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FAQ about the safety in the trip to Machu Picchu

About the Safety of the trip to Machu Picchu

We have collected some of the most frequent questions of people who travel with us, about security in Machu Picchu and during the trip to the Inca City.

Is the trip to Peru safe?
Is the city of Lima safe?
Is Cusco safe?
Is Machu Picchu safe?
Is the Huayna Picchu Mountain safe?

Is the trip to Peru safe?

At present, it is possible to travel in most countries of Latin America in a safe way, and Peru is no exception; Has a relatively efficient transport infrastructure and will allow you to move easily; In addition, the Peruvians are very kind and do not hesitate to help. Peru is one of the most visited countries in Latin America, so you must already imagine that in relation to tourism, they know theirs. We know from experience that traveling with “common sense” would allow you to travel 95% of the planet without problems. Unfortunately there are also drawbacks; However, if you plan your trip well and know where you are going and why, it will allow you to reach Machu Picchu without any risk.

The first step in your trip is to book the Machu Picchu Tickets, after which you can book hotels, guides and everything you want when visiting Machu Picchu.

Is the city of Lima safe?

Lima is the capital of Peru, is known as “the City of Kings” and is the first place in Peru to arrive on your trip to Machu Picchu; Lima is relatively safe, you just need to know where to go and of course, where not (ask). All tourist places, airports, terminals and other places frequented by visitors, are safe and are constantly guarded.

Security in Cusco
Cusco is a safe city

Is Cusco safe?

Yes, Cusco is one of the safest cities in Peru; Can walk freely through the streets of Cusco without fear; Except perhaps, be besieged by many street vendors, but that’s all. All tourist areas in Cusco, are guarded by agents and security cameras.

Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the entire route to Machu Picchu, is protected by a safety net (Machu Picchu Safety Corridor)

Is Machu Picchu safe?

Before entering the Inca City of Machu Picchu, you must pass by the village of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village), it is the small town at the foot of the mountain Machu Picchu, it is the last train station to Machu Picchu and yes, it is Quite secure. You will not find more vehicles than the buses that go up to the entrance to the Inca City. You will feel very well here, as you will find many people from all over the world, who decided to make this small cosmopolitan village, your home. The security inside the Inca City of Machu Picchu is guaranteed, you only have to follow the marked paths and enjoy its incredible buildings.


Machu Picchu Security Runner
Security Runner Cusco – Machu Picchu

Is the Huayna Picchu Mountain safe?

The hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain runs through ancient Inca trails, alongside huge cliffs formed by the canyon of the Urubamba river slope. You will be safe at Huayna Picchu, as long as you follow the signs for the trails. Do not look for a way on your own, this poses a potentially high risk. It is also important that walking this mountain with the right footwear, hiking boots are very necessary.


Although there have been some occasional deaths in Machu Picchu, these occurred because the people did not follow the safety instructions; As in the case of a German tourist who passed the security cords to take a selfie.

Take into account the recommendations that are given and always follow the indications of the routes to follow in your walk through the Inca citadel and its surroundings.


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 08-17-2017



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