If you're heading to Peru in February, don't forget that the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be shut for maintenance. No tourists will be allowed on the trail for the entire month, giving workers a chance to restore the route.
The maintenance team will carry out various tasks during the month, such as cutting back encroaching vegetation, removing trash, restoring campsite areas and repairing damaged sections of the trail.
Machu Picchu itself will not be closing. The site will remain open as usual, but visitors will not be able to hike the classic Inca Trail from February 1 to February 29.
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