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How to book tickets to Machu Picchu?

How to book tickets to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is one of the most popular and spectacular tourist destinations in the world, so it’s essential to secure your tickets in advance. Here, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to book tickets to Machu Picchu and provide some useful tips to make your visit unforgettable.

Step 1: Research and Planning

Before booking your tickets, it’s important to research and plan your trip to Machu Picchu. Here are some key aspects to consider:

  1. Choose the best time to visit: Research the weather and tourist season to select the ideal time that suits your preferences.
  2. Duration of the visit: Decide how many days you want to spend at Machu Picchu, as this will affect the type of ticket you need to book.

Step 2: Understand the Ticket Options and More

There are different types of tickets to Machu Picchu. Here are the most common options:

  1. General admission: This is the standard ticket that allows you to access Machu Picchu and explore the archaeological site. You should normally book this 4 weeks in advance.
  2. Mountain ticket: If you love hiking and seek a more challenging experience, you can opt for this ticket, which includes the ascent to one of the mountains near Machu Picchu. You should normally book this 2 months in advance.
  3. Huayna Picchu ticket: If you love trekking and panoramic views, this is your best option, but you must book 3 or 4 months in advance.
  4. Inca Bridge ticket: If you wish to explore new areas of Machu Picchu, opt for this ticket. You should normally book this 1 month in advance.

It’s also important to consider the availability of timeslots. Below are the options available:

Ticket TypeAvailability
General admissionAbout 3000 people per day
Mountain ticket 400 people per day
Huayna Picchu ticket 200 people per day
Huchuy Picchu ticket 200 people per day
Inca Bridge ticket 400 people per day

In addition, we provide the entrance times for your consideration:

N° 16:00 am7:00 am
N° 27:00 am8:00 am
N° 38:00 am9:00 am
N° 49:00 am10:00 am
N° 510:00 am 11:00 am
N° 611:00 am 12:00 pm
N° 712:00 pm 1:00 pm
N° 81:00 pm 2:00 pm

Lastly, we provide the ticket prices for your consideration:

ForeignAndean Community
152 soles70 soles64 soles32 soles

Step 3: Book Machu Picchu Tickets Online

Once you’ve researched and decided what type of ticket suits you, follow these steps to book your tickets online:

  1. Visit the official website: Go to the official Machu Picchu website to make your booking. Here is the official link https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/

Visita el sitio web oficial

  1. Select the dates and type of ticket: Choose the dates when you want to visit Machu Picchu and select the type of ticket that fits your preferences. your preferences. Selecciona las fechas y el tipo de entrada
  2. Fill in the required information: Provide the personal information and additional data requested in the booking form.                                                                                                        Completa los datos requeridos
  3. Make the payment: Follow the instructions provided to pay for your tickets. Make sure you have a valid credit card and check it before proceeding.                                                                                               Realiza el pago

Step 4: Receive Your Tickets and Confirm the Booking

Once you’ve completed the online booking process, you’ll receive your tickets by email. Make sure to check your inbox and spam folder. Also, it’s recommended to confirm the booking directly with the official website or the tourism service provider.

Useful Tips for Your Visit to Machu Picchu:

Additional Tips

How to Buy in Person?

Ticket purchases are made in person, presenting the Passport and/or National Identity Document.

To purchase the tickets, you can go to the authorized offices in the city of Cusco, which are as follows:

  1. Calle Garcilaso SN – Museo Casa Garcilaso. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 19:00.
  2. Calle Maruri – Kusicancha. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 19:00.

Requirements to Obtain a Student Discount on Your Ticket

If you’re a student and want to book tickets to Machu Picchu taking advantage of the discount on your entry ticket, it’s important that you meet the following requirements https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/estudiantes-y-escolares/

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which normally runs from April to October. During this time, weather conditions are more favourable and there is less chance of rain. However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds and are looking for a more personalised experience with abundant vegetation, you may choose to visit the rest of the year.

What are some useful tips for my visit to Machu Picchu?

Arrive early to fully enjoy the beauty of Machu Picchu and avoid the crowds. Consider hiring a tour guide for detailed information about the history and highlights of Machu Picchu. Don’t forget to bring essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, water and comfortable shoes.If you want to read some extra tips you can read How to make the most of your visit to Machu Picchu?

How can I buy tickets in person?

You can buy tickets in person at the authorised offices in the city of Cusco. You will need to present your Passport and/or National Identity Card to make the purchase.

Is it safe to buy a ticket online?

Yes, it is safe as long as it is done through an official or trustworthy website. Be sure to check the legitimacy of the website and the security of the connection.

How far in advance should I buy tickets?

Ticket Type Advance Time
Machupicchu Only Entrywith 3 or 4 weeks
Machupicchu Plus Huaynapicchu Entrywith 3 or 4 months
Machupicchu Plus Mountain Entrywith 3 or 4 weeks
Machupicchu Plus Huchuypicchu Entrywith 3 or 4 weeks
Machupicchu Plus Inca Bridge Entrywith 3 or 4 weeks
Machupicchu Museum Entrycan be acquired on the same day of the visit

What type of discounts are offered for Machu Picchu tickets?

There are three categories of discounts available:

  • University students (Peruvian and foreign)
  • People under 18 years old
  • Citizens belonging to the Andean Community of Nations, which includes Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

If the visitor is both a university student (or minor) and a citizen of the aforementioned countries, then they can access an even greater discount.

Can children and babies enter Machu Picchu for free?

Indeed. Babies and children under 3 years old can enter Machu Picchu for free, simply showing their identification or passport at the entrance. They must be accompanied by their father, mother, or legal guardian.

Do people with disabilities have discounts at Machu Picchu?

Unfortunately, no discounts are offered for people with disabilities in purchasing tickets for Machu Picchu.

My ticket says I can enter from 8 a.m., can I enter earlier?

If your ticket says ‘from 8 am’, then that means you can enter at any time after that time, but not before.

How long do I have to pay for my Machu Picchu ticket?

On Machu Picchu Ticket and other ticket sales platforms for Machupicchu, credit or debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, as well as PayPal payments are accepted. After completing the payment, you will receive the tickets in your email within 24 hours on working days, or 48 hours over the weekend.

Is there an additional cost to paying the ticket with a card?

Yes, everywhere in the world, the payment of online services usually involves an additional cost. This cost varies depending on the type of card you use, be it Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc. For example, at Machu Picchu Ticket, the cost associated with payment by credit or debit card represents around 5% of the ticket value.

Do seniors have discounts at Machu Picchu?

Unfortunately, no discounts are offered for seniors when buying tickets for Machu Picchu.

As a foreign resident in Peru, am I entitled to a discount?

Yes, foreigners residing in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia can access discounts on the Machu Picchu ticket thanks to the agreement with the Andean Community of Nations. To obtain the discount, they must make the purchase presenting their valid foreigner card.

Can someone else use my ticket to enter Machu Picchu in my place?

No, the tickets are non-transferable and are associated with your name and identity document.

Can I cancel a ticket that I have already bought?

Yes, to cancel a ticket already purchased, it is necessary to do so at least 72 hours in advance of the entrance date to Machu Picchu indicated on the ticket. The cancellation process carries a penalty equivalent to 70% of the ticket value (i.e., they will refund you 30% of what you paid). The refund will be made using the same payment method you used for the purchase. The time it takes for the refund depends on the payment provider (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal), and it usually can take about a month.

Can I change the date of my Machu Picchu ticket?

No, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, the entity that regulates access to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, changes or modifications to the tickets are not allowed once they have been purchased. Therefore, it is advisable to be certain about the date of your visit.

Can I sell my Machu Picchu ticket?

No, tickets cannot be transferred to another person. It is advised to select the date and visitor details carefully at the time of purchase.

What happens if the travel agency makes a mistake when registering my details?

Although the Machu Picchu ticket does not allow date changes or change of the ticket holder, if the error in the registration was made by the travel agency, the visitor has the right to obtain a new entry.

Can I request the cancellation of my ticket if I bought it on the official website?

No, once the purchase is made, the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru does not admit cancellations or offer refunds.


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