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New circuits in Machu Picchu

October 4, 2022
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We know that Machu Picchu is the main tourist attraction of Peru, one of the most requested places worldwide, by travelers seeking to disconnect from the daily stress of the city.

Being highly demanded it is frequent that the entrance tickets are sold out, so currently new tourist circuits have been established, in order to create a better circulation of visitors and have a greater order during the tour, which will ensure that you can better enjoy your visit to the llacta of Machu Picchu.

Here are the new circuits and all the details you should know about the different tickets and circuits to Machu Picchu.

New circuits in Machu Picchu, explanation

Circuit 1 in Machu Picchu

This circuit is the most requested to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu

  • The duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours.
  • This circuit allows you to visit different points within Machu Picchu as: the guardian's house, upper and lower platforms, Mirador del Templo del Sol, Plaza del Pisonay, Sala de los Espejos de Agua, among others.
  • To access this circuit you can buy the Llaqta de Machu Picchu Ticket in the www.machupicchu.gob Portal, remember that this is the only ticket that allows you to choose the circuit you want to do

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Mirador Del Templo Del Sol

Mirador del Templo del Sol

Sala De Los Espejos Machu Picchu

Sala de los Espejos

Circuit 2 in Machu Picchu

Circuit 2 is the most complete circuit, designed for you to know the most of this wonder, it will give you access to the entire archaeological site of Machu Picchu.

  • The duration of this circuit is 3 hr approximately.
  • During the tour you will see: The Admiral's House, Temple of the Sun, Upper and Lower Platforms, Square of the Temples, Sacred Rock, Hall of Mirrors, Intihuatana (sundial open only from 7am to 10am), Eastern Qolqas, Temple of the Condor (open from 10am to 13hrs)
  • To access this circuit you can buy the Ticket Llaqta of Machu Picchu in the www.machupicchu.gob.pe
Mirador Del Templo Del Sol

Mirador del Templo del Sol

Plaza De Los Templos

Plaza de los templos

Piramide Del Intiwatana

Pirámide del Intiwatana

Circuit 3 in Machu Picchu

Circuit 3 is one of the shortest designed for you to tour the lower part of the citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • The duration of this tour is approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes.
  • The main attractions that you can see on this tour are: the Qolqas, the Agricultural area, the water channels, the House of the Inka, Water Mirrors, Pisonay Square, the Temple of the Sun.
  • To access this circuit you can buy the Llaqta de Machu Picchu ticket or also the Montaña Machu Picchu + Circuit 3 Ticket
Colcas De Mchu Picchu

Qolcas de Machu Picchu

Canal De Agua En Machu Picchu

Canal de agua Machu Picchu

Circuit 4 in Machu Picchu

Circuit 4 is the second most extensive tour inside the lower part of the Machu Picchu llaqta designed so that you can have a complete experience as it is a circuit that is included in the tickets that include the most outstanding mountains of Machu Picchu.

  • The time of tour in circuit 3 is approximately 2 hours.
  • The main attractions that can be seen in this tour are: the qolqas, agricultural area and andenería, Temple of the Sun, complex Casona del Inka, Temple of the Condor (open only from 10am to 1pm), Plaza del Pisonay, Complex Water Mirrors, Sacred Rock, Water Fountains among others.
  • To access Circuit 3, you can purchase the ticket Machu Picchu Llaqta.

Another option is also to choose tickets that include the Huayna Picchu or Huchuy Picchu mountains.

Ticket Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu Mountain or the ticket Circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu Mountain.

  • Remember that the purchase of your tickets can be done through the web portal www.machupicchu.gob or through an authorized travel agency that will give you more advice and information regarding the circuit you choose.
Templo Del Condor

Templo del Condor

Casa Del Inka

Casa del Inca

New Machu Picchu Tickets

Machu Picchu Llaqta Ticket (Circuit 1, 2, 3 or 4)

This is one of the most purchased tickets, as it is the only ticket that gives you the possibility to choose any of the internal circuits you wish to do.

  • It is important to remember that as it is the most sought after ticket, you must make your reservation at least 1 month before your visit.
  • This ticket has different entry times, remember to coordinate well the schedule of your train with the time of entry, since you only have that hour to enter the Llaqta, be very careful.
  • entry times are by groups every hour
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1st admission:06 am - 07 am
2nd admission:07 am - 08 am
3rd admission:08 am - 09 am
4th admission: 09 am - 10 am
5th admission:10 am - 11 am
6th input: 11 am - 12 pm
7mo ingress: 12 pm - 01 pm
8vo ingreso: 01 pm - 02 pm
Final ingreso: 02 pm - 03 pm
  • You can separate your tickets through the www.machupicchu.gob.pe , selecting the option ''Llaqta of Machu Picchu (circuit 1, 2 ,3 or 4)'' remember that once the reservation is made you have 5 hours to make the due payment, in case the corresponding payment is not made within the deadline, the reservation is canceled and you have to make the process again.
  • You can also purchase your tickets through authorized travel agencies who will provide further advice and information.
  • Fares for this ticket are as follows:

*CAN: Countries that make up the Andean Community; Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia .

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Foreign adultS/. 152.00 (Peruvian soles)
Foreign Minor (3 - 17 years old) S/. 70.00 (Peruvian soles)
Peruvian adult and CAN countries S/. 64.00 (Peruvian soles)
Peruvian minor and CAN countriesS/. 32.00 (Peruvian soles)
  • Once you make your entrance to the llaqta you have the hours indicated for your tour according to the circuit you choose, remember that it is important to respect these schedules to help the correct internal tourist circulation in Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu Mountain + Circuit 4 Ticket

This is a ticket that gives you access to the Huayna Picchu mountain plus the visit in the llaqta taking the circuit 4. This ticket has a smaller number of spaces available and is highly requested by all those more adventurous visitors who wish to add some extreme adventure to their visit to the citadel.

  • This ticket having less availability, must be booked at least 2 months in advance.
  • The entrance schedules that are handled in this ticket are only during the morning, so you must organize correctly the arrival time of your train to the town of Aguas Calientes

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1st entrance to the citadel: 6:00 am - Entrance to the mountain: 7:00 am
2nd Entrance to the citadel: 7:00 am - Entrance to the mountain: 8:00 am
3rd entrance to the citadel: 8:00 am - Entrance to the mountain: 9:00 am
4th Entrance to the citadel: 9:00 am - Entrance to the mountain: 10:00 am
  • The price of tickets to Huayna Picchu mountain + circuit 4

*CAN: Countries that make up the Andean community; Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia.

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Foreign Adult - AdultS/. 200.00
Foreign Minor (3 - 17 years old) S/. 118.00
Peruvian Adult and CAN Countries S/. 112.00
Peruvian Minor and Can Countries (3-17 years old) S/. 80.00
  • It is necessary to do this tour in the company of a guide, as the level of difficulty is high, due to the steepness of the mountain, as well as the small size of the steps.
  • This tour is recommended for visitors over 12 years old, in the company of adults and/or a trained guide.
  • You can book this ticket through the www.machupicchu.gob.pe, selecting the option ''Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu Mountain'' you have 5 hrs to make the payment of your reservation.
  • You can also purchase your tickets through authorized travel agencies who will provide further advice and information.

Machu Picchu Mountain + Circuit 3 Ticket

This is a new ticket that includes entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain, which is located on the exact opposite side of Huayna Picchu Mountain, giving a new panorama of the citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • This ticket is still not very well known, but not for that reason you should not be confident as the number of tickets available is less, they are only 200 tickets per hour.
  • The visiting hours for this mountain are only during the mornings in 2 unique schedules available

1st Entrance to the citadel: 6:00 am - Entrance to the Mountain: 7:00 am

First Entrance to the citadel: 6:00 am - Entrance to the Mountain: 7:00 am

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2nd Entrance to the citadel: 7:00 am - Entrance to the Mountain: 8:00 am

  • Entries to this mountain have the following prices

*CAN: Countries that make up the Andean community; Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia.

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Adult Foreign S/. 200.00
Foreign Minor (3 - 17 years old) S/. 118.00
Peruvian Adult and CAN Countries S/. 112.00
Peruvian Minor and Can Countries (3-17 years old) S/. 80.00
  • This mountain has a less risky access than Huayna Picchu mountain, however the hiking time is a bit longer because this mountain is much higher.
  • There are 5 km of trekking in total, so this tour is recommended for audiences ages 10 and up.
  • You can book this ticket through the www.machupicchu.gob.pe, selecting the option ''Machupicchu Mountain + Circuit 3'' you have 5 hrs to make the payment of your reservation.
  • You can also purchase your tickets through authorized travel agencies who will provide further advice and information.
  • It is important to remember that you should hike at your own pace, as the altitude is 3070 meters above sea level, so climbing at a fast pace can cause symptoms of altitude sickness.

Huchuy Picchu Mountain + Circuit 4 ticket

This is one of the last circuits created, the mountain of Huchuy Picchu, it is a small mountain on the side of Huayna Picchu on the north side of the citadel.

  • While it is one of the new tickets, always remember to make your ticket reservations in advance
  • The schedule for visiting this mountain is throughout the day, remember to always plan your train schedule well with the schedule of your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
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1st entrance to the citadel 6 am entry to Huchuy Picchu 7 am
2nd entrance to the citadel 7am entry to Huchuy Picchu 8 am
3rd entrance to the citadel 8 am entry to Huchuy Picchu 9 am
4th entrance to the citadel 9 am entry to Huchuy Picchu 10 am
5th entrance to the citadel 10 am entry to Huchuy Picchu 11 am
6th entrance to the citadel 11 am entry to Huchuy Picchu 12 pm
7th entrance to the citadel 12 pmentry to Huchuy Picchu 1 pm
8th entrance to the citadel 1pmentry to Huchuy Picchu 2pm
Last entrance to the citadel 2 pmentry to Huchuy Picchu 3 pm
  • These are the rates for the ticket to Huchuy Picchu + circuit 4

*CAN: Countries that make up the Andean community; Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia.

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Adult Foreigner S/. 152.00 (Peruvian soles)
Foreign Minor (3 - 17 years old) S/. 70.00 (Peruvian soles)
Peruvian Adult and CAN Countries S/. 64.00 (Peruvian soles)
Menor Peruano y Países Can (3-17 años) S/. 32.00 (soles Peruanos)
  • Tickets can be purchased through the www.machupicchu.gobselecting the option ''Circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu Mountain'', you can also purchase your tickets through authorized travel agencies who will provide you with further advice and information.
  • The hiking time to reach the top of the mountain is the shortest, only 1km distance that can be achieved in 40 min to 1hr.

Frequently Asked Questions about the New Machu Picchu Circuits

What is the best circuit to visit Machu Picchu ?

Machu Picchu has 4 circuits, each one designed particularly to know specific areas, however, the circuit Nº 2 is the most complete and the longest in terms of time, with 3 hours of duration, this circuit offers a walk through every important part of the archaeological park.

How long can I stay in Machu Picchu?

The length of stay in the Llaqta depends on the chosen circuit, although the recommended time is 2 hours, in order to have a better control of the internal capacity and to be able to protect the architectural heritage.  

What is the Llaqta of Machu Picchu ?

Machu Picchu is a vast natural area protected by the Peruvian government, encompassing a large area of mountains and forests, home to many species of flora and fauna, many of which are in danger of extinction.

However, when the term "Llaqta" is used, which in the Quechua language means "town or city", it refers specifically to the archaeological area inhabited by the Incas which is located in the upper part of Aguas Calientes or also called Machu Picchu town between the Huayna Picchu and Huchuy Picchu mountains.  

What not to do in Machu Picchu ?

The main thing to remember is that Machu Picchu is a protected historical area, so there are some restrictions:

  • It is forbidden to eat food inside the Llaqta of Machu Picchu.
  • Tripods for cameras and selfie sticks are not allowed.
  • Make loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others. Since this area is home to endemic species, their peace and tranquility should be a priority.
  • Climbing or leaning on walls and/or structures. Touching, moving or removing lithic elements.
  •  Animals are not allowed, except for guide dogs with prior authorization.

How far in advance should I book my entrance ticket to Machu Picchu?

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu must be booked at least 2 months in advance, and in the case of wanting to visit the nearby mountains, such as Huayna Picchu, entrance tickets must be booked 3 months in advance.  

Do you need help to book the new circuits, we will help you.

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