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Machupicchu Pueblo Landslide: Sunday Update

Cleanup continues at Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). There are currently four backhoes working to remove debris along the main tracks coming through the town. The mayor of the town, Darwin Baca, said it could take three or four days to complete the cleanup due to the heavy amount of debris left behind. Baca also said …

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Saturday Afternoon Update on the Machu Picchu Landslide

More news is coming on about Thursday morning’s landslide and what is the current situation in Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Just before 6 am the Rio Alccamayo flooded its banks sending tons of water, stone, and debris down the canyon into Machupicchu Puebo on its way to the Rio Urubamba. Both railroad bridges were taken …

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Machupicchu Pueblo Hit by Devastating Landslide

The gateway village to Machu Picchu, Machupicchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes), was hit by a landslide down the Rio Accomayo at the entrance to the town by railway. At about 6 am Thursday morning, the small river coming down from the east side of the town turned into a massive landslide that quickly …

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COVID Spreading Fast Across Cusco

The Cusco region is easily the leading tourist destination in Peru and one of the top destinations in South America and the world largely because of Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is spreading at an incredible rate faster than at any time in the past seven months with no signs of slowing down. As of this …

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PeruRail Suspends Cusco Service to Machu Picchu Today

This morning I saw an email from PeruRail that was sent after 7 pm last night that opened with: PeruRail, operador ferroviario en la ruta sur y sur oriente del país, informa que, debido al paro de transportes que será acatado por la región Cusco, debemos informar que mañana martes 26 de octubre nuestras operaciones …

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Machu Picchu Older Than Previously Thought

Yale University released the following press release today on the work of archeologist Richard Burger, one of the world’s premier authorities on Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, the famous 15th-century Inca site in southern Peru, is up to several decades older than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale archaeologist Richard Burger. Burger …

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There’s More in Aguas Calientes Than Machu Picchu

Everyone who goes to Aguas Calientes with the intention of visiting Machu Picchu. Who wouldn’t, right? Well, there’s more there than the world famous Inca ruins and I may be the only person besides locals who goes there to explore other places. (Even local people are shocked when I say visit without going to MP.) …

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