Only 3,000 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day. The government website lists how many tickets are available for each day. Also, if you would like to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book the ticket in advance and there is an additional fee to hike to the mountains. There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain and only 200 people are permitted to enter for each of the 2 sessions scheduled for 7am and 10 am. The guide will organise your vacation in Machu Picchu to climb to the mountains depending on how many in the group have permits
Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) and Machu Picchu Mountain are two mountains situated just above the antique city of Machu Picchu and they both serve to take some panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. Each mountain entrance has to be booked ONLY TOGETHER with Machu Picchu tickets 2020!! The booking needs to be done enough time in advance as there is a limited number of spaces a day (400 permits per Huayna Picchu and 400 permits per Machu Picchu Mountain as well)
Altitude: 2400 m / 7874 ft
Walking: 1 hr 45 min (up or down)
View from Huayna Picchu: Machu Picchu citadel and Vilcanota River and Putucusi Mountain.
Altitude: 3200 m / 10499 ft
Walking: 3 hrs (up and down)
View from Machu Picchu Mountain: Machu Picchu Citadel, Vilcanota River, Salkantay Mountain, Llactapata ruins (with binoculares), Putucusi Mountain, Santa Teresa town, Hydroelectric, a part of the Inca Trail and Inti Punko (Sun door).
Your Tour Guide always organises a Machu Picchu guided tour to allow enough time to enter either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
Please note that your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu Mountain always displays your name and passport details so it is NOT TRANSFERABLE to another person and NOT REFUNDABLE either. Last minute bookings of this trek will possibly miss out on permits in high season so please book and pay in advance.
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To get to Machu Picchu, you must first reach the city of Cusco. From Lima, the capital of Perú, you have two arrival options:
If you decide to travel by land, the travel time is approximately 22 hours, while by plane the travel time is one and a half hours without stops.
Once you have arrived in the city of Cusco, you must take a train to transport you to Machu Picchu.