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

In Machu Picchu there are 3 types of tickets. All include admission to the famous Inca archaeological site. However, they also offer access to huge mountains as well as interesting museums to learn more about the Inca City. Which to choose? That depends on the taste of each visitor. Below 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.

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


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

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Type 1. Machu Picchu Ticket Only

With this ticket you can tour Machu Picchu and see more than the 150 structures that make up the city. You will see temples, terraces, residences, water channels and some other structures whose construction is still a huge mystery. You can also take two optional walks: the route to Puerta del Sol ( Intipunku ) or the route to the Inca Bridge.

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 entering.

What includes?

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

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to reserve the Machu Picchu Solo ticket 1 week in advance. During the high tourism season (April to October), up to 3 weeks in advance.

The Advantages of Entry

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 at the entrance. It is not possible to enter the 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 are traveling with children, try to choose a friendly tour guide. Children under 8 years old 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.

  • How to pay the Machu Picchu Solo ticket?

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

  • How to get the postage stamp of Machu Picchu?

    At the exit gate of Machu Picchu there is a table with the postal stamp of Machu Picchu. The tourist only has to come and stamp their passport. At some times of the year you must queue.

  • What other places can I visit with the ticket?

    In addition to the circuit of the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, each visitor will have the opportunity to climb the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol) and the Inca Bridge.

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

    The ticket allows a time limit of 4 hours of visit. However, after this time, no one will require the tourist to leave the Inca city.

More information you should know

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

Type 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 located at 2,693 masl It is considered one of the most amazing short walks in the world.

What are the entry shifts?

  • Group 1 : Entrance to Machupicchu from 6 am Entrance to Huaynapicchu between 7 am – 8 am
  • Group 2 : Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 am Enter Huaynapicchu between 7 am – 8 am
  • Group 3 : Entrance to Machupicchu from 8 am Enter Huaynapicchu between 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The visitor can stay up to 6 hours after admission.

What includes?

  • Includes admission to the archaeological site 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 visit during the high tourism season (April to October), make your reservation up to 3 months before.

The Advantages of Entry

Questions and answers

  • Who can enter the Huayna Picchu mountain?

    The Waynapicchu is only allowed to people over 12 years old. Teenagers should be careful while climbing the mountain. Older adults should consult 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 exploring the Waynapicchu. The sky is clearer and there is little chance of rain.

  • Is the Huayna Picchu mountain safe?

    Yes. Although many people say otherwise in online travel forums, if you follow the safety rules, there is no danger at Waynapicchu.

  • How to get to the Temple of the Moon?

    To get to this temple, you must follow an additional 2-hour route from the top of Huayna Picchu. Not many tourists decide to go there due to exhaustion.

  • Can I enter Huayna Picchu at any time?

    There are fixed hours to visit the mountain. Groups 1 and 2 access from 7 to 8 in the morning. Group 3 does it from 10.30 to 11.30 in the morning. You cannot enter at a different time than these.

  • Can I take selfies sticks to the mountain?

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

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

    No. Mountain tickets are in high demand so they sell out fast. It is recommended to purchase tickets online 3 or 4 months in advance.

  • Should I enter the mountain with a tourist guide?

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

More information you should know

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

Type 3. Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain

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

What are the entry shifts?

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

The tourist can stay in the place up to 8 hours after the moment of their entry.

What includes?

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

How long before booking this type of ticket?

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

The Advantages of Entry

  • It allows the ascent to the Machu Picchu mountain located at the highest point 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 highest point.

Questions and answers

  • Is there an age limit to climb the Machu Picchu mountain?

    The entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain has no age limit. Children must be watched by their parents. Young and old athletes can enjoy the views at the top of this summit.

  • Is it difficult to climb the Machu Picchu mountain?

    The adventure in the Machu Picchu mountain is of intermediate difficulty. A previous physical preparation is recommended and go ascending at a suitable 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 Machu Picchu mountain?

    Of course! The views in any part of the Machu Picchu mountain are spectacular. It is an ideal adventure to do as a family.

  • Is there a temple on the mountain?

    No. On the Machupicchu mountain route there is no Inca temple. However, at its top and along the way you can see beautiful landscapes.

  • Is it dangerous to climb the Machupicchu mountain?

    No. This mountain is safe since the trails are wide and not close to ravines. It is also recommended to be careful especially if you travel with children.

  • Is it mandatory to climb this mountain with a tour guide?

    No. A visit to the mountain with a guide is optional. If you want to hire one, you must request a private service in the language of your preference.

  • Is it possible to find availability if I buy the ticket in Cusco?

    Although it is not the most recommended, it is possible to find availability of the entrance in Cusco. However, during the high tourist season (April to August), tickets must be purchased online 3 or 4 weeks before.

More information you should know

  • You can reserve this ticket weeks in advance. Only 800 people a day can enter this mountain.
  • We recommend you to take the walk with hiking shoes . The trails are 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

Optional entry. Machu Picchu Museum Ticket

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 entry times?

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

What includes?

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

How long 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 Entry

  • 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

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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