What is the difference of Tickets for Machu Picchu?
This is the question that most visitors make when choosing the Ticket to visit Machu Picchu below we will detail each of the options and hopefully help you choose the best option.
It is noteworthy that all type of input allows to visit and tour all the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
There are 4 types of specific Tickets, which you have to choose one because each ticket is valid only for a day.
1. Only Machu Picchu:
This ticket allows you to travel around the citadel the time that you want as Machu Picchu is open from 06:00 until 16:00 hours with this entry you will appreciate all Inca constructions and component parts of the Historic Sanctuary Machu Picchu. The average visit lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes.
You are free to hire or not a guide who accompany you during the trip. Machu Picchu is well signposted all areas where you can walk. Inside the citadel you can visit the Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol where you take the best pictures of Machu Picchu.
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2. Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu:
This option is the most popular so booking in advance is recommended as space is limited to only 400 people per day in two different groups; one of 07:00 to 08:00 hours ie only can climb Huayna Picchu during this time period and the second group of 10:00 to 11:00 hours.
Huayna Picchu is the highest mountain we see in the famous cover photos of Machu Picchu is well known and popular because at the top there are archaeological remains and also on the way. Some historians suggest that is part of an astronomical observatory but also have served as a point of guardianship of the citadel. The ascent to this mountain is difficult because it is steep and fairly narrow, is formed by a series of stone steps, it is not recommended for those who are afraid of heights and must also be physically fit to climb to the top.
In the back of Huayna Picchu we can find the famous Temple of the Moon which is an example of Inca architecture in handling stone, they cave walls sheathed with polished stone without leaving an inch between the stones; in front of the cave there is also a stone carved in altar shape that it is believed, could have been used for sacrifices.
The reward for reaching the summit of this mountain will be take the best panoramic photos of all the Inca citadel, the time estimated to up and down is 1 hour 40 minutes.
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3. Machu Picchu + Montain:
With this Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain has the right to enter the Inca City and also ascend a mountain of 3,082 meters located within the City Inca and from where you can have a panoramic view of the landscape surrounding the city. It is located at the end of the trail that led to the city in time of the Incas. This route is less steep and recommended for those who enjoy quiet walks.
The ascent to this mountain lasts an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes can be entered in two entry hours, the spaces are limited to only 800 people per day, divided into two groups:
- First group Machu Picchu Mountain 07:00 to 8:00 hours.
- Second group Machu Picchu Mountain 09:00 to 10:00 hours.
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4. Machu Picchu + Museum:
Includes entry to the citadel and Site Museum named Manuel Chavez Ballon. This museum is located at the gateway to Machu Picchu. The museum has an excellent multimedia samples of archaeological excavations of the Inca period also presents a collection of original objects of archaeological research in recent decades in the Inca City of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail for learning and visual delight of visitors.
Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, welcomes tourists, local, national and abroad, promoting the cultural visit, the archaeological collections are displayed dynamically in each of the rooms, the archaeological samples are the result of several research works conducted in various years within Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Admission to the museum includes a visit to the Botanical Garden, where several specimens of flora typical of the area are preserved.
The museum is distributed in a way that emphasizes the beauty of the vast collection of artifacts, such as construction tools (copper and bronze), pins, mirrors, tweezers and needles. The exhibition shows in detail the metallurgical expertise in the Inca city, these samples express to the world, a testament to the sustenance of life in Machu Picchu and Inca administrative strategy focused on the link between the Amazon and the Andes.
We recommend visiting the museum before Machu Picchu by the large amount of information obtained about the place especially if there isn’t going to hire a guide for travel.
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