Machu Picchu gets two new hiking trails

Posted by Anita Froneman on 12 February 2020

To preserve existing trails and allow hikers to experience more of Peru, the Machu Picchu Council has approved a budget of nearly US$1.2 million for new projects at the Unesco World Heritage site, including two brand new trails.

One new trail will be called the Amazon Access Route and will connect the Intihuatana community with the areas of San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor, Puente Ruinas up to Machu Picchu Town according to Lonely Planet. The second route will connect Choquellusca with San Antonio de Torontoy, on the way to Machu Picchu.

The new routes are intended to ‘highlight the natural, cultural, and social heritage of the region, while diversifying tourist attractions and boosting the local economy,’ according to the Council.

Along with the new routes, the existing trails will also be revamped by restructuring foot paths and adding new lookout points.

Image: Instagram/artur_vlasov

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