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Tickets to Machu Picchu for children under 18 years of age

Although there are ten entrances to Machu Picchu, only five are allowed for visitors of all ages. There are another five entrances available for visitors over 18 years of age. This is to safeguard the integrity of visitors, especially during the hikes to the mountain tops. The tickets for children under 18 are: a) Machu Picchu Classic Photo, b) Machu Picchu Classic, c) Machu Picchu Classic Lower Terrace, d) Machu Picchu Lower Temples and e) Machu Picchu with Intipunku. Learn more about these tickets for the whole family!



Child observing the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
Child observing the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

Which is the best of the new entrances to Machu Picchu?
There are ten types of tickets to Machu Picchu, all offering a different experience in the visit to the Inca citadel. While most tickets offer hiking routes to little known Inca mountains or constructions, according to tour guides, the ticket that provides the best experience, at least on a first visit is the ticket ‘Machu Picchu Classic’ or the ticket ‘Machu Picchu Classic lower terrace’. Both offer the visit to the Inca city through circuit 2, the most complete tour and the one that most tourists prefer because it includes most of the Inca temples. In addition, this ticket offers the classic photo of Machu Picchu from the sector of the Guardian’s House, considered the best postcard photo of the visit. Both tickets are available for people of all ages.


New tickets to the Inca city of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the best tourist attractions in the world, but also, one of the world’s archaeological sites that are under observation due to the large influx of visitors each year. It is estimated that the Inca city receives around 1.5 million people every year.

To reduce the impact of visitors on Machu Picchu, in 2024, the Peruvian authorities ordered the creation of ten new tourist tickets and three new tourist circuits. The aim is to organize the flow of visitors in a balanced way, ensuring the survival of Machu Picchu for future generations.

These are the new entrance tickets for Machu Picchu:

  • Ticket Machu Picchu Classic Photo – Includes circuit 1, the panoramic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu Classic – Includes circuit 2, the classic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu Classic Lower Terrace – Includes circuit 2, the classic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu Lower Temples – Includes circuit 3, the royal circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu – Includes circuit 3, the royal circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Mountain – Includes circuit 1, the panoramic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Huchuy Picchu – Includes circuit 3, the royal circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Inca Bridge – Includes circuit 1, the panoramic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Intipunku – Includes circuit 1, the panoramic circuit.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Temple of the Moon (Great Cavern) – Includes circuit 3, the royal circuit.

Likewise, these are the three new circuits in Machu Picchu:

  • Circuit 1

    The panoramic circuit that includes the visit to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by the viewpoint of the Guardian’s House where you get the best postcard photo and the full view of the Inca citadel. This circuit takes 1 hour 30 minutes approximately. It is included in the tickets Machu Picchu Classic Photo, Machu Picchu with Inca Bridge, Machu Picchu with Intipunku and Machu Picchu with Mountain.

  • Circuit 2

    The classic circuit includes the visit to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu through its main granite stone buildings, such as: the viewpoint of the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Hall of Mirrors, the ceremonial fountains and the agricultural sector. It also includes the classic photo from the sector of the Guardian’s House through its lower terraces. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. This circuit is included in the tickets Machu Picchu Classic and Machu Picchu Classic lower terrace.

  • Circuit 3

    The circuit of the royalty that includes the visit to Inca precincts of great importance in Machu Picchu, such as: the Royal Tomb, the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the ceremonial fountains and the agricultural sector. The best photo is obtained from the agricultural sector. This circuit can be completed in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is included in the tickets Machu Picchu Temples of the lower part, Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu with Huchuy Picchu and Machu Picchu with Temple of the Lina (Great Cavern).



Tickets to Machu Picchu for children under 18 years old

There are five tickets to Machu Picchu that are suitable for visitors under 18 years old and for the whole family:

  • Machu Picchu Classic Photo Ticket.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu Classic.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu Classic lower terrace.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu lower temples.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu with Intipunku.
Young tourist visiting Machu Picchu
Young tourist visiting Machu Picchu

Ticket Machu Picchu Classic Photo

This ticket allows you to visit Machu Picchu through circuit 1. Therefore, the tour is by the stone steps (route between 15 to 30 minutes) to reach the Guardian’s House where you get the best view and the best postcard photo of Machu Picchu. It is suitable for all ages and every day of the year.

These are the current schedules:

  • Group 1. Entrance from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Group 2. Entrance from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3. Entrance from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 4. Entrance from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 5. Entrance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 6. Entrance from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Group 7. Entrance from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Group 8. Entrance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Group 9. Entrance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Group 10. Entrance from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Classic photo of Machu Picchu
Classic photo of Machu Picchu

Ticket Machu Picchu Classic

This ticket offers the visit to Machu Picchu through circuit 2, the most recommended. It includes the visit to the sector of the House of the Watchman (postcard photo), the viewpoint of the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Hall of Mirrors, the sacred fountains and the agricultural sector. The ticket is suitable for all ages and is open all year round.

These are the current schedules:

  • Group 1. Entrance from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Group 2. Entrance from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3. Entrance from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 4. Entrance from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 5. Entrance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 6. Entrance from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Group 7. Entrance from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Group 8. Entrance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Group 9. Entrance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Group 10. Entrance from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
View of the Temple of the 3 windows - Machu Picchu
View of the Temple of the 3 windows – Machu Picchu

Ticket Machu Picchu Classic lower terrace

This ticket offers the same tour as the Classic Machu Picchu ticket. The only difference is that the classic photo is taken a few meters lower (on a lower terrace), although the panorama is almost identical. It is also suitable for all ages and is available all year round.

These are the current schedules:

  • Group 1. Entrance from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Group 2. Entrance from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3. Entrance from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 4. Entrance from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 5. Entrance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 6. Entrance from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Group 7. Entrance from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Group 8. Entrance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Group 9. Entrance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Group 10. Entrance from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
View of Machu Picchu from the lower terrace
View of Machu Picchu from the lower terrace

Ticket Machu Picchu lower part temples

This ticket offers the tour of Machu Picchu through circuit 3, where the visitor will know: the agricultural sector (the most similar to the classic postcard photo), the Sacred Tomb, the Temple of the Sun (tour of the lower part), the House of the Inca, the set Three Gates, the Temple of the Condor and the sacred fountains. The ticket is suitable for visitors of all ages and is also available all year round.

These are the current schedules:

  • Group 1. Entrance from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Group 2. Entrance from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3. Entrance from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 4. Entrance from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 5. Entrance from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 6. Entrance from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Group 7. Entrance from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Group 8. Entrance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Group 9. Entrance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Group 10. Entrance from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Llama in the lower part of Machu Picchu
Llama in the lower part of Machu Picchu

Ticket Machu Picchu with Intipunku

This ticket offers the tour of Machu Picchu through the circuit, that is, the visit to the Guardian’s House where you get the best postcard photos and the best view. It also allows you to hike to Intipunku, the sun gate of the Inca city. This hike takes 1 hour uphill and 1 hour downhill on average. The ticket is suitable for visitors of all ages but the route to Intipunku is only available during the high tourist season, from June 1 to October 15.

These are the current schedules:

  • Group 1. Entrance to Machupicchu is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Group 2. Entrance to Machupicchu is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Group 3. Entrance to Machupicchu is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Group 4. Entrance to Machupicchu is from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Tourists at the Sun Gate - Intipunku Machu Picchu
Tourists at the Sun Gate – Intipunku Machu Picchu

Difference between Machu Picchu tickets for children under 18 years old

Machu Picchu tickets for all agesTicket Machu Picchu Foto ClásicaTicket Machu Picchu ClassicTicket Machu Picchu Classic lower terraceTicket Machu Picchu Classic lower terraceTicket Machu Picchu with Intipunku
Which circuit is included?Circuit 1Circuit 2Circuit 2Circuit 3Circuit 1
How long is the approximate visit time?1 hour 30 minutes2 hours 30 minutes2 hours 30 minutes2 hours4 hours
Is it available all year round?YesYesYesYesFrom June 1 to October 15
What is the ticket price?152 soles (foreign adults)152 soles (foreign adults)152 soles (foreign adults)152 soles (foreign adults)152 soles (foreign adults)
AdvantagesThe best postcard photoThe most complete tourThe most complete tourLittle known temples such as the House of the IncaHike to Intipunku
DisadvantagesDoes not include Inca constructionsTickets sell out fastTickets sell out fastDoes not offer the classic photoIt does not offer a tour of the Inca constructions.

Questions and answers about Machu Picchu tickets for children under 18 years old

  • 1) Which entrance to Machu Picchu is available for children under 18 years old?

    The tickets for children under 18 years old are: a) Machu Picchu Classic Photo, b) Machu Picchu Classic, c) Machu Picchu Classic Lower Terrace, d) Machu Picchu Lower Temples and e) Machu Picchu with Intipunku.

  • 2) And which entrance to Machu Picchu is available for visitors over 18 years old?

    The tickets for visitors over 18 years old are the entrances: a) Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu, b) Machu Picchu with Mountain, c) Machu Picchu with Huchuy Picchu, d) Machu Picchu with Inca Bridge and e) Machu Picchu with Temple of the Moon.

  • 3) What does the Machu Picchu Classic Photo ticket offer?

    This ticket allows you to visit Machu Picchu through circuit 1. Therefore, the tour is by the stone steps (route between 15 to 30 minutes) to reach the Guardian’s House where you get the best view and the best postcard photo of Machu Picchu.

  • 4) What does the Classic Machu Picchu ticket offer?

    This ticket allows you to visit Machu Picchu through circuit 2, the most recommended. It includes the visit to the sector of the House of the Watchman (postcard photo), the viewpoint of the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Hall of Mirrors, the sacred fountains and the agricultural sector. The ticket is suitable for all ages and is open all year round.

  • 5) What does the Machu Picchu Classic lower terrace ticket offer?

    This ticket offers the same tour as the Classic Machu Picchu ticket. The only difference is that the classic photo is taken a few meters lower (on a lower terrace), although the panorama is almost identical.

  • 6) What does the Machu Picchu Temples of the lower part ticket offer?

    This ticket offers the tour of Machu Picchu through circuit 3, where the visitor will visit: the agricultural sector (the most similar to the classic postcard photo), the Sacred Tomb, the Temple of the Sun (tour of the lower part), the House of the Inca, the Tres Portadas complex, the Temple of the Condor and the sacred fountains.

  • 7) What does the Machu Picchu with Intipunku ticket offer?

    This ticket offers the tour of Machu Picchu through the circuit, that is, the visit to the Guardian’s House where you get the best postcard photos and the best view. It also allows you to hike to Intipunku, the sun gate of the Inca city. This hike takes 1 hour uphill and 1 hour downhill on average.

  • 8) What documents do I need to show to enter Machu Picchu?

    To enter Machu Picchu you will need the identity card or passport with which you purchased your ticket.

  • 9) Can I enter Machu Picchu without a tour guide?

    Yes, the visit to Machu Picchu with a tour guide is optional.

  • 10) Can I enter Machu Picchu if I am under 18 years old?

    Visitors under 18 years of age must enter Machu Picchu with a person of legal age.

Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu

Maricielo B.By: Maricielo B.

“An experience with history“

“How small I felt when I saw Machu Picchu in front of me. I had read and seen so many pictures of this site that when I was there I could not believe my eyes. I wish we could all go and appreciate what man has done. A world heritage site.“

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, June 26, 2024