The ancient Inca citadel in the Peruvian Andes is a destination that no avid tourist wants to miss.
The famous Inca Trail allows you to get there after a long walk through cloud forests and mountain landscape, but the excess of visitors and the presence of numerous informal tour operators have caused damage to the roads, accumulation of garbage and the emergence of multiple camping sites.
To minimize the damage, Gestión explained that the Peruvian government limited the number of people who can do the Inca Trail per season. Also, it has been decided to close the site for maintenance every February.
“Last year, authorities implemented a new system by which tickets are bought to enter the citadel either in the morning or at night.”, said Gestión. Therefore, a full day visit is not allowed anymore.
However, a local environmentalist told the BBC that he feared this was a quick fix with no long-term effect, as you can read in Gestión.
It is known that the site exceeds the limit of visitors recommended by Unesco, which suggests a maximum of 2,500 per day.
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