Machu Picchu First destination of Carbon Neutral

Machu Picchu is the first tourism destination of Carbon Neutral in the world. For Sun Gate Tours is a pride for local, national, and international society.

The Machu Picchu sanctuary is one of the first seven wonders to receive the achievement as a carbon-neutral destination thanks to the joint work of local society, the government, and the private sectors. The principal subject is the conservation of the natural and culture of this area.

Macchu Picchu as First tourism Destination of Carbon Neutral

Minister Mariano Castro said  “the certification to the historic sanctuary is a great step and we should be proud of it. And it’s a great example for Peru and the world.” Concerning the proclamation on Sept 2nd.

Machu Picchu Carbon Neutral

He warned that we’re in a very careful situation of the climate crisis. Every citizen has to do more actions in these subjects and do its parts. Nowadays our relationship with nature counts for the future of the world.

More words of the minister:

“We must achieve our national and local goals to be in touch with the carbon-neutral economies”

Peru’s historic site mitigated its carbon footprint offering visitors a climate-responsible experience with great challenges to take care of the planet.

Machu Picchu becomes a pioneer in adopting environmental and climatic. According to 2019 information, 8,600 tons of greenhouse gases were registered in Machu Picchu. According to that by 2030, it will be reduced to 45% ”, included Minister.

Added to this “One million trees for Machu Picchu” is the initiative to plant by SERNAM. An entity attached to MINAM.

Machu Picchu politicians


The district and historic Machu Picchusanctuary seek to reduce carbon emissions by 45% to 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions (carbon neutrality) by 2050.

In conclusion, Machu Picchu will fulfill its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 2050. In accordance with the agreement signed within the protocols supported in Paris.




For Sun Gate Tours is a great achievement to publish this kind of news to increase our beloved passion for our country and share with you more alternatives to do this amazing historical citadel considered as the first tourism destination in the whole world.  As a matter of fact, you can mix Machu Picchu with Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, Huchuy Qosqo, or Inca Trail for 2 days to 5 days of pleasure.