For those who wish to visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru’s main tourist destination, the purchase rate this year is 152 soles for the morning group, and 100 soles in the afternoon. This is the case for Adults in general, as established by the Ministry of Culture.
According to Ministerial Resolution No. 030-2016-MC, which approves ticket values for admission to pre-Hispanic archaeological monuments and museums that are part of the National Cultural Heritage, for the fiscal year of 2017, the tariff for morning entry (from 06:00 to 12:00 hours) for university and non-university higher education students is 77 soles.
In the case of kindergartenl, primary and secondary school children, as well as children up to 12 years of age, the cost of the ticket is 70 soles.
There is a special entrance with a 50% discount for adults over 60, people with disabilities and military service.
Tickets can only be purchased online at www.machupicchu.gob.pe and the Cusco Culture Decentralized Direction recommends to acquire them with due anticipation given that maximum levels have been established for both admission times to preserve the integrity of the citadel Inca and ensure an adequate tour.
The entrance fee in the second group or afternoon (from 12:00 to 17:30 hours) for adults in general is 100 soles, while for students of university or non-university higher education is 50 soles, and for students it costs 40 soles.
For those interested in visiting, in addition to either the Llaqta, the Incan citadel, Machu Pichu mountain, Wayna Picchu mountain, the Way of the Source or the Way to Inkaraqay, the cost of the entrance ticket is 48 soles for adults in general.
Free admission to the citadel, established for the beneficiaries of the special systems, will only be in the late shift, from 12:00 to 17:30 hours, according to the availability of spaces and the capacity of load. For these visitors the tour guide service is optional.
The beneficiaries of the special systems are the citizens of Cusco and residents of Cusco who take part in social tourism programs, in recognition of the agreement signed annually between the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco and the Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) Cusco.
Citizens included in Law 29366, which provides free access for teachers, students and senior citizens on the first Sunday of each month to archaeological monuments, museums and historical sites in the national sphere are also beneficiaries. The students of primary and secondary level will only be able to enter a day different from the first Sunday of each month, previous reservation in the web page of the Decentralized Direction of Culture of Cusco.
Today the double timetable of entry to the Llaqta or Incan citadel, Machu Picchu came into force, in order to ensure the adequate flow of visits to the main tourist destination of Peru.
According to the Regulations for Sustainable Use and Tourist Tour for the Conservation of the Llaqta or the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu, tourists wishing to stay the whole day to the main tourist destination of Peru must buy two tickets.
The tourist visit must be ordered in a maximum time of 4 hours from the entrance of the visitors, within the 2 established shifts.
The Decentralized Department of Culture of Cusco recalled in a recent communiqué that during the tour of the Llaqta of Machu Picchu it is not allowed to re-enter the Inca citadel, except for reasons of force majeure in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations.