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What should you know about entrance schedules to visit Machu Picchu

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This spectacular Inca citadel is the most visited tourist site in Peru for its beauty, history and archaeology.  Due to the constant increase of visitors and in order to preserve this monument, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism enforced new norms.  Starting January 1st 2019, new norms such had been implemented such as ways to entering and entrance schedules to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu peak and the Machu Picchu Mountain.  See next photos showing opposite views showing these locations to understand and better plan your visit.

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View of the Machu Picchu Citadel (middle) and Huayna Picchu Peak from the Machu Picchu Mountain

 

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View of the Machu Picchu Mountain and the Machu Picchu Citadel (middle) from the top of the Huayna Picchu Peak

Visit to the Machu Picchu Citadel (only)

 

1st Schedule

2nd Schedule

3rd Schedule

Entrance starting at (hrs)

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  • Entrance to the Citadel of Machu Picchu is mandatory with a certified guide.
  • Visits to the Citadel of Machu Picchu are permitted from the 0600 to 1700 hrs.
  • Last permissible entrance is at 1400 hrs.
  • For every schedule there are only 600 spaces available and the visit is valid for only 3 hours.
  • Each ticket shows the entrance time. This ticket cannot be used before or after.
  • It is recommended to make reservations with a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.

 

Visit to the Citadel of Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak 

 

1st Schedule

2nd Schedule

Entrance starting at (hrs)

07:00 – 08:00

10:00 – 11:00

  • Certified guide is not required. There are only 200 spaces available for each schedule.
  • Access in the afternoon is not allowed, being the last entry time between the 1000 and 1100 hrs.
  • It is recommended to make reservations with 3 to 4 months in advance.

 

Visit to the Citadel of Machu Picchu +  Machu Picchu Mountain

1st Schedule

2nd Schedule

Entrance starting at (hrs)

07:00 – 08:00

09:00 – 10:00

 

  • Certified guide is not required. There are only 200 spaces available for each schedule.
  • Access in the afternoon is not allowed, being the last entry time between 0900 and 1000 hrs.
  • It is recommended to make reservations with 3 to 4 months in advance.

 

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