Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said yesterday that he doesn’t believe there’s a kidnap threat for U.S. tourists visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu, RPP reported.
The U.S. State Department’s decision to bar travel by officials to Cuzco in Peru’s southern Andes was prompted by intelligence reports that Shining Path guerrillas plan to abduct Americans in the area, La Republica reported.
The U.S. State Department barred travel by officials to the 15th century ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru’s top tourist destination, citing a heightened risk of kidnapping.
“Is there a Starbucks on the trail?” I heard someone ask. The answer, of course, is “No.”
The Peruvian government wants to make its most famous attraction, Machu Picchu, more accessible by building a new international airport near the Inca ruins.
Wandering the corridors of the stately royal palace in Luang Prabang, I get a sense of deja vu as I peer into the bedroom of the last king of Laos.
I learned a few things when I was hiking the Inca trail to the ruins of the Machu Picchu citadel in Peru.
Hilton Worldwide Inc. and Marriott International Inc. are heading a drive to invest as much as $1.8 billion over the next four years in Peru to handle surging tourist demand, an industry group said.
Yale University, the third-oldest U.S. college, has agreed to return Incan artifacts taken from Peru a century ago, President Alan Garcia said.
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