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New Circuits of Machu Picchu 2024 (Effective from June 1st)

As of June 1, 2024, new circuits will be implemented in Machu Picchu to improve the visitor experience and preserve the integrity of the archaeological site. We present a detailed description of each of the 3 available routes, which are divided into sub-circuits.

CIRCUIT 1: PANORAMIC

This circuit offers a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, with the main attraction being the panoramic view of Machu Picchu from the Guardhouse. However, you will not have access to the interior of the Inca citadel.

ROUTE 1-A: MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN
ROUTE 1-B: UPPER TERRACE
ROUTE 1-C: INTIPUNKU GATE
ROUTE 1-D: INKA BRIDGE

ENTRY TICKET 1: ROUTE 1-A, MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

This ticket takes you through the upper terrace of Machu Picchu, you will visit the Guardhouse from where you will get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu. Additionally, it includes the hike to the top of Machu Picchu mountain, with an approximate 4-hour walk (ascent and descent), throughout which you will be surrounded by vegetation, and it is perfect for trekking lovers of all ages.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: All year round
  • Pareja Montaña Machu Picchu

ENTRY TICKET 1: ROUTE 1-B, UPPER TERRACE

With this ticket, you will be able to visit the upper terrace of Machu Picchu, where you will get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu from the guardian's house. In addition, you will be able to visit the sector of the guardian's house and stay on the esplanade of the upper terrace, to get the best panoramic photos of Machu Picchu.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: All year round
  • Schedules: 10 different schedules, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm

ENTRY TICKET 1: ROUTE 1-C, INTIPUNKU GATE (INCA SUN GATE)

With this ticket, in addition to touring the upper terrace of Machu Picchu and taking the classic postcard photo from the Guardian's House sector, it includes a 2-hour hike (including ascent and descent) to the Sun Gate or Intipunku. This place was used by the Incas to observe the winter solstice.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: Only during the high season (June 1 to October 15)
  • Schedules: 4 different time slots, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

ENTRY TICKET 1: ROUTE 1-D, INKA BRIDGE

This entry covers the upper terrace of Machu Picchu, and besides taking the classic photo of Machu Picchu from the Guardian's House, you can take a 1-hour hike (including ascent and descent) to the Inka Bridge, a structure built on the edge of the mountain that connected Machu Picchu with the jungle villages.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Restrictions: Only for those over 12 years old
  • Availability: Only during the high season (June 1 to October 15)
  • Schedules: 4 different time slots, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

CIRCUIT 2: CLASSIC

This circuit covers most of Machu Picchu, for this reason it is the most recommended. Its reservation requires a minimum of 5 months in advance, as being the most complete, it has the highest demand.

ROUTE 2-A: CLASSIC DESIGNED
ROUTE 2-B: LOWER TERRACE

ENTRY TICKET 2: ROUTE 2-A, CLASSIC DESIGNED

This circuit is the most complete, as it covers most of Machu Picchu and offers the classic photo of Machu Picchu from a platform below the Guardian's House. You will visit the interior of Machu Picchu on a walk that does not last more than 3 hours.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: All year round
  • Schedules: 7 different time slots, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

ENTRY TICKET 2: ROUTE 2-B, LOWER TERRACE

This ticket is the second option for Circuit 2. This route is almost identical to ROUTE 2-A, with the only difference being a detour that allows you to quickly reach the lower terrace of the Guardian's House. You will visit important sites such as the Temple of the Condor, the viewpoint of the Temple of the Sun, and more.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: All year round
  • Schedules: 7 different time slots, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

TICKET DE INGRESO 1: RUTA 1-C, PORTADA INTIPUNKU (PUERTA DEL SOL INCA)

Añadimos al circuito 1 la caminata de 2 horas hacia Intipunku, la histórica Puerta del Sol, desde este punto obtendrás una vista única de Machu Picchu.

  • Duración: 4 h 30 m
  • Dificultad: Media.
  • Disponibilidad: Solo en temporada alta
Descargar mapa Ruta 1 A
  • Chica en Machu Picchu
  • Chica en Machu Picchu

TICKET DE INGRESO 1: RUTA 1-D, PUENTE INCA

Además de recorrer el circuito 1, disfrutarás un recorrido adicional hacia el Puente Inca, construido por troncos gruesos sostenidos por dos muros de piedra al filo de la montaña.

  • Duración: 3 h Dificultad: Media.
  • Disponibilidad: Solo en temporada alta (únicamente para mayores de 18 años)
Descargar mapa Ruta 1 A
  • Chica en Machu Picchu
  • Chica en Machu Picchu

CIRCUIT 3: ROYALTY

With this circuit, you can reach the top of Huayna Picchu and Huchuy Picchu mountains, the two mountains that appear in the classic photo of Machu Picchu, in addition to visiting incredible and less-visited places.

ROUTE 3-A: WAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN
ROUTE 3-B: ROYALTY DESIGNED
ROUTE 3-C: GREAT CAVERN
ROUTE 3-D: HUCHUY PICCHU MOUNTAIN

ENTRY TICKET 3: ROUTE 3-A, WAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN

This circuit allows you to visit the lower part of the Inca citadel, in addition to a 3-hour hike (including ascent and descent) to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain, from where you will have a privileged view of Machu Picchu and be able to enjoy the archaeological remains at the summit.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Restrictions: Only for those over 12 years old
  • Availability: All year round

ENTRY TICKET 3: ROUTE 3-B, ROYALTY DESIGNED

With this ticket, you will visit structures built exclusively for the Inca royalty, but it does not include the classic photo of Machu Picchu. However, from the agricultural sector, you can get a similar postcard-like photo. The hike lasts approximately 2 hours, immersing you in the entire Inca history.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: All year round
  • Schedules: 7 different time slots, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

ENTRY TICKET 3: ROUTE 3-C, GREAT CAVERN

This ticket allows you to visit exclusive places in Machu Picchu, such as the Temple of the Condor, the Water Mirrors, the Twelve Niches, the Sacred Rock, and more, in addition to visiting the mysterious Temple of the Moon, a structure within a natural cave in the middle of Huayna Picchu mountain. However, it does not include the classic photo of Machu Picchu.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Restrictions: Only for those over 12 years old
  • Availability: Only during the high season (June 1 to October 15)
  • Schedules: 2 different time slots, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am

ENTRY TICKET 3: ROUTE 3-D, HUCHUY PICCHU MOUNTAIN

With this entry, in addition to touring the Inca royalty sector, you can hike to the top of Huchuy Picchu mountain, the small mountain next to Huayna Picchu. However, it does not include the classic photo of Machu Picchu.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Restrictions: No restrictions
  • Availability: Only during the high season (June 1 to October 15)
  • Schedules: 2 different time slots, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Vista desde la montaña Huchuy Picchu
  • Cima De La Montaña De Huchuy Picchu
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