Machu Picchu Opening times

Every traveller, when entering the citadel of Machu Picchu, must present their ticket, which is the official document issued by the Peruvian government to enter Machu Picchu.

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What time does Machu Picchu is open?

Is Machu Picchu open all week? Does Machu Picchu close for holidays? Do I have a time slot for my entrance? All these questions are answered here.

Opening Hours

Machu Picchu is open every single day of the year including holidays such as Christmas and New year.
Monday – Sunday 6am – 5.30pm
However no new entrance are allowed in beyond 2pm.
It’s corresponding Museum is open Monday – Sunday 9am-4.30pm

Time slots

Machu Picchu entrance tickets allows you to enter the ruins in a certain time slot. You must be there just before this to enter. The time slots are allocated in order to track and control numbers which are currently visiting. There are 9 different time slots taking in visitors every hour from 6am until 2pm.

Machu Picchu Extra Tickets

There are also time slots attributed to climbing either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain where you will have to pass through a checkpoint in order to continue. There are 3 groups

  • Group 1 :Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am. Entrance to Hyanaya /Machu Picchu Mountain is from 7 am to 8 am
  • Group 2 : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 am. Entrance to Hyanaya /Machu Picchu Mountain is from 7 am to 8 am.
  • Group 3 : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am. Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain is from 9 am to 10 am and Hyanaya Picchu is 10.30am-11.30am

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