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Machu Picchu: la settima meraviglia del mondo moderno

What you need to know before your trip to Machu Picchu

  • Temperatures can vary but it is never very cold. Machu Picchu is near the Amazon jungle and therefore the climate is very humid during the months from November to March.       
  • 2,500 people access the Machu Picchu site every day either by train or trekking;  500 arrive via the Inca Trail.
  • Out of the 3,000 tickets issued daily only 400 people are allowed to climb Huayna Picchu, whilst another 400 can go up the Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Please note that the steps leading to the top of Huayna Picchu can be very slippery.  Finally, hours allowed for climbing Huayna Picchu are:
    • Group No. 1 (G1): from 7am to 8am;
    • Group No. 2 (G2): from 10 am to 11 am.
  • The entry ticket for Machu Picchu is personal and not transferable.
  • Entry to Machu Picchu can be booked individually on whilst the Inca Trail can only be booked by an authorized travel agent
  • All visitors must show an entry ticket and an ID showing the same details appearing on the corresponding ticket. Should the ID shown not be the same as what is printed on the ticket, access to Machu Picchu will be denied. No reimbursement is possible and the date cannot be changed. Any tampering will result in loss of the right to access Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance will be forbidden to visitors under the influence of toxic substances, or carrying arms, shooting gear, flammables and also to animals.
  • It is forbidden to light fires, eat on site, damage the fencing, make loud noises and smoke.
  • It will not be possible to re-enter the site after exiting.
  • It is also forbidden to camp overnight.