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Machu Picchu Info

Additional important information about

Macchu Picchu

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu will be reserved according to timetables

According to the new regulations that apply from Jan. 2019; the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu citadel will be now only reserved according to timetables; starting at 6.00 hours, 7.00 hours, 8.00 hours, 9.00 hours, 10.00 hours, 11.00 hours, 12.00 hours, 13.00 hours and 14.00 hours. The duration of the visit has a maximum of 4 hrs. and you will only be allowed to visit the monument at the time specified in your entrance.

Visitors must leave the site within the time frame stated, and cannot re-enter once visitors have left the site.
Entry with Official Guide Only: All visitors entering Machu Picchu must be accompanied by a guide. Guides must be official Machu Picchu guides or licensed tourist guides.


  • Your passport! You cannot enter without it!
  • Your ticket to Machu Picchu Llaqta (Citadel) or Machu Picchu with 1 mountain; in case you book both of them.
  • Some money for a passport stamp (s/1), the toilet (S/1) and for souvenirs you may want to buy or for dinner or lunch at the restaurant (expensive)
  • A camera
  • A lunchbox, warter and some snacks. (Lunch buffet and snacks in Machu Picchu site are quite expensive).
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New Rules for visit Machupicchu!

As set out in Article 19 of the Ministerial Resolution, here are the general visitor rules for Machu Picchu:

19.1. Any type of bag/rucksack measuring more than 40 x 35 x 20 cm (15.7 x 13.7 x 7.9”) is not permitted, and must be placed in storage (near the entrance).

19.2. It is prohibited to enter with food and drink.

19.4. It is prohibited to enter with alcoholic beverages.

19.5. It is prohibited to enter with umbrellas or sun shades (hats and ponchos / rain coats are permitted).

19.6. It is prohibited to enter with photographic tripods or any type of camera stand/support. This is only permitted with pre-authorization and the appropriate permit.

19.9. It is prohibited to enter with any musical instruments, including megaphones and speakers.

19.11. It is prohibited to enter with shoes with high-heels, or hard soles. Only soft soles are permitted (like those found in training shoes or walking shoes/boots)..

19.12. It is prohibited to enter with children’s strollers / prams. Only strap on baby/child carriers are permitted.

19.17. It is prohibited to climb or lean on walls or any part of the citadel.

19.18. It is prohibited to touch, move or remove any lithic items / structures.

19.22. It is prohibited to enter with walking sticks with a metal or hard point. Only elderly people and physically-handicapped people are permitted to enter with a walking stick, when it has a rubber tip.

19.25. It is prohibited to get naked, dress up, lie down, run and jump.

19.26. It is prohibited to make loud noises, applaud, shout, whistle and sing. The tranquillity and character of Machu Picchu must be maintained at all times.

19.27. It is prohibited to smoke or use an electronic cigarette.

19.32. It is prohibited to feed the resident or wild animals.

19.33. It is prohibited to paraglide, fly any type of drone or small aircraft.

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