How to buy Machu Picchu tickets online is probably one of the most frequent questions of people who want to visit Peru and one of the 7 wonders of the modern world and do the Inca trail as part of this.
In the following article, you will find the answers and recommendations. Video
Decide the schedule and places
First having the right information detailed right here.
New entry times (2019)
Since July 2017 access to Macchu Picchu is more strict and you can enter in the morning or in the afternoon, there are two times as follow:
Morning – from 6:00 to 12:00.
Afternoon – from 12:00 to 5:30.
These times were implemented by the ministry of culture
2500 entries are available in each schedule.
You can stay 4 hours, from the time you cross the entrance gate: I’ll recommend you enter very early, according to the schedule you choose.
You can start walking from town to the archeological complex, at 5 in the morning. I’ll recommend you use the buses instead if you are not very athletic, you would not like to get tired before walking around the archaeological site.
Types of Machu Picchu tickets online
There are a few options to choose from, below are the details:
- Machu Picchu entrance ticket: This is to visit the whole archeological complex, excluding mountains: Inca guardhouse, Inca bridge, agriculture zones, temples zone, three windows temple, “Intiwatana” astronomical observatory, and much more.
- Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu tickets:
Huayna Picchu mountain has 2 entry times and in each of them enter only 200 people. In this case you must enter the archaeological site as early as possible (is open from 6 in the morning); That way you will not miss anything.
First Group: Entry to the mountain from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Second Group: Entry to the mountain from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
There are just 200 entries for each schedule.
I’ll recommend you go early at 6 in the morning. This will allow you to make the most since you must leave the Inca city no later than 1:00 p.m. We also recommend booking these 4 months earlier.
People of all ages (from 12 years old) walk Huayna Picchu every day, you will not need a great physique, you just need to get to the top and see the archaeological site from above; however, we recommend, if you suffer from vertigo, to book any other ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Machu Picchu and mountain entrance ticket:
You can enter two different schedules. It is a tiring walk; However, the views, 600 meters above the Inca city are spectacular.
schedule 1: entrance from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
schedule 2: entrance from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
400 entries are available in each of the groups.
We recommend getting in shape before hiking this mountain, so the climb will not cost you as much. We recommend you enter as soon as possible (open since 6 in the morning), to make the most of your time. You can only stay in the Inca city until 3:00 p.m.
You can travel this mountain in the company of family and friends, without the risks that the mountain Huayna Picchu tickets. We recommend you book these ingress a few weeks in advance.
- Machu Picchu and museum entrance:
Machu Picchu museum will give you a wide panorama of the history of the Incas and its interpretation. However, it will leave you with a huge doubt, about how you could build a place like this with tools like that. you can enter any of the shifts:
First Shift: from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.
Second Shift: from 12:00 m. to 5:30 p.m.
The museum attends from 9:00 a.m. Until 4:30 p.m. available Ingres are according to the available spaces to enter, 2500 in each shift. We recommend you book these ingress a few weeks in advance. You can enter first to the archaeological site and then to the museum or vice versa, everything will depend on the shift you choose to enter.
Advices for Machu Picchu:
We advise booking trains, immediately after knowing the date you will entrance the ticket to Machu Picchu.
The high season for tourism requires that all reservations be made in advance, entrance fees, plane tickets, train tickets, hotels, guides, and additional tours; Moreover, if your ticket includes some of the mountains, and above all if you include entrance to Huayna Picchu, considered one of the most amazing experiences you can have. You might want to buy a bus to Machu Picchu too.
If this is not your case and you don’t want to hike Machu Picchu montaña you can try to book it in Cusco or Aguas Calientes at the government offices but they will not accept any card or by accident.
I recommend buying everything as part of our tours or packages, to avoid any issues with entrance fees or trains.
To book it and enter you will need your passports or ids, your full personal information will be required in order to book a ticket and bring your passport to enter (this is mandatory).
If you don’t know yet how to buy Machu Picchu tickets online 2019 the best is to contact a travel agency, our travel tailor will help you to fit your schedule to the tours or packages we only need to know if you already plan what to do or what places would you like to visit and how much time you have to do it, our travel tailor will reply very soon; we accept visa credit cards.