Cusco and its surrounding areas are out of harm from the heavy rain and mudslides happening in some areas of Peru
It has come to our attention that you have been receiving wrongful information regarding Cusco’s situation due to the heavy rain and mudslides that are currently affecting different areas of Peru.
Rest assured that Cusco and its surrounding areas are completely out of harm’s way in light of what is happening due to the El Niño phenomenon. Certain versions even ensure that passengers are being evacuated by helicopter from Machu Picchu due to flooding. This information is not true, which is why it shouldn’t affect in any way the wonderful experience you’re looking forward to having in Peru.
At the same time, the rest of the country’s Southern touristic circuit -which aside from Cusco includes Puno, Arequipa and Madre de Dios- is out of risk, as well as the North Oriental region -San Martin, Amazon and Loreto. In the larger part of the city of Lima operations have not been affected. These areas are not at risk because they are located at a long and safe distance from where these events are taking place.
Sadly, Chiclayo, Trujillo and Mancora are some of the damaged areas, which is why no tourist operation will resume until after April 15th. Besides that, touristic operations to Nazca is being suspended as well, since the road that connects Ica and Nazca is experiencing complications by the Ocucaje area.
We also want to share with you, that for each booking Journeyou will make a donation to the affected people.