Since 2021, the authorities of Machu Picchu have ordered that the visit to the Inca city be carried out by strict routes. They are new circuits Machu Picchu 2022. The objective? It seeks to reduce the risks of contagion by Covid – 19 as well as protect and preserve the archaeological site for the future. Each visitor will make a route according to the ticket they chose: the Machu Picchu Solo ticket, the ticket that includes the Huayna Picchu mountain, the ticket that includes the Machupicchu mountain or the ticket that includes the Huchuy Picchu mountain.
There are 3 types of tickets and with them you can choose 1 of the 4 famous circuits:
* There are 4 routes to enter Machu Picchu, that is, 4 different ways to tour the citadel and where you can see it in different ways. It is a choice that you will have to make, so we will tell you all the details of each one.
* If you wish to visit 2 or more circuits then you will have to purchase more than one ticket, remember that re-entry to Machu Picchu is not allowed once you have left the citadel, nor are tickets to Machu Picchu sold at the gate. entry.
* All visitors must present their ticket at the time of entering the Inca citadel, and this will also be the one that will dictate our schedule and circuit.
Also known as the Machu Picchu Solo entry, it is the one that you can visit with the first ticket. Although you have the option to choose any circuit with this ticket, it is the only one with which you can enter circuit 1 or 2, in addition to being the most recommended for people who visit Machu Picchu for the first time.
Llaqta Machu Picchu (Archaeological Zone) with this ticket you can visit the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Rock and the Temple of the Condor. You can also take short walks to the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol).
It allows you to tour the upper and lower part of the archaeological site. You will be able to see constructions such as: the Dry Moat, the Viewpoint of the Temple of the Sun, Granite Chaos, the Set of Water Mirrors, the Plaza de Pisonay and the Archaeological Reserve. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
It is like the extension of the previous tour, but with many more things to observe. In addition to what is mentioned in circuit 1, you will be able to see: the Temple Square, the Sacred Rock, the Twelve Openings, the Oriental Qolcas, the Intiwatana Pyramid (from 07:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) and the Temple of the Condor (from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). You will also have the possibility of taking the optional route of the Inca Bridge.
In both circuits (1 and 2) you have the possibility of optionally visiting the Sun Gate (Intipunku), but you may want to confirm this with your travel agency beforehand. Of course, you can take the famous classic photo of Machu Picchu in any of the two circuits.
This entrance is recommended for people who like to walk, since you will enter Machu Picchu twice.
On the first tour you will climb the Machu Picchu mountain, with an approximate time of 2 hours and where you can take a photo. Going down, you have the possibility to take the classic photo. To complete the route, you must exit and re-enter through the lower part. The attractions that you will be able to observe are the following: the Qolcas, the Agricultural Zone, the Water Canal, the Dry Moat, the Temple of the Sun Complex, the House of the Inka Complex, the Water Fountains, the Water Mirror Complex, the Plaza Pisonay and the Archaeological Reserve.
It is the ticket that sells out the fastest and the one designed for extreme adventurers. You will be able to hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain, since this tour includes circuit 4.
You will start the tour in the lower part, what is known as the urban sector, and in it you will be able to appreciate the attractions of circuit 3 and additionally the following: the Oriental Qolcas, the Sacred Rock, the Twelve Openings and the Temple of the Condor (of 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).
On this tour you will enter from the bottom to reach the summit of Huchuy Picchu, located next to Huayna Picchu. It is a new route, recently opened by the Ministry of Culture of Peru, designed for lovers of hiking.
Like the Huayna Picchu entrance, this Huchuy Picchu entrance shares the same circuit and checkpoint as it. The circuit has an approximate travel time of 2 hours and a half. Remember that in both routes you will not be able to have the classic photo with the citadel, but you can with the respective mountains.
The entry times to Machu Picchu are arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism in coordination with SERNANP and the Ministry of Culture, with the purpose of having more orderly visits and prevention of COVID-19.
Machu Picchu Schedules Only
Schedules Machu Picchu with Mountain
Schedules Machu Picchu – Huchuy Picchu
Schedules Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu
Remember to double check the information on your ticket, it is recommended to go with a tour guide.
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