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28 March 2011 14:37
Trekking to Machu Picchu will be even more exciting ones the new routes open
Holidaymakers planning a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru would be delighted to know that the country's tourism ministers are planning to develop three new access routes to the Inca site.
The chamber of tourism in Cusco, the city in southeastern Peru closest to Machu Picchu, has estimated that an initial investment of $5 million is required for the new routes, which could be ready for implementation by summer to mark the site's centenary since its discovery in 1911.
According to a report from Living in Peru, the overall project is estimated to cost around $78 million (£47.8 million) and could be built in the next few years - a development that will have been noted by holiday agencies and
travel insurance companies.
The project proposes to add variety to the access pathways and hopes to meet the needs of different types of tourists - some of whom might be looking for a historical experience while others might be visiting the place to take in its wildlife.
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