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Types of Routes to Explore in Machu Picchu

Llacta de Machu Picchu (Circuit 1, 2, 3, or 4)
The most popular among the various Machu Picchu tours, it offers a comprehensive view of the site’s main attractions. Embark on a journey through the heart of the Inca city, exploring iconic locations such as Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Temple of the Condor.
Circuit 4 + Waynapicchu
For the adventurous and experienced hikers, the 4 + Wayna Picchu Circuit (also known as Hayna Picchu) presents a challenging but rewarding experience. Ascend this mountain, which towers over Machu Picchu, and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding Urubamba River valley.
Machu Picchu Mountain + Circuit 3
Discover the depths of the Machu Picchu region with the Machu Picchu Mountain + Circuit 3 excursion. This challenging hike takes you to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, offering unparalleled views of the citadel and the majestic peaks of the Andes.
Circuit 4 + Huchuypicchu Mountain
Venture beyond the ordinary with Circuit 4 + Huchuypicchu Mountain. Embark on a strenuous hike to Huchuypicchu, a mountain that provides stunning views of both Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu.
Circuit 1 or 2 + Inca Bridge
For those seeking a less demanding yet enriching experience, Circuit 1 or 2 + Inca Bridge provides insight into the Inca’s engineering feats. Cross the Inca Bridge, a marvel of ancient architecture, and discover the Inca’s mastery in stonework and construction.
Peruvian Tourists and Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador)
  • Children aged 3 to 17: USD 21.00
  • Adults aged 18 and above: USD 31.00
  • Students: USD 21.00
Foreign Tourists
  • Children aged 3 to 17: USD 35.00
  • Adults aged 18 and above: USD 60.00
  • Students: USD 35.00
  • Morning: from 06:00 to 12:00
  • Afternoon: from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Both: from 06:00 to 18:00
These timings and prices may vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase; to find the updated prices, you can visit here

Where to buy

Tickets to Machu Picchu can be purchased on the official Joinnus website. Ideally you should buy your tickets at least 01 month in advance.

How to buy

  1. Enter here or click on the “Purchase Tickets to Machu Picchu” button.
  2. Log in. If you don’t have an account, click on “Regístrate y compra.”
  3. Choose your tour details:
    • Fare: Promocional for Peruvians and Andean Community countries, General for foreign visitors, or Ticket for Cusco residents.
    • Route: Select the circuit you want to visit.
    • Pick the date and time for your Machu Picchu visit.

  4. Choose the passenger type (adulto, estudiante o menores).
    Select up to 5 tickets per reservation. Children under 3 enter free with a valid document. Click on “Comprar entradas” when you finish your selection.

  5. Enter visitor information and validate their details.
  6. Choose your payment method and confirm the transaction. Ready, you can now enjoy Machu Picchu.

Keep in Mind:

  • To visit Machu Picchu, you must present your identification document and your ticket.
  • The entry time is indicated on your ticket. If you arrive outside that time, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • You can stay between 04 to 06 hours exploring every corner of this wonder, depending on the type of circuit you have chosen.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and suitable walking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Respect the culture and heritage of the Incas.

Accepted Identification Documents

  • For Peruvians, the only valid document is the ID card (DNI).
  • For foreign citizens residing in Peru, only the foreigner’s ID card (carnet de extranjería) is valid.
  • For foreign citizens, only the passport is a valid document.
  • For foreign citizens of the CAN (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador) as well as Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela, they can present DNI
  • ID or passport of the minor if you are traveling with children.

What can I do if I cannot get tickets to Machu Picchu online?

The Ministry of Culture has enabled the sale of 1000 daily tickets* to visit Machu Picchu the following day. To purchase them you must go with your ID at the Mincul Cultural Centre in Machu Picchu Picchu Pueblo, also called “Aguas Calientes”, from 15:00 to 22:00 hrs. Remember that you can only use it during the time indicated on the ticket; otherwise, it will be considered lost.
(*) Subject to availability by INC.


What is the best time to travel to Machu Picchu?
The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is warmer and sunnier, and there is less rainfall. However, it is important to note that this is also the high season, so hotel and tour prices can be higher.
How long does the visit to Machu Picchu last?

The visit to Machu Picchu can take about 3 hours, but it is recommended to dedicate at least half a day to it.

Can I climb Waynapicchu?
Yes, you can climb WaynaPicchu (also known as Huayna Picchu), but you must buy a specific ticket for it by clicking here. Access to Huayna Picchu is limited to 400 people per day.
Can I climb Machu Picchu mountain?

Yes, you can climb Machu Picchu Mountain, but you must buy a specific ticket for it. Access to Machu Picchu Mountain is limited to 800 people per day.

What is the difference between Machu Picchu and Waynapicchu (Huayna Picchu)?

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are two mountains located in the Cusco region of Peru. Both mountains offer stunning views of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, but have some important differences.

  • Name: Machu Picchu means “old mountain” in Quechua, while Huayna Picchu means “young mountain”.
  • Altitude: The summit of Machu Picchu is 3,082 metres above sea level, while the summit of Huayna Picchu is 2,720 metres above sea level.
  • Difficulty: The ascent to the summit of Huayna Picchu is much more difficult than the ascent to the summit of Machu Picchu. The path to Huayna Picchu is steeper and narrower, and there are some sections where you have to climb. The ascent to Machu Picchu is more gradual and takes approximately two hours.


What is the difference between Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain?
  • Machu Picchu: It is the most travelled by tourists, as the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was built by the Incas during the 15th century and is a testament to their advanced engineering and architecture.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: is a mountain located next to the Inca citadel. The top of the mountain offers breathtaking views of the citadel, the Urubamba Valley and the surrounding mountains. The hike to the top of the mountain takes approximately two hours and is of medium difficulty.
Can I change the date of my ticket?

Dates are fixed and cannot be changed. It is recommended to plan ahead.

Are there discounts for students?

Yes, students with a valid student ID card receive reduced rates.

What should I bring to Machu Picchu?

You should bring comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for walking, as well as sunscreen, a hat, water and snacks.

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