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All about New Machu Picchu Circuits from 1 june 2024

This 2024, Machu Picchu awaits you with new circuits.

Machu Picchu is renewed! The majesty emblem, a jewel that continues to dazzle the world invites you to rediscover your charms.

Being one of the new wonders of the world is just the beginning.

As of June 1, 2024, prepare to live Machu Picchu as never before. The National Park will be transformed with 10 new and exciting circuits. Although the details can change, the adventure is guaranteed.

Latest Update

  • On June 1, 2024, Machu Picchu is renewed with the introduction of 10 new circuits, replacing the old 5.
  •  For those travelers with previously acquired tickets, equivalent options will be assigned in the new circuits.
  •  During our high season, which includes from June 1 to October 15 and from December 30 to 31, the daily visitors will increase from 4500 to 5600.
  •  To ensure optimal experience, circuit 1 and circuit 3 will have alternative routes to reduce congestion.
  •  It is essential to acquire your tickets for Machu Picchu at least 60 days in advance, especially if you want to ensure an early entrance schedule. Demand is high and previous planning is key.
  •  Note that only circuit 2 offers shared service; The others require hiring a private guide.
  •  The ideal circuit selection will depend in advance with which you make your reservation to Machu Picchu.
  •  Tickets for the Inca road must be acquired exclusively through official operators, with a limit of 500 daily permits for the 4 -day and 250 walk for the 2 -day walk.
  •  We have implemented a stricter monitoring of the entrance schedules to improve their experience.
  •  New Route 1: Exclusive access to the High Upper Terrace Observation Platform.
  •  New Route 2: Exploration of the Observation Platform of the Low upper terrace and most of the lower ruins.
  •  New Route 3: A selective tour of certain emblematic areas of the lower ruins.

New circuit in Machu Picchu #1

Discover Machu Picchu’s majesty from new heights with circuit #1, now divided into 4 exclusive routes. These routes are designed for those who seek to capture the panoramic essence of the upper terraces, not including access to the ancient city.

Experience two levels on the upper terrace, each offering the iconic Machu Picchu view from unique perspectives. In addition, three of these routes allow you to venture towards the Inca bridge or ascend to the Puerta del Sol, and for the boldiest, the Machu Picchu mountain walk is an unmissable experience.

  • Circuit 1 Route 1-B: as described above and marked with a red line in map  CLICK 
  • Circuit 1 Route 1-A: as described above and providing access to Machu Picchu Mountain  CLICK                                                                                During the high season (from June 1st to October 15th and December 30-31) two further options are available:
  • Circuit 1 Route 1-C: as described above and in addition providing access to the Sun Gate (look for Intipunku in the Circuit 1 map ) CLICK
  • Circuit 1 Route 1-D: as described above and in addition providing access to the Inca Bridge (look for ‘Puente Inka’ in the Circuit 1 map) CLICK

New circuit in Machu Picchu #2

Circuit #2 is renewed with 2 different routes: the “Classical Route designed” and the “lower terrace route”. Both will guide you for a complete and close trip through the current city, starting with a rise to the upper “lower” terrace that still promises the emblematic view of Machu Picchu.

These routes give you access to the three most outstanding attractions of the park: the view from the upper terrace, the upper circuit in the city and the lower circuit in the city, ensuring a complete and enriching experience.

There are 2 options when choosing this circuit:
Circuit 2 Route 2-A: as described above and including the ‘Guard House’ – one of the most popular spots in Machu Picchu (for the panoramic picture).CLICK
Circuit 2 Route 2-B: as described above but not including the ‘Guard House’, though enabling to take the panoramic picture of Machu Picchu.CLICK


New circuit in Machu Picchu #3

For frequent travelers looking for an enriching experience, circuit #3 offers an immersion in the lower section of Machu Picchu. This tour begins with the impressive agricultural terraces, followed by a trip to the heart of the urban sector.

Among the jewels you will find are the water mirrors, reflecting the majesty of the environment; Pisonay Square, an ancestral road meeting point; the emblematic temple of the condor, which evokes the spirituality of the place; and the venerated sacred stone, mute witness of Inca history. We invite you to discover these unique treasures on your next visit.

There are 2 options when choosing this circuit:
Circuit 3 Route 3-B: as described above CLICK
Circuit 3 Route 3-A: as described above and in addition providing access to Wayna Picchu (see the yellow arrows indicating the path to ‘Montaña Wayna Picchu’) CLICK
During the high season (from June 1st to October 15th and December 30-31) two further options are available:
Circuit 3 Route 3-C: as described above and in addition providing access to ‘Gran Caverna’ (Great Cavern) CLICK 
Circuit 3 Route 3-D: as described above and in addition providing access to ‘Huchuy Picchu’ CLICK


Info about Surrounding Mountain Peaks

Some of our travelers want to explore one of the surrounding mountains of Machu Picchu. These are: Machu Picchu Mountain, Wayna Picchu Mountain, and Huchuy Picchu Mountain.

  1. Machu Picchu Mountain
  2. Wayna Picchu Mountain
  3. Huchuy Picchu Mountain

Ascent to Wayna Picchu CLICK

One of the impressive mountain peaks surrounding Machu Picchu. This iconic promontory rises majestically on the Inca citadel, and its silhouette appears in innumerable photographs. The ascent to Wayna Picchu is done by a narrow and steep path, with a duration of 45 to 60 minutes, according to the rhythm of the walker. Upon reaching the top, a spectacular view of Machu Picchu unfolds in its entirety and the surrounding mountains.

Since the road is narrow and exposed in some sections, we recommend this walk for experienced and safe hikers. In addition, resistant shoes are essential to fully enjoy this experience.

Allowed time to visit Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu: 5.5 hours


 Huchuy Picchu: The accessible treasure CLICK

Nestled in the majesty of the Peruvian Andes, Huchuy Picchu is presented as the “younger brother” of Wayna Picchu. This path, available only during the high season, offers a unique and accessible experience for travelers. Just 15 minutes from walking from the control point in the sacred rock, Huchuy Picchu is revealed as a significantly easier and more short option compared to other routes. Even less experienced adventurers can enjoy their panoramic views and the magic that wraps this hidden treasure.

Allowed time to visit Huchuy Picchu and Machu Picchu: 3.5 hours


The majestic Machu Picchu mountain    CLICK  

The Machu Picchu mountain, also known as the APU (sacred mountain) of the complex, rises majestically south of the citadel, in front of Wayna Picchu. Its path, partly surrounded by dense vegetation, offers a unique experience for adventurers. As you ascend, the rewards are abundant: Machu Picchu panoramic views and its surroundings that will leave you breathless.

The ascent to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain requires about 90 minutes, depending on your rhythm. The road is dotted with stairs, so it is essential to be physical form and wear resistant shoes. Prepare for an adventure that will connect you with the very essence of this sacred place.

Allowed time to visit Machu Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu: 7 hours


Difference between Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain

The Wayna Picchu hike is well known for its daring summit with minimal security, as well as the amazing view. This is the reason why permits for Wayna Picchu are already sold out 2-3 months before your scheduled visit date.
• During the Wayna Picchu hike, you will ascend about 353 m (1158 ft)
Machu Picchu Mountain is a total climb of 742 m (2434 ft)
Wayna Picchu takes around 2-3 hours for the return climb.
Machu Picchu Mountain can take around 4-5 hours
Wayna Picchu – 300 visitors divided into two different shifts.
Machu Picchu Mountain (Montaña) – 200 visitors divided into two different shifts.


Explore Machu Picchu’s great cave CLICK 

The great cave, a fascinating circuit, immerses you in the Inca constructions that lie in the lower part of Machu Picchu, an area that fuses the religious and the real. Throughout this tour, visitors meet architectural treasures, such as the agricultural area, the majestic temple of the sun, the enigmatic sacred rock, the imposing building of the three covers and the mystical temple of the condor (or the water mirrors ), surrounded by the serene water sources.

In the agricultural sector, tourists can capture an iconic photograph, similar to postcards, from the base of the archaeological site, especially in the area of ​​the guardian’s house. In addition, this circuit leads you to explore the Temple of the Moon, also known as the Great Cave. The hiking route, which covers up to 4 hours from the entrance to the exit, offers an enriching experience. Circuit 3 through Machu Picchu, which takes approximately 1 hour, is perfect for those who wish to immerse themselves in history and natural beauty. Access to the Great Cave is reserved for visitors over 18 and is only available during the high tourism season (from June 1 to October 15). Prepare to discover the hidden secrets under the majesty of Machu Picchu!


Visiting rules

  • At the entrance, every visitor must show their ticket and passport. Students must also present their valid International university student ID.
  • Visit duration is generally limited to a maximum of 2,5 hours.
  • The only exceptions are tickets for the surrounding mountain peaks Wayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, Huchuy Picchu as well as the new alternative routes to Inti Punku, Inca Bridge and Great Cavern (‘Gran Caverna’) which allow for a longer entry.
  • The entry ticket entitles you to a single entry. It is not possible to leave and re-enter the citadel with the same ticket.
  • It is recommended to have a tour guide accompany you on your first visit to Machu Pichu. However, it is not mandatory.
  • What ID or documentation must I bring to enter Machu Picchu You absolutely MUST bring your passport and the information must correspond to the personal information on your entry ticket. You’ll have to present your valid University student card if you have purchased the discounted Student Entry Ticket. (only available under 25 years of age with valid University student card.)
  • Machu Picchu is open to visitors daily from 6:00 to 17:30
  • This can no longer be changed after it has been issued.
  • There is a thirty (30) minute tolerance for entering the Llaqta of Machu picchu Perú. After this period, the visitor cannot enter the Llaqta of Machupicchu, except for reasons of force majeure or fortuitous event. duly demonstrated.
  • You may not take large bags, groceries, and disposable bottles into the citadel.You can only carry one small bag with you.
  • Walking sticks are allowed for physically challenged and elderly visitors (only if equipped with a rubber tip).
  • Public restrooms are available at the entrance checkpoint for Machu Picchu, ensuring convenient access for visitors. However, it’s important to note that there are no toilet facilities within the citadel itself.

Personal Data Required for Purchase
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are issued based on personal data and are non-transferable or refundable. The following details are needed to buy tickets:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Passport number + scan or foto Passport
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
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