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Regulation of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering Inca its unique architectural and landscape features have become one of the most popular in the world and therefore one of the most visited tourist destinations, reason why has established rules and restrictions for visitors that must be met at the time of his visit because a sacred place like this deserves respect.

The visit schedule to Machu Picchu is from 06:00 to 16:00 hours, if you want to get a panoramic view of the Sacred City of the Incas is advisable to go early in the morning so you can watch the sunrise, take pictures and visit places around Machu Picchu, such as; The Inca Bridge, La Puerta del Sol. Around the 08:00 the tour groups make their income with their respective guide filling the entire complex and making difficult to walk through the narrow streets of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. At 16:30 rangers make it sound the whistles for people proceed to leave this magnificent place.


The main requirement to visit the Inca citadel is to bring identification with which you registered when you purchased your entries, being these: ID, Passport, Identity Card, Registration ID, etc; the ISIC card or university card (for Peruvians), because they will be requested along with your ticket to the time of inspection.

The Ministry of Culture establishes certain conditions in the purchase of electronic Ticket Machu Picchu; being the following:

  • If not present an identification with which certifies ownership of the ticket, this will be limited and may not enter the premises, in this case not proceed any refund.
  • If you did not use the ticket on the date indicated, there is no refund, since only lasts one day.
  • Reserves the right to restrict entry to the premises to people whose health is very delicate or inappropriate and women in advanced state of pregnancy.
  • Will not be responsible for the health or physical status of the visitors or for any accidents or problems that may happen as a result of your visit.
  • The electronic ticket entitles entrance to Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu on the date indicated therein.
  • The following persons or objects are disabled for entry and / or removed from the premises:
    • People found under the influence of toxic substances, alcohol, drugs or other substances.
    • Firearm or compressed air, ammunition, explosives, flammable substances or other object that alter the order within the archaeological site.
    • Bows and arrows, hunting and fishing implements, axes, machetes, hunting knives with a blade of steel that exceeds the 07 cm. of long, picks, shovels or other tools.
    • Any kind of trap for catching specimens of fauna.
    • Fuels such as kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline.
    • Audio and other generators of noise.
    • Pets and exotic species.
    • Velas.
    • Visitors exhibiting behaviors against morality or decency.

Violation of these rules may incur legal action by the Peruvian government and the application of sanctions for visitors who violate some standards.

For any national or foreign person visiting the Inca city of Machu Picchu, is strictly forbidden to perform the following behavior:

  • You can not buy tickets at the door control of Inca Citadel.
  • The walking sticks are allowed only for the elderly and disabled.
  • Climb and touch the walls and other structures of the Inca city.
  • Bend over, put your hand or rubbing the body on the walls and stone elements.
  • Smoking snuff, cigars, or any other substance.
  • Contaminate water sources.
  • Make inscriptions in the floors, walls, stones, as well as elements of the natural heritage under penalty.
  • Nudists and obscene acts contrary to morality and decency.
  • Throwing solid and liquid waste.
  • Carrying backpacks with more capacity to 20 liters or 6 kilos.
  • Provide and market products in and out of the Inca city.
  • Doing activities that distort the sanctity of the Inca city such as fashion, displayed in swimsuit or dancers and exotic musical instruments.
  • Making social commitments.
  • Entering and driving pets.
  • Perform overflights made with paragliders, helicopters or any type of craft.
  • Promote, conduct and taking pictures or filming in the airspace throwing drones or ship any ship lower, being exempted from this ban flights of this type only for scientific purposes and for cultural dissemination express permission of the Department of Culture Decentralized Cusco.
  • Use repellent sprays that release, colognes, sunscreen and more.
  • Change of attire, clothing or dress in the Inca city.
  • Wear or carry large umbrellas in the rainy season.
  • Perform explanations in spaces or sites not determined for this purpose.
  • Exceed or go beyond the physical limits of the tour of the Inca city.
  • Making films for marketing consumer products.
  • Carrying or enter heavy filming equipment to the Inca city.
  • Making any kind of attack on the conservation of the Inca city and its lithic elements, in addition to the administrative penalty may be the subject of police and judicial complaint.

If someone commits any of the prohibited conduct described above, the staff of the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu will proceed to the immediate removal of the offender, whether visitor, official guide or any other person, with the support of the Police Tourism, proceeding to eliminate the filming or photographic records, noting the fact for appropriate action or coursing a notice of infringement to cultural heritage to initiate the administrative disciplinary proceedings or proceedings for police or judicial complaint if necessary, without any right of re-entry to the offender.


To enjoy your visit without violating any rules and above all respect and care for the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; the following is recommended:

  • The visits should be conducted in small groups to avoid crowding at the time of visit to the citadel.
  • Show a respectful attitude for the environment at all times, don’t throw garbage or interfere in the lives of the wildlife in its path.
  • Promote the conservation of the environment by using biodegradable products and walk only by the designated places.

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