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Important Info for Travelers to Machu Picchu this Summer

IF YOU ARE PLANNING to visit Machu Picchu this year, you need to know about changes to the system that grants access to Machu Picchu city. Countless people across the world are planning to visit Peru this summer. Some of them have already made reservations for their trips, while some are still deciding when to go. If you are one of those people who have yet to secure their plans, then the following information is of utmost importance for helping you plan your visit.

Explosive Growth of Tourism in MachuPicchu

The purpose of this new set of rules, implemented in accordance with the Master Plan of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, is to ensure a better flow of people to the site. Entrance to the main attractions in Machu Picchu city now have two allocated entrance times. This means that visitors will only be permitted to enter Machu Picchu at the time they have been allotted and must exit the city by the time assigned. The new Regulations of Sustainable Use and Touristic Visits for the Conservation of the Inca City of Machu Picchu establishes that from July 1, 2017, the following changes will take place:

  • 1. Entrance to Machu Picchu will be divided into two entrance and departure times:

The 1st entrance/departure times from 05:30 AM until 12:00 noon.

The 2nd entrance/departure times from 12:00 noon until 17:30 PM

  • 2. Entrance times for alternate routes:

A. Huayna Picchu Mountain

The 1st entrance from 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM The 2nd entrance from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Only 250 people per time can climb this mountain. The average time to go up and down this mountain is about 3 hours – and 4 hours if one wishes to visit the Great Cavern. People should exit the Huayna Picchu by 13:00 PM

B. Machu Picchu Mountain

The 1st entrance from 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM The 2nd entrance from 09:00 AM until 10:00 AM Only 400 people per time can climb this mountain. The average time to go up and down this mountain is about 4 hours. People should exit the Machu Picchu mountain by 15:00 PM.

How will this affect tourists?

It is not known yet with certainty how these changes will affect visitors. Based on our experience we can foresee the following effects:

1. The best part of these changes is that there will be fewer tourists in Machu Picchu at any given time – at least, not as many as in the past. This will make the experience more pleasant and will allow people to enjoy the beautiful views without the huge crowds.

2. The actual time spent at the archaeological site will be reduced to only 5 hours per entrance time. It seems that the people with permits to climb Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains will stay longer in the city (this has yet to be confirmed).

3. These changes will alter the train schedules. People need to check with their tour operators which entrance time they have been alloted to enter Machu Picchu, to assist them to plan their trips and arrange hotels.

Our Recommendations

Based on these changes, the best way to go to Machu Picchu is the Short Inca trail, Because, on the one hand, this is ancient road is a beautiful way to get to the Sungate and Machu Picchu. On the other hand, people hiking the short Inca Trail will be able to visit Machu Picchu twice. At the end of day one of their hike, and when they return to Machu Picchu the following day. When it comes to crowds, the afternoon shift will be less busy than the morning one – particularly during the “low season” months. People will have to choose between attempting to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu or be in the presence of fewer individuals at the site. The Peruvian government has been implementing workshops and teach-ins with people involved in the travel market. The point of this is to correctly and gradually apply these changes without causing too much discomfort on our visitors. Finally, throughout these teach-ins, the Peruvian government representatives have communicated that it will take between four and six months to enforce these new rules fully.


Why book with Us?.

South Adventure Peru Tours - Best Value & Quality

The Managers & Knowledge: Ruben Coronado and Tatiana Zuniga.

After having worked on the counter of many Travel agencies in Cusco and later as a Tour Guide for a variety of travel agencies; Ruben and Tatiana decided to make use of their experience and knowledge he and his wife decide to open their own travel agency in Cusco in order to provide job opportunities to many young people and many people with fewer resources from small communities living over at 4500 meters above sea level..

Our company offer extended trips in Peru with carefully and personalized service with English speaking guides, full equipped transports, good and responsible drivers. Our team visits and thoroughly investigates all destinations, services and amenities featured on our luxury tours to Peru so we can be sure we are offering the best quality, services and price for our clients.nts.

We also provide our travellers with a big bottle of Oxygen, and Medical kit to avoid the altitude sickness especially for Cusco (3,399 m.a.s.l / 11,152 ft.), and Puno (3,810 m.a.s.l / 12,500ft) Chivay in Colca (3,630 m.a.s.l / 11,910ft), and Arequipa (2,328 meters / 7,738ft).

South Adventure Peru Tours, in Cusco, work with professional and outstanding staff who give their entire time to attend to our customers. We offer several LUXURY tours around Peru such as: City tour in Lima, Tour to Paracas, and Tour to Nazca, Ica Huacachina Sandboarding, and also The Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

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