2 Apr 2010

Machu Picchu open again to tourists

7:04 pm on 2 April 2010

The ruins of the Inca city at Machu Picchu have been reopened to tourists two months after being cut off from the rest of Peru by landslides.

Hundreds of visitors set out by train and bus for the mountain citadel, one of the most visited historical sites in Latin America.

In January, tourists had to be evacuated by air when the rail link to the site was swept away by torrential storms.

Peru's tourism minister told the BBC that the country had lost about $US200 million in revenue because of the closure.