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The Ministry of Culture established a new regulation in Machu Picchu which will be governed from 2022, this in order to preserve the wonder of the world, then we will develop the questions to consider before visiting, there are also some rules of entry and penalties in case you violate any regulations.

What can and cannot be done in Machu Picchu?

Now we will know some differences of what we can do and not do in the Inca llaqta.

What you can do: You can visit all the constructions, landscapes and spiritual places there.

  • Visit the Sacred Plaza, Temple of the 3 windows, Temple of the Sun, Intihuatana, Temple of the Condor, among other sites.
  • You can go to the Guardian House and take the classic photo.
  • If you like spirituality, you can meditate and connect with Pachamama and the surrounding Apus.

What you cannot do: Just as there are things we can do, we also have certain things that are forbidden and you must respect them.

  • First, do not forget to bring your ID and the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, only then you will be able to enter the Inca city.
  • You cannot bring a lot of food into the citadel.
  • You cannot enter with umbrellas, umbrellas, preferably wear a hat.
  • If you are going to bring water, preferably do it in a returnable bottle, no waste can be thrown away.
  • You may not jump, shout, listen to loud music, clap your hands, all are forbidden.
  • You may not paint graffiti on the walls, nor may you undress and generate disorder in public.
  • If you encounter animals such as llamas, do not feed them, as they may react differently and cause accidents.
  • Do not stray from the marked trails, it is true that you are not in any danger, but you should always be aware of any danger that may occur.

Things not to take to Machu Picchu

According to the new restrictions, several things are mentioned that we cannot take to Machu Picchu.

  • It is not allowed to enter with tripods, stands, or selfie sticks used for cameras or cell phones.
  • It is forbidden to enter with a backpack or bag weighing more than 5 kilos.
  • No alcoholic beverages, paints, aerosols, or other illegal substances that may generate disorder or damage the archaeological site may be brought in.
  • Musical instruments, megaphones, and loudspeakers are not allowed.
  • If you have small children you cannot enter with strollers, preferably carry them in baby carriers.
  • Sharp objects and firearms are not allowed.
  • If you are going to take the classic photos of Machu Picchu, you cannot carry banners, posters or advertising posters, they are prohibited.
  • Metal-tipped canes are also prohibited. If an adult needs a cane, the tip should preferably be made of rubber.

      What not to do if you are in Machu Picchu?

      Machu Picchu is a sacred site more than 600 years old, currently still retains its architecture, only the roofs were lost over time, however, it can still be seen intact, so as visitors we must take care of the great Inca construction, then I will detail what you should NOT do inside.

      • Making a mess, jumping, or causing any trouble in the Inca City is prohibited.
      • You may not climb or lean on any Inca wall or structure.
      • Nudity, public lewdness, disguise, lying down or running are not allowed, as they affect tourists.
      • It is also forbidden to smoke, drink alcoholic beverages or enter a drunken state.
      • You may not fly over drones, para gliders or any other small craft that may affect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
      • Street trading is not allowed inside the citadel.

      Ten en cuenta que más adelante también te detallo algunas cosas que no puedes de hacer en la ciudadela.

      Entrance rules with guide to Machu Picchu

      Visiting Machu Picchu with a guide will help you learn more about the Inca citadel, so you could say that it is almost mandatory. As some of the rules, if you enter with a guide,

      • As I told you, touring the various archaeological sites of the citadel with a guide is mandatory, although sometimes this does not happen.
      • The guide must accompany you throughout your tour from the beginning to the end, the visiting time is 2 hours.
      • The groups to be guided must be composed of a maximum of 10 people and must be accompanied by their guide.
      • If you have another entrance ticket for the next shift or for the following day it is not necessary to enter with a guide, in this case you only have to indicate the name of the guide with whom you entered first, and you can enjoy Machu Picchu again.
      • If you are going to climb Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu mountain, or Huchuy Picchu mountain you do not need a guide.

      What sanctions are there if I violate in Machu Picchu?

      • If you violate any of the restrictions, you are subject to expulsion without the right to a refund of your admission ticket, and depending on the severity, you may be prosecuted.
      • If you violate morals and good manners or the integrity of the people, you may be banned for life from entering the llaqta.

      Basic entrance regulations to Machu Picchu

      • You can only enter with your passport or ID card plus your admission ticket, so these documents must be kept well before entering.
      • If you are planning to visit Machu Picchu, keep in mind that tickets are all sold via web https://reservas.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio and if you are coming with a travel agency they will do the same, but here you must attach your personal documents, so they can make the reservations.

      These are the regulations that you must take into account if you are planning to visit Machu Picchu, our travel agency Tierra de los Andes has experienced and trained professionals, we offer several tours that include the visit to the Inca Citadel.

      If you want to travel to Cusco – Machu Picchu, but do not know how to make this trip, write us, and we will help you organize your entire trip according to the days you are planning, WhatsApp +51 984 550 165 or email ventas@terandes.com.

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