Updates for Travelers to Peru
A few news updates for those traveling to Machu Picchu:
1) Perurail has modified its train schedule to Machu Picchu. The new itinerary was effective January 1st, 2008. Services from Cusco to Machu Picchu are now only twice daily (one in Vistadome and the other in Backpacker). The rest of their trains to Machu Picchu will run from Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) or Poroy (for passengers of their luxurious “Hiram Bingham”). Each service has a new price for 2008. Visit their web page www.perurail.com or contact them at 00 51 84 23-8722.
2) Inflation is affecting the prices in and around Cusco. Beginning July, 2008 the
price of the tourist ticket for Cusco’s attractions will rise from 70 soles to
130 soles. The entrance to
3) Don't forget that the Inca Trail is closed for regular maintenance during the month of February
This article was posted by Andrea Tello, our editor in Peru