Machu Picchu tickets – 2023 Update: Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2430m above sea level, the site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”. It is certainly the grandest of the many tourist attractions to be found in Peru and one of the top places to visit in South America. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, Machu Picchu receives over one million visitors per year and is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Despite being such a popular tourist destination, the site provides to its visitors an air of mysticism and harmony between nature and man-made constructions. A visit to Machu Picchu is the dream of many and it would certainly be the highlight of your travels around South America. So, without further ado, let’s go get those tickets!
Important: First of all, to access Machu Picchu, you MUST have an entrance ticket purchased in advance…they are NOT sold at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Tickets are usually included as part of any tour or trek to Machu Picchu. Tickets are limited, so it is recommended to book a tour or trek at least a week in advance.
It is NOT recommended to buy your own ticket and make your own way to Machu Picchu, as it will end up probably costing more money and being a lot of hassle. You cannot enter Machu Picchu without hiring a local guide, and figuring out the transport can be a pain. For this reason we recommend a tour or trek.
Be careful with the company you choose for a tour or trek. There have been hundreds of tourists scammed in the past. Usually if a price seems too cheap to be true, it usually is.
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If you’re already in Cusco, you can book a trek or tour to Machu Picchu directly with a booking agent who will get the entrance ticket for you. Stop into the Peru Hop Office and we will assist you with the booking process, or visit an independent agency if you prefer (with Peru Hop, you have total freedom!). While booking in Cusco doesn’t usually present a problem, it’s best to avoid doing this if possible since Machu Picchu tickets can sell out and there’s no guarantee that there will be availability on the day that you want to go. This is especially true during the high tourism season months of June, July and August. Book your ticket in advance before you arrive in Cusco to steer clear of any problems.
If you need any more information on getting your tickets for Machu Picchu, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. We can help any traveler of any budget to realize their dream of visiting the one and only lost city of the Incas. We can offer you assistance in everything, from transport to Cusco from Lima, and even help in booking your actual ticket into the citadel. Machu Picchu is a must for every traveler of Peru, and it is arguably the most famous sight in all of South America, don’t miss out!