Your ticket allows you to enter the ancient city and explore its all its different sections. However, Machu Picchu is now a one way system so once you have moved on from one section to another you cannot return. Due to this we recommend that you visit first Sungate and the Inca Bridge which are sign posted on the first path in from the entrance. They are situated in the first ‘section’. Sungate heads off in the opposite direction to the main part of the city and takes you on a 2 hour round trip hike to the heights of the original entrance. The Inca Bridge is less of a hike taking approx 1 hour round trip and heads into the Rainforest as a secret entrance to the city. More information about these extra sites that you have access to can be found in Machu Picchu Info.There are other experiences to attach to your entrance ticket if you wish that you can purchase such as Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain.
There are 4 ways to purchase your ticket:
There are 3 types of ticket you can purchase which all vary in cost. They also are prone to fluctuation each year and if you book closer to the time or when you are here they will likely have risen in price. If you are booking ahead of time the price in American dollars is approximately as follows:
Prices obtained from the Ministry of culture, sole provider of entrance tickets. Please note these tickets come with different allotted times, please see Machu Picchu Opening Times for more information.
Tickets MUST BE purchased in advance. Although how far in advance heavily depends on what kind of ticket your wish to purchase and the way you are purchasing them. Take a look at our rough guide below to aid in this matter:
Only entrance to Machu Picchu: These tickets are fairly easy to aquire you could purchase the day before, although this may be a little risky it is possible in the low season. If you are travelling peak season then 1 month in advised.
Additional experiences tickets: If you wish to buy the entrance to the ruins alongside Huanya Picchu you must purchase these at least 3 months in advance to be safe. Machu Picchu Mountain however could be purchased a little closer to the time around a month before your intended visit.
Time slot Preference: If you are wanting a specific time slot to work with your schedule then allow extra pre booking time if this is your first option.
If you are booking solo or through a tour operator: If booking through a tour operator it very much depends on their personal availability. You could even get them through this route a few days before through you wish to visit.
$950 GROUP PRICE