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100 Questions

100 frequently asked questions about the ticket to Machu Picchu

Know the types, prices, schedules, discounts, changes and purchase of the ticket to Machu Picchu. The following questions were mainly asked by tourists who wish to purchase their ticket. In them we try to solve all the doubts about the ticket to the Inca city.



What is the best entrance to Machu Picchu and what are the opening hours?
Most tourists choose the ‘Machupicchu Solo’ and ‘Machupicchu + Inca Bridge’ tickets because they are the only ones that allow you to make any of the two main circuits in the Inca citadel available: circuit 1 or circuit 2. This ticket offers up to ten different schedules: from 6 am, 7 am, 8 am and so on until 3 pm (last admission time). The other types of tickets are ‘Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu’, ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’ and ‘Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu’. These allow you to hike to the tops of the mountains surrounding the Inca city.


Questions about prices, types and schedules

1. What is the Machu Picchu ticket for?

Obviously the ticket is used to enter Machu Picchu. However, it is important to clarify that the ticket does not include any train transportation, bus, tour guide service or any other service other than the entrance to the Inca city.


2. What does each type of Machu Picchu ticket include?

There are 5 types of tickets: a) the Machu Picchu Only ticket that includes only the entrance to the Inca city. b) the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket that includes the entrance to both the Inca city and the Waynapicchu mountain. c) the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket that includes the entrance to both the Inca city and the Machupicchu mountain. d) the Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu ticket that includes the entrance to the Inca citadel, as well as the hike to the small mountain Huchuypicchu. e) the Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge ticket that includes the entrance to the Inca citadel, as well as the little known Inca bridge of Machupicchu. Finally, there is an optional ticket, the Machu Picchu Museum ticket that includes admission to the Machupicchu site museum ‘Manuel Chávez Ballón’.


3. What are the entrance hours for the Machupicchu Solo ticket?

Ticket Machu Picchu Only

  • Entrance from 6 a.m.
  • Entrance from 7 a.m.
  • Entrance from 8 a.m.
  • Entrance from 9 a.m.
  • Entrance from 10 a.m.
  • Entrance from 11 a.m.
  • Entrance from noon.
  • Entrance from 1:00 p.m.
  • Entrance from 2:00 p.m.
  • Entrance from 3:00 p.m.

4. What is the entrance timetable for the Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu ticket?

Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

  • Group 1 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. Entrance to Waynapicchu Mountain is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 a.m. Entrance to Waynapicchu Mountain is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 3 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 a.m. Entrance to Waynapicchu Mountain is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 4 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 a.m. Entrance to Waynapicchu Mountain is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5. What is the entrance timetable for the Machupicchu + Mountain ticket?

Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain

  • Group 1 – Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 a.m. Entrance to the Mountain is open from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance to Machupicchu from 9 a.m. Entrance to the Mountain is open from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

6. What is the entrance timetable for the Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu ticket?

Ticket Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu

  • Group 1 – Entrance from 7 a.m. Entrance to the mountain is from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance from 8 a.m. Entrance to the mountain is from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Group 3 – Entrance from 9 a.m. Entrance to the mountain is from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Group 4 – Entrance from 10 a.m. Entrance to the mountain is from 11 to 12 p.m.
  • Group 5 – Entrance from 11 a.m. Entrance to the mountain is from 12 to 1 p.m.

7. What is the entrance timetable for the Machupicchu + Inca Bridge ticket?

Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge Ticket

  • Group 1 – Entrance from 7 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance from 8 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Group 3 – Entrance from 9 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Group 4 – Entrance from 10 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 11 to 12 p.m.
  • Group 5 – Entrance from 11 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Group 6 – Entrance from 12 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Group 7 – Entrance from 1 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Group 8 – Entrance from 2 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Group 9 – Entrance from 3 a.m. Entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 4 to 5 p.m.

8. How much are the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu?

If you buy the ticket through the website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, you will find the regular prices. However, if you buy from a tourist agency the prices are the same, only with an extra commission. This commission is charged by the tourist agencies since they generally offer discounts as well as a faster and more hassle-free service.


9. Until what time can I stay in Machu Picchu with the ticket?

Until a few years ago there was no visitor limit. However, the new rules in Machu Picchu establish a visit limit. These times are relative since no one will demand that you leave the site, although it is advisable to keep them in mind since they help control the flow of tourists.

  • Ticket Machupicchu Only – 4 hours maximum visit.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu – 6 hours maximum visit.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain – 7 hours maximum visit.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu – 5 hours maximum visit.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Inca Bridge – 4 hours maximum visit.
  • Ticket Machupicchu Museum – No time limit.

10. My ticket says ‘from 8 am’, can I enter earlier?

No. The new entrance and exit times in Machu Picchu establish an exact entrance time. For example, if the ticket says ‘entrance to Machupicchu from 8:00 a.m.’, the tourist cannot enter at 6 or 7:00 a.m. but from 8:00 a.m., as established in the schedule. The same applies to all types of tickets.


11. Which is the best ticket to Machu Picchu Picchu?

Choosing a ticket depends on the experience the tourist desires. Most tourists want to tour the archaeological site and take the classic postcard photo. For this, the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket is sufficient. On the other hand, there are other visitors who want to add incredible hikes. For this they should choose the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’ or the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’.


12. How many people can enter Machu Picchu?

It is estimated that Machu Picchu offers admission to 3,000 people per day. This amount is distributed among its five entrance tickets, as well as visitors who enter through the Inca Trail.


Questions about the purchase

13. How to buy my Machu Picchu ticket?

To purchase a ticket to Machupicchu Only you must follow the following steps: a) check if there is availability in the type of ticket on the date and time of your choice, b) fill in your personal information and c) make the payment with credit or debit cards. The ticket will be sent to your e-mail (in PDF format) ready to be printed.


14. Where to buy the ticket to Machu Picchu?

The entrance to Machu Picchu can be purchased online or in person in the city of Cusco. You can enter the website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru or through the website of an authorized tourist agency. If you do it in person, you must go to one of the following authorized offices:

  • 324 Maruri St., Cusco (Dirección Desconcertada de Cultura Cusco).
  • Garcilaso St. s/n, Cusco (Dirección Desconcertada de Cultura Cusco).

15. Is it safe to buy the ticket online?

Like any internet service, there are very safe places and also websites that are not serious and, therefore, are not safe. It is recommended to buy Machu Picchu tickets on a website that has internet security systems (with the padlock symbol in its URL address). If the website has these security systems, the site is safe.


16. What is the official website for ticket sales?

The official website for ticket sales to Machu Picchu is: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.


17. How much time before buying the tickets?

These are the tickets to Machu Picchu and the time in advance with which tickets must be purchased.

  • Ticket Machupicchu Only – 3 or 4 weeks before.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu – 3 or 4 months before.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain – 3 or 4 weeks before.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu – 3 or 4 weeks before.
  • Ticket Machupicchu + Inca Bridge – 3 or 4 weeks before.
  • Machupicchu Museum Ticket – Can be purchased the same day.

18. Can I buy the ticket to Huayna Picchu in Cusco?

No. The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket is in high demand so the only way to buy it is online and in advance. If you do it in Cusco two or three days before, you will not get availability.


19. How do I pay for my Machu Picchu ticket?

In Boleto Machu Picchu, as well as in other Machupicchu ticket sales websites, we accept credit or debit cards such as: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and also with PayPal. After making the payment, the tickets will be sent to your email after 24 hours on weekdays; or 48 hours on weekends.


20. Does the payment of the Machu Picchu ticket include taxes?

Yes, in Boleto Machu Picchu taxes are already included in the rates, so tourists will not have to pay any extra for their ticket.


21. How long do I have to pay my Machu Picchu ticket?

After successfully registering the reservation by requesting a ticket; tourists should pay for the ticket as soon as possible. Otherwise, another person may request the same ticket and obtain it. Please remember that the availability of all tickets is limited.


22. Is there an extra cost for paying the ticket with credit cards?

Yes, anywhere in the world there is an extra cost for paying for a service over the Internet. The cost depends on the type of card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc. In Boleto Machu Picchu, for example, the shipping cost with credit or debit cards is approximately 5% of the value of the ticket.


23. Can I buy the ticket for next year?

Yes, at Boleto Machu Picchu you can secure tickets for next year. You only have to make the purchase (on any date) and wait until December for the tickets to be sent. Remember that not all tourist agencies offer this benefit.


Questions about discounts

24. What are the discounts offered by the Machu Picchu ticket?

There are 3 different types of discounts: a) for university students, b) for children under 18 years of age and c) for citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia). If the tourist is a university student (or minor) and, in addition, is a citizen of the aforementioned countries, then the discount is even greater.


25. What documents do I need to buy the discounted Machu Picchu ticket?

Each type of discount requires a verification document at the time of purchase. These are the documents required, depending on the type of discount:

  • University students – Valid university card validating their undergraduate studies.
  • Minors – Passport or identity card validating their age.
  • Citizens of the Andean Community of Nations – Passport, identity card or foreigner’s card validating their nationality or residence (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia).

26. Can I get a university discount to Machu Picchu with my ISIC card?

No. Unfortunately, senior citizens do not have any kind of discount on the entrance fee to Machupicchu.


27. My husband is a senior citizen, does he have a discount in Machu Picchu?

No. The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is no longer valid to obtain the Machu Picchu ticket discounts for students. Now the only valid document is the valid university card issued by your country.


28. Do people with disabilities have a discount in Machu Picchu?

No. Unfortunately, people with disabilities do not have any kind of discount on the purchase of the Machupicchu ticket.


29. I am a foreigner residing in Peru, can I get a discount?

Yes, foreign residents in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia have access to the discount on the ticket to Machu Picchu by agreement with the Andean Community of Nations. For this it is necessary to make the purchase with your valid foreigner’s card.


30. Do babies and children get free admission to Machu Picchu?

Yes, both infants and children under 3 years old enter Machu Picchu free of charge by simply presenting their identity card or passport at the entrance gate. They enter accompanied by their father, mother or guardian.


31. Can I visit Huayna Picchu if I am under 18 years old?

Only people over 12 years old can enter the Huayna Picchu mountain. Minors between 13 and 18 years old must enter with a person over 18 years old.


Questions about changes and cancellations

32. Can another person enter Machu Picchu in my place?

No. Changes or modifications to the entrance to Machu Picchu are not allowed, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Culture of Peru (entity that governs the entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu).


33. Can I cancel a ticket already purchased?

Yes, the process of cancellation of a purchased ticket must be done at least 72 hours before the entrance to Machu Picchu that appears on the ticket. The procedure has a single penalty of 70% of the value of the ticket (refund of 30% of the value paid). The refund is made by the same means of payment that was used. The money transfer takes as long as the payment gateway (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal). It takes about 1 month.


34. Can I change the date of entrance of my Machu Picchu ticket?

No. Changes or modifications to the entrance to Machu Picchu are not allowed, according to regulations of the Ministry of Culture of Peru (entity that governs the entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu). It is recommended to choose the date of your visit with certainty.


35. Can I sell my ticket to Machu Picchu?

No, the ticket is non-transferable. It is recommended to choose the date and the visitor’s data appropriately.


36. What happens if the tourist agency makes a mistake when registering my information?

The entrance to Machu Picchu is not subject to date or ticket holder modifications. However, if the error at the time of registration occurs on the part of the tourist agency; the tourist is entitled to a new ticket.


37. Can I demand cancellation of my ticket if I bought it through the official website?

No, the official website of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture does not allow cancellations or refunds once the purchase has been made.


Questions asked by tourists

38. Can I stay all day in Machu Picchu with a ticket?

No. The new rules in Machupicchu establish visiting hours, so it is no longer possible to stay all day at the site. In case a visitor wishes to stay there all day, it is recommended to buy more than one ticket for the same day and at different times.


39. Does the ticket to Machu Picchu allow me to leave and return?

No. Only the ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’ ticket allows you to leave and re-enter the archaeological site only once. The other tickets do not allow it. It is recommended to go to the restrooms before entering, in order to make the tour without emergencies.


Is it true that in June it is more difficult to get tickets?

Yes, the high tourist season (May, June and July) is the time of highest demand for tickets to Machu Picchu. June is one of the months with more tourists touring the Inca city, so it is recommended to buy tickets online several weeks or months in advance.


41. When do you start selling tickets to Machu Picchu?

Each year, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture establishes ticket sales starting in December. For example, visitors who want to purchase a ticket for January 2025, must make their purchase in December 2024. It is recommended to be among the first to do so, since there is great demand to get the first tickets.


42. Can I visit only the Huayna Picchu mountain?

No. The entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain also includes entrance to the Inca city of Machupicchu through Circuit 4 (lower part of the Inca citadel). This ticket is called ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ and cannot be purchased separately.


43. What do I do if I can’t find a ticket available?

The cases of lack of availability occur mainly with the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’, which must be purchased 3 or 4 months in advance. If there is no availability, the only thing left to do is to look for another date when there is availability. The same happens with the other tickets: if there are no free spaces, the best thing to do is to look for another date at a later date.


44. What do I do if I lose my ticket to Machu Picchu?

If you purchased the ticket through the internet, simply print it again from your email (the tickets are sent there in PDF format). On the other hand, if you bought the ticket in person, you must go to an authorized office and request a copy of the ticket.


45. Can I present my Machu Picchu ticket on my cell phone?

No. The current regulations in Machupicchu establish that the ticket must be printed. In addition, the visitor must show the identity card, passport, university card or document with which the purchase was made.


46. Do I need to share my personal information during the purchase?

Yes, during the purchase of the ticket to Machupicchu it is necessary to register some of the personal data of the tourist, such as: full names, email, date of birth, number and type of document. These data are protected and have the only purpose of registering the purchase of the ticket.


47. How long is the ticket valid for?

The ticket is valid only for the chosen day and time. That is, you cannot use it on a different day. For example, if you chose to enter Machupicchu on December 25 at 8:00 a.m., you will not be able to do so that day from 6:00 a.m. or the day before (or after).


48. With which ticket can I get the classic photo of Machu Picchu?

The ‘Machupicchu Only’ and ‘Machupicchu + Inca Bridge’ tickets allow you to get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu Only (taken from the Guardian’s House sector). Optionally, requesting permission from a guard, you can get this photo in the sector of the Guardian’s House with the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’.


49. With which ticket can I visit the Intihuatana?

The Intihuatana is in the high and religious sector of Machu Picchu. The Intihuatana can be visited with the ‘Machupicchu Only’ and ‘Machupicchu + Inca Bridge’ tickets.


50. With which ticket can I visit the Intipunku?

Currently, access to Intipunku is not allowed from Machu Picchu (this construction is located 2 kilometers uphill). You can only visit Intipunku (the Sun Gate) with the Inca Trail route, either in the 4 or 2 day version.


51. With which ticket can I visit the Temple of the Moon?

The Temple of the Moon is an Inca temple located on the Huayna Picchu mountain, so the visit is with the entrance ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’. However, access to this mysterious construction is closed until further notice.


52. With which ticket can I visit the Inca Bridge?

The Inca Bridge is a rustic Inca building made in one of the limits of the citadel. It can only be visited with the ticket ‘Machupicchu Only + Inca Bridge’.


53. How is the circuit 1 of Machu Picchu?

This circuit offers a tour of the high and low sector of the Inca citadel. This tour includes the main constructions such as: the Main Temple, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Temple of the Condor and the Water Fountains. It also allows the visit to the area of the terraces and terraces in the highest part, from where you get the classic postcard photo of Machupicchu). The tour takes approximately 2 hours.


54. What is Machu Picchu circuit 2 like?

This circuit, the most recommended, offers a complete tour of the high and low sector of the Inca citadel. It includes the main Inca buildings such as: the Main Temple, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor and the Water Fountains. It also includes the classic postcard photo from the Guardian’s House. The circuit lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately.


55. How is the circuit 3 of Machu Picchu?

This circuit allows a tour of the lower nuclear area of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It does not include the classic postcard photo but it does include constructions such as: the Inka House, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Mirrors and the agricultural area. The circuit lasts 1 hour 30 minutes on average.


56. How is the circuit 4 of Machu Picchu Picchu?

This circuit allows a tour of the lower nuclear area of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It does include the classic postcard photo before ascending the Machupicchu mountain. It also includes constructions such as: the Inka House, the Temple of the Sun, the Water Mirrors, the agricultural area and the Sacred Rock. The circuit lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes on average.


57. Which is the best circuit of Machu Picchu Picchu?

Circuit 2 is the most recommended circuit in Machu Picchu since it allows you to visit most of the Inca constructions, as well as to get the classic postcard photo from the Guardian’s House.


58. Which circuit in Machu Picchu is ideal for older adults?

Older adults can do circuit 3 or circuit 4, which allows a moderate hike and the opportunity to rest on a bench overlooking the lower part of Machu Picchu.


59. Can I visit Machu Picchu in a wheelchair?

Although it is difficult due to the mountainous geography of Machu Picchu with stairs, it is possible with the help of a specialized tourist agency or people who provide support to tourists in wheelchairs.


60. Can I use a drone in Machu Picchu?

Drones are not allowed in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.


61. Are there toilets in Machu Picchu?

There are no restrooms inside the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, but there are at the entrance gate. It is recommended to go to the restrooms before entering the Inca citadel.


62. What objects are prohibited in Machu Picchu?

During the visit to Machu Picchu it is forbidden any kind of advertising material, firearms or sharp objects, umbrellas, strollers or other objects that hinder the easy transit through the Inca trails. It is also forbidden to carry alcoholic beverages.


63. What activities are prohibited in Machu Picchu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is considered a sacred place, so it is not allowed to make noises that disturb the religious character of the citadel. Nudity, music and professional video recording are also prohibited without prior authorization.


64. Does the entrance to Machu Picchu include a guide or transportation?

No, the entrance fee to Machu Picchu does not include tour guide service or any type of transportation. These services are purchased separately.


More questions asked by visitors

65. Can I eat at Machu Picchu?

No food is allowed in Machu Picchu except for snacks or rehydrating drinks. No picnics or box lunches are allowed.


66. Can I use selfie sticks in Machu Picchu?

No, selfie sticks are forbidden in Machu Picchu. You should only use your hand to get the best pictures in the Inca city.


67. Can I enter Machu Picchu with pets?

Pets are prohibited in Machu Picchu except for guide dogs for blind people.


68. Is tour guide service mandatory in Machu Picchu Picchu?

No, los guías turísticos en el recorrido por Machu Picchu son opcionales. Sin embargo, este servicio es altamente recomendable.


69. Can I enter Machu Picchu with a baby carriage?

No, baby carriages are prohibited during the visit to Machu Picchu. The little ones must be carried in special backpacks (baby carriers).


70. Where can I get the best picture of Machu Picchu Picchu?

The best photo of Machu Picchu (the classic photo shared on social networks) is obtained in the sector of the Guardian’s House. Other beautiful photos can be taken in the agricultural sector or on the peaks of Huayna Picchu, Huchuy Picchu or Machupicchu mountain.


71. Is there internet signal in Machu Picchu Picchu?

The internet signal in Machu Picchu is low. The same is true for telephone signal. It varies according to your location in the archaeological site.


72. Can I suffer from altitude sickness in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is at 2,430 meters above sea level. The altitude or mountain sickness presents its symptoms at altitudes above 2,400 meters above sea level. However, in Machu Picchu Only there are very few symptoms, only a little agitation when making physical effort.


73. Is it dangerous to visit Machu Picchu?

No, the Inca citadel is a very safe place for all visitors. It is only recommended to make the tour slowly, enjoying each Inca construction and thus avoid physical demands.


74. Are there restaurants in Machu Picchu?

The only restaurants are at the entrance or exit of Machu Picchu. The other services are 10 kilometers away, in the town of Aguas Calientes, where there is a great diversity of tourist restaurants.


75. What is the best month to visit Machu Picchu Picchu?

June is considered the best month to visit Machu Picchu because the very low rainfall facilitates outdoor excursions. In addition, in June there are important festivities in Cusco, such as Inti Raymi or Corpus Christi.


76. What clothes to take to Machu Picchu Picchu?

On the trip to Machu Picchu it is recommended to bring light clothing with a windbreaker jacket, pants for hiking, comfortable shoes, hat or cap and a coat for the return to Cusco, where the temperature is colder.


77. Can I use advertising material in Machu Picchu Picchu?

No, it is forbidden to use any advertising material in Machu Picchu. For this type of material, a special permit must be requested from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.


78. Can I make professional recordings in Machu Picchu Picchu?

No, professional filming is prohibited in Machu Picchu. Only common cameras without connections, tripods or accessories can be used. For professional recordings, a special permit must be requested from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.


79. Can I go up to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes on foot?

Yes, the hike is approximately 8 kilometers. The way up is by stone steps and takes 2 hours on average. The other option is to hire a tourist bus that takes several visitors in 30 minutes.


80. What is the cheapest route to Machu Picchu Picchu?

The most economical route to Machu Picchu is the ‘route by Hydroelectric’. This leaves from the city of Cusco in a tourist minivan trip for 5 hours (179 kilometers). Then you hike for 2 hours (10 kilometers) to the town of Aguas Calientes, located 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu.


81. Do Cusqueños enter Cusco for free?

Yes, the citizens of Cusco enter Machu Picchu free of charge on Sundays upon reservation on the official website of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.


82. What is the local train to Machu Picchu?

The local train to Machu Picchu Only is a special service only for people who live in the villages near Machu Picchu Town and need to take this route every day. Additionally, Peruvian visitors can use this train after purchasing in person four or five days in advance. The price of this train is approximately 12 soles.


83. What is the Consettur bus to Machu Picchu?

The Consettur bus ticket to Machu Picchu is the one that covers the route Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes. The trip takes only 30 minutes.


84. Which is better, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain?

Huayna Picchu is considered the best hike inside Machu Picchu. However, the entrance is only for visitors over 12 years old. The other best option is the visit to Machupicchu mountain, suitable for visitors of all ages.


85. What day does Machu Picchu close?

Machu Picchu is open every day of the year including Sundays and holidays (such as Christmas, New Year, etc.). Machu Picchu Only can close its doors in exceptional cases of protests or natural disasters that put at risk the integrity of the visitor.


86. What is the weather like when visiting Machu Picchu Picchu?

Machu Picchu has a temperate climate with maximum temperatures of 24ºC. during the day and minimum temperatures of 8ºC. at night. Usually the average temperature is 18ºC.


87. When can it rain in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu it can rain at any time of the year and day. However, the rains are more usual in the months of January, February and March.


88. What are the visiting hours for the Intihuatana?

The Intihuatana is one of the most famous Inca constructions in Machu Picchu. Visiting hours are daily from 7 am to 10 am.


89. What are the visiting hours for the Temple of the Condor?

The Temple of the Condor is also one of the most famous Inca constructions in Machu Picchu. Tourist visiting hours are daily from 10 am to 1 pm.


90. How to see llamas in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu you can see llamas in the agricultural sector or in the sector of the Guardian’s House. It is recommended to take pictures with the llamas keeping a distance, respecting their tranquility. They are not aggressive animals, but if they are very uncomfortable, they may defend themselves by spitting at the traveler.


91. What is the best time of the day to get pictures of Machu Picchu?

The best picture of Machu Picchu is taken at sunset, between 4 pm and 5 pm.


92. How to visit the House of the Inca in Machu Picchu?

The Inca House is one of the main constructions of Machu Picchu. It can be visited through circuit 3 or circuit 4. These can be done with the tickets ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’, ‘Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu’ or ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’.


93. How to visit the Inca trails in Machu Picchu?

You can visit the Inca trails (qhapac ñan) by taking the Classic Inca Trail 4 days or the alternative Inca Trail 2 days.


94. What is the best circuit in Machu Picchu for seniors?

Older adults can do circuit 1 in Machu Picchu. In case they are not physically fit, they can do circuit 3 or circuit 4.


95. Can I carry walking sticks in Machu Picchu?

In Machu Picchu Only rubber-tipped walking sticks are allowed, in case the visitor is a senior citizen or a person with physical mobility problems.


96. Can I take backpacks in Machu Picchu?

Backpacks are allowed in Machu Picchu. However, these should not be too bulky. It is recommended to carry backpacks weighing no more than 5 kilos.


97. Can I bring umbrellas in Machu Picchu?

No, umbrellas are prohibited in Machu Picchu. Instead, rain ponchos should be used.


98. Can I take shoes with heels in Machu Picchu?

No, shoes with high heels are prohibited in Machu Picchu Only because they can damage the floor of the archaeological site. In addition, these do not allow adequate mobility in the tour of the archaeological site.


99. How to get the Machu Picchu postmark?

Yes, at the exit gate of Machu Picchu the visitor can get a free postage stamp with the image of Machu Picchu. This service is for everyone.


100. How to climb to the top of Machu Picchu Picchu?

Around the archaeological site of Machu Picchu there are high mountains, the highest of which is the Machu Picchu mountain at 3,082 meters above sea level. To access this peak you must buy the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’.


Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu

Martín A.By: Martín A.

“Wonder of the world“

“Machu Picchu is well known as the Wonder of the World. It was an amazing visit in the company of the guide Franklin. Thanks to the Machupicchu Terra team for organizing the best trip of my life.“

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, May 14, 2024