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Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Incaic time.

Built in the fifteenth century, possibly at the request of the Inca Pachacuteq, Machu Picchu is divided into two large sectors: the agricultural comprising a vast network of terraces and artificial terraces and the urban, consisting of various buildings and plazas including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows, the Main Temple and the Temple of the Condor.

Do you want to know Machu Picchu? Acquiring the ticket to the Wonder of the World is very easy. You can do it from home in a few steps through our web platform. Here's how to get Tickets to Machu Picchu in the simplest and most immediate way. Start your trip by securing your Machu Picchu Ticket and your Train Ticket and you will not have any more worries during your trip. 

For many reasons you must dedicate a day of your life to know Machu Picchu, however if you have more time you can not only know it, but you will fully understand the reason for the existence of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

 

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Machu Picchu tickets facts

  • The ticket to Machu Picchu in any of its modalities, is valid only one day according to the date of entry of the same.
  • You can enter Machu Picchu from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm (You can leave and enter Machu Picchu as many times as you see fit). The sanctuary closes the doors at 5:00 p.m.
  • After making your purchase and receipt of electronic tickets to Machu Picchu, you can start your organization and purchase additional train tickets, hotels, guides and tours.
  • The Ministry of Culture of Cusco, currently offers special discounts for those who have the ISIC card and as well as children under the age of 8 - 17 years. To access this discount, please contact us.
  • Children under 8 years of age do not pay the entrance fee to Machu Picchu, they must be accompanied by their parents or responsible adult with previous presentation of the identity document or passport of the minor (those who can not present these documents, will not be able to enter the Sanctuary of Macchu Picchu).
  • Revenues from extra visits such as the ascent to Huayna Picchu or Mountain are located in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you can not make the reservation separately.
  • In high season of Machu Picchu (May, June, July, August, September, October), all Machu Picchu entrance tickets must be reserved well in advance.
  • Machu Picchu is also possible by hiring a tourism agency. The advantage of buying the ticket online is that you can do it on your own and managing your own itinerary.

Important Information for booking Machu Picchu

To make a reservation it is necessary to complete the reservation form or send an email with the following information:

  • Number of passengers 
  • Names and Surnames (As shown in your passport).
  • Passport number or identity document. 
  • Nationality.
  • Birthdate.
  • Some other important information that we should be aware of.

Note: If you have the University Student Card, send us a scanned copy of your University Card and your Passport or Identity Document. If you are a child, send a copy of your Identity Document or Passport as appropriate.


Types of Machu Picchu tickets and schedules 2019 

In 2019, the main change in Machu Picchu is the time the visitor stays. Now the tourist can stay a maximum of 4 hours from the moment of entering the Wonder of the World. Another modification to take into account is that re-entry to the Wonder of the World is not allowed except for reasons of force majeure. Finally, the entry to the Machu Picchu Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum is free in the afternoon shift (from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) for all visitors. 

Only Machu Picchu ticket 

This type of ticket allows you to enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The additional income to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain is not sold independently, so it should take the forecasts of the case.

 

Schedule:

  • First group: 06:00 - 9:00 hrs.
  • Second group: 9:00 - 12:00 hrs
  • Third Group: 12:00 - 14:00 hrs.

Capacity: 2500 people per shift.


Machu Picchu Ticket + Wayna Picchu 

This type of Ticket includes the income to the City of Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu Mountain. 


Schedule:

  • First Group: 7:00 - 8:00 hrs. 
  • Second Group: 10:00 - 11:00 hrs.

Capacity: 400 people per day, divided into two groups of 200 each.  

 

Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain

This Ticket allows you access to the City of Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain located in front of the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

 

Schedule: 

  • First Group: 07:00 - 08:00 hrs. 
  • Second Group: 09:00 - 10:00 hrs.

Capacity: 400 people per day at each entrance time.  

 

Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum 

This ticket includes the entrance to the City of Machu Picchu and the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum. The optional entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu can not be sold separately.

 

Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00 hrs. 

Capacity: 2500 people per day. The spaces available are the same as the only Machu Picchu ticket.

 

READ MORE: HUAYNA PICCHU VS MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

 

Machu Picchu tickets Price 2019

How much is the ticket? Buy Machu Picchu tickets 2019 rates and visit the Wonder of Machu Picchu World. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and the age or nationality of the tourist. In addition, university students access discount. Learn all about the Machu Picchu 2019 rates.

 

Only Machu Picchu tickets

 

 

Adult Student Child
Foreigner  USD 70    USD 41     USD 41 
  National tourist     USD 37   USD 27  USD 27

 

Machu Picchu ticket + Huayna Picchu

 

 

  Adult     Student     Child  
  Foreigner     USD 86   USD 57   USD 57  
  National tourist   USD 54 USD 40 USD 40

 

Machu Picchu ticket + Mountain

 

 

Adult Student Child
Foreigner   USD 86     USD 57     USD 57  
  National tourist   USD 54 USD 40 USD 40

 

Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum

 

 

Adult Student Child
Foreigner  USD 77    USD 45     USD 45 
  National tourist     USD 47   USD 30  USD 30

Booking Machu Picchu Tickets 2019 - Step by step 

Step 1 - Check availability 

  • Go to www.machupicchu.gob.pe 
  • You can change the language to English by clicking the British flag at the top right.
  • Choose one of the 4 types of tickets available and the time of your choice. 

Availability Machu Picchu Solo - 6000 people per day. 

Availability Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu - 400 people per day. 

Availability Machu Picchu + Mountain - 800 people per day. 

Availability Machu Picchu + Museum - According to availability of Machu Picchu Solo. 

  • Choose the day and check availability: '50' means that there are 50 tickets available. The circle means that tickets are no longer available.
  • Finally, if there is availability, you can make your reservation by clicking on the day you wish to make your visit. 

Step 2 - Make the reservation 

  • Choose the number of tickets needed: If you are from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, or Colombia, then under the "Nationals and Andean community members select" Quantity "; if you are from anywhere else in the world select the "Foreign" option and click the arrows to choose the number of tickets needed under "Quantity". 
  • Once you've done this, select "Step 2" at the bottom
  • Enter your information: Then you must complete your personal data, you must enter your information exactly as it appears on your passport. Verify that the personal information is correct. 
  • Once you've entered your information, click "Step 3". You may get to pop up to "read the terms and conditions", although these are only written in Spanish.  
  • Then enter your e-mail address, double check that "The information provided is correct", and click on "Generate reservation". Now you will get a couple of pop-ups, including your "Reservation form." This is important so do not close it 

Step 3 - Make the payment online 

  • Next select the "payment" tab above on the main panel. 
  • Take the "Reservation number" listed on the Reservation form and paste your reservation code into the payment page.  
  • Next you will be taken to a payment screen where you enter your credit card information. Once you've filled in all the fields, hit "Send". 

Step 4 - Print your tickets

  • When your payment is complete, print your receipt and tickets, and save them to your computer as PDF. 

And that's it! If you want, you can also buy your Machu Picchu ticket in-person. 

 

You may wish to do this if you are unsure of your dates and / or they are arriving in the low season. Here's how to do that! 


How to get discounts in Machu Picchu tickets?

In 2019, Machu Picchu offers discounts at the entrance price for university students, minors and citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN): Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.  

 

Discounts for university students 

  • This benefit applies to undergraduate students, under 25 years of age, who are studying at the time of their visit. 
  • The purchase of the ticket is presenting the valid university card. 
  • The ISIC student card is no longer valid to buy the Machu Picchu ticket. 
  • The student discount ticket can only be purchased in person in Cusco or through the website of an authorized tourism agency. 

Discounts for minors 

  • This benefit applies to children or adolescents between 8 and 17 years old from all countries. 
  • The purchase of the ticket is with the passport or identity document that certifies the minor's age. 
  • The income is accompanied by his father, mother, both or a proxy. 
  • This type of ticket can only be purchased in person in Cusco or through the website of an authorized tourism agency. 

Discounts for CAN citizens 

  • This benefit applies to the citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia. 
  • The purchase is made by presenting the passport or identity document that certifies the visitor's nationality. 
  • The citizens of these countries who are also minors or university students; they have an even higher discount. 
  • This type of ticket can be purchased in person in Cusco. 
  • It is also possible to do it online with the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru or through the website of an authorized tourism agency.  

Methods of payment of the Machu Picchu tickets

The payment of the ticket in person in Cusco can be made with cash in credit or debit card. 

Payment online is made with these payment methods:  

 

Payment by Visa card 

  • The official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru only accepts 'Verified by Visa' cards for the purchase of Machu Picchu tickets. 
  • The websites of authorized tourism agencies also accept Visa as a method of payment. 

Payment with paypal

  • The websites of the tourist agencies use PayPal as the main method of payment. 
  • PayPal is an online payment method that is characterized by speed and security. Accepts any type of credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). 

Payment with Western Union 

  • Only some tourist agencies use Western Union as payment method. 
  • Western Union has thousands of agencies around the world. To make the payment, you just have to complete a form, make the payment and wait for the deposit to become effective.

Payment with a bank transfer

  • The payment of the Machu Picchu ticket by a bank transfer is a method used by tourism agencies. 
  • This method is easy. It only requires completing a form, making the payment and waiting for the deposit to be effective. 

How to buy Machu Picchu tickets in Cusco

In Cusco, tickets can be bought at the Ministry of Culture which is open Mon-Sat, 7 AM-8PM. The address is Casa Garcilaso on Calle Garcilaso. You must bring your passport and either a credit card or cash to purchase. 

 

How to buy Machu Picchu tickets in Aguas Calientes

In Aguas Calientes, tickets can be bought at the Machu Picchu Cultural Center (Regional Directorate of Aguas Calientes Office). The address is Av. Pachacutec (just off the main square), and hours are Mon-Sun, 5 AM-10PM. You must bring your passport.

Tips to get Machu Picchu tickets easy and fast 

  • As a first payment option, PayPal is recommended. This means of transferring money is fast and secure. The commissions are economic. 
  • It is recommended to reserve the ticket with time in advance. Especially in the case of the entry ticket to the mountain Huayna Picchu. 
  • The Machu Picchu Ticket is valid only for the day and time of visit consigned in the ticket. Yes it is possible to change the date of entry or cancel a Machu Picchu ticket. In both cases, there is an economic penalty. 

Frequently asked questions about Machu Picchu tickets


How long before booking Machu Picchu? 

The time required before making the reservation on our web platform depends on the type of ticket chosen:  

 

Machu Picchu Solo Ticket (2500 people per day): 

Normal reservation time: 4 weeks. 

Minimum booking time: 48 hours (depending on availability) 

Reservation time in high season (from April to October): 2 months.

 

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket (400 people per day): 

Normal reservation time: 4 months. 

Minimum booking time: 2 months. 

Reservation time in high season (from April to October): 6 months. 

 

Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket (800 people per day): 

Normal reservation time: 4 weeks. 

Minimum booking time: 48 hours (depending on availability). 

Reservation time in high season (from April to October): 2 months. 

 

Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum (2500 people per day, depending on availability Machu Picchu Solo):

Normal reservation time: 4 weeks. 

Minimum booking time: 48 hours. 

Reservation time in High Season (from April to October): 2 months. 

 

Is it safe to buy the Machu Picchu Ticket online? 

Of course it is safe. We are the safest and fastest web platform when making the reservation of the ticket to Machu Picchu. These are some of the reasons to trust us: We own with SSL security certificates. This guarantees the protection of your data when making any transfer. We are part of Machu Picchu Terra, a travel agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru for the sale of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. The testimonies of thousands of customers position us as the most reliable website when making the sale of tickets to Machu Picchu.  

 

Can I make a correction if I already buy a ticket? 

Yes, you can make some kind of change once you have purchased the electronic ticket to Machu Picchu. However, you are only with respect to the date of the visit and the name or data of the person. Modifications are subject to penalties depending on the time at which they are presented.  

 

Can I cancel my ticket once the purchase is made? 

Yes you can cancel your electronic ticket once purchased. However, there is a penalty depending on the time before the date chosen for entering Machu Picchu. The refund will be made through the same means of payment for which the ticket was purchased. 

 

How to enter the Machu Picchu Museum for free in 2019? 

In 2019, the entrance to the Machu Picchu Museum Manuel Chávez Ballón is free in the late shift (from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) For this, the tourist must only present their passport or university card at the time of entry.

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