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How to buy the Machu Picchu 2021 tickets?

Do you want to visit Machu Picchu in 2021? This year, due to the global pandemic, there are some modifications to acquire the entrance ticket to the wonder of the world. The visit includes all the necessary security protocols for a 100% safe visit. Learn how to buy your entrance ticket and enjoy one of the best tourist attractions on the planet.



Tourist in Machu Picchu
Tourist in Machu Picchu

 

The sale of Machu Picchu 2021 tickets starts in December 2020. However, in ‘Ticket Machu Picchu’ you can buy them much earlier and thus ensure income to the Inca city. Remember that you will receive the ticket in December (as regulated by the Machupicchu authorities), ready to be printed and used.


Are there changes in Machu Picchu in 2021?

These are the main changes in Machu Picchu:

  • The entrance to the archaeological site of Machupicchu is in the company of a tourist guide on a mandatory basis.
  • To visit the Inca city, you must comply with some protocols such as: the use of masks, taking the temperature before entering, disinfecting hands, footwear as well as social distancing during the tour.
  • In 2021 (until further notice) the entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain and the Machupicchu mountain is prohibited.
  • The price of tickets was reduced for foreign nationals. It remains the same for the citizens of the Andean Community of Nations: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • The entry hours are maintained as from 6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
  • The maximum time of stay of the visitor is now 4 hours from the moment of entering the Wonder of the World (this time can be extended if the tourist sees it necessary).
  • Another modification to take into account is that re-entry to the Wonder of the World is not allowed except for reasons of force majeure.

Ticket types

There are 3 types of Machu Picchu tickets.

Ticket Machu Picchu Only

  • Includes a visit to the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • It offers 9 different income hours:
    • Schedule 1: admission is from 6 am
    • Schedule 2: admission is from 7 am
    • Schedule 3: admission is from 8 am
    • Schedule 4: admission is from 9 am
    • Schedule 5: admission is from 10 am
    • Schedule 6: admission is from 11 am
    • Schedule 7: admission is from 12 pm
    • Schedule 8: admission is from 1 pm
    • Schedule 9: admission is from 2 pm

Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

  • Includes a visit to the Inca City and the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • It offers 3 different entry times:
    • Group 1: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 6 am / the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 am to 8 am
    • Group 2: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 7 am / the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 am to 8 am
    • Group 3: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 8 am / the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain

  • Includes a visit to the Inca City and the Machu Picchu mountain.
  • It offers 3 different entry times:
    • Group 1: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 6 am / the entrance to the Mountain is from 7 am to 8 am
    • Group 2: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 7 am / the entrance to the Mountain is from 7 am to 8 am
    • Group 3: the entrance to Machu Picchu is from 8 am / the entrance to the Mountain is from 9 am to 10 am

Ticket Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu

  • Includes a visit to the Inca City of Machu Picchu and the new route to the Huchuy Picchu mountain.
  • It offers 9 different income hours:
    • Schedule 1: admission is from 6 am
    • Schedule 2: admission is from 7 am
    • Schedule 3: admission is from 8 am
    • Schedule 4: admission is from 9 am
    • Schedule 5: admission is from 10 am
    • Schedule 6: admission is from 11 am
    • Schedule 7: admission is from 12 pm
    • Schedule 8: admission is from 1 pm
    • Schedule 9: admission is from 2 pm

How to buy the Machu Picchu 2021 ticket?

You can buy the Machu Picchu ticket online or in person in Cusco. Today, the majority of visitors from all over the world do so through the web.

How to buy the ticket in Cusco (Peru)?

To buy the ticket, the visitor must go to the authorized offices and make the purchase with their passport, identity document or university card.

Remember that the face-to-face purchase for 2021 begins in December 2020. Therefore, long queues form in Cusco to get the entrance ticket. It is best to buy it online in advance.

The authorized offices in Cusco are:

  • At Casa Garcilaso: Street Garcilaso s/n Cusco – Peru.
  • At the Disconcerted Directorate of Culture Cusco: Street Maruri 324, Cusco – Peru.
  • In Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town): Avenue Pachacutec s/n.

How to buy the ticket online?

On the internet, there are two ways to buy the Machu Picchu ticket: on the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru or at an authorized tourism agency.

To buy the entrance to Machu Picchu online follow these steps:

  • Enter the official website or an authorized tourism agency.
  • Choose the type of ticket as well as the date and time of entry of your preference. Check if there is availability.
  • Complete the requested information with your personal data: names, age, type and number of identity document (or passport), etc.
  • Make the payment of the entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Print the tickets that you will receive in your email.

Remember that most tourism agencies start selling tickets for 2021 from December 2020. In Ticket Machu Picchu, you can buy your ticket a lot before (all of 2020) and thus ensure your entry to the Inca city.


How to get discounts in Machu Picchu for 2021?

In 2021, Machu Picchu reduced the price of its tickets for foreign citizens. Likewise, there are discounts for those under 18 and university students.

Discounts for college students

  • This benefit applies to undergraduate students, under 25 years of age, who are studying at the time of their visit.
  • The purchase of the ticket is presenting the current university card.
  • The ISIC student card is no longer valid to buy the ticket Machu Picchu .
  • The student discount ticket can only be purchased in person in Cusco or through the website of an authorized tourism agency.

Discounts for minors

  • This benefit applies to children or adolescents between 3 and 17 years of age in all countries.
  • The purchase of the ticket is with the passport or identity document that certifies the age of the minor.
  • The income is accompanied by his father, mother, both or a proxy.
  • This type of ticket can only be purchased in person in Cusco or online.

Since when is it possible to buy tickets for Machu Picchu 2021?

The official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru only allows the purchase of the entrance to Machu Picchu until December 31, 2020.

The only way to ensure the ticket to Machu Picchu 2020 is to wait until mid-December 2020, the date on which the official website allows you to make the purchase.

On many occasions, on that date only the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket for January was opened. Visitors looking for a ticket for February, March or the coming months; they must wait until mid to late January.


How long in advance to buy the Machu Picchu ticket?

Tourists who want to visit Machu Picchu in 2021, must purchase their tickets in advance. Especially if you want to visit during the high tourist season (April to October).

  • Entrance Machu Picchu Only: 3 weeks before.
  • Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu: 3 months before.
  • Entrance Machu Picchu + Mountain: 1 month before.
  • Entrance Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu: 3 weeks before.

Other tickets in Machu Picchu

  • Inca trail

    Due to the pandemic caused by Covid 19, the entrance to the Inca Trail is closed in 2021 (until further notice). Stay informed to verify if entry to this 4-day route to Machupicchu is already allowed.

  • Trains to Machupicchu

    2021 train tickets can be purchased from 2020. It is recommended to do so in advance through the Peru Rail or Inca Rail web pages.

  • Buses to Machupicchu

    Bus tickets for 2021 are already available. The purchase of tickets can be done online or in person in Cusco.


Questions and answers about the entrance to Machu Picchu 2021

  • When do Machu Picchu tickets go on sale, exactly?

    According to the rules of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, the 2021 tickets go on sale only in December 2020. The exact date is not certain although it is supposed to be in the middle of the month, approximately.

  • I can’t buy Machu Picchu tickets! What I do?

    In case you cannot buy your 2021 ticket, it is best to do it through Ticket Machu Picchu. There you can buy your ticket from any date in 2020. You can get availability yes or yes.

  • Does the official page not allow you to buy the entrance to Machu Picchu?

    The official page enables the sale of 2021 tickets from mid-December 2020. You cannot make the purchase before.

  • How to get the ticket for the first days of January 2021?

    If you are scheduled to visit in the first days of January 2021, it is best to buy your ticket from 2020. Tickets for the first days of the year are the first to be sold out.

  • When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

    The dry season (from April to October) is the best time to visit Machu Picchu. In those months, the weather is warm and ideal for touring the Inca City or going on excursions.

  • When does Machu Picchu close?

    Machu Picchu does not close any day in 2021. The hours of operation are from Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 5.30 pm

  • When to buy the Huayna Picchu ticket?

    This entrance is not available in 2021 until the authorities decide to reopen it. We recommend that you stay informed.

  • How much does the Machu Picchu 2021 ticket cost?

    These are the new ticket prices.

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, November 8, 2021