Peruvian cable car to open up ancient fortress described as “second Machu Picchu”

Peruvian cable car to open up ancient fortress described as “second Machu Picchu”

A vast pre-Inca fortress in Peru – described by the Peruvian president as “a second Machu Picchu” – is expecting an influx of tourists thanks to a new cable car.

Opening this autumn at Kuelap in the jungle of northern Peru, the $18 million cable car will allow visitors to replace the 90-minute bus ride with a spectacular 20-minute journey.

The region will also become more accessible with the launch of flights in autumn 2016 between the Peruvian capital of Lima to Jaen in northern Peru.

Promperu, the Peruvian tourism organization, will be at WTM London (7-9 November) to promote the new cable car link, along with other cultural developments.

South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer, will launch in Peru in May 2017.

It will also be one of the highest train journeys on Earth, traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms.

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