Tourists will once again be able to fly over the enigmatic Nasca Lines, located in the Ica region, starting on November 10, as part of the reactivation of the tourism sector that has been paralyzed almost all year by the Covid-19.
This was announced by the Minister of Culture, Alejandro Neyra, in a conference with the Association of Foreign Press in Peru (APEP), where he detailed that this week the exact date of the reopening of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will also be known, which will probably be in November.
“We already have all the necessary protocols to ensure the entry of tourists to Machu Picchu,” said Neyra, quoted by EFE agency.
The head of Culture ratified that Machu Picchu will reopen with 30% of its capacity, which will only allow access to 675 tourists per day, in groups of maximum eight members, always accompanied by a guide. Visitors must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters during the entire tour.
Both the Nasca Lines and Machu Picchu will be part of a second phase of reopening to tourism of archaeological sites, which will begin this October 15 with the resumption of visits to 20 monuments and museums.
Among the places of cultural interest that will reopen their doors this week are Chan Chan, the largest mud city in America, and the archaeological complex El Brujo, both located in the region of La Libertad; and further north, in the region of Lambayeque, the Huaca Rajada Museum and the Museum of the Pyramids of Túcume will also be open.
In Lima, Pachacamac, one of the main oracles of ancient Peru, and the Pedro de Osma Museum, with its collection of viceroyalty art, among other sites, will reopen to the public.
These places will operate for the moment at 50% of their capacity and access will be free for the first few weeks until visits are gradually restored to normal.