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Changes in visits to Machu Picchu
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This is the entrance to Machu Picchu in 2024

Machu Picchu continues to be open every day in 2024 from 6 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. There are five types of tickets: Machupicchu Solo, Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu, Machupicchu + Mountain, Machupicchu + Inca Bridge and the Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu entrance. Ticket sales are mainly online. Find out more news about entering Machupicchu in 2024.



View of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu one of the seven wonders of the modern world

What other changes are there at the entrance to Machu Picchu?
The entrance to Machu Picchu cannot be canceled or changed the date. The ticket is purchased online through the official website or through a tourism agency in Cusco. Availability is limited. It is recommended to make a reservation 2 or 3 months in advance. The ticket offers discounts for university students, children under 18 years of age and citizens of the CAN (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia). Children under 3 years old enter for free.


What are the requirements to enter Machu Picchu in 2024?

These are the requirements to visit Machu Picchu in 2024

  • Have the Machu Picchu ticket in any of the five available tickets: a) Machupicchu Solo ticket, b) Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu ticket, c) Machupicchu + Mountain ticket, d) Machupicchu + Inca Bridge ticket and e) Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu ticket.
  • Passport or identity document. The data on your document must match the information on your ticket to Machupicchu.

What are the visiting hours to Machu Picchu?

Machupicchu is open every day of the year, including Sundays and holidays, from 6 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

  • The entrance to Machupicchu Only – It offers nine visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning, 7 in the morning, 8 in the morning and so on until 2 in the afternoon.
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu – It offers four visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning, 7 in the morning, 8 in the morning and 9 in the morning. You enter Huayna Picchu respectively between 7 and 8 in the morning, between 8 and 9 in the morning, between 9 and 10 in the morning and between 10 and 11 in the morning.
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Mountain – It offers two visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning and from 7 in the morning. The mountain is entered respectively between 7 and 8 in the morning and between 8 and 9 in the morning.
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge – It offers eight visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning, from 7 in the morning, from 8 in the morning and so on until 1 in the afternoon.
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu – It offers eight visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning, from 7 in the morning, from 8 in the morning and so on until 1 in the afternoon.

Is the tour guide mandatory in Machu Picchu 2024?

  • The tour of Machu Picchu with a tour guide is not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • The guides are in charge of providing the visitor with all the information about the constructions that make up the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
  • In addition, the guide is in charge of completing the established circuit in Machu Picchu. During this tour, tourists must protect the buildings of the Inca city. The guide is the person who watches over the care of Machu Picchu and also for the well-being of tourists.
Tour guide in Machu Picchu
A tour guide will help you get to know the Inca city of Machu Picchu better.

What are the circuits in Machu Picchu 2024?

In 2024, the Machu Picchu authorities established a strict route through the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This route depends on each of the tickets to choose.

  • The entrance to Machu Picchu Only – It offers circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4. The first two are the most recommended. Circuit 1 lasts 2 hours while circuit 2 lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Both routes allow you to appreciate buildings such as: the House of the Guardian (the classic postcard photo is taken there), the Main Gate, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Plaza, the House of the Inka, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the Hall of Mirrors and more.
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu – It offers circuit 4 that includes a visit to buildings such as: the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Mirrors, the Temple of the 3 Windows and more. In addition, this ticket allows you to take the short hiking route to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain (route of approximately 2 kilometers).
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Mountain – It offers circuit 3 that includes a visit to buildings such as: the House of the Guardian (the classic postcard photo is taken there), the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inka, the Ceremonial Fountains, the Hall of Mirrors and the Temple of the Condor . In addition, this ticket allows you to take the short hiking route to the top of Machu Picchu mountain (route of approximately 2 kilometers).
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge – They offer circuits 1 or 2 that include visits to buildings such as: the House of the Guardian (the classic postcard photo is taken there), the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inka, the Ceremonial Fountains, the Hall of Mirrors and the Temple of the Condor. In addition, the ticket allows you to take the short hiking route to the Inca bridge of Machu Picchu (route of less than approximately 1 kilometer).
  • The entrance to Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu – It offers circuit 4 (the same as the entrance to Huayna Picchu). That is, it allows you to visit constructions such as the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Mirrors, the Temple of the 3 Windows and more. In addition, it allows you to take the short hiking route to the top of the Huchuy Picchu mountain (route of only approximately 1 kilometer).

Questions and answers about Machu Picchu 2024

  • 1) Is Machu Picchu open in 2024?

    Yes, Machu Picchu remains open throughout 2024, even on Sundays or holidays. Visiting hours are from 6 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

  • 2) Do I need to be vaccinated to enter Machu Picchu?

    No, the vaccination card is not mandatory to enter Machu Picchu in 2024.

  • 3) Is entry to Machu Picchu suitable for everyone in 2024?

    Yes, all people can enter Machu Picchu in 2024. Children under 3 years old enter for free.

  • 4) Should I wear a mask to enter Machu Picchu?

    The use of masks is not mandatory in Machu Picchu and during the train and bus trip to the Inca citadel.

  • 5) Is Huayna Picchu Mountain open in 2024?

    Yes, Huayna Picchu mountain is open. However, the alternative route to the Temple of the Moon remains closed.

  • 6) What is the new entrance to Huchuy Picchu mountain?

    This new ticket allows a partial tour of Machu Picchu. It also offers the short route of just 1 kilometer to the top of Huchuy Picchu mountain.

  • 7) From what time to what time is Machu Picchu open?

    Machu Picchu remains open every day of the year from 6 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

  • 8) Should I wear a face shield to enter Machu Picchu?

    No, the face shield is not mandatory during the visit to Machu Picchu.

  • 9) Is Machupicchu Mountain open in 2024?

    Yes, Machu Picchu mountain remains open in 2024. This route to its summit is approximately 2 kilometers.

  • 10) With what ticket can I get the photo postcard of Machu Picchu in 2024?

    The Machu Picchu Solo entrance and the Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge entrance allow you to get that postcard photo from the Guardian’s House.



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By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, December 14, 2023