Shifte entrance to Machu Picchu tours will be very different from January 1, 2019. The Machu Picchu new rules 2019, in addition to implementing 3 shifts of visiting hours, adds other measures that must take into account while touring the Inca explorers Machu Picchu; these are arranged in the "Regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the Conservation of the Llaqta de Machu Picchu", approved by the Ministry of Culture Cusco.
Among them is established that, to enter Machu Picchu must be accompanied by a tour guide, in order to contribute to the conservation of world heritage. The groups per guide will be formed by a maximum of 16 people, and the re-entry to the monument is prohibited. On the other hand, the duration of the guided tour, which is currently around 1 hour, will be determined; this will help to decongest spaces, avoid clutter and protect the Inca llaqta (city); also so that there is greater fluidity in the visit.
In total 5,940 people will be able to purchase Machu Picchu tickets 2019 every day.
The Machu Picchu Ticket only allows entry into 3 schedules:
The Machu Picchu Ticket + Huayna Picchu allows entry to the Inca City from 6 a.m. Capacity of 400 people per day, divided into two groups of 200 each:
The Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket allows access to Machu Picchu from 6 a.m. Capacity of 400 people per day, divided into two groups of 200 each:
The Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum allows access to the Museum Site at the following times:
Income from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We recommend you to choose the schedule that is framed with a red box
While there is currently a loosely enforced time limit for tourist over the course of two daily shifts, the new Machu Picchu rules dictate that tourists will be strictly limited to four hours stays. Most visitors really don’t spend more than four hours exploring the archaeological site, on average. Officials need to exercise more control over the amount foot traffic at any given time to preserve the Inca sanctuary.
The maximum time to visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is 4 hours. Such measure will make the income to be made with more order; that is, we will say goodbye to the long queues and the eternal congestion in the access roads. Of course, the rule that requires tourists to be accompanied by an official guide and in groups of 20 people will not be modified.
The Machu Picchu tickets government measure that will be established in 2019 was not only created to improve the order of entry and time of stay in the citadel. The authorities also seek to improve the experience of tourists, making only 2,500 people visit the archaeological site simultaneously.
|Shift||Maximium Stay||Maximium Exit Time|
|6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.||4 hours||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.|
|First Group||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||4 hours||11:00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.|
|8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||4 hours||12:00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.|
|9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.||4 hours||1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Second Group||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.||4 hours||2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.||4 hours||3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.||4 hours||4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Third Group||1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.||4:30 hours||5:30 p.m.|
|2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.||3:30 hours||5:30 p.m.|
Machu Picchu citadel entry
Huayna Picchu Entry
Maximium Time ofStay Mountain
| Maximium Time of
|6:00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m.||From 6:00 a.m.||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||4 hours||3 hours|
|7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||From 7:00 a.m.||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||4 hours||3 hours|
|10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||From 8:00 a.m.||10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m .||3 hours||3 hours|
Machu Picchu citadel entry
Maximium Time ofStay Mountain
| Maximium Time of
|6:00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m.||From 6:00 a.m.||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||5 hours||3 hours|
|7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||From 7:00 a.m.||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||5 hours||3 hours|
|8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||From 8:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m .||5 hours||3 hours|
In 2019, the cost of tickets to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu will change according to the shifts. A differentiated rate will be created to promote visits in the afternoon. Most tourists visit Machu Picchu on the day, from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. and precisely, the measures adopted by the Foreign Trade and Tourism Commission of Peru have the purpose of encouraging visits during the second and third hours.
Moreover, tourists who buy their tickets in the second schedule (from 9 a.m at 12 p.m.), will have the entrance to the Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum free of charge. While those who buy their tickets for the third shedule (from 12 p.m at 2 p.m.), will have free entry to the Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum and the archaeological complex of Raqchi.
To enter Machu Picchu you must carry your entry ticket, your official identity document (passport in case of foreigners) and be accompanied by a tour guide. The staff of the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu (PANM) may require the ticket and / or identity document at any time during its journey.
Valid documents to identify yourself within the Inca city if you are a foreigner, are your passport, immigration card or diplomatic identity card. In the case of citizens of the Andean Community (CAN) or Mercosur, the valid document to be identified is the original DNI in force. In case of being a student you must present your ISIC card (foreigners), or university card if you are Peruvian.
The official tourism guides in Machu Picchu not only make the visit pleasant and educational. They are also in charge of advising the visitor on the care they must have to preserve the Wonder of the World. These are the rules that regulate your service:
Huayna Picchu is the mountain located north of the Inca City. The entrance is with the entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. The rules and prohibitions are the following:
The Machu Picchu mountain is the summit where the Inca City was built. The entrance is with the ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain. These are the rules that the tourist should follow:
Failure to comply with the prohibitions in Machu Picchu will determine the expulsion of the visitor, without the right to refund the amount of the entrance ticket. Considering the gravity of the infraction, the authorities will initiate the corresponding legal actions.
On some occasions, authorities may restrict entry to the visitor for life. Attempt against the integrity of other people, of the Wonder of the World are cases that are punished exemplary. Another case is to attack morals and good manners.
Inside Machu Picchu there are high definition cameras and security guards. If necessary, they can intervene tourists who do not comply with the rules of the place.
Frequently asked questions about the rules in Machu Picchu
Drones are prohibited inside Machu Picchu. However, you can use it in the city of Cusco, in the town of Aguas Calientes and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Pets are prohibited in the Inca City. There are hotels that take care of them in Cusco or Aguas Calientes.
The baby cars interrupt the free transit in the Inca City, which is why they are prohibited. Baby sitters are allowed.
Selfie sticks are not allowed. These can cause inconvenience to other tourists who travel through Machu Picchu.
The tour in the company of a guide is mandatory in the Wonder of the World. At the entrance door there are guides offering their services.
It is not necessary to do the tour accompanied by a guide if you already did the shift or previous day. To do this, you only have to show the previous ticket and indicate the name of the guide with whom you made the previous tour.
Yes it is possible to leave and re-enter the Inca City. However, this is allowed only once. At the entrance door there are toilets available and a cafeteria.
At the entrance to Machu Picchu there is a place where tourists can leave their things. If you are not allowed to visiting Machu Picchu with some prohibited objects, visitors can leave their belongings there.
Tripods are not allowed in Machu Picchu. This is because they interrupt free transit and can damage the floor of the Inca site.
You can not take single-use plastics, such as bags, straws, and technopor containers. Snacks are allowed as long as you keep the wrappers. Plastic water bottles are not allowed because they harm the environment. Water canteens are allowed.
Smoking is not allowed in Machu Picchu. A cigarette or electronic cigarette can damage the ecosystem of the Inca City.
Entry with a guide is not mandatory in Huayna Picchu. If the visitor wishes, he can be accompanied by one. However, the tour of the Inca City is necessarily guided.