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

In Machu Picchu there are 4 types of tickets. All include the entrance to the famous Inca archaeological site. However, they also offer access to huge mountains as well as interesting museums where you can learn more about the Inca City. Which to choose? That depends on the taste of each visitor.

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Machu Picchu Solo
Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu + Mountain
Machu Picchu Museum


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

This 2019, the types of tickets remain!

  • In 2019, the types of tickets are maintained.
  • Reserve the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu in advance because it runs out fast.
  • We can ensure your visit in advance.
  • Acquire your ticket before others!

What is the difference of the tickets for Machu Picchu?

The 4 types of tickets include the entrance to the Inca City of Machu Picchu, in addition to other incredible experiences . To visit the Wonder of the World you will have to choose one of these tickets.

Next we will detail what each of the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu includes, 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.


1. Ticket Machu Picchu Solo

With this ticket you can tour Machu Picchu and see more of the 150 structures that make up the city. You can see temples, terraces, residences, water canals and some other structures whose construction remains a huge mystery.

What are the entry times?

1st. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 am
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am

2nd. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 am
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 am
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 11 am

3rd. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 12 pm
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 1 pm
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu from 2 pm

The visitor can stay in Machu Picchu up to 4 hours after admission.

What does the ticket include?

  • Includes admission to the Inca City of Machu Picchu .
  • It includes the passport stamp with the symbol of the Wonder of the World.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to book the ticket Machu Picchu Only 1 week in advance. During the high tourist season (from April to October), up to 3 weeks in advance.

Benefits of this type of ticket

  • It allows to know the main attractions of Machu Picchu.
  • Lets take the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu.
  • It is suitable for the family. There is no age restriction.
  • If you are looking for adventure, you can choose to ascend to the top of the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol).
  • It allows to appreciate the Inca Bridge, 30 minutes walk from Machu Picchu.

Frequent questions

  • How long is the Machu Picchu Solo Ticket?
    This ticket is valid for the day and time indicated in the ticket. It is not possible to enter a day before or after.
  • For what age is this type of ticket ideal?
    With this ticket, people of all ages can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu. If you travel with children, try to choose a pleasant tour guide. Children under 8 years do not pay.
  • How to access the discounts of the Machu Picchu Solo ticket?
    To access the discounts the visitor must send an email to info@boletomachupicchu.com with the current university card (students), the passport or identity document that certifies the valid age or nationality for the discounts. More information .
  • How to pay the Machu Picchu Solo ticket?
    There are 3 payment methods: PayPal, Credit Cards and a bank transfer by the International Bank of Peru (Interbank). Know the details here .

More information about the Machu Picchu Solo ticket:

  • Remember that you will not be able to enter Machu Picchu without the company of a guide . The guided tour lasts about 2 hours. You can book one online or do it at the same entrance door.

2. Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

With this ticket you can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu and also ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain . This summit is 2,693 meters above sea level. It is considered one of the most amazing short walks in the world.

What are the entry shifts?

  • Group 1 : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am Entrance to Huayna Picchu between 7 am – 8 am
  • Group 2 : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 am Entrance to Huayna Picchu between 7 am – 8 am
  • Group 3 : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am Entrance to Huayna Picchu between 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The visitor can stay up to 6 hours after admission.

What does the ticket include?

  • Includes admission to the Inca City of Machu Picchu .
  • Includes access to the Huayna Picchu mountain .

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 2 months in advance. If you plan to make your visit during the high tourist season (from April to October), make your reservation up to 3 months before.

Benefits of this type of ticket

  • It allows to ascend to Huayna Picchu and the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • This type of ticket allows the visit to the Temple of the Moon, the only Inca site in the middle of a cave.
  • This type of ticket allows you to see the scenic beauty of the Wonder of the World.

Frequent questions

  • Who can enter the mountain Huayna Picchu?
    The Waynapicchu is only allowed to people over 12 years old. Teenagers should be careful while climbing the mountain. Older adults should check with their doctor before climbing to the summit.
  • When is the best time to climb Huayna Picchu?
    The dry season (from April to October) is the most suitable for touring the Waynapicchu. The sky is clearer and there is little chance of rain.
  • Is Huayna Picchu mountain safe?
    Yes. Even if many people say otherwise in online travel forums, if you follow the safety rules, there is no danger in the Waynapicchu.

More information about the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket:

Huayna Picchu Mountain
The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket will allow you to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain

3. Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain

With this entrance you can enter the Inca City and also ascend to the Machu Picchu mountain . This summit is 3,082 meters above sea level. This hiking trail is less steep but longer than the route through the Huayna Picchu.

What are the entry shifts?

  • 1st. Group : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am Entrance to the Mountain between 7 am – 8 am
  • 2nd. Group : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 am Entrance to the Mountain between 7 am – 8 am
  • 3rd. Group : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am Entrance to the Mountain between 9 am – 10 am

The tourist can remain in the place until 7 hours after the moment of his entrance.

What does the ticket include?

  • Includes admission to the Inca City of Machu Picchu .
  • It includes the entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu .

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book the ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain at least 1 week before. During the high tourist season (from April to October), the reservation must be made up to 3 weeks in advance.

Benefits of this type of ticket

  • It allows the ascent to the mountain Machu Picchu located in the highest of the Wonder of the World.
  • Includes the tour of Machu Picchu and all its attractions.
  • It allows you to appreciate the scenic beauty of Machu Picchu from the top.

Frequent questions

  • Is there an age limit to climb Machu Picchu mountain?
    The entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain has no age limit. Children must be supervised by their parents. Young and adult athletes can enjoy the views at the top of this summit.
  • Is it difficult to climb the Machu Picchu mountain?
    The adventure in Machu Picchu mountain is of an intermediate difficulty. Prior physical preparation is advised and ascending at an appropriate pace for each person.
  • How high is the Machu Picchu mountain?
    This mountain is the highest point where a tourist can reach the Wonder of the World. It is located 3,082 meters above sea level (masl).
  • Is it worth climbing the mountain Machu Picchu?
    Of course! The views anywhere in the Machu Picchu mountain are spectacular. It is an ideal adventure to do as a family.

More information about the Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket:

  • You can book this ticket weeks in advance. Only 800 people a day can enter this mountain.
  • We recommend you to hike 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

4. Ticket Machu Picchu Museum

With this ticket you can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu and the Site Museum . The collection of this site has ceramic remains, construction tools, lithic remains, metals and other instruments used by the Incas in the Wonder of the World.

What are the entry times?

The opening hours of the Site Museum are Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm

What does the ticket include?

  • Includes access to the Site Museum.
  • It includes the entrance to the botanical garden next to the museum.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

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

Benefits of this type of ticket

  • This type of ticket is the only one that allows the entrance 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.

Frequent questions

  • Is there an age limit for the Machu Picchu + Museum ticket?
    The Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum allows people of any age to enter. Children can enjoy Machu Picchu, 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 track, town of Aguas Calientes.
  • What is the opening hours of the Machu Picchu Site Museum?
    The Site Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 4.30 pm
  • Who is the Machu Picchu + Museum ticket aimed at?
    The Machu Picchu Site Museum is aimed at people looking for a cultural visit to the Wonder of the World. 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 should only present their passport or identity document.

More information about the Machu Picchu + Museum Ticket:

  • After booking this ticket, you will receive 2 tickets: one to enter the Inca City and the other to the Machu Picchu Site Museum.
  • The Site Museum is located 1.7 kilometers from the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) . The visit also includes the tour of its botanical garden.
Site museum in Machu Picchu
The Machu Picchu + Museum ticket includes a visit to the Site Museum in Macchu Picchu town