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Visit Machu Picchu, the masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering. Located in the middle of an imposing landscape of the Peruvian rain forest, causes the admiration of national and foreign tourists. Named one of the 7 wonders of the modern world and one of the most popular tourist destinations of south America. Do you want to go to Machu Picchu? Here you will find everything you need to buy your ticket, and how to pay for them. Find out about the types of tickets and the experiences you can acquire before booking. Choose the option “Book” and buy the ticket of your preference and you will be one step closer to visiting Machu Picchu.

HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKET TO MACHU PICCHU

Step 1: Check types of Tickets

You need to know that there are different types of tickets. The most requested are the tickets for Only Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu + Mountain. In the ticket type section, you can find out more.

Step 2 : Check Availability

Machu Picchu can only be visited by a limited number of tourists per day. In addition, the ticket that sells out the fastest is the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu and must be reserved several months in advance. Check the availability online on the menu.

Step 3: Check the Prices

Tourists who come from member countries of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia) have a special rate. University students also have access to discounts. The payment method is through PayPal. Read more in prices of the tickets.

PAY SAFELY THROUGH PAYPAL

Buying your ticket to Machu Picchu is extremely simple. When you have reviewed all the information that we recommend you can go to the reserve option. Choose the type of ticket you want to reserve and fill in the required data in the form. We will send you a PayPal payment request, then we will send you the confirmation and you will receive your tickets.

The payment is easy, safe and fast. You do not need a PayPal account to complete the transaction. If you have questions or queries please contact us.

ABOUT COVID-19 PREVENTION PROTOCOLS

The Ministry of Culture of Peru has arranged in all the archaeological centers of the country a series of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 such as:

  • Social distancing
  • Taking body temperature at the access points of all tourist attractions.
  • The mandatory use of masks and face shields.

These measures are followed by both tourists and tourism service providers.

There is no reason to not visit Peru and Machu Picchu. The advance of Covid-19 is being controlled. In addition, service providers are giving very attractive discounts for Peruvians and foreigners in order to contribute to the reactivation of tourism in Peru.

CHOOSE THE TYPE OF TICKET OF YOUR PREFERENCE

To visit Machu Picchu there are 3 kinds of entrance tickets. All options include a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Additional tour options to the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain are highly recommended. In our ticket types section, you can find out more about all the tickets available following a brief description:

Ticket Only Machu Picchu

Visit the citadel of Machu Picchu, the Intipunku area and the Inca bridge, it has 2500 spaces per day. ENTRY TIMES: From 06:00last time of entry 2pm
Type 1

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

Visit the citadel of Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu mountain. 200 tourists per group. ENTRY TIMES: 1st group, 7:00 to 8:00 am; 2nd group, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Type 2

Machu Picchu + Mountain

Visit Machu Picchu citadel and hike to Machu Picchu Mountain. 400 tourists per group. ENTRY TIMES: 1st group, 7:00 to 8:00 am; 2nd group, 9:00 to 10:00 am.
Type 3

CHECK AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TICKET

The Peruvian government through the Ministry of Culture in order to preserve the sanctuary of Machu Picchu has arranged the visit of its different options as follows:

  • Citadel of Machu Picchu, 2500 tickets per day.
  • Citadel of Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Group 1 (7:00 – 8:00 am), 200 tickets per day.
  • Citadel of Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Group 2 (10:30 – 11:30 am), 200 tickets per day.
  • Machu Picchu Citadel + Machu Picchu Mountain, 800 tickets per day, divided into 2 groups.

 

These tickets sell out quickly, especially in the high season of tourism between the months of April and November. Check availability in the online availability section. Take your precautions and organize your trip well. Book in advance!

BOOK EARLY!

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Especially between the months of april and november when more tourists are received.

The Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu is the most required visit option, you must make your reservation at least 3 months in advance, the Temple of the Moon is within this circuit.

It is better to have your tickets to Machu Picchu in advance to avoid long lines, waiting times and other surprises.

PRICES OF ENTRANCE TICKETS TO MACHU PICCHU 2021

  • Prices are in US Dollars (USD).
  • We consider students: A tourist with a valid university or institute student card, not older than 25 years

Adults

 

$ 60

Tourists from around the world

$ 35

Tourists from Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador

$ 25

Tourists from Peru

Students

Under 25 years old

$ 35

Tourists from around the world

$ 25

Tourists from Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador

$ 15

Tourists from Peru

Minors

From 3 to 17 years old

$ 35

Tourists from around the world

$ 25

Tourists from Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador

$ 15

Tourists from Peru

Some questions about entrance tickets to Machu Picchu

These are the most frequent questions of our visitors. Review them, you probably have similar questions. Contact us if any point is not clear or you cannot find the answer you are looking for. Our advisors are here to help you.

Booking online is the easiest way, it is extremely simple, just go to the Reserve option, then select the Type of ticket, fill in the required data and your request will be sent, when the data is validated we will send you a PayPal payment request To complete the process, remember that you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this method, you will finally receive your tickets by email to be able to print and present them on the day of your visit, you must carry your ticket and your personal document at the control gate of the Sanctuary.

The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is personal and non-transferable, for its processing some personal data is necessary, these data are strictly confidential and are protected by Peruvian laws, the data that you will provide us are the following:

  • Number of visitors.
  • Full name and age of each visitor.
  • Nationality.
  • Passport or DNI number.
  • The type of ticket and the visiting hours.

 

University Students must send us a digital photo of the current university or institute card if they wish to access the discounts for students, in addition they must not be more than 25 years old on the date of the visit.

Here we give you a brief summary about what you should know about the entrance tickets, but if you want more information you can go to the section “Ticket Types” in the menu.

  • Ticket Only Machu Picchu. It allows you to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu. It must be purchased a few weeks in advance. The ticket is recommended for the whole family.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. It allows you to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, as well as the Huayna Picchu mountain. The famous mountain that always appears in the photos of Machu Picchu, must be purchased 3 months in advance at least since only 400 people can enter a day.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain. It allows you to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, as well as the Machu Picchu mountain, it is the opposite mountain to Huayna Picchu, from here you have impressive views, you must buy a few weeks before. The ticket is recommended for children, adults and anyone who likes walks.

The safest and fastest way is through PayPal, when you make a reservation you will receive a payment request, you do not need a PayPal account to carry out the transaction, you only need a credit or debit card.

Machu Picchu can be reached:

  • Walking on the Inca Trail, you will need a travel agency to be able to make this trip, write to us for more information.
  • By train, it is the easiest and shortest way, you have to take a bus from the city of Cusco to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station, any of the options will take you to Machu Picchu in just under 4 hours of travel.
  • By bus + walk, you can take this option that is cheaper, but it will take you more time, you travel to the hydroelectric sector by bus, then you walk through the railway line, the walk is smooth and not very long. They travel just over 10 kilometers, in total it will take you 8 hours of travel to take this option.

Please visit the “travel guide” section to have more details on how to get to Machu Picchu or send us your questions.

People who need a wheelchair to move around or suffer from any disease that prevents them from traveling normally will unfortunately have difficulties when visiting Machu Picchu, since it involves making some physical effort in addition to the fact that the road through the Inca city has bleachers, platforms and steep places, at the moment the Inca city has not been implemented for the visit of tourists in wheelchairs, on the other hand, travel agencies could help you to have better options and at least reach the viewpoint area of the city and enjoy the view without having to visit the city.

Definitely the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu is the one that runs out the fastest. This ticket must be purchased online 3 months in advance and up to 4 months before in high tourist season (May to August).
If you could not get this entrance to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, then choose the Machu Picchu + Mountain option, which also includes a spectacular hike to the top of the Inca city. Also, you can buy this ticket a few weeks in advance.

Both options are very attractive, there is only a limited number of visitors to visit them, if you plan to add any of these mountains to your visit, it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance, especially if you want to go to the top of Huayna Picchu.
Huayna Picchu is very famous, it is the mountain that appears in all the photos of Machu Picchu, it is a very attractive hike suitable for adventurers who are not afraid of high places, it involves some physical effort, the path is safe as long as go by the allowed and signposted routes, reaching the top takes almost an hour.
On the other hand, the Machu Picchu mountain is opposite to Huayna Picchu, the top is higher, it will involve more effort and time to get there since the walk is longer, it is done through an Inca trail in perfect condition, its route does not It involves no risk, it is suitable for the whole family, you can even go with your children.

Yes, there are several discounts and agreements, here we detail what they are:

  • Discounts for minors – You only need to send a digital photo of the children’s passport or identity document (valid for children under 18 years old). Minors enter accompanied by their father or mother. Children must pay their entrance from 3 years.
  • Discounts for university students – You only need to send a digital photo of the current university card (valid for undergraduate students under 25 years of age). The ISIC card is no longer valid.
  • Discounts for members of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), tourists who come from member countries, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador, have access to the national tourist rate.

Machu Picchu opens its doors to visitors from 06:00 am to 05:00 pm, you can visit it at any time, but you have to take into account that it involves approximately 4 hours of travel to reach the Inca wonder (2 hours by train and 2 hours by bus), which is why the hours between 9 and 12 are very busy.
If you have a reservation at a hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes then you will have more time and tranquility, you could visit it at the first hour and see the sunrise in the Inca city, many tourists prefer to go to Machu Picchu very early.
Finally, visits in the afternoon are not a bad idea either, the landscape and the weather are very good at all times, and in the afternoon there is little influx of tourists so you can walk more calmly and take better pics.

If you travel with children or older adults, do not worry, Machu Picchu will receive them with open arms, only the visit to Huayna Picchu should be for children over 12 years old.

The Machu Picchu mountain is an excellent option to go with children, this mountain is available for people of any age. they will enjoy a good family hike and beautiful landscapes.

On the other hand, if you are looking for something different for your child, the Machu Picchu site museum is open to you and it also has a botanical garden, the Machu Picchu Butterfly Garden is very close and the children love it, be careful, the enter to the Butterfly Garden is included in the tickets to Machu Picchu.

Ticket purchase includes:

  • The visit of the Inca city, you can walk through its streets and the most important places, depending on the option you choose, it will also include the option of visiting the Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Personalized advice throughout the purchase and stay process, we are here to help you and we will be in contact all time, in case you need help with other services such as transportation, guidance, etc.

 

Does not include:

  • The train ticket to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), you must make the reservation of your train tickets through the web portals of the Peru Rail or Inca rail railway companies.
  • The hot water tourist bus at the entrance of Machu Picchu, this ticket is sold by the company Consetur Machu Picchu, you can also buy these tickets through its web portal, it is also easy to acquire in the same town of Aguas Calientes.
  • The guide or the guide service, this can be hired with us in group or private service, you can also get a site guide at the entrance of Machu Picchu.
  • Any type of accommodation or food service, in the town of Aguas Calientes you will find many options between hostels and 5-star hotels and restaurants of all prices.

 

You can contact us if you need help with the reservation or purchase of all the necessary tickets and services. Send us your inquiry to info@machupicchuenlinea.com or click in CONTACT US

The ticket to Machu Picchu can only be used on the date you previously chose in your reservation. You cannot use it before or days after.

Yes, more than 72 hours before the date of your visit, modifications, cancellations or returns can be made, but they are subject to the payment of a 40% penalty.

No, the sale is only made online or in person at the offices of the Ministry of Culture in the city of Cusco. It is advisable to buy online and in advance to avoid long lines or crowded spaces since Machu Picchu only receives a limited number of tourists per day, and taking measures to stop the spread of covid-19 this capacity has been reduced to 40%.


Machu Picchu is open to the public all year round, between the months of December and mid-April is the rainy season, so you should take your measurements, the weather is pleasant despite the rains, since Machu Picchu is located in the jungle or commonly called cloud forest.

Availability for the year 2022 will be enabled in the month of December 2021, take your precautions since tickets for January and February sell out quickly, you can make a reservation and pay for it now, but the tickets will already be sent to you in the month of december when the Ministry of Culture publishes the availability. If you have any further questions about this point please contact us.