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MACHUPICCHU TICKETS FAQs

WHO HANDLES THE TICKET TO MACHU PICCHU AND THE TRAIN TICKETS?

The Peruvian Government and the Ministry of Culture are the organisms in charge for the regulation and conditions for the entry to Machu Picchu. All travel agencies are subject to these regulations. The availability online is unique for all Travel Agencies.

IS THERE A LIMIT IN THE SALE OF MACHU PICCHU TICKET, TICKET MACHU PICCHU + HUAYNA PICCHU AND TICKET MACHU PICCHU + MOUNTAIN?

Some years ago the Peruvian Government took some steps that limit the access to these tourist destinations, is detailed below.

  • Machu Picchu Ticket: 2500 spaces per day.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu: 400 spaces per day, divided into two groups of 200 people each.
    • First group: Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 07:00 – 08:00 hours.
    • Second group: Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 10:00 – 11:00 hours.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain: 400 spaces per day.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum: 2500 spaces per day.

IS THERE A LIMIT OF SPACES IN THE TRAIN?

Regarding the trains, there is more variety of schedules, but these are also subject to a limit of spaces depending on the maximum capacity of the wagons. In case of the trains, in Peru Rail or in Inca Rail, we find different types of services and the cost of train has a variation depending on the schedule and the service you choose.

WHERE TO BUY THE LOCAL TRAIN?

If you know that there is a local train, must consider that the tickets only can be purchased by national tourist, the purchase is personal and with previous presentation of the Identity Card (ID). No foreign tourist can make the purchase of the local train tickets.

The local train tickets are for sale in San Pedro Station of Cusco, in front of the central market. The schedule of attention is from 07:00 to 10:00 hours.
The purchase must be made in advance, at least 4 days before the date of trip.

People who purchase the Local Train Ticket should consider that the unique point of departure and arrival of the train is the Ollantaytambo Train Station, like 2 hours by bus from Cusco.

IN WHAT TIME SHOULD DO THE VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU?

The weather in Cusco is very changeable and it is difficult determine accurately a suitable time to make the visit to Machu Picchu, although we recommend that the visit should be done between May to October, when the rainy weather is not an impairment.

CAN YOU ENTER TO MACHU PICCHU WITH LUGGAGE?

The entrance to Machu Picchu with a luggage more than 20 kilos is not allowed, however in the entrance door of Machu Picchu can leave your luggage and have a better visit to Machu Picchu. If you use this service you must pay an additional cost.

IS IT NECESSARY TO HIRE THE SERVICES OF AN AGENCY TO GO TO MACHU PICCHU?

To go to Machu Picchu is not essential hire the services of an agency.

If you are planning to make all by yourself, the first you have to do is to buy the train tickets and the Machu Picchu Tickets.

When you have all the Tickets, take a Bus to Ollantaytambo or to Poroy, depending from which of the stations, the train departs. In case of Ollantaytambo, you must leave from Cusco 3 hours before the departure time of the train (will find buses since 3:00 hours in the morning), and in case your train leave from Poroy, you must leave from Cusco 1 hour before (you must take a cab).

Having made the journey by bus and by train, you will arrive to the town of Aguas Calientes, from here you have two options: make a walk for about 1hour and 30 minutes to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu or if you prefer you can take a bus that will take 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. Make your visit with calm and remember, for the return, you have to be 30 minutes before the departure time in the train station of Aguas Calientes, also will find buses for return to Cusco waiting in the exit of the train stations of Poroy or of Ollantaytambo.

IS EASY TO FIND GUIDES IN MACHU PICCHU?

Generally it is easy to find a guide in Machu Picchu, the price varies depending the number of people who are, to more people the cost is less. But in anyway, we recommend to be forewarned and ensure a guide service before to go to Machu Picchu.

SINCE WHAT TIME IS POSSIBLE TO ENTER TO MACHU PICCHU?

The entrance to Machu Picchu is from 06:00 to 17:00 hours.

SHOULD I BRING MY DOCUMENTS?

It is essential that you bring your documents, if you don't have it, your entry to Machu Picchu will be denied.

WHEN I HAVE TO MAKE THE BOOKING FOR THE TICKET MACHU PICCHU?

The reservations can be made at any moment, considering the availability. But it is recommended to do it, the soon as possible.

IS EASY TO FIND ACCOMODATION?

If you don't have already accommodation booking, don't worry because in Cusco city, in the Sacred Valley and in Aguas Calientes there is a variety of accommodations in different categories, surely in some of them you will find spaces. Otherwise, contact us for give you some recommendations.

IS POSSIBLE TO VISIT MACHU PICCHU AND HUAYNA PICCHU IN THE SAME DAY?

The visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu must be done in the same day, but consider schedules of the train you will buy.

HOW CAN I BUY THE INCA TRAIL TICKET?

The Ticket for the Inca Trail cannot be bought by the travelers, have to do it through an agency, you have to buy a complete package of Inca Trail 4D/3N, Inca Trail 3D/2N, Inca Trail 2D/1N. It means that the traveler doesn't have the option to make the route of the original Inca Trail by him/herself. Anyway you will have to hire the services of a Travel Agency.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

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