7 Types of Tickets to Machu Picchu Which one to choose?

In Machu Picchu, there are seven types of tickets. All of them include the entrance to the famous Inca archaeological site. However, they also offer access to the immense mountains surrounding the Inca city. Which one to choose? That depends on the taste of each tourist. Below we will detail what is included in each of the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, to help you decide which one to choose. Remember that the type of ticket you choose will determine the type of experience you will have in the wonder of the world.

Type of entranceClassic Photo (Guardian’s House)Machu Picchu Temples (upper sector)Machu Picchu Temples (lower sector)Huaynapicchu MountainMachupicchu MountainIntipunkuGreat CavernHuchuy Picchu MountainInca Bridge
Ticket group ‘Machupicchu Only’
Ticket Huayna Picchu
Ticket Machu Picchu Mountain
Ticket Huchuy Picchu
Ticket Inca Bridge
Ticket Intipunku
Ticket Temple of the Moon


Machu Picchu Citadel
The ticket Machu Picchu Only, in its two shifts, will allow you to visit the main attractions of the Inca citadel

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Type 1. Group tickets ‘Machu Picchu Only’

This type of tickets has 4 tickets: a) Classic Photo of Machu Picchu, b) Classic in Machu Picchu, c) Classic 2 in Machu Picchu and d) Temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu. The visitor can stay in the Inca city up to 2 hours and 30 minutes after the entrance. It is suitable for visitors of all ages and all year round.

What types of tickets are included?

  • a) Classic Photo Ticket Machu Picchu: allows the classic photo in Machu Picchu from the area of the Guardian’s House.
  • b) Classic Ticket in Machu Picchu: allows the classic photo and the tour of the main temples of Machu Picchu.
  • c) Classic 2 Ticket in Machu Picchu: allows the classic photo (from a lower terrace) and the tour of the main temples of Machu Picchu.
  • d) Ticket Temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu: allows a nice photo (from the agricultural sector) and the tour of the temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu.

What are the entrance times?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 to 7 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 to 8 am.
  • Group 3: entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 to 9 am.
  • Group 4: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 to 10 am.
  • Group 5: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 to 11 am.
  • Group 6: entrance to Machu Picchu from 11 to 12 pm.
  • Group 7: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 12 to 1 pm.
  • Group 8: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 1 to 2 pm.
  • Group 9: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 2 to 3 pm.
  • Group 10: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 3 to 4 pm.

What is included?

  • Classic Photo Ticket Machu Picchu

    • Classic photo of Machu Picchu.
    • View of the temples of the upper sector of Machu Picchu.
    • View of the temples of the lower sector of Machu Picchu.
  • Classic Ticket Machu Picchu

    • Classic photo of Machu Picchu (from lower terrace).
    • Tour of the main temples and stone constructions (high and low area).
  • Classic 2 Ticket in Machu Picchu

    • Classic photo of Machu Picchu (from the lower platform).
    • Tour of the main temples and stone constructions (high and low area).
  • Ticket to the temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu.

    • Nice picture of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector).
    • Tour of the main temples and constructions of the lower area.

How much time in advance do I need to reserve these types of tickets?

Classic Photo Ticket Machu Picchu: It is recommended to book this ticket 2 or 3 weeks in advance. During the high tourist season (April to October), up to 2 months in advance.

Classic Ticket Machu Picchu: It is recommended to buy the ‘Machu Picchu Classic Ticket’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), approximately 3 months in advance.

Classic 2 Ticket Machu Picchu: It is recommended to buy the ‘Machu Picchu Classic 2 Ticket’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), approximately 3 months in advance.

Ticket to the lower part of Machu Picchu: It is recommended to buy the ‘Ticket to the lower part of Machu Picchu’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), approximately 2 months in advance.

The advantages of these tickets

  • Classic Photo Ticket Machu Picchu: Allows a quiet visit with beautiful scenery. It allows you to take the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu. It is suitable for the family. There is no age restriction.
  • Classic Ticket in Machu Picchu: Allows a more complete tour of Machu Picchu (Temple of the Sun, Main Temple, Temple of the 3 Windows, Sacred Rock, Temple of the Condor and more). It allows you to get the classic photo of Machu Picchu (from the lower terrace sector).
  • Classic 2 Ticket in Machu Picchu: Allows a more complete tour of Machu Picchu, the so-called Circuit 2: Temple of the Sun, Main Temple, Temple of the 3 Windows, Sacred Rock, Temple of the Condor and more. It allows you to get the classic photo of Machu Picchu (from the lower platform sector).
  • Ticket to the temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu: Allows you to visit the Inca temples of the lower part: the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Mirrors and the Sacred Fountains. It allows to get a nice picture of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector). It is a short circuit suitable for elderly visitors or people with disabilities.

Questions and answers

  • Can I use the ticket for a different day than the one chosen?

    This ticket is valid for the day and time indicated on the ticket. It is not possible to enter a day earlier or later.

  • What age is this type of ticket ideal for?

    With this ticket, people of all ages can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu. If you are traveling with children, try to choose a friendly tour guide. Children under 3 years old do not pay.

  • How to access the Classic Photo ticket discounts in Machu Picchu?

    To access the discounts the visitor must send an email to info@boletomachupicchu.com with the valid university card (students), passport or identity document that certifies the age or nationality valid for discounts.

  • How to pay for the Classic Photo ticket in Machu Picchu?

    There are several methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express or PayPal.

  • How to get the Machu Picchu postage stamp?

    At the exit gate of Machu Picchu there is a table with the Machu Picchu postmark. Tourists only have to approach and stamp their passport. At some times of the year there is a queue.

  • What other places can I visit with the ticket?

    This ticket only allows you to visit the sector of the Guardian’s House, from where you can get the best pictures of Machu Picchu.

  • Can I stay all day in Machu Picchu with this ticket?

    The ticket allows a time limit of 2 hours 30 minutes of visit.

More information you should know

  • Remember that you cannot enter Machu Picchu without the company of a guide. The guided tour lasts about 2 hours. You can book one online or at the entrance door.
Map of the Machu Picchu tour
Map of the Machu Picchu tour

The ‘Machu Picchu Solo’ ticket is the most used by tourists to visit Machu Picchu. The reason? It is the most economical ticket. It is suitable for people of all ages. It allows you to visit all the Inca constructions of the citadel. It also allows you to take the classic postcard photo with Machu Picchu in the background. Finally, it has greater availability than the other types of tickets.


Type 2. Ticket Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu

With this ticket you can access the Inca city of Machu Picchu (for its temples at the bottom), as well as the agricultural sector for a beautiful photo of Machu Picchu. It also offers the hike to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain. It is available all year round. It is suitable for visitors over 18 years old.

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am to 6.30 am / entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain until 8 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 am to 9.30 am / entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain until 11 am.

Tourists may remain in the site for up to 4 hours after entering.

What does it include?

  • Nice picture of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector).
  • Tour of the main temples and buildings in the lower area.
  • Hike to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to buy the ‘Boleto Huayna Picchu’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), with 2 or 3 months in advance on average.

The advantages of this ticket

  • Permite conocer los templos incas de la parte inferior: el Templo del Sol, la Casa del Inca, la Roca Sagrada, el Templo del Cóndor, los Espejos de Agua y las Fuentes Sagradas.
  • Permite obtener una bonita foto de la ciudadela inca de Machu Picchu (desde el sector agrícola).
  • Permite a los mayores de 18 años hacer la famosa caminata a la cima del Huayna Picchu (fotos panorámicas).

Questions and answers

  • Who can enter the Huayna Picchu mountain?

    The Waynapicchu is only allowed to people over 18 years old.

  • When is the best time to climb Huayna Picchu?

    The dry season (April to October) is the best time to hike Waynapicchu. The sky is clearer and there is little chance of rain.

  • Is Huayna Picchu mountain safe?

    Yes, although many people say otherwise on internet travel forums, if you follow the safety rules, there is no danger at all in the Waynapicchu.

  • How to get to the Temple of the Moon?

    To get to this temple you must buy another type of ticket, the ticket ‘Temple of the Moon of Machu Picchu (Great Cavern).

  • Can I enter Huayna Picchu at any time?

    No, there are fixed admission schedules for both Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain (up to 400 visitors per day divided into two groups).

  • Can I take selfie sticks on the mountain?

    No. Selfie sticks are not allowed in Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu. They can cause accidents on the mountain trails.

  • Can I buy the entrance to Huayna Picchu in Cusco?

    No. Tickets to the mountain are in high demand so they sell out quickly. It is recommended to purchase tickets online 2 or 3 months in advance.

  • Do I have to enter the mountain with a tour guide?

    It is not mandatory to enter Huaynapicchu with a tour guide. If you wish to do so, you must hire a private guide online or at the entrance to Machupicchu.

Map of Huayna Picchu
Map of Huayna Picchu

More information you should know

  • The ticket is available all year round.
  • The hike to the top of Huayna Picchu requires no fear of heights as there are some scary stretches.
Huayna Picchu Mountain
The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket will allow you to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain

Type 3. Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain

You can enter the Inca City (to the viewpoint of the Guardian’s House) and also climb the Machu Picchu mountain. This summit is located at 3,082 meters above sea level. This trekking route is less steep but longer than the Huayna Picchu trek. It is available all year round for people over 18 years old.

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am to 6.30 am / entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain until 8 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am to 8.30 am / entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain until 10 am.

Visitors can stay up to 5 hours after entering.

What does it include?

  • Visit to the Guardian’s House (main viewpoint).
  • Classic photo of Machu Picchu.
  • Hike to the top of Machu Picchu mountain.

How much time in advance do I have to reserve this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book your Machu Picchu Mountain ticket 1 month in advance. If you plan to visit during the high tourist season (April to October), make your reservation up to 2 months in advance.

The advantages of this ticket

  • Allows you to climb to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain.
  • It allows you to get the best picture of Machu Picchu from the Guardian’s House.
  • This type of ticket allows you to see the scenic beauty of the Wonder of the World.

Questions and answers

  • Who can enter Machu Picchu Mountain?

    The Machu Picchu mountain is only allowed to people over 18 years old.

  • When is the best time to climb Machu Picchu?

    The dry season (April to October) is the best time to hike this mountain. The sky is clearer and there is little chance of rain.

  • Is Machu Picchu mountain safe?

    Yes, although many people say otherwise on internet travel forums, if you follow the safety rules, there is no danger whatsoever.

  • How long does the hike to the top of Machu Picchu mountain take?

    The route from the starting point to the top of Machu Picchu mountain takes 2 hours on average.

  • Can I enter Machu Picchu mountain at any time?

    No, there are fixed entrance times to both Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

  • Can I bring selfie sticks to the mountain?

    No. Selfie sticks are not allowed in Machu Picchu or on the Machu Picchu mountain. They can cause accidents on the mountain trails.

  • Can I buy the entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain in Cusco?

    No. Tickets to the mountain are in high demand so they sell out quickly. It is recommended to purchase tickets online 3 or 4 months in advance.

  • Do I have to enter the mountain with a tour guide?

    It is not mandatory to enter this mountain with a tour guide. If you wish to do so, you must hire a private guide online or at the entrance to Machupicchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain tour map
Machu Picchu Mountain tour map

More information you should know

  • You can reserve this ticket weeks in advance. Only 400 people per day can enter this mountain.
  • We recommend hiking with hiking shoes. The trails are made of stone and can be very slippery when wet.
Machu Picchu mountain
The Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket will allow you to climb the Machu Picchu mountain

The ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ ticket is the most requested by visitors. In addition, due to the limited availability for 200 people per day, the purchase of the ticket should be made 3 or 4 months in advance. The visit to this mountain is only allowed for people over 12 years old.


Type 4. Ticket Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu

With this ticket you can access the archaeological site of Machu Picchu (for its temples at the bottom: Temple of the Sun, House of the Inca), as well as the agricultural sector for a beautiful photo of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector). In addition, it offers the hike to the top of the small mountain Huchuy Picchu. It is available from June 1 to October 15. It is suitable for visitors over 18 years old.

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machupicchu from 11 am to 11.30 am / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu until 12 am.
  • Group 2: Entrance to Machupicchu from 1 pm to 1.30 pm / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu until 2 pm.

Tourists may remain at the site for up to 2 hours and 30 minutes after the time of entry.

What does it include?

  • Beautiful photo of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector).
  • Tour of the main temples and buildings of the royal area (including the Temple of the Sun and the House of the Inca).
  • Hike to the top of the small mountain Huchuy Picchu.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to buy the ‘Boleto Huchuy Picchu’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), with 2 months in advance on average.

The advantages of this ticket

  • It allows to know the Inca temples of the lower part of Machu Picchu, such as: the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, the Sacred Rock and the Temple of the Condor.
  • It allows a nice photo from the agricultural sector of Machu Picchu.
  • Allows those over 18 years old to make the short hike to the Huchuy Picchu mountain (2,497 masl).

Questions and answers

  • What is Huchuy Picchu?

    Huchuy Picchu is one of the three mountains that surround Machu Picchu and offer a hiking route to its summit. It is 2,497 meters above sea level. The route to its summit is an adventure accessible to all.

  • How is the hike to the top?

    The hike to the top is only 1 kilometer. However, the route is uphill through hundreds of stone steps built by the Incas. The route can take 1 hour or a little more, depending on the physical condition of the visitor. From there you have spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu.

  • Does the entrance ticket to this mountain include the visit to Machu Picchu?

    Yes, the ticket offers the visit to the Huchuy Picchu mountain and the archaeological site of Machu Picchu through circuit 3 through the lower part of the Inca citadel.

  • Is the mountain dangerous?

    No, the mountain follows ascending paths, but within easy limits. In the most difficult sections there are safety ropes and personnel guarding the place.

  • Where to buy the ticket?

    The most advisable is to buy the ticket online through the official website or a tourist agency. You can also buy tickets in person at the two official offices in the city of Cusco: a) at 324 Maruri Street and Garcilaso Street s/n.

  • When is the best time to go?

    Huchuy Picchu mountain is open to the public only from June 1 to October 15.

  • Is the mountain suitable for everyone?

    No, the Huchuy Picchu mountain is only open to visitors over 18 years old.

  • Are there discounts for this ticket?

    Yes, the ticket offers discounts for university students, people under 18 years of age and citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia).

Map to get to Huchuy Picchu
Map to get to Huchuy Picchu

More information you should know

  • The ticket is available from June 1 to October 15 (high tourist season).

The hike to the top of Huchuy Picchu is easy, it does not go through scary stretches.


Type 5. Ticket Machupicchu + Inca Bridge

With this ticket you can access the Inca city of Machu Picchu, as well as the little known Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu. To reach this construction of wood and stone you must make a walk of only 30 minutes approximately. The route is only available during the high tourist season (from June 1 to October 15). It is suitable for visitors over 18 years old.

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 to 9 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 to 10 am.
  • Group 3: entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 to 11 am.
  • Group 4: entrance to Machu Picchu from 11 to 12 am.

Tourists may remain in the site for up to 3 hours after entering.

What does it include?

  • It allows the easy hike to the Inca Bridge, bordering sector of Machu Picchu with the Amazon jungle.
  • It includes the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu from the sector of the Guardian’s House.

How much time before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to buy the Machu Picchu Inca Bridge ticket at least 3 weeks in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), approximately 2 months in advance.

The advantages of this ticket

  • Allows you to make the short hike (about 30 minutes) to the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu.
  • Allows you to get the classic photo of Machu Picchu (from the Guardian’s House).
  • Allows you to stay up to 3 hours in Machu Picchu from the time of entry.

Questions and answers

  • What is the Inca Bridge?

    The Inca Bridge is a wooden construction on stone that marked the boundary of Machu Picchu on the west side. In case of invasions, the bridge could be removed to prevent the arrival of invaders. It is reached by a short route near cliffs.

  • How is the hike to the Inca Bridge and is it dangerous?

    The hike is only about 1 kilometer. These are made of stone near cliffs of hundreds of meters. The route is on flat roads. It takes only 30 minutes to get there on average. Despite the cliffs, it is a safe route.

  • Does this ticket include the classic photo of Machu Picchu?

    Yes, the ticket ‘Machu Picchu Inca Bridge’ allows you to get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu from the Guardian’s House. For this reason this is a highly recommended ticket.

  • Can everyone visit the Inca Bridge?

    No, this ticket is only available for visitors over 18 years of age.

  • Where to buy the ticket?

    It is advisable to purchase this ticket online through the official website or a tourist agency. Another option (not recommended due to limited availability) can be purchased in the city of Cusco itself at: a) 324 Maruri Street and Garcilaso Street s/n.

  • When is the best time to visit the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu?

    This short trekking route is only available from June 1 to October 15.

  • Can I enter at any time?

    No, there are strict schedules for the visit with this ticket (check schedules).

  • Are there discounts for this ticket?

    Yes, this ticket offers discounts for university students, people under 18 years old and citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia).

More information you should know

  • The ticket offers only 400 spaces per day.
  • The ticket ‘Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu’ does not allow access to the Inca constructions (temples sector and royalty sector).

The ‘Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu’ ticket is a mountain located next to Huayna Picchu. The authorities of Machu Picchu recently created the trekking route to its summit. This hike is simple as it is only 1 kilometer long. The ticket has the same cost as the ‘Machu Picchu Solo’ entrance. It is therefore an excellent adventurous option for the trip.


Type 6. Ticket Machupicchu + Inti Punku

You will be able to enter the Inca City, up to the sector of the Guardian’s House where the best picture is taken. Then you can make the hike of only 2 kilometers to the Intipunku, the main viewpoint of Machu Picchu. This summit is located at 2,745 meters above sea level. This trekking route is suitable for visitors of all ages. The visit is made only in high tourist season (from June 1 to October 15).

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 to 9 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 to 10 am.
  • Group 3: entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 to 11 am.
  • Group 4: entrance to Machu Picchu from 11 to 12 am.

Tourists may remain in the site for up to 4 hours after entering.

What does it include?

  • Visit to the Guardian’s House (main viewpoint).
  • Classic photo of Machu Picchu.
  • Hike to Intipunku, the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu.

How much time in advance do I have to reserve this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book the Intipunku ticket at least 1 month in advance. During the high tourist season (April to October), reservations should be made up to 2 months in advance.

The advantages of this ticket

  • Allows the ascent to Intipunku, the main gate of Machu Picchu in the time of the Incas.
  • It includes the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu from the sector of the Guardian’s House.
  • It is a hike suitable for visitors of all ages.

Questions and answers

  • Is there an age limit to climb Intipunku?

    No, the entrance is suitable for visitors of all ages.

  • Is it difficult to climb Intipunku?

    No, the hike is on well-built, wide and safe Inca trails (qhapac ñan). The route takes 1 hour on average.

  • How high is Intipunku?

    Intipunku is 2,745 meters above sea level.

  • Is it worth climbing Intipunku?

    Yes, this Inca construction has beautiful panoramic views. It was the main entrance to Machu Picchu in Inca times.

  • Are there any temples in Intipunku?

    At Intipunku you can appreciate simple Inca walls and constructions, but with scenic views of the archaeological site.

  • Is it dangerous to climb Intipunku?

    No. This route is safe because the trails are wide and are not close to ravines. However, it is recommended to be careful, especially if you are traveling with children.

  • Is it mandatory to climb Intipunku with a tour guide?

    No. The visit to this Inca building with a guide is optional. If you wish to hire one, you must request a private service in the language of your preference.

  • Is it possible to find availability if I buy at the last minute?

    No, the purchase must be made online months in advance. However, in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu village) there are ticket sales in person with the risk of not finding availability.

More information you should know

  • Puede reservar esta entrada con uno o dos meses de anticipación. Solo 260 personas al día pueden ingresar a esta montaña.
  • Le recomendamos realizar la caminata con zapatos de senderismo. Lleve consigo también bloqueador solar y agua rehidratante.
Circuit 1 (Panoramic) - Route 1-C: Intipunku Route (available only in High Season)
Circuit 1 (Panoramic) – Route 1-C: Intipunku Route (available only in High Season)

The ‘Machu Picchu + Mountain’ ticket has the same price as the entrance to Huayna Picchu. One of the main differences is that the Machu Picchu mountain is safer. Therefore, people of all ages are allowed to enter. This summit is the highest of those surrounding the Inca city. It offers the most panoramic landscape of the whole place.


Type 7. Ticket Machupicchu + Temple of the Moon

With this ticket you can access the Inca city of Machu Picchu (for its temples of the lower part or royal sector), as well as the agricultural sector for a beautiful scenic photo of Machu Picchu. It also offers the little known hike to the Temple of the Moon (Great Cavern). It is available from June 1 to October 15. It is suitable for visitors over 18 years old.

What are the entrance hours?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am to 6.30 am / entrance to the Temple of the Moon until 8 am.
  • Group 2: entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 am to 9.30 am / entrance to the Temple of the Moon until 11 am.

Tourists may remain on site for up to 5 hours from the time of entry.

What does it include?

  • Beautiful photo of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector).
  • Tour of the main temples and buildings of the royal sector (lower part of Machu Picchu).
  • Hike to the mysterious Temple of the Moon (Great Cavern).

How much time before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to purchase the ‘Temple of the Moon Ticket’ at least 1 month in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), with 2 or 3 months in advance on average.

The advantages of this ticket

  • It allows to know the Inca temples of the lower part (area of the royalty), such as: the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Mirrors and the Sacred Fountains.
  • It allows you to get a nice picture of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (from the agricultural sector).
  • It offers the mysterious and adventurous hike to the Temple of the Moon (only for visitors over 18 years old).

Questions and answers

  • Is it dangerous to visit the Temple of the Moon?

    No, this hiking route is equipped with signage and safe areas for visitors.

  • Where is the Temple of the Moon?

    This mysterious Inca construction is located at the opposite base of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

  • How long does the hike to the Temple of the Moon take?

    The hike from the starting point takes 2 hours one way and another 2 hours return. It is a route of a little more than 2 kilometers.

  • Does this ticket allow access to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain?

    No, to access the top of Huayna Picchu mountain you must purchase the ‘Huayna Picchu’ ticket.

  • Is the Temple of the Moon open all year round?

    No, the route to this Inca religious building is available from June 1 to October 15.

  • What to bring on my visit to the Temple of the Moon?

    Don’t forget to bring comfortable clothes, sturdy sneakers, snacks, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and whatever you consider necessary in a comfortable backpack.

  • How many visitors per day can access the Temple of the Moon?

    Every day 200 people can access the route to the Temple of the Moon of Machu Picchu. These are divided into two groups of 100 people each.

  • Is it mandatory to visit the Temple of the Moon with a tour guide?

    No, this route does not require a tour guide (optional in the visit).

More information you should know

  • The ticket is available only from June 1 to October 15 (high tourist season).
  • It is forbidden to damage the stone walls of the Temple of the Moon (Great Cavern).
Circuit 3 (Machupicchu Royalty) - Route 3-C: Great Cavern Route (available only in High Season)
Circuit 3 (Machupicchu Royalty) – Route 3-C: Great Cavern Route (available only in High Season)

Optional Entrance. Ticket Machu Picchu Museum

You can enter the Site Museum of Machu Picchu. The collection of this site contains ceramic remains, construction tools, lithic remains, metals and other instruments that the Incas used in the Wonder of the World.

What are the entrance hours?

The Site Museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm

What does it include?

  • Includes access to the Site Museum.
  • Includes admission to the botanical garden next to the museum.

How much time before booking this type of ticket?

The Machu Picchu Museum ticket must be reserved a few days in advance. Reservations made during the high tourist season (April to October), must be made 1 week before.

The advantages of this ticket

  • This type of ticket is the only one that allows entry to the Machu Picchu Museum ‘Manuel Chávez Ballón’.
  • The little ones can enjoy the botanical garden located next to the museum.
  • The visit to the museum is ideal to complement the visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Admission to the museum in the afternoon (from noon to 4 in the afternoon) is free.

Questions and answers

  • Is there an age limit to use the Machu Picchu Museum ticket?

    The Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum allows people of any age to enter. Children can enjoy the museum and the botanical garden located next to it.

  • Where is the Machu Picchu Site Museum?

    The Site Museum is not located in the Inca City of Machu Picchu. It is located at the Height of the Ruinas KM Bridge. 112 railway, town of Aguas Calientes.

  • What are the hours of operation of the Site Museum of Machu Picchu?

    The Site Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Who is the Machu Picchu Museum ticket for?

    The Machu Picchu Site Museum is aimed at people seeking a cultural visit. In its facilities, in addition to ceramic samples and Inca lithic remains, there is a botanical garden.

  • Is admission to the Machu Picchu Museum free in the afternoon?

    Yes. The Machu Picchu Site Museum remains open to the public in the afternoons (from 12 pm to 4 pm) at no cost. Tourists only need to present their passport or identity document.

  • Can I buy the entrance ticket to the Museum the same day of the trip?

    Yes. The entrance ticket to the site museum can be purchased at the same entrance door of the museum in the town of Aguas Calientes.

More information you should know

  • The Site Museum is located 1.7 kilometers from the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). The visit also includes a tour of its botanical garden.
  • After visiting the site museum, the tourist must walk for approximately 20 minutes to reach the town of Aguas Calientes.
Site museum in Machu Picchu
The Machu Picchu Museum ticket includes a visit to the Site Museum in Macchu Picchu town

Machu Picchu Tour Map Regular Season

Tour of Circuits 1, 2 and 3 in Machu Picchu


Map of the Machu Picchu tour

Map of Machu Picchu Circuits 1,2 and 3

Illustrative map of the types of tickets in Machu Picchu

The map illustrates the route tourists follow in Machu Picchu to use all types of entrance tickets. The mountains are within the archaeological site while the museum is located a 25-minute walk from the town of Aguas Calientes. The 3 tickets include the visit to the Inca city.

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