cusco peru's people
to tour sacsayhuaman for
The latest developments in
Latin America tourism.
(LIP-ir) -- As a part of
the “Valorando nuestro patrimonio cultural” (Valuing
our cultural patrimony) campaign, begun by
the Tourism Ticket Office, every week, two
hundred of Cusco, Peru's citizens will travel
to Sacsayhuamán archaeological park
This effort aims to redistribute the economic
benefits of the Tourism Ticket Office among
the general public, said the director of
the organization, Fermín Díaz.
The organization announced that it had already
collected a total of 1,205,875 soles so far
this year - 5 percent more than what was
collected last year.
The Tourism Ticket Office explained that
the tours would be organized into groups
of fifty, which would be provided with a
bus and an official tour guide. Tours have
been scheduled for 8 am. and 11 a.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays. More trips are to be scheduled
as there is more demand, explained Díaz.
Tours, which are to begin at Sacsayhuamán
fortress, are to last three hours and visit
several archaeological sites such as the
Penco, a sacred huaca.
Fermín Díaz explained that
these types of tours would soon take Cusco,
Peru's people to other archaeological sites,
churches, convents and museums in and around
Cusco and the Sacred Valley - all of which
are part of the Boleto Turístico.