Getting Machu Picchu tickets can seem like a complicated task. There are many websites that sell Machu Picchu tickets and many tour companies that offer tour guides to reach Machu Picchu. If you’re like me, I wanted to get to the ruins without a tour guide, and I wanted to buy the Machu Picchu tickets from the official Machu Picchu website. There are pros and cons to each option.I wanted to roam around freely without being on a restricted schedule. Going on my own allowed me to do as I please. Because of so, I was able to get to Machu Picchu early and not wait for a large group. This page will help you buy your ticket from beginning to end, a step-by-step process.
Here are 8 amazing Machu Picchu photos I was able to capture by going without a tour guide.
Machu Picchu City
This ticket will allow you to enter through the gates of Machu Picchu and explore the main ruins. You can also hike the Inti Sun Trek trail without charge.
Adult: $47 USD (152 PEN)
Students: $24 USD (77 PEN)
Child (8-17 years): $24 USD (77 PEN)
Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu)
This ticket will allow you to do everything from the original Machu Picchu ticket. This is the more popular option but it is very limited. The pictures of Huayna Picchu is far better than Montana Picchu. You will also be allowed to hike to the Sun Temple. You must choose between the 7-8 am or 10-11 am time slot for Huayna Picchu.
Adult: $62 USD (200 PEN)
Student: $38 USD (125 PEN)
Child (8-17 years): $38 USD (125 PEN)
Machu Picchu + Montana Picchu
This ticket is limited. You must choose between the 7-8 am or 9-10 am time slot for Montana Picchu
Adult: $62 USD (200 PEN)
Student*: $38 USD (125 PEN)
Child (8-17 years)*: $38 USD (125 PEN)
Locate the official website http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/. When you enter the website, there will be a pop-up. Press “Cerrar” to close that window. You can also change the language you want by clicking one of the flags on the upper right corner.
After choosing the sites and dates, the “select quantity” screen will appear. With it will show you the number of availability that remains. If the availaibility is “0,” just pick a different date.
Press the “step 2” button at the bottom then enter your personal information in the required boxes: name, last name, sex, country, age, type of document, and document number. For document number, I used my passport number.
Press the “Step 3” button to get to the next step of the process. Review your information then include your e-mail. Read and check the terms and conditions before clicking the “book” button.
After clicking “book,” you will get a pop-up with your booking form. You will need the code for the next process.
Next, you will need to click the “payments” tab to move on. Enter the code that was given to you from the booking form. You will then be allowed to put your information to pay the tickets. You have a few hours before the reservation code expire. If it expires, just redo the process. Sometimes it will take a few hours to process your transaction.
Once you have successfully paid for your Machu Picchu tickets, you will get an email with the required documents with your Machu Picchu tickets. Make sure you print and bring your Machu Picchu tickets to the entrance! Sometimes it will take a few hours before you get an email with your Machu Picchu ticket.