Changes in visits to Machu Picchu
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This is the entrance to Machu Picchu in 2022

Machu Picchu continues to be open every day of 2022 from 6 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. Due to the pandemic in Peru, the use of masks is mandatory during the tour of the Inca citadel. It is not necessary to present the vaccination card. There are four types of tickets: Machupicchu Only, Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu, Machupicchu + Mountain and the new Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu ticket.



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

Requirements to enter Machu Picchu in 2022

The entrance to Machu Picchu with a vaccination card is not mandatory. However, to travel by train, the vaccination card against Covid 19 is requested. These regulations are valid as long as the Government of Peru establishes protection measures against this pandemic.

These are the requirements to visit Machu Picchu in 2022:

  • Machu Picchu 2022 ticket (any of the four tickets available).
  • Passport or identity document.
  • University card (for people who bought their ticket to Machu Picchu with a university card).
  • Use of mask.
  • Upon entry, the tourist must collaborate with the disinfection of hands as well as the taking of temperature.

Visitor’s shifts

  • The Machupicchu Only entrance 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 Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu entrance offers four visiting shifts: from 6 in the morning, 7 in the morning, 8 in the morning and 9 in the morning. Huayna Picchu is entered 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 Machupicchu + Mountain entrance 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 new Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu entrance 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 a tour guide mandatory in Machu Picchu 2022?

  • 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.

The route through Machu Picchu

  • In 2022 the Machu Picchu authorities established a strict route through the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This route depends on each of the inputs to choose.
  • The Machu Picchu entrance only offers circuits 1 and 2. The first lasts 2 hours while the second, 2 hours 30 minutes approximately. Both routes allow you to appreciate constructions such as: the House of the Guardian (there you take the classic postcard photo), the Main Gate, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Square, 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 Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket offers circuit 4 that includes a visit to 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, this ticket allows you to take the short hiking route to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain (approximately 2 kilometers route).
  • The Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket offers circuit 3 that includes a visit to constructions 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 the Machu Picchu mountain (approximately 2 kilometers route).
  • The new entrance Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu offers circuit 4 (the same as the entrance to Huayna Picchu). In other words, 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. It also allows the short hiking route to the top of the Huchuy Picchu mountain (route of only approximately 1 kilometer).

Questions and answers about Machu Picchu 2022

  • 1) Is Machu Picchu open in 2022?

    Yes, Machu Picchu remains open for all of 2022, even on Sundays or holidays. His 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 2022. However, for the train trip they do ask for the vaccination card.

  • 3) Is the entrance to Machu Picchu suitable for everyone in 2022?

    Yes, all people can enter Machu Picchu in 2022.

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

    Yes, the use of a mask is mandatory to enter and take the tour of Machu Picchu. The same in the case of the mountains: Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu and Machupicchu mountain.

  • 5) Is Huayna Picchu mountain open in 2022?

    Yes, the Huayna Picchu mountain is open in 2022. However, the alternative route to the Temple of the Moon remains closed.

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

    This new entrance allows a partial tour of Machu Picchu. It also offers the short route of only 1 kilometer to the top of the 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 until 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. However, during the train and bus trip to Machu Picchu they are mandatory.

  • 9) Is Machupicchu mountain open in 2022?

    Yes, the Machu Picchu mountain remains open in 2022. This route to its top is approximately 2 kilometers.

  • 10) With what ticket can I get the postcard photo of Machu Picchu in 2022?

    The Machu Picchu entrance only allows you to get that postcard photo from the Guardian’s House.

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, April 1, 2022