Peru’s Civil Unrest Forces Closure Of Iconic Machu Picchu

Due to ongoing protests in Peru, the popular tourist destination Machu Picchu has been closed indefinitely.

Officials from Peru have halted access to the area, the Inca Trail Network, and local rail services.

A full refund is available to those who purchased tickets to Machu Picchu between now and one month after the protests have ended. The website‘s ticketing page is presently being updated. Tourists who require a refund, however, can get in touch with the Ministry of Culture by calling +51 84 582030 or sending an email to

After protesters damaged the rail line to the citadel of Machu Picchu, authorities announced its closure on Saturday.


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