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The best tourist destination in Peru is Machu Picchu and it's even one of the seven wonders of the World. This Inca city is visited by a lot of travelers every year, who like to know their history. During a guided tour you will explore the "City in the Clouds". The charm that emanates from this magical place is due, among other things, to its exceptional location, high between the peaks of the Andes. The city had been forgotten for more than four centuries until Hiram Bingham rediscovered it in 1911 while searching for the last city of the Incas, Vilcabamba.

 

It is as beautiful as it is enigmatic because many theories surround the ruined city of the Incas. Why did the Incas build this city in such an inaccessible place, on the edge of the Amazon region? There are some theories about this that the professional tour guide will be happy to share with you.

 

If it is the first time visiting the lost city of the Incas. You need to get the best tour guide for Machu Picchu and also the best time for a Machu Picchu ticket. Our Machu Picchu tour guides are the best and they have the experience to help you during your visit!

Machu Picchu Guide Overview

Sustainable Tourism: Inca Trail Machu is very keen and happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities

Physical Activity: 2-Moderate to Difficult - Some points are high

Style Type: Trekking/Hiking, Natural, Cultural

Service Level: Guided group tour 

Age Requirement: 4+ Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour OperatorInca Trail Machu since 2007

Crew: Professional Tour Guide and an Inca Trail Machu representative who visits you at your hotel to briefs you about the guided tour.

 

Machu Picchu Guided Tour

 

Guided Group Tour

  • At 6 am and 8 am – Starts from Machupicchu town
  • At 10 am and 2 pm - Starts from Machu Picchu gate.
  • The guided tour of Machu Picchu in the group is in English or Spanish.
  • A group is maxed 10 travelers per guide

 

Private Guided Tour

  • You can choose the best time for your guided tour of Machu Picchu. Our guides are available.
  • Let us know your language preference for your guided tour. we can help you to find the best guides for you.

  • If your travel with your family and kids. We recommend you to reserve a private guided tour.
  • Tourists using a wheelchair can visit the citadel of Machu Picchu; however, the tour must be privately organized and you must have someone to assist you throughout the tour or we can provide a person

Tour guide to mAchu Picchu trek

Meeting and Ending Point Of Tour

 

  • Usually our guide will be meeting in your hotel a day before your briefing or he/she will be waiting in your train station with your name.
  • The guided tour is finish inside Machu Picchu Inca citadel—by the Sacred Rock or Condor temple

If you need to buy the Machu Picchu tickets or mountains. We recommend you to visit the following pages and add the guides.

 

Machu Picchu Tickets with Tour Guide

 

Machu Picchu Tickets

These Machu Picchu tickets involve circuits 1 and 2. Just the Inca citadel, you can walk around the 4 hrs. We recommend you book in advance,  there are limits available

 

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Huayna Picchu Tickets

The Huayna Picchu mountain is the most popular mountain for all travelers. There are only 400 tickets available.

 

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Machu Picchu Mountain Tickets

This mountain is the best alternative hike of the Huayna Picchu mountain. There are 400 tickets available and sheduales are folowing.

 

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How to book the guide in Machu Picchu?

Please click on the "BOOK NOW" button and choose the best date for your guided tour, then fill out your personal details, and on services, choose your type of service, Private or in a group.

 

Once you booked, please accept service policies and click on registration & payment. 

 

Once sent your information and our sales department will send an email with the link payment.

 

 

 

 

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
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Once you meet with your guide in Aguas Calientes a Machu Picchu. The tour guide will give short briefs and recommendations.


Before entering Machu Picchu. You should present your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and your original passport. Please check if the information on your tickets is correct. But in case it is not, you will need to get a new ticket or you should pay the tax to change the information.

 

It's essential to take bottled water, use a cap, and sunblock, and use the bathroom before entering Machu Picchu. Once you enter the Inca citadel, you can't go outside!

 

The Machu Picchu ticket + circuit 1 or 2 are the longest and most popular and passes all the important buildings such as t past the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Condor.

 

The guide's tour begins with a short, steep climb to the guardian's house. From there you have the famous postcard view of the old Inca city and the Huayna Picchu mountain (2681m). You can take enough pictures for your memories. Then our local guide will lead us downhill and across the citadel built on artificial terraces, enter Machu Picchu by the main door, this door communicates the urban sector with the agricultural sector. All visitors pass through there to the main buildings.

 

Once you enter the Inca site, there are two routes open according to the time.

 

Machu Picchu Circuit 1

Between: 6:00 am to 11:00
Continuing the Machu Picchu guided tour: Visit the Sacred Square, House of the Incas, Intihuatana (Solar clock), Sacred Rock, Three covers, hall of mirrors, the temple of the condor, the temple of the sun, and ending at the bottom of Machu Picchu, on one side of the entrance road. The visitor will arrive there after 2 to 3 hours of travel.

 

Machu Picchu Circuit 2

Between: 12:00 am to 14:00
In this circuit, you will visit the Sacred Square, House of the Incas, Sacred Rock, Three covers, hall of mirrors, the temple of the condor, the temple of the sun, and walk to the exit of the gate of the Machu Picchu.

 

The guided tour of Machu Picchu takes about two and a half hours.

 

The Machu Picchu admission ticket entitles you to a four-hour visit within the admission time specified at the time of reservation. It should be noted that the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, and the Intihuatana Stone are only accessible by the hour, and from the "Plaza de Los Templos" the path is only possible in one direction, so visitors are not allowed to go back.

 

All tickets for Machu Picchu can be booked with us or you can be booked on the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. In addition to the usual information such as name and date of birth, the passport number must also be entered when making the reservation. In any case, you should take your passport with you to Machu Picchu.

How To Tour Machu Picchu
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Prescribed paths through Machu Picchu

 

According to the Machu Pichu new rules 2022, there must be two circuits through Machu Picchu. The trails last from 2.5 to 3 hours. The guides will choose one of the trails according to the circuits. The individual routes are cordoned off with ropes and you must not leave them or go in the opposite direction.

What is included in your guided tour?
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  • Pre-tour briefing with a Tour Guide in your hotel or meeting in the train station;
  • Professional English or Spanish tour guide

No Included:
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  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu or the mountains;
  • A shuttle bus up and down to Machu Picchu;
  • Water;
  • Tip;

Machu Picchu: new times and rules for visitors 2022
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From October 2021, Machu Picchu's new rules apply to all visitors to Machu Picchu. The changes affect the visiting hours of the Inca citadel and the length of stay and the way to see Machu Picchu. The new rules are initially valid from the year 2022 and will be implemented step by step.

 

Since the beginning of 2022, there have been new regulations and hours to visit Machu Picchu.

 

Why are there new rules to visit Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive sights in the world and has a growing number of visitors every year. So that the Inca site does not suffer too much, the new regulations aim to limit and better guide the flow of visitors. In addition, those responsible would like to have more control over visitors, as there have been numerous violations of the rules of conduct in the past and unfortunately the ruins have also been affected.

 

For more information, visit the Machu Picchu Rules 2022

How long can I visit the Machu Picchu?
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Maximum stay of 4 hours and visiting time in three shifts

 

Until the 2020 year was possible to visit Machu Picchu with the normal ticket for the whole day and you could add the mountains to these tickets. Since October 2021, the entrance was changed to three shifts and you can´t add the mountains, if you want to walk up to the mountains, you should go buy new tickets. you can only stay in the facilities for 4 hours with your Machu Picchu ticket:

 

 Machu Picchu Tickets Available

Circuit 1 and 2

Group  Scheduales Tickets Availability
1 RH

Machu Picchu

6:00 am

248
1 RH

Machu Picchu

7:00 am

248
1 RH

Machu Picchu

8:00 am

248
2 RH

Machu Picchu

9:00 am

200
2 RH

Machu Picchu

10:00 am

200
2 RH

Machu Picchu

11:00 am

200
3 RH

Machu Picchu

12:00 am

300
3 RH

Machu Picchu

1:00 pm

300
3 RH

Machu Picchu

2:00 pm

300

 

 

New schedules for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain
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In addition to visiting the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can also choose to climb the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu. Today, you will need to buy new tickets for these mountains, and these tickets include circuits 3 or 4. These circuits are involves part down of the inca citadel. Also, you have to decide the time of entry. Since all-mountain times fall in the morning.

 

With the new regulations, the timetables for entering the mountains have not changed, but the timetable for your entire visit to Machu Picchu has.

 

 Huayna Picchu Tickets + Machu Picchu Available

Circuit 4

Group  Scheduales Tickets Availability
1 RH

Huayna Picchu

7:00 am

50
1 RH

Huayna Picchu

8:00 am

50
2 RH

Machu Picchu

9:00 am

50
2 RH

Machu Picchu

10:00 am

50

 

 Machu Picchu Mountain Tickets + Machu Picchu Available

Circuit 3

Group  Scheduales Tickets Availability
1 RH

Machu Picchu Mountain

7:00 am

200
1 RH

Machu Picchu Mountain

8:00 am

200

 

 Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Tickets Available

Circuit 4

Group  Scheduales Tickets Availability
1 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu 

7:00 am

25
1 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu 

8:00 am

25
2 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu 

9:00 am

25
2 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu 

10:00 am

25
2 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu

11:00 am

25
3 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu

12:00 am

25
3 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu

1:00 pm

25
3 RH

Machu Picchu +

Huchuy Picchu

2:00 pm

25

 

Tour Guide in Machu Picchu: Can I enter to Machu Picchu without guide
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From October 2020, groups will be formed at the entrance to Machu Picchu, which will then be led through the facilities by an official tour guide. This measure is intended to better distribute and direct the flow of visitors. Before it was possible to explore Machu Picchu on your own.

 

How long do I have the guided tour to Machu Picchu?
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The group size should be a maximum of 10 people. The guide must ensure that all participants in the group return to the exit at the end of the tour. The tour lasts at least 2.5 to 3 hours. Trekking groups arriving at Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail will be guided through the Inca site by their tour guide. If there is still time left after the tour, you can probably continue exploring Machu Picchu on your own.

 

If you buy tickets for both day shifts or visit Machu Picchu on two consecutive days, you no longer need a guided tour for your second visit and can explore the Inca site on your own. All you have to do is show your old ticket at the entrance and name the guide who took you through Machu Picchu on your last visit.

No re-entry allowed
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According to the Machu Picchu new rules, it is forbidden to leave and re-enter the Machu Picchu site during visiting hours. However, there are exceptional cases, such as going to the toilet. After all, the toilets are right in front of the entrance and as long as that doesn't change, this option must also be available.

Machu Picchu: Further Regulations At A Glance
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There are many other small regulations that have been passed with the new changes. Some of these are old rules that have now been tightened again. The main regulations include:

  • Bags and backpacks that exceed the dimensions of 40 x 35 x 20 cm may not be taken to the Inca site. But there are lockers at the entrance.
  • Eating, drinking, and especially alcohol and drugs are prohibited
  • The site may not be entered under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • The following items may not be carried: selfie sticks, umbrellas, parasols, prams, musical instruments, megaphones, drones, camera tripods (only with prior permission), sprays (deodorant, hairspray, sun spray, graffiti, etc.), hiking poles (only for older people ), Prohibited Substances
  • Animals are forbidden, except e.g. guide dogs
  • Shoes with heels or damaging soles are prohibited
  • Climbing the walls is forbidden, as well as taking stones, plants, or the like with you
  • It is forbidden to walk through Machu Picchu naked or to behave inappropriately or too loudly
  • Feeding the animals is not allowed
  • It is forbidden to leave the new paths through Machu Picchu
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