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Arriving at Machu Picchu

Though we hiked the trail on Wednesday, we saved our Machu Picchu tickets for Thursday morning, when we would have more time to visit the citadel. At the entrance to Machu Picchu are signs for the new regulations: you must wear both mask and face shield, no eating or drinking, don't touch surfaces and if you cough or sneeze you should cover your mouth with your elbow.
Machu Picchu with new Covid regulations

November 5th 2020
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail opened again on November 2, after being closed since the State of Emergency and Covid-19 quarantine were announced in Peru on March 15th. I had the amazing good fortune to be able to hike the Inca Trail on November 4th and visit Machu Picchu on November 5th with a group of friends. All but one had never visited Machu Picchu before, though all of them have sat th ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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