Machu Picchu, a new beginning

Machu Picchu

A new beginning

All you need to know to visit the legendary Inca citadel

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Rediscovery, magic and intensity, recharging our energy, connecting our spirit with the indescribable emotion of facing the Inca citadel once again – all this inspired us to venture out on this exploration.

Our first-hand experience of this new beginning enables us to welcome our guests with security and comfort.

We want to share with you this special moment and all the details of the new way of visiting Machu Picchu during these first months after reopening.

 

Going to Machu Picchu

Departure from the Cusco or Sacred Valley hotels to the Ollantaytambo train station. Upon boarding, we will comply with current disinfection and temperature control protocols. Our vehicles operate at a reduced capacity (50%). Wearing your face mask is obligatory.

Our shared tour departs with the Voyager train by Inca Rail from Ollantaytambo at 7:22AM.

Peru Rail has convenient schedule alternatives for groups and private departures.

 

Train journey

According to current rules, train cars operate at a 50% capacity. The food and drink service on board the train has been suspended and passengers are required to wear face masks and shields.

Passengers are required to fill out a health declaration form, provided before boarding the train.

The trains have the HEPA air filters, which ensure purified air circulation in each car.

 

Machu Picchu entrance tickets

Very important: 675 entrance tickets (75 entrance tickets per hour) are currently available daily both for local and foreign visitors. To issue your entrance ticket we require full name, passport number, date of birth and nationality. Provisional bookings are not allowed.

Adults over 65 years old are allowed to enter the site. However, entrance for children under 12 is still prohibited. Current protocols and restrictions are under constant revision. We will keep you informed of any updates.

The entrance to Machu Picchu is allowed in groups of up to 7 people accompanied by a licensed tour guide.

The access to the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains is currently closed.

 

Machu Picchu tourist circuits (routes)

Current Machu Picchu visitor protocol considers the following tour circuits:

Upper Short (1): includes an ascent to the inferior or superior lookout platform (where general explanation is provided by the guide) of the Guardian House. The tour continues to the main portal, the quarry sector, the Sun Temple lookout, the Temple Plaza, the water mirrors sector, and the exit is made via the Pisonae Plaza.

Upper Long (2): includes an ascent to the inferior or superior lookout platform (where general explanation is provided by the guide) of the Guardian House. The tour continues to the main portal, the quarry sector, the Sun Temple lookout, the Temple Plaza, the Intiwatana Pyramid, the Llamakancha, the Sacred Rock, the Eastern Qolqas, the Condor Temple, and the exit is made via the lower terrace.

Lower Short (3): includes entrance through the Qolqas sector, continues to the terraces adjacent to the Dry Pit (where general explanation is provided by the guide), the Inka House, the water mirrors sector, and the exit is made via the Pisonae Plaza.

Lower Long (4): includes entrance through the Qolqas sector, continues to the terraces adjacent to the Dry Pit (where general explanation is provided by the guide), the Inka House, the Llamakancha, the Sacred Rock, the Eastern Qolqas, the Condor Temple, and the exit is made via the lower terrace.

Our guided tour follows the Upper Long circuit (2). Routes 3 and 4 are visited with guests who have limited mobility, in private service.