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Last update: November 11, 2018

Explanations about Ministerial Resolutions

The Citadel of Machu Picchu (Llacta Machu Picchu in quechua) is a heritage belonging to the Peruvian Government and humanity. So Peruvian Government manages the site, Access, restrictions and rules, rates and possible discounts applies. These fees and discounts are reflected on this website, that is why we only offer what the Peruvian Government offers.

In the past and until now, the Government, through resolutions, has applied different rates. Our agency has always reflected those changes on our pages and will continue to do it. To sum up, we only offer the rates and discounts offered by the Government, nothing more nothing less. If there were new resolutions, we would reflect the changes immediately (usually in less than 24 hours).

Changes introduced by ministerial resolutions.

  • January 1, 2019

    Machu Picchu can no longer be visited either in the morning (Group 1 from 6am to 12pm) or in the afternoon (Group 2 from 12pm to 5.30pm). In order to relieve the site, the Government has decided to divide the days into 3 groups of 3 tours each. We will simplify by saying that from January 1, 2019 the visit to Machu Picchu will be according to 9 different entry schedules that must be chosen at the time of booking. These entry schedules are from 6am to 3pm per 1 hour period, which means that the visitor will have to choose in which schedule to entry to Machu Picchu, i.e. pass the entrance gate. For example, the 7am schedule to enter between 7am and 8am, or the 12am schedule to enter between 12pm and 1pm. The visit will be for 4 hours. We are aware of the complications and confusion that this will create, but like you, we are subject to ministerial decisions.

    Again, to simplify, our agency has chosen to use its own name for each of the schedules and not those of the Ministry of Culture. We have therefore chosen to call each of these entry schedules: Machu H6 (6am entry schedule), Machu H7, Machu H8, ..., Machu H14 (2pm entry schedule).

    If you would like to discuss this with us or with other travellers, we invite you to use our forum.

  • May 1st, 2017

    Machu Picchu can no longer be visited the whole day and has to be visited by half a day. It has to be selected when buying: in the morning (Group 1 from 6 am to 12 pm) or in the afternoon (Group 2 of 12 pm to 17:30 pm).

    It is mandatory to have a guide to visit Machu Picchu. Approved guides not included in the ticket price are located at the entrance of the site. Their prices and conditions must be negotiated directly on site.

    The visit of the site is done only in one direction, according to pre-established circuits coordinated beforehand with the guide.

    The entrance ticket is only valid once. It is not possible to exit the site and return later.

    The entrance and exit are located in 2 different places. It is then no longer possible to leave your belongings in the lockers at the entrance gate.

    Umbrellas and children strollers are forbidden in the citadel.

  • January 15th, 2016

    Until this date, the entrance to the Museum was a type of ticket. From now on, it is an option that can be added to any type of ticket.

  • January 2dn, 2016

    Due to protests of tourists, the Government has reactivated special rates for Peruvians, Bolivians, Colombians and Ecuadorian, in adult, student and children categories. 2015 rates are in force for 2016 for all.

  • December 30th, 2015 - Ministry Decision nº 469-2015-MC

    Without prior notice, special rates for Peruvians, Bolivians, Colombians and Ecuadorian, in adult, student and children categories have been eliminated and from now on there are only 3 rates. To make it simple, on this website we define rates in 3 categories: adult, student and child.

  • Feruary 9th, 2014

    Due to protests, the Government canceled the prior decision of February 7th. Old rates and discounts are again in force. The Government presents its apologies for the inconvenience.

  • February 7th, 2014 - Ministry Decision nº 034-2014-MC

    Up to this date there were special rates for Peruvians, Bolivians, Colombians and Ecuadorian, in adult, student and children categories. These special rates have been eliminated and from now on there are only 3 rates (see the resolution). To make it simple, on this website we define rates in 3 categories: adult, student and child.

  • January 1st, 2014

    New rates applied for the year

  • January 1st, 2013

    New rates applied for the year

  • January 1st, 2012

    New rates applied for the year.

  • July 15th, 2011

    The access to Wayna Picchu and Machu Mountain that was free is from now on paid and limited in number of people and entrance time.

  • July 15th, 2011

    The access to Machu Picchu that was unlimited is from now on limited to 2500 people per day.

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