Peru making it harder to visit Machu Picchu

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My wife and I just got back from Peru, and with 7 days in the Sacred Valley one of the things that we did was visit the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu.

(SEE ALSO: How to buy Machu Picchu train tickets)

Two new Machu Picchu restrictions

When we went last month, buying Machu Picchu tickets allowed you to visit Machu Picchu for an entire today.  You need a separate ticket if you want to hike Huayna Picchu, but a Machu Picchu ticket allowed access the entire day.

Now according to the Washington Post, Peru is limiting visitors to one of two different timeframes to visit. 3600 people will be allowed to visit in the morning (6 am to noon) with an additional 2700 in the afternoon.  If you want to stay the whole day, then you will be…

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