Machu Picchu News

Machu Picchu News

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu entrance restricted after having conducted a technical assessment of the site.

It has been decided to begin the Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park integral maintenance work for the conservation of retaining walls, stairways, halls and platforms of the site, causing the Machu Picchu entrance restricted to only the main archaeological site.

This decision taken by the Head of Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park determines:

  • Admission to the Huayna Picchu Mountain is suspended, from 1 to 15 April 2016.
  • The entrance road to the Machu Picchu Mountain will be closed from 16 to 30 April 2016.

The two peaks will be closed separately, to minimize disruption to the tourist influx to this world wonder.

NOTE: Machu Picchu Archaeological Site will not be closed, only the two mountains of Huayna and Machu Picchu.


The Machu Picchu archaeological site is one of the most famous sites in the world. World-renowned, it represents the most recognised icons of the Inca civilisation. It is has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and has become the largest tourist attraction in South America.

You can visit Machu Picchu by hiking the traditional Inca Trail or taking one of the many alternative treks, depending on your interests and physical condition.