How and where to buy your tickets to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the biggest tourist attraction located in Peru and one of the largest in South America. Next, we will try to give you an overview of the options you have to obtain one of the 2500 daily tickets available for Machu Picchu.
For two years, the number of daily visitors has been limited to 2,500. In times past, people bought their entry ticket on the site because there were more than enough spaces available. Now with the increase in popularity it is no longer possible to acquire it at the entrance of the monument, it is increasingly important to buy these tickets in advance; After all, nobody wants to end up in Aguas Calientes after an expensive train ride, only to discover that there are no tickets available.
We can provide you entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, as well as train tickets, guides and hotel reservations.
Send us a message through the contact form and provide us with the dates, a color copy of your passport and email address and we can acquire these tickets for you.
We will send you an online link for the payment that can be made with MasterCard or Visa and, once the payment has been received, we will send you the tickets electronically. You can print them.
The official government website for the sale of Machu Picchu tickets
The reservation code that will be given to you can be used in three ways;
1. You can pay the ticket online through the website using a Visa credit card and print your tickets.
2. You can pay the reservation at any Banco de la Nación in Peru.
3. You can make the reservation at the sales window of Cusco or Aguas Calientes.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESERVATIONS MADE ONLINE AT THE WEB SITE www.machupicchu.gob.pe
THEY ARE ONLY VALID FOR 6 HOURS AND IF NOT PAID IN THIS TIME, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL.
Regional Office of Culture Cusco
Garcilaso House – Garcilaso Street s / n Cusco – Peru
Telephone Central (84) 582030
Regional Office of Culture Aguas Calientes
AV. Pachacutec (right next to the main square). Monday to Sunday, from 5:00 a.m. at 10:00 p.m.
The offices of the Regional Directorate of Culture in Cusco or Aguas Calientes
Finally you can buy your Machu Picchu tickets at the offices of the Regional Directorate of Culture in Cusco or Aguas Calientes. You can go to any of these offices with your passport and accept the payment with a Visa credit card or cash. The office in Cusco is located about 15 minutes walk from the main square and in Aguas Calientes on the main road of the city. Keep in mind that since there are only 2,500 spaces available per day (especially in high season), this option is only used when you have at least one week in advance. The tickets will be given to you at this time.
The last option would be to contact an official travel agency (such as ours) and let them buy the tickets for you.
In general, agencies will need your passport information (full name, passport number, date of birth and nationality) and tickets will have to be paid in advance since agencies have to make full payment at the time of purchase. On average, agencies will charge a commission of 10-15% on the price of the ticket, but this percentage may decrease if you want them to organize more services, such as trains or hotel nights.
Therefore, as you can see, there are several options to buy your Machu Picchu tickets in advance, but it must be taken into account that the process for any of these is very simple. Finally, it is important to keep the following in mind when buying your ticket; Machu Picchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, so once you have purchased the ticket and can not enter Machupicchu on the day for which you bought the ticket, this ticket will be lost completely and can not be sold to any other visitor . All tickets are personal. and registered with the passport numbers.