collection.
If this topic wass very interesting for you and want to buy the artifacts, contact us to give you the proper information about how to get some of these instruments which for sure are on sale.
Machu picchu Info
Machu picchu is one of the top 10 attractive places in the world, it was a citadel built by the Inca civilization on the XV century, nowadays we can visit and see a big part of the original construction, thousands of people get there daily and feel as they would be in the past.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu picchu covers 32.592 has. and most part of its area belongs to the high jungle and the rest to the highlands; this means there is a great variety of animals and plants in different ecological zones.
Machu picchu means “The old Peak” and is one of the highest mountains of the area, the altitude of the Inca citadel is 2490 m.a.s.l. and the average temperature is 15 – 20 °C, there are some important mountains around the citadel, Putucusi, Huayna picchu and Machu picchu Mountain, these last two are to the north and to the south respectively.
There are different ways to get there, The Classic Inka Trail is the most popular where the environment with flora and fauna, the archaeology and the impressive landscapes help to walk without getting tired, another good tour to do on the way to Machupicchu is The Salkantay trek where the second highest snow capped peak please all the power that you wear down walking for approximately 8 hours per day, The Inka Jungle trek is another one, this is an adventure trip which includes Downhill Biking, River Rafting, Hiking and Zip Line, The Lares trek is another one which mixes the hiking activity plus the transportation by train, travelling for approximatelly 2 hours to Aguas Calientes or Machu picchu town and enjoying the best landscapes through the high mountains.
Peru Hiking Tours is one of the local travel operators that offers all these and more tours around Cusco and Machu picchu with good and reasonable prices.
Huayna picchu Tickets
The Huayna picchu Mountain is one of the main places of the Machu picchu Sanctuary, currently the access to the mountain is limited, there are only 400 people who can perform the ascent per day and is divided into two groups, 200 in the first round which starts from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the second from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The ascent lasts approximately 45 minutes through a rather narrow road which is very important that the person who will carry out the ascent must be in very good physical condition and not suffer from vertigo.
At the control of Huayna picchu Mountain, the national or foreigner tourist must keep the printed ticket for the mountain in the established schedule and indicated in the ticket next to the identity document with which the reservation was made.
And finally, the cost of the ticket to ascend to Huayna picchu Mountain is added to the ticket that you will buy for the complex of Machu picchu, the amount to increase is according to the disposition of the entities in charge, for the moment is 20.00 usd.