As of this morning the Archaeological Parks of Sacsayhuamán, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Tipón, Moray and Pikillaqta will reopen to tourism.
The first phase is completely local followed by subsequent phases for national and then foreign tourists.
The Ministry of Culture is opening these sites free of charge, provided that visitors comply with biosecurity protocols of order such as wearing masks, face shields and respecting the minimum distance during the tour of the tourist sites.
The head of the Cusco Culture Department, Freddy Zamalloa, pointed out that, although entrance is free for all Cusco residents, a virtual ticket must be obtained before visiting each tourist complex, in order to avoid queues and crowds near the access gates.
To obtain these free passes you must go to this portal to make a reservation indicating the day and time of the visit:
Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Cusco
“Sacsayhuamán and the other archaeological parks of Cusco are already ready to receive visitors. This is a first phase that will later decant into the visit of national and then international tourists. Little by little Cusco will shine again and the economic reactivation that we so much desire will come. We only ask those who are going to visit these attractions to do so in the safest way possible, always respecting the protocols and keeping the respective distance”, the sub-prefect of the district of Cusco, Néstor Larico, said to Diario Correo.
According to the approved protocols, visit to all sites will be from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. And only at 50% of their capacity. For Sacsayhuamán, 1000 people per day will be able to enter. Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tipón and Pikillaqta will allow a maximum of 480 daily visitors with Chinchero and Moray allowing 360 people each day.
[NOTE: As of 6:30 this morning (Thursday, October 15) the site for registering and making reservations was not linking up with the correct government agency. Apparently once I entered my Carnet de Extranjeria number, it would look up and fill in my name, but this was not available.]