Promotional rates for Peruvians and Andean Community members visiting the archaeological site of Machu Picchu will help disperse the increased tourist population in the Inca citadel, said Ricardo Ruiz Caro Villagarcia, head of the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco.
In statements to Andina news agency, the government official said the initiative was implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) in order to provide a better service and improve the tourist flow, which is already working.
“The idea is to show Machu Picchu offers a complex array of attractions besides the llaqta inka [village area] at Machu Picchu; tourists should know other wonderful places,” he pointed out.
As part of our attempt to make travelers know new places, tourists can now visit a complex denominated Andenes Orientales (Eastern Terraces), terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes.
“There is a beautiful, original, ancient road and a water system in there […] In addition, a route that would allow visitors to enter and return from Machu Picchu is expected to be ready by 2016,” he explained.