Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu ancient town surrounded by mountains, Peru
Machu Picchu ancient town surrounded by mountains, Peru

Machu Picchu Tours and Tickets

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The lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in Peru and, arguably, all of South America. The UNESCO World Heritage–listed collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas was once the mountaintop citadel of the ancient Inca empire. It may now be world famous, but Machu Picchu still hasn't revealed the mysteries behind its construction, function, and eventual demise.

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  • Carretera Hiram Bingham, Aguas Calientes

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What are people saying about Machu Picchu

Lisa_A, Oct 2023
Great trip, well organized
Luis was a fantastic guide, trip was well coordinated, Fredy was very responsive, drivers were friendly and accommodating. Tour around the outskirts of Cusco and Ollantaytambo were great and Machu Picchu was magical. Hotel in aguas calientes very basic but clean, Wi-Fi wasn’t working but typically they have it. Highly recommend.
SanjayB_G, Nov 2023
Fantastic tour. Good guide and well planned logistic arrangements made this trip memorable
We had timely pickup on first day. Maras - Moray and Salt Mines tour is good. Cars and trains were coordinated so no waiting. Guides were great. Very professional guides and very well organized. Didn't like the hotel so much at Aguas Calientes. But the trip to Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was amazing. We were lucky to have good weather condition to get some great pictures as memories.
lisa_g, Nov 2023
Once in a lifetime
The tour is more of a service that gets everything together for you. They arrange all of the transports and then a guide at Machu Picchu but from place to place there is a bit of figuring things out. Overall it was worth it. Also there is a bunch of walking so be ready!!
Michael_G, Nov 2023
Well organized and a great guide!
It was an amazing day. Machu Picchu was beyond incredible and the tour was very well organized. Communication was great, clear and everything was as planned. Additionally, Miguel was a tremendous guide. He really helped make it a wonderful day for us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Machu Picchu hours of operation?
Machu Picchu hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Machu Picchu tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Machu Picchu can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Machu Picchu 2023?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Machu Picchu costs USD 40.00. Guided Machu Picchu tours start around USD 40.00 per person.
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Q:Do you have to pay to visit Machu Picchu?
A:Yes, you do need to pay to visit Machu Picchu. Advance adult tickets cost about US$40 and slightly less for students and children. If you want to combine your visit with hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you’ll need separate tickets.
Q:How long do Machu Picchu tours take?
A:Guided tours of Machu Picchu last about 2.5 hours, and grant access to the site for up to 4 hours. If you plan to hike to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, set aside more time. Some travelers prefer to visit the site as part of a multi-day trek.
Q:Can Machu Picchu be done in one day?
A:Yes, you can visit Machu Picchu in one day. Departing from the nearby city of Aguas Calientes, you can take a roughly 30-minute bus ride to the site. From there, you have up to four hours to see the landmark at your own pace before descending.
Q:What is the best month to go to Machu Picchu?
A:The most popular time to visit Machu Picchu is from April through October, and the high-season months of June, July, and August are especially busy. However, to enjoy good weather following the end of the rainy season, and to beat the crowds, time your visit for April or May.
Q:What is the average cost of a trip to Machu Picchu?
A:That depends. If you purchase transportation from hubs like Lima or Cusco to Aguas Calientes, paying for bus tickets, admission, and a guide requires as much as US$500. Multi-day trek options vary widely, costing from US$500 or US$600 to several thousand dollars.
Q:How far in advance should you book Machu Picchu?
A:If you visit during the low season, aim to purchase tickets at least one month in advance; if coming during the high season, set aside several months to be safe. Note that if you plan to hike the Inca Trail, you should book at least eight months ahead.