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New tours to Machu Picchu 2023

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Below we provide details of what you will experience in each circuit, according to the new arrangement at Machu Picchu 2023.

Circuit 1 to Machu Picchu:

  • Classic Photo of Machu Picchu from the lower part.
  • Guard House.
  • Visit to the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu (optional).
  • Main Gate access to Machu Picchu.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Granitic Zone.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.
  • Qolqas and Resting Viewpoint.
Circuit 1 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com
Circuit 1 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com

Circuit 2 to Machu Picchu:

  • Classic Photo of Machu Picchu (House of the Guardian) upper platform.
  • Visit to the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu (optional).
  • Main Gate access to Machu Picchu.
  • Guard House.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Granite Zone.
  • Temples Plaza.
  • Inti Watana Pyramid (Note: open from 07:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.).
  • Sacred Rock.
  • Twelve Windows.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Condor Enclosure (Note: open from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.).
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.
  • Qolqas and Resting Viewpoint.
Circuit 2 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com
Circuit 2 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com

Circuit 3 to Machu Picchu:

  • Qolqas.
  • Agricultural Zone.
  • Water Canal.
  • Dry Moat.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Water Fountains.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.
Circuit 3 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com
Circuit 3 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com

Circuit 4 to Machu Picchu:

  • Qolqas.
  • Agricultural Zone.
  • Water Canal.
  • Dry Moat.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Sacred Rock.
  • Twelve Windows.
  • Eastern Qolqas.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Condor Enclosure (Note: open from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.).
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.

Circuit 4 to Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Mountain:

  • Qolqas.
  • Agricultural Zone.
  • Water Canal.
  • Dry Moat.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Sacred Rock.
  • Twelve Windows.
  • Eastern Qolqas.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Condor Enclosure (Note: open from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.).
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.
  • Mountain entrance schedule: 7-8-9-10-11-12 Hrs.
  • The summit of the mountain is located at 2,497 meters above sea level / 8,192 feet high, from where we will have a complete aerial view of Machu Picchu.

Circuit 4 to Machu Picchu + Waynapicchu (Huayna Picchu):

  • Qolqas.
  • Agricultural Zone.
  • Water Canal.
  • Dry Moat.
  • Group of the Sun enclosure.
  • Inca's House.
  • Sacred Rock.
  • Twelve Windows.
  • Eastern Qolqas.
  • Group of water mirrors.
  • Condor Enclosure (Note: open from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.).
  • Pisonay Plaza.
  • Archaeological reserve.
  • Mountain entrance schedule: 7-8-9-10 Hrs.
  • The summit of the mountain is located at 2,667.58 meters above sea level / 8,751.90 feet high, from where we will have a complete aerial view of Machu Picchu.
Circuit 4 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com
Circuit 4 to Machu Picchu Map CuscoPeru.com

Why were new circuits created for Machu Picchu?

The circuits at Machu Picchu have been designed and established with the aim of ensuring sustainability and preventing negative impacts on the site. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a place of great cultural and natural importance, being declared a "WORLD WONDER," and measures have been implemented to conserve and preserve its historical and environmental value, to which we are committed at https://www.cuscoperu.com in order to provide the best service to our visitors.

By directing visitors through specific circuits, the flow of people can be controlled and congestion in sensitive areas can be minimized. This helps reduce wear and tear caused by excessive foot traffic and ensures the protection of structures and the natural environment.

By limiting the visiting time, excessive accumulation of visitors at the site is avoided, and it allows all tourists to have the opportunity to enjoy the experience properly . This contributes to maintaining a high level of visitor satisfaction by avoiding crowds and long waits.

How long does the visit to Machu Picchu typically last?

The average allowed time for a visit to Machu Picchu is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. This duration is set to control the flow of visitors and allow all tourists to enjoy the site properly.

Can you switch between circuits?

You can only enter Machu Picchu by presenting your ticket along with your passport or identification document, and changing circuits is not allowed once you have entered Machu Picchu. This is to maintain order and ensure that all visitors have a safe and smooth experience.

Circuit 2 is considered the best in Machu Picchu as it allows for a more comprehensive tour of the Inca citadel's constructions and is the main area that most visitors explore. It is composed of a series of Inca structures, agricultural terraces, and other architectural elements.

What is the difference between the circuits?

The circuits were designed based on the following routes:

  • The Classic Circuit is the most commonly taken route by visitors and covers the main points of interest within the citadel. This circuit allows you to explore the most prominent structures, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Main Plaza, and the Sun Gate.
  • On the other hand, the Alternative Circuit offers a different and less crowded route through Machu Picchu. This circuit may include lesser-visited areas and trails, providing a quieter and more exclusive experience.

In addition, education and visitor engagement are encouraged through trained tour guides at https://www.cuscoperu.com. These guides provide valuable information about the history, culture, and significance of the site, fostering a greater appreciation and respect for Machu Picchu, making your trip a meaningful and respectful experience for both visitors and the site itself. This helps protect the integrity of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu for future generations.