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Citadel of Machu Picchu to be open all of 2016

Hillary Ojeda

Both mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu will be closed for a short period, but the citadel remains open all next year.

Citadel of Machu Picchu to be open all of 2016

Machu Picchu city is open all next year. (Photo: Andina archive)

According to a press release provided to Living in Peru, the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu will be closed for two weeks each in the month of April 2016. This leaves out the citadel of Machu Picchu itself, which will remain open all through next year.

The President of the Peruvian Association of Receptive and Internal Tourism Operators (Apotur), Enrique Quiñones, announced that the closure of the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu during the month of April 2016, only applies to the peaks of the mountains.

“Really, there exist three types of tickets: the citadel of Machu Picchu, mountain of Machu Picchu and mountain of Huayna Picchu,” said the president.

The closures only apply to the last two mentioned above.

“The closures will be from April 1-15 for Huayna Picchu Mountain; and from April 15-30 for Machu Picchu Mountain,” he explained.

The citadel of Machu Picchu will remain open for the 365 days of 2016 for visitors. He recalled however, that in the month of February of each year, the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance.

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