As of July 15, tourists are once again able to hike Peru’s renowned Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu, one of the “new seven wonders of the world.” After more than a year closed, the reopening of the hiking route is part of a new stage in the tourist reactivation of Cusco and Peru. The Inca Trail joins other hiking trails in the region, most of which reopened in July 2020, that are part of the Qhapaq Ñan – a network of roads that once united the far reaches of the Inca empire. These routes offer captivating landscapes, diverse ecology, and impressive archaeological sites.
Also recently reopened is Lima’s Larco Museum which was closed for 14 months. Along with all of the permanent exhibitions, visitors will appreciate the newly renovated “Checan” Erotic Gallery, which is now three times larger than the pre-pandemic gallery space for the exhibition. Another highlight is the “great national display of Pisco” in the museum’s new restaurant, made up of 1,100 bottles of different brands of Peruvian Pisco.