How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets

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The Inca citadel is considered one of the Wonders of the World and one of the top places to visit in Peru. So if you’re thinking of visiting Machu Picchu, you should know that you are going to need Machu Picchu tickets purchased. Depending on the way you want your journey to be, the ticket will change its price. And these tickets have to be reserved in advance because they sell out very quickly. We can help you with that and much more. That’s why Machu Travel Peru is ready to help you with anything according to your trip and tickets.


If you get the classical ticket or any other, you’ll get to see the magical Inca city for a whole day. It’s composed of more than 150 structures. There’s also a lot of ruins around the Inca city and It still remains a mystery on how they were made. You can observe the famous Intihuatana, the temple of the sun and more beautiful places. So don’t miss this opportunity!


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There are three main options where you can get your Machu Picchu tickets. To be honest, it is not an easy task, especially if you are planning on traveling during the high season. From June to September, it is highly recommendable to get your tickets well in advance, for at least three months early. Even people from Peru take benefit from this opportunity, so you better get them early. The options to get them are the following:


To get them online, you should go to the webpage, which can be turned into the English language, so don’t worry. The page can take a while to load, so be patient. The interface is pretty clear so just fill the forms with the data. Choose the date you want to go and check for the availability of the Machu Picchu tickets. After all of that, a list of different options will appear that will decide the outcome of the journey. You can choose from going to Machu Picchu only or have an extra tour like the Machu Picchu hike. Then it’s only time to fill your personal information, mail and choose a payment method. Once everything’s done you’ll receive an email where the reservation code will appear so you can check-in for the marvelous adventure.


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Machu Picchu tickets can be bought whether you are in Cusco or Aguas Calientes. If you are in Cusco, you can go to the Ministry of Culture to buy them. It opens from Mondays to Sundays. You should consider that Cusco’s office will be the only place where you can buy them with a credit card or cash. Because in Aguas Calientes they only accept cash. The Machu Picchu cost varies on the ticket you decide to purchase. Also, if you decided to reserve your tickets online and choose cash as the payment method you don’t necessarily have to be in Cusco or Aguas Calientes. There is always a “Banco de la Nación” where you can pay it.


Another option to obtain the Machu Picchu tickets is by getting them in advance through a travel agency (like Machu Travel Peru), which will get the entrance ticket for you. This is the easiest way to get them. So if you are interested in this choice, be sure to check out the different tour packages that Machu Travel Peru offers.


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Different types of tickets are available depending on which part of the Machu Picchu map you plan to visit. From simple tours to more complete ones. Depending on the kind of experience you want and your available time, you will be able to choose among these type of tickets:

  • Machu Picchu: The ticket only grants you access to the citadel for the whole day. If you are doing only the citadel, it is recommended to go with a guide.
  • Machu Picchu: + Wayna Picchu: This ticket grants you entry to the famous citadel and also to a controlled hike to Huayna Picchu. There are 400 tickets per day so be sure to get it fast.
  • Machu Picchu: + Machu Picchu mountain: This entrance grants you entry to the citadel and to a controlled hike to Machu Picchu Mountain.

Additionally, there is another ticket that allows you to visit the site museum with relics found in the excavations of the place.

In general, these are all the tickets that you’ll need when going to any Machu Picchu tours.


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All tickets have limited availability throughout the whole year. So, don’t trust that you’ll get them one day before the tour. In case you are planning on visiting the country with family or friends, you should book a tour with Machu Travel Peru. We’ll make things easier for you. That way, you won’t have to bother with all of the extra details buying a ticket can cause. Hence, you’ll only concentrate on having a great time and seeing all the beautiful things Peru has to offer. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have a great time in this beautiful country.

Peru has so much to offer, it can be hard to know where to start. With many years of experience in the tourism sector, Machu Travel Peru is happy to help with anything regarding your trip to Peru and any tours around it. Make your travel experience an unforgettable one!

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