Problems buying tickets to Machu Picchu in 2023? To purchase a ticket, you must make an online reservation months before the arrival in Peru, 2023. This is because the purchase of the ticket through the official website sells out very fast.
Machu Picchu is the most visited and mysterious citadel to visit in Peru. Every day, a total of two thousand travellers arrive from Lima, the capital of Peru, to Cusco and visit the citadel. From Cusco, there are several ways to get to Machu Picchu.
You can reach the Inca Trail in 2 days, the Inca Trail in 4 days, the Salkantay Trail, the Inca Trail from Cachicata among other alternative paths.
For all travellers arriving by train or other means of transport, we recommend booking your ticket to Machu Picchu in advance.
Find out how to secure, buy your ticket to Machu Picchu 2023 in advance.
Important factors for purchasing, buy Machu Picchu tickets.
Travellers would like to have more time to enjoy the stay, package to Machu Picchu, but sometimes, they don’t have time because, work and/or studies.
This may prevent you from making the long awaited visit to the sacred city of MachuPicchu.
The price, which increases year after year, increases even more for last minute bookings. Therefore, in order to enter MachuPicchu without unnecessary expenses, it is recommended to purchase your train tickets in advance, in order to avoid last minute inconveniences.
One of the main reasons for not visiting MachuPicchu is the limited access that has existed for some years. For this reason, travellers are advised to purchase all necessary tickets to Machu Picchu as soon as possible.
How to book and buy Machu Picchu tickets.
Access the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. Please be patient, as the site may take some time to load. You can change the language to ENGLISH by clicking on the flag in the top right corner.
Choose the places you want to visit: at the top of the calendar, before closing, choose first or visit the place. You must decide whether you want to visit Machu Picchu or visit the Manuel Chavez Museum.
The Manuel Chavez Ballon Museum is a small museum worth seeing before visiting Machu Picchu. It has some artefacts with descriptions in several languages and is located near Águas Calientes village. Then you have to choose your route.
Places: here you can choose if you want to visit only the citadel of Machu Picchu, or if you also want to visit Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
Date: after selecting the places to visit, you can choose the day you want to go by clicking on the calendar.
Quantity: choose the number of tickets required: click on the arrows to choose the number of tickets required in quantity.
NOTE: if you need to buy tickets for CHILDREN, click on the button in the top right corner, “Student tickets”. Children under 7 years old are free of charge. Children over 8 years old pay the same as students.
Personal information: you must now enter your information exactly as it appears in your passport.
Final step: finish your application. You are now on the last page. A pop-up window may appear to read the terms and conditions of service. Enter your email address. Verify that all information entered is correct.
Remember, all data must match your previous application. When all these steps are completed, click “Generate Booking”.
You will now see some pop-up windows, including the booking form. This is important, so do not close the window, as the ticket has not yet been paid for! Check the generated booking number on the page and copy it. Then select the “Payment” tab on the main panel, which will take you to a new page.
Pay for your tickets: You must enter booking code on the payment page.
Pay for your tickets. You must now enter your booking code on the payment page. Save and print your tickets. When payment is complete, print the receipt and tickets and save them to your computer as a PDF.
¿How to book tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for next year?
The sale of tickets to the mountain for the following year does not start until the end of December of the current year. It is advisable to be patient and keep an eye on when tickets go on sale.
Try to buy your tickets to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu close to 24 June, when the Festa do Sol (Inti Raymi) is celebrated in Cusco.
So you can enjoy Inti Raymi 2021 and hike Huayna Picchu mountain in one trip to Peru. Plus, add the Palcoyo mountain trek to your travel package for a complete trip to Peru.
Machu Picchu tickets 2023
What is the penalty fee? Check ticket prices for Machu Picchu 2023 and visit the 7th wonder of the world “Machu Picchu”. Prices vary according to the type of ticket, depending on the age or nationality of the tourist. In addition, university students have access to special discounts. Find out all about the prices for Machu Picchu 2023.
|Foreign Tourist||Foreign National|
|Only Machu Picchu||USD 41||USD 20||USD 17||USD 8|
|Tickets Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu||USD 86||USD 57||USD 54||USD 40|
|Tickets Machu Picchu + Montaña Machu Picchu||USD 86||USD 57||USD 54||USD 40|
|Tickets Machu Picchu + Museum||USD 77||USD 45||USD 47||USD 30|
Only ticket Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu has several different visiting hours (the citadel is also called Llacta). You can enter and stay for 3 hours visiting Machu Picchu Picchu, during the morning or afternoon shift.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting at 6:00 am.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting at 7:00 am.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting 8:00 am.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting at 9:00 am.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting at 10:00 am.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting at 11:00 am.
- Entrance a Machu Picchu starting 12:00.
- Entrance a Machu Picchu starting 13:00.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu starting 14:00.
Machu Picchu (Citadel) + Huayna Picchu mountain entrances fees.
Huayna Picchu Mountain is the most popular mountain to hike in MachuPicchu cidadel. Normally, we recommend booking as early as possible. That’s because there are only 200 access spaces available per day.
Huayna Picchu mountain has a peculiar shape and very steep, narrow, almost vertical trails. It is an adventure trail that everyone wants to do. The uphill trail is considered one of the best short hikes in the world.
At the top of the mountain, you will have a panoramic view of the entire citadel of Machu Picchu. On the mountain, you have access to new archaeological ruins. From the Huayna Picchu mountain, you can see the snake-like Vilcanota river and the beautiful landscape around the mountain.
This mountain is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in Machu Picchu.
The ticket to Huayna Picchu is offered at only two different times.
Machu Picchu Citadel + Huayna Picchu Mountain Entrance Times
- Machu Picchu Citadel from 6:00 am + Huayna Picchu Mountain from 6:00 am – 8:00 am.
- Machu Picchu Citadel from 8:00 am + Huayna Picchu Mountain from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
When you arrive at Machu Picchu, you must first visit the citadel of Machu Picchu and then climb the mountain.
Tickets to Machu Picchu Citadel + Machu Picchu Mountain
Machu Picchu Mountain is the second most popular mountain and the best alternative after Huayna Picchu Mountain. Its altitude is 3200 m / 10500 ft. When you reach the top of the mountain, you will be able to see the entire citadel of Machu Picchu (temples, terraces, squares and stairs of the Inca city).
If you use a binocular, you can see the Llactapata mountain, the Salkantay mountain and the Santa Teresa Hydroelectric.
This ticket has three different access times to Machu Picchu mountain.
Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain entrance timetable
- Machu Picchu Citadel from 6:00 am + Machu Picchu Mountain from 6:00 am – 7:00 am.
- Machu Picchu Citadel Machu Picchu from 7:00 am + Machu Picchu Mountain from 7:00 am – 8:00 am.
- Machu Picchu Citadel from 8:00 am + Machu Picchu Mountain from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
In all three cases, you can enter Machu Picchu from 6:00 am. You can stay inside Machu Picchu until 2:00 pm at the latest.
Machu Picchu Citadel + Chavez Museum Tickets.
The Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum, located in Águas Calientes village, will allow you to learn more about the history of Machu Picchu and its Inca Empire. With a complete display of objects found in the Inca city and an interesting multimedia exhibition.
The combined Machu Picchu + Museum ticket will provide a unique cultural experience, as you can visit the entire Inca city of Machu Picchu and enter the local museum.
You can enter Machu Picchu according to your chosen schedule:
- Machu Picchu in the morning: 6:00 – 13:00.
- Machu Picchu in the afternoon: 14:00 – 17:00.
The time of your visit will depend on the shift you choose to enter Machu Picchu.
- If you wish to book the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket online, you can only select a one-time slot for your entrance. Also choose at what time you want to climb the mountain.
- It is very important to pay 100% of your entrance fees.
- Once booked, you can change the date or cancel the ticket, the amount is not refundable.
- If you wish to purchase the ticket with us, after making the payment, the reservations department will send you a copy of your ticket to Machu Picchu by email.