With the purpose of improving the visit and the flow of tourists in Machu Picchu citadel, it began with a new system defined to enter Machu Picchu from January 1, 2019.
since July 2017, visitors to Machu Picchu entered the Inka citadel in 2 shifts; a morning shift from 06:00 to 12:00 and an afternoon shift from 12:00 to 17:30.
From the first day of 2019 began the new regulations for
to Machu Picchu can choose between 3 periods to enter the modern wonder of Machu Picchu:
-Early in the morning between 06:00 to 09:00. -Morning between 09:00 to 12:00. -Afternoon 12.00 pm and 03.00 pm -The closing time is still the same and it is 05.00 pm.
important the entrance will be restricted to each full hour; therefore, for the morning shift, for example, this means that visitors can only enter Machu Picchu at 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and the same for the rest of the period.
As most visitors to Machu Picchu enter the site early in the morning, the regional culture office of Cusco tries to promote the site with special benefits in 2019: visitors entering the Inca citadel in the second period will have free access to the site. -the museum manuel chávez ballón; Those who choose to enter Machu Picchu in the third period of time, can also enter the archaeological site Raqchi for free.
Time of permanence
The maximum time to visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is 4 hours. Such measure will make the income to be made with more order; That is, we will say goodbye to the long lines and the eternal congestion in the access roads. Of course, the rule that requires tourists to be accompanied by an official guide and in groups of 15 people will not be modified.
The measure that was established in 2019 was not only created to improve the order of entry and the time of permanence in the citadel. The authorities also seek to improve the experience of tourists, making only 2,500 people visit the archaeological site simultaneously.
New tickets for Machu Picchu in 2020
For now, the entrance fees are still the same as in the previous year. According to the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco from 2020, the prices of tickets will vary depending on the time you enter. Visitors who enter Machu Picchu early in the morning must pay 20% more. The price of the ticket for the morning shift will remain the same, while the afternoon ticket will cost 20% less.