At this point we are not going to discover anything talking about the beauty of Macchu Picchu. Everyone knows that it is one of the most spectacular natural monuments on the planet, one of those places that you have to try to visit at least once in your life.
If you are planning a trip to Eastern Cordillera from the south of Peru, which is where it is located, I recommend you not miss any of what I tell you below, since I will tell you about the schedules and ticket prices, in addition to explaining how you can get there.
The entries are not unlimited
Millions of tourists come to Machu Picchu year after year, and they do so in the hope of getting a input that is not always available, since the increasing demand has forced to configure a limit of 3,267 entries in the first shift and another 3,267 entries in the second shift. In addition, there are also 400 tickets divided into two groups to visit Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, and another 800 tickets to visit Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain.
How much does an entry cost?
The price of a ticket varies depending on whether you are a foreigner or from the Andean Community (Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador).
Prices for foreigners
Adult: 63 euros
Student (not older than 25 years): 37 euros
Child (8-17 years old): 37 euros
Andean Community prices
Adult: 33 euros
Student (not older than 25 years): 24 euros
Child (8-17 years old): 24 euros
These prices, which are to see only Machu Picchu, include both the 18% IGV (General Sales Tax) such as the credit card commission (6%). They are prices extracted from the web boletomachupicchu.com.
If you also want to see the mountain Huayna Picchu, you must add 14 euros to the rates provided above in the case of prices for foreigners. The same happens if in addition to Machu Picchu you want to see the Machu Picchu mountain, which is located just in front of Huayna Picchu and is less demanding than this one while still offering incredible views. Finally, the option of Machu Picchu + Museum costs 69 euros for adults and 40 euros for the rest.
As is logical, Peruvians pay less even than tourists belonging to the Andean Community (27 euros to see only Machu Picchu, for example).
How do I get to Machu Picchu?
As a general rule, you could say you have four ways to get there which Hiram Bingham baptized as the lost city of the Incas.
1- Through the route called Camino del Inca, which has a version of two days and another of four. Of course, there are also other versions of the Inca Trail that are completed in more days.
2- By alternative routes such as Salkantay Trek, 4 or 5 days, Inca Jungle, 3 or 4 days, or Choquequirao, which are at least 8 days. Whichever you choose, you will end up in the town of Santa Teresa and from there you can reach Machu Picchu by a hydroelectric route.
3- By train PerúRail and Inca Rail take you there every day. Of course, the ideal is to book a little in advance, since tickets tend to run out.
4- ByCar is the option for those who prefer to go from Bus Cusco to Hydroelectric, which involves about 7 hours of travel. From there you have to walk about 3 hours until you reach Aguas Calientes, where you must spend the night to resume the march the next day to be at Machu Picchu, something that can be done on foot (an hour and a half journey) or by bus. (It runs every 5 minutes, costs $ 12 each way and takes about 20 minutes).
From Machu Picchu, you arrive in Huayna Picchu in approximately an hour, while Machu Picchu mountain is 2 and a half hours.
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