Diario Correo is reporting that there will be a meeting in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Pueblo) tomorrow between representatives of the regional government, the Ministries of Transportation and Foreign Trade/Tourism, representatives from the local population which is currently protesting the policies of PeruRail and IncaRail, along with representatives from the two rail companies.
This was confirmed by Óscar Valencia, president of the Frente Único de Defensa de los Interesas de Machu Picchu, who indicated that they recently received a communication from Lima, requesting a meeting with the residents and authorities of Machu Picchu this Thursday.
Machu Picchu itself will continue to be closed at least through tomorrow morning and access the Aguas Calientes is also closed with only relevant representatives being allowed into the village for tomorrow’s meeting.
“”We hope that they come with clear solutions and positions. We already reiterate that we will not back down in the requests for more frequency and better treatment of the national tourist in the train service. If they come out with other things the people are determined to radicalize the protest measure,” said Valencia.
You can read Monday’s report including an explanation of the complaints involved here:
Machu Picchu Closed; Train Service Suspended
Some dishonest tour agencies in Cusco continue to sell packages to Machu Picchu leading some tourists to be turned away. If you are offered a our package to Machu Picchu right now, do not accept until the site is confirmed to open for tourists.