Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
Tickets to Machu Picchu must be ordered through the official website or from authorized agents in Cusco and Aguas Calientes. Visitors cannot buy tickets on arrival. The ticket determines the time slot for each visitor and is non-refundable.
Several packages are available for Machu Picchu visitors. Guests can choose a basic tour or a combination tour with beautiful hiking trails. Prices for adults range from $ 40 to $ 50 (around Rp.560,000 to Rp700,000). Discounts are available for children and students. You also have to set aside a budget to buy a guide, which is required when visiting Machu Picchu. Guides can be found outside the entrance to Machu Picchu at a cost of $ 40 to $ 50, depending on the duration of the tour.
How to get to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of the New World in 2007, and receives millions of visitors every year. Because of its popularity, a visit to this site must be planned and tickets must be booked in advance. Although the costs required are not cheap, tourists with a limited budget can still enjoy a trip to Machu Picchu.
Experienced climbers usually climb 2-4 days to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, which requires permission. Only 500 permits are issued every day, and sometimes permits are sold out in the previous months. This line is closed every February for maintenance. Other trails include tracks from Lares and Salcantay (Salkantay), the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range. All tracks in this area require guides, which can be rented in Cusco, where the Inca Trail begins, or in Lares or Salcantay as an alternative hiking trail.
Novice climbers or tourists who want to get to Machu Picchu in the easiest and fastest way, can take the train from Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. From there, climbing to Machu Picchu takes about one and a half hours.
For visitors who don’t want to hike, buses depart regularly to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes. The trip takes about 20 minutes.