Machu Picchu, Tours

Machu Picchu Tickets: How To Buy Yours?

Machu Picchu tickets – 2024 Update: Everything you need to know about Machu Picchu Tickets from how to book, prices and everything else you need to know.

It is NOT recommended to buy your own Machu Picchu 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 for example, and then you will need to coordinate train times there and back as well as the bus up and down from Aguas Caliente, and figuring out the transport can be a pain. For this reason we recommend you book a tour or trek.

For trips to Machu Picchu, we highly recommend booking with Yapa Explorers, the top-rated operator with a variety of tours and treks to one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Machu Picchu Tickets are NOT sold at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Tickets are usually included as part of any tour or trek to Machu Picchu. Be aware of dodgy operators when booking a tour or a trek who tell you you will collect your ticket at the entrance. It is why it is recommended to book with an operator online.

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.

We recommend the following formal companies who have years of experience and good feedback from our 315,000 customers. All of these operators have Machu Picchu Tickets included in their prices

In summary, Machu Picchu Tickets are included in all good tour or trek operators prices. Book online with the best operators to ensure you have the once in a lifetime experience that you deserve.

Any questions, please ask our Peru Hop customer service team here

Book a tour in person in Cusco (avoid if possible)

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!

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