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Machu Picchu Tickets 2019

13 April 2019

The Machu Picchu Ticket (also known as Machu Picchu Entrance Ticket, Machu Picchu Entrance fee Ticket) is a ticket that gives you the right to enter the most emblematic places of Machupicchu,(please note that each site has it own entry ticket):

  • Inca city of Machu Picchu.
  • Mountain Huaynapicchu.
  • Mountain Machupicchu.
  • Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum.

The entrances to Machu Picchu are administered by the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Cusco (decentralized organ of the Ministry of Culture). The purchase of tickets to Machu Picchu is essential. Since without this entry document you can not enter the Inca citadel. For this reason, if you are thinking on going to visit Machu Picchu citadel (one of the 7 wonders of the modern world), you must buy your entrance Machu Picchu with due anticipation. Well, because of the high demand that it has, they run out very fast. Here you will know everything about this important ticket, and how you can buy one in the Offcial Site of Entrance Tickets of Machu Picchu, so keep reading.



Machu Picchu Ticket Classification:



You must know that there are 4 types of tickets for Machu Picchuand this are:


Machu Picchu ticket only

It allows you to enter only the Inca city of Machu Picchu. With this ticket you can visit the most important places of the Inca citadel: the House of the Guardian, the Temple of the Three Windows, Intihuatana, the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, the incredible terraces of the agricultural area and many other Inca constructions. In addition, depending on your time and physical condition, you can also visit the Sun Gate (Intipunku) and the Inca Bridge, which are located a few minutes from the citadel of Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu Ticket + Huayna Picchu Mountain:

This Machu Picchu entry ticket gives you access to the Inca city of Machu Picchu and allows you to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain. It is made for travelers who love the adrenaline. Well, with this ticket you can walk the narrow path of vertical walls that, flanking the cliffs of the Huayna Picchu mountain and challenging the mighty waters of the Urubamba River, takes you to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain. However, you must not forget that this ticket is the most requested and the fastest is sell out.


Machu Picchu ticket + Machu Picchu mountain:

It allows you to enter the Inca city of Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain. This ticket is a good alternative to the previous entry. Since, in case of not finding tickets for Huayna Picchu, you can always choose to climb the Machu Picchu mountain, from whose top you can see the impressive landscape where the modern wonder of Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu mountain rise.


Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum Ticket:

With this ticket you can enter the Machu Picchu Site Museum where the most representative samples of the archaeological finds that were found in the citadel of Machu Picchu are exhibited. In addition, with this same entrance, you can also visit the Botanical Garden of Machu Picchu, which is located next to the museum site. In this botanical garden the native flora of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is protected and conserved.


Availability and opening hours to Machu Picchu:




The opening hours of Machu Picchu Archaeological Park are from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm. However, the entry schedule is divided into 9 groups (in shifts of 1 hour each group) that start at 6:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon. Since January 2019, each shift or income group only allows 4 hours of stay in the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The availability of tickets to Machu Picchu, as well as the hours of entry and stay are distributed as follows:


Machu Picchu Tickets and entry schedules 2019 Availability
Machu Picchu 6 a.m 800
Machu Picchu 7 a.m 800
Machu Picchu 8 a.m 800
Machu Picchu 9 a.m 560
Machu Picchu 10 a.m 600
Machu Picchu 11 a.m 600
Machu Picchu 12 a.m 360
Machu Picchu 13 p.m 540
Machu Picchu 14 p.m 540
Machupicchu 6:00 a.m. + Huaynapicchu Mountain 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


Machupicchu 7:00 a.m. + Huaynapicchu Mountain 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. 200
Machupicchu 8:00 a.m. + Huaynapicchu Mountain 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 200
Machupicchu 6:00 a.m. + Machu Picchu Mountain 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. 200
Machupicchu 7:00 a.m. + Machu Picchu Mountain 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. 200
Machupicchu 7:00 a.m. + Machu Picchu Mountain 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 200



What does the access ticket to Machu Picchu include?



Machu Picchu Tickets, according to the type of ticket you buy, only allow you the right to enter:

  • Inca city of Machu Picchu. Here you can visit the following attractions: the House of the Guardian, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Sun, the Main Square and the beautiful platforms of the Agricultural Zone. Also, doing short walks, you can visit: the Inca Bridge, Intipunku (Su Gate) that are a few hundred meters from the Inca city.
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain. It allows you to climb, by an ancient Inca road, to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain. This mountain is the one that appears on all postcards of Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu rises about 300 meters from the Inca city of Machu Picchu (2450 masl). It hosts various Inca ceremonial centers, including the Temple of the Moon that is located on one of its flanks.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain. Located at (3082 masl) south of the Inca city. The walk is less demanding. From its top you can see the impressive landscape where the Inca city of Machu Picchu, the Huayna Picchu mountain and the impressive Urubamba river are located; as well as the beautiful mountains of the Andes mountain range.
  • Museum of Machu Picchu site. In its exhibition rooms you can see the best samples of the Inca culture, found in Machu Picchu. The Manuel Chávez Ballón site museum is located 1.7 km from the city of Aguas Calientes; on the banks of the Urubamba River; on the side of the Hiram Bingham road; and a few meters above the Ruinas bridge, on the way to Machu Picchu.

How and where to buy tickets to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?



You can buy the Machu Picchu tourist ticket in 3 ways:

  • Online or online booking, only adult rate (not school or student), through the official website:
  • Through your Travel Agency.
  • Direct purchase at a window, at any of the offices of the Decentralized Culture Directorate - Cusco.

To pay for your reservation online, you can choose any of these 4 alternatives:

  • Via Internet (only National or International VISA Card). Immediately after booking your electronic ticket to Machu Picchu or within three hours of having made your reservation. In this second case you must enter your reservation code on the website, option checking.
  • Collection offices of the Decentralized Directorate of Culture Cusco (DDC).
    Reservation office - Casa Garcilaso. Garcilaso Street S / N - Garcilaso House Museum. From Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 19:30 hours.
    Reservation office - Calle Maruri. Calle Maruri - Cusicancha. From Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 19:30 hours.

  • Cultural Center - Aguas Calientes. From Monday - Sunday 05:30 - 20:30 hours.

  • Windows of the Bank of the Nation of Peru (anywhere in the Peruvian territory). From Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. And in the Authorized Collection Agents: PERU RAIL: Av. Pachacútec S / N (Cusco), HOTEL MONASTERIO: Calle Palacios N ° 136 (Plazoleta Nazarenas - Cusco).



The reservation of Machu Picchu tickets is valid for only 3 hours. For this reason, you must make the payment of your reservation within this period of time.






  • Acquire your Machu Picchu tickets weeks or months in advance. 7 to 14 days before your trip in the low season (October to April). And from 14 to 21 days before your trip in high season (May to September). And, in case you want to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, 3 to 4 months before your trip.
  • The Machu Picchu ticket is non-transferable and is valid only for the indicated day and time. In addition, it is non-refundable. For this reason; Before making the payment of your reservation, check your data and date of entry.
  • The day of your visit to Machu Picchu, bring with you your identity document: Passport, Identity Document, and / or updated Student Card.
  • At the control gate, in case you need it, hire a local guide to enter Machu Picchu. Or you can also join a guided group that other travelers are organizing. The cost of a 2.5 hour group tour costs around $ 25.00; while a private guide costs from $ 70.00. However, remember that it is not mandatory to hire a guide to enter Machu Picchu, but they done the experience more incredible and interesting.
  • To climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain you must be over 12 years old.
  • If your trip to Machu Picchu is going to be train, do not forget to buy (several days in advance) your train ticket to Machu Picchu.




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