Attention U.S. Citizens living in or traveling to Peru. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be closed throughout February 2017 for maintenance.
The Director of the Cultural Department of Cusco has noted that this annual maintenance is done to improve the overall traveler’s experience, improving the pedestrian walkway, repairing wooden bridges, cleaning of drainage channels for water, cutting and clearing of the vegetation, maintenance of handrails, and conservation of camping areas.
This annual maintenance work and conservation of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has been communicated to guides, operators, and tourism guides. The trail will be open to traveler’s on March 1st.
For more information please visit the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s website.