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Machu Picchu Schedule

Did you know that now the entrance to Machu Picchu is in 9 shifts: from 6 a.m. It is entered for spaces of 1 hour until 2 p.m.

In the case of tickets that include the mountains (Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu), the entry times are only in the mornings.

Keep in mind that reserving your entrance tickets in advance will allow you to choose the type of ticket and the time you prefer.

The hours will depend on the entrance ticket you have chosen. In total, there are 3 types of tickets that offer different experiences and schedules.

Machu Picchu Schedule

Machu Picchu Solo Schedule

With this ticket you can choose to enter Machu Picchu at 9 different times. The shifts and schedules are as follows:

  • Entry from six in the morning.
  • Entry from seven in the morning.
  • Entry from eight in the morning.
  • Entry from nine in the morning.
  • Entry from ten in the morning.
  • Entry from eleven in the morning.
  • Entry from twelve in the morning.
  • Entry from one in the afternoon.
  • Entry from two in the afternoon.

More information about the ticket Machu Picchu Solo:

  • There are approximately 2,500 tickets available in each of the shifts.
  • You can stay for 4 hours from your time of entry.

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Schedule

This ticket has a daily availability of 400 people. There are 3 groups or entry times to Machu Picchu and Waynapicchu mountain.

  • Group 1 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 a.m. The entrance to the Waynapicchu mountain is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. The entrance to the Waynapicchu mountain is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3 – Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 a.m. The entrance to the Waynapicchu mountain is from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

More information about the Huayna Picchu ticket:

  • It is a good idea to book this ticket 4 months in advance. It is the one that runs out the fastest.
  • Only those over 12 years old can access the Waynapicchu.
  • Not suitable for people who are afraid of heights.

Machu Picchu + Mountain Schedule

The entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain is similar to the Waynapicchu. This hike is difficult, however they offer spectacular views 600 meters above the Inca City.

  • Group 1 – Entrance to Machupicchu from 6 a.m. Access to the mountain is open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 2 – Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 a.m. Access to the mountain is open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Group 3 – Entrance to Machupicchu from 8 a.m. Access to the mountain is open from 9 a.m. at 10 a.m.

More information about the Machu Picchu Mountain ticket

  • In total there are 800 tickets available for each day.
  • You can travel this mountain in the company of family and friends. There is no age limit.

4. Machu Picchu Museum – optional:

The museum of Machu Picchu will give you a broad overview about the history of the Inca City.

Site Museum – you can enter the museum at the following hours:

The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.

More information about the Machu Picchu Museum ticket:

  • This ticket is ideal to complement the visit to Machu Picchu. You can enter Machu Picchu first and then the museum. Or if you prefer to do it the other way around. Everything will depend on the turn you choose to visit the Inca City.
  • How to manage the schedules and not miss anything in Machu Picchu?
  • Many people think that the schedules in Machu Picchu are very tight. However, if you drive on time, time is enough to fully enjoy the Wonder of the World.

How to manage the Machu Picchu schedules?

If they enter early in the morning (from 6 a.m.)

  • 6 am. to 7 a.m. – Enter Machu Picchu and appreciate the sunrise
  • 7 am. to 9 a.m. – Tour the Inca City accompanied by a guide
  • 9 a.m. at 10 a.m. – Tour the Inca site on your own and enjoy the landscape

If they enter in the afternoon (from 1 p.m.)

  • 1 pm. at 3 p.m. – Enter Machu Picchu and do the tour accompanied by a guide.
  • 3 p.m. at 5 p.m. – Tour the Inca site on your own and appreciate the sunset.

How to manage the schedules in Huayna Picchu?

If they enter from 6 a.m.

  • 6 am. to 7 a.m. – Enter Machu Picchu and appreciate the sunrise.
  • 7 am. at 10 a.m. – Tour Huayna Picchu.
  • 10 a.m. at 12 a.m. – Tour the Inca City accompanied by a guide.
  • 12 am. at 1 p.m. – Tour and enjoy the Inca site on your own.

If they enter from 8 a.m.

  • 8 a.m. at 10 a.m. – Tour the Inca site accompanied by a tour guide.
  • 10 a.m. at 1 p.m. – Tour Huayna Picchu.
  • 1 pm. at 2 p.m. – Enjoy the scenery of the Wonder of the World.

How to manage the schedules in the Machu Picchu mountain?

If they enter from 6 am.

  • 6 am. to 7 a.m. – Enter Machu Picchu and appreciate the sunrise.
  • 7 am. to 11 a.m. – Walk the mountain.
  • 11am. at 1 p.m. – Tour the Inca City accompanied by a guide.

If they enter from 8 a.m.

  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Enter Machu Picchu and go to the mountain.
  • 9 a.m. at 12 p.m. – Tour the Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • 12 p.m. at 2 p.m. – Visit Machu Picchu in the company of a tour guide.

How to manage the schedules in the Museum of Machu Picchu?

If you visit Machu Picchu in the morning (from 6 a.m.)

  • 6 am. at 12 p.m. – Visit Machu Picchu.
  • 12 am. at 1 p.m. – Have lunch and rest in Aguas Calientes.
  • 2 p.m. at 4 p.m. – Visit the Site Museum.

If you visit Machu Picchu in the afternoon (from 1 p.m.)

  • 10 a.m. at 12 a.m. – Visit the Site Museum.
  • 12 am. at 1 p.m. – Have lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 pm. at 5 p.m. – Visit Machu Picchu.

Why to choose the afternoon Machu Picchu schedule?

Machu Picchu concentrates a greater number of visitors in the mornings. However, the afternoon schedule offers a similar experience with less tourist traffic.

In 2014, due to the large flow of visitors to the Inca City of Machu Picchu, the Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Cusco established a promotional rate in the evening hours.

The main objective of this measure was to promote a better balance of visitor concentrations. 80% of visits are registered in the morning hours.

The promotional schedule managed to improve the management and conservation of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu in the afternoon offers the following advantages:

  • Lower concentration of tourists. The visitor can have Machu Picchu just for him.
  • Better environment for taking photos. According to specialists, Machu Picchu looks more radiant with the rays of the sunset sun.
  • Best time to meditate in Machu Picchu in silence.

If you visit the city of Cusco another impressive destinations that you can visit are the tour to rainbow mountain peru or the humantay lake tour from cusco, which only takes one day. But if you are gonna to stay more days in Cusco, other archaeological places you can know will be the choquequirao trek peru, the salkantay trek to machu picchu, and the classic inca trail 4 days 3 nights.

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