Because the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu is one of the destinations most visited by travelers from around the world. The Peruvian government since the July 15, 2011, ordered the following measures of access to Machu Picchu:
- Income is from Monday to Sunday, including holidays.
- Only a limited daily amount of visitors can access Machu Picchu and its mountains.
- The schedule of entry to the Inca city depends on the type of ticket that is acquired, you must take into account the schedules of the shifts and groups according to the type of ticket.
Students can buy the ticket Machu Picchu at a reduced rate, to access this benefit should be accredited such condition with the Student ID Card (University ID Card) of the university where the student is currently studying, the student must send us a scanned or digital copy of said document with a current date; This at the request of the Ministry of Culture.
What Ticket Machu Picchu choose?
The above tickets are differentiated by the type of access each of them listed below:
Availability Machu Picchu Ticket: This ticket allows you to visit the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. 2500 spaces per day.
Availability Machu Picchu Ticket + Huayna Picchu: In addition to the visit of the city of Machu Picchu, you can have access to ascend to Machu Picchu Mountain. 400 spaces per day, divided into two groups.
Availability Machu Picchu + Mountain: In addition to visiting Machu Picchu, you will have access to ascend the mountain Machu Picchu. 800 spaces per day.
Availability Machu Picchu + Museum: With this ticket you can visit the city of Machu Picchu in one of its two shifts and the Manuel Chávez Ballón site museum.
See more details about Types of Ticket Machu Picchu.
At the time to see availability on a certain date, could exist enough available spaces, but this does not mean that you can postpone your purchase for a long time, on the contrary, you should take advantage while there is availability. You should be aware that some agencies buy the Machu Picchu Ticket for big groups and it would not be strange if in the course of 10 minutes were occupied 40 spaces. Also note that while you see the availability online, many agencies and many people in different parts in the world are booking those spaces.
If there is no availability of Machu Picchu Ticket, Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu or Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain, there is a small chance that spaces are released, since once made the booking there are 2 hours, before this is annulled because of nonpayment; however, this does not happen often. And if you want to use this option you will have to be aware, by updating from time to time the website to see if space is freed.
Live Availability Ticket Machu Picchu
Note: Availability is displayed in real time. First you must choose the Archaeological Center, followed by the date of your visit. The number shown per day is the number of places available to the selected date. “0” means that there is no longer any space available.
This information is provided courtesy of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.