Stowe, VT (PressExposure) August 10, 2011 -- Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. As of July 20th, 2011 no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these regulations may confine the amount of visitors to the ruins, they are positive and work to ensure a better experience for visitors for centuries to come.
The new regulations for Machu Picchu will enhance your travel experience. In addition to preserving the ruins for centuries to come, the limit will ensure that your visit is spiritual and enjoyable without being overrun by hoards of tourists. Machu Picchu is often an awakening experience for visitors because of its amazing scenery. Overlooking the Andes is conducive to meditation and personal reflection. Here you will be able to see in the outline of the mountains behind Machu Picchu, what appears to be a face of an ancient Inca looking up into the sky.
Yampu maintains the philosophy that a visit to Machu Picchu should not be generic experience, rather a personal moment different for each client. We want our clients to have ample time at the ruin in order to have the best experience possible. During your stay in Aguas Calientes and your visit to Machu Picchu, Yampu strongly encourages visitors to sit and reflect, write in a journal, make a drawing, or hike the Sun Gate or Huayna Picchu. Yampu also offers the option for clients to visit the ancient ruins with a local Shaman to enhance their visit to the spiritual site.
To ensure your visit to the ruins Yampu encourages clients to book in advance. In no uncertain terms does Yampu Tours advise anyone to visit Machu Picchu without booking tickets to the ruins in advance. Yampu's programs to Machu Picchu all include two days in Aguas Calientes, a village at the foothills of the ruins. The first day includes a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Subject to availability, Yampu will work to confirm your entrance to Machu Picchu on your first day in Aguas Calientes.
Please take note that your entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Your second day is at your leisure with an optional return to Machu Picchu or you may hike Huayna Picchu; neither activity is included. Your expert Yampu Travel Consultant will request tickets for a second entrance or to hike Huayna Picchu at booking if you indicate this is your wish for a second entrance. These tickets are also subject to availability.
An example of Yampu's itineraries that include Machu Picchu below (prices are per person including round trip international airfare from Miami):
Experience Peruvian Culture (Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley) - 9 days from $4599
Embrace Peruvian history and culture with Yampu Tours. Let the experts guide you to Peru's capital Lima, through the historic center of Cuzco, to the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu, and visiting infamous Pisac Market.