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Is Machu Picchu closed?
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Machu Picchu is closed?

Machu Picchu, Cultural and Natural Heritage has an attention schedule to the public, which are Monday to Sunday from 6:00 to 17:00 hours, including holidays.


¿Machu Picchu is currently closed or will close in the future?

Machu Picchu is currently open to the public. In fact, the archaeological site of Machu Picchu normally remains open all year. The closing of the Inca City responds to the fact that sometime a natural event happens that goes against their infrastructure.


There will be a temporary closure of Machu Picchu mountain. Said closure is programmed as follows:

  • Mountain Machu Picchu; from 1 – 15 April, 2016.
  • Mountain Huayna Picchu; from 16 – 30 April, 2016.

This closure does not affect the income of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.


Previous Closures

Machu Picchu was closed in recent years only by due to natural disasters such as landslides and floods. The last prolonged closure occurred in late January 2010. The landslide damaged the railroad that connect Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) with the rest of the country. Being the only path; without trains to Machu Picchu, you can not access the Inca city.


About closures Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Each year, some visitors are confused regarding the opening hours of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Unlike Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail is closed for one month each year. The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the entire month of February (and it is the least popular and wettest month of the year and reopened on March 1. If you want to hike the Inca Trail, you obviously have to avoid February or choose an alternative route.

However, if you want to go directly to Machu Picchu February remains a viable to visit it, as long as do not bother with the rain.


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 25-11-2015