Tips for buying tickets to Machu Picchu


Anyone who first stepped on Peru Its objective is to visit Machu Picchu. I find it strange to think that we have planned to avoid his visit, unless we had already been or for a quick business trip we did not have time for a getaway. 99.9% visit it and it is for this reason that drives usthe purchase in advance of the tickets to Machu Picchu if we don't want to keep honey on our lips.

Machu Picchu ruins

How to buy tickets to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the places in the world that receives more visitors throughout the year, around 1 million people. This number is huge and that is why the authorities have set a daily limit with the objective of its conservation. However, this is not usually done at a low table as we will see later, but given the possibility of running out of tickets to Machu Picchu, it is always advisable to get ahead.

Where to buy tickets to Machu Picchu?

To begin, we assume that we are traveling for free and do not go with a travel agency. The agencies ensure that we have input so that this headache is remedied. Even so, there are always methods to get tickets and train tickets from our country of origin before arriving in Peru.

Buy tickets online

Tickets can be purchased online and paying with credit card. When accepting international cards this is not a problem and the purchase method is quite fast. There are several places to make the purchase, such as the horrible page of the government or through this portal ofTicket sales to Machu Picchu.

From here we will have several options:

  • Basic entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu (several schedules): the entrance to Huaynapicchu is usually sold out months in advance.
  • Machu Picchu + Mountain (several schedules): the entrance toMuntana Machu Picchu is usually sold out but there are more possibilities to enter than to Huaynapicchu.
  • Machu Picchu from 1:00 p.m.

The cost varies every year and is nothing cheap. Part of € 40 the cheapest ticket. To this we must add the train tickets, in most cases mandatory unless you come walking from the Inca trail. Train tickets are purchased on a different website.

What to see in Machu Picchu

Train tickets are even more expensive, forcing non-resident tourists in Peru to take luxury trains in different modalities and only through a single company, Peru Rail. Of course we can also buy them online and by credit card with prices from € 100 to what you want to spend ... The cheapest train is the Expedition and the most expensive theHIRAM BINGHAM (€ 500 approx)The main difference is the assistance on board, meals and live performances that take place on the trains.

Entrances to Machu Picchu

IMPORTANT: you cannot carry suitcases weighing more than 5 kilos. Children under 11 have a discount

Eye, according to the new regulation there will only be two turns of visits to the citadel:

  • FIRST TURN: From 06:00 to 12:00 Hrs.
  • SECOND TURN: From 12:00 to 17:30 Hrs

Buy tickets in Aguas Calientes

That possibility is always there but since the sale is direct and without intermediaries we run the risk of being sold out. What is certain is that you will not climbHuaynapicchu or to Machu Picchu mountain since they will be 100% sold out.

Buy tickets through a Tour

If we see that tickets online are sold out there is always the option to go to a local agency and hire the services of a guide who casually always has tickets available. The latter hired by agency or because you have met someone in Aguas Calientes. Sounds a bit of trapicheo ...

Another option is to take the classic tour of Sacred Valley of Peru + Machu Picchu, which logically includes tickets and guide services. Tours with tickets can be purchased here.

Sale of tours to Machu Picchu

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  • What to visit in Peru in 15 days
  • Tips for traveling to Peru for free
  • What to see in Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Mountain

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