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Machu Picchu in a wheelchair: tickets and discounts

It may not be easy to visit Machu Picchu in a wheelchair, but it is not impossible. It is that the Inca City was built to be inaccessible. However, all people can see the Wonder of the World. If you are a person with a motor disability, choose to come to Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu for the disabled
People with disabilities receive the necessary means and help during their visit to Machu Picchu

Is Machu Picchu suitable for people in a wheelchair?

  • Machu Picchu is suitable for people in wheelchairs. However, the help of other people is needed for the entrance and the tour.
  • Enjoying Machu Picchu is quite an experience. But the challenge is greater when you come in a wheelchair so you will have to come with a companion.
  • In the Inca City there are support staff willing to help visitors in wheelchairs.

People in wheelchairs Which ticket to Machu Picchu should they choose?

  • Machu Picchu is the biggest tourist attraction in Cusco and South America. It is one of the most desired destinations for people around the world.
  • Like all tourists, visitors in a wheelchair must choose between one of the 4 available tickets:
    • Ticket Machu Picchu Solo.
    • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu.
    • Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain.
    • Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum.

Inca City of Machu Picchu in a wheelchair?

  • People in a wheelchair must choose to buy the Machu Picchu Solo ticket.
  • This ticket will allow you to enter the Inca City.
  • It is possible to travel the lower part of Machu Picchu in a wheelchair on your own.
  • However, to ascend to the higher levels, you will need the help of other people.

In Machu Picchu there are security guards who will do their part so that the tourist in a wheelchair can see every corner of the Inca City.


Huayna Picchu for people in wheelchairs?


Machu Picchu Mountain in a wheelchair?

  • The Machu Picchu mountain has steep roads until reaching the highest point of the Wonder of the World.
  • At the foot of this summit, the Incas built Machu Picchu, whose name was adopted by the Inca City.
  • Unfortunately, this adventure is also not allowed for visitors in a wheelchair.

Machu Picchu Museum for people in wheelchairs?

  • The Machu Picchu museum is a cultural site that exhibits Inca ceramic pieces found in the archaeological site.
  • This museum also exhibits the tools used in the first excavations in Machu Picchu.
  • Tourists in wheelchairs can visit the Machu Picchu museum. To do this, they must purchase the ticket Machu Picchu + Museum.
  • Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 4.30 pm

Discounts on Machu Picchu tickets for people with disabilities

  • All foreign people with disabilities will be able to obtain a 50% discount on the normal price of the Machu Picchu ticket.
  • To access these discounts, the tourist in a wheelchair must make the reservation with the Conadis card or a disability certificate.

What is the Conadis card and what is it for in Machu Picchu?

  • The Conadis card is a card issued to accredit people with disabilities.
  • This card can be obtained throughout Latin America at the offices of Conadis (National Council for the Integration of People with Disabilities).
  • The Conadis card is used to obtain discounts and special prices of all kinds, such as the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket.

What is a disability certificate and how to use it in Machu Picchu?

  • The disability certificate is a public document issued by a medical board to every person with a disability.
  • This certificate shows that the person has a functional, physical, mental or sensory alteration.
  • This certificate gives you access to a series of benefits such as the discount at the Machu Picchu entrance.

According to statistical data, the majority of visitors with disabilities in Cusco and Machu Picchu; They come from the United States, Canada and Western Europe.


How to enjoy an accessible trip in Machu Picchu?

  • The town of Aguas Calientes (at the foot of Machu Picchu) has streets, restaurants, hotels and other services adapted to comfortably receive people with disabilities.
  • The Inca City of Machu Picchu is well adapted to receive people with disabilities. Both for people with wheelchairs and with other disabilities.
  • The largest number of wheelchair visitors occurs between May and November. They take advantage of the absence of rain to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Like Machu Picchu, other cities in Peru are adapted to receive wheelchair tourists: Arequipa, Lima, Trujillo and others.

Free entrance to Machu Picchu for Peruvians with disabilities

  • In the case of Peruvian wheelchair tourists, the entrance to Machu Picchu is free on the first Sunday of each month.
  • To enter Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites in Cusco for free, you will need a Conadis card.

Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu

 Alexis F.By: Alexis F.

“Machu Picchu in a wheelchair“

“I am disabled and I would like to tell all the people who, like me, travel with a wheelchair and a companion, that they can do this trip; they can board a train and enter Machu Picchu with their wheelchair. When I did, a couple of young people offered to help me with my wheelchair, and they did; but I met many people who would have also been delighted to do it; I was able to see all of Machu Picchu, I even reached one of the highest places known as the guardian's house, from where I could see all the wonder. If you want it is possible; cheer up.“


 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, August 13, 2020