Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu ¡Book Now!
Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu ¡Book Now!

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quickly, easily and safely your entry tickets to Machu Picchu, or plus Huayna Picchu or plus Mountain or plus Museum. (Adults, Children and students)After choosing your type of entry, the date of your visit, and fill in visitor(s) information, you will choose the payment method of your preference (VISA, MasterCard or PayPal). In order to secure /confirm your tickets on advance.

Once your tickets are ready, we will send them to you by email with a booking code that could be verified through the Peruvian government (between 1 minute to 1 business day). Then you will only have to print them and present them at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu.

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Visas and Passports

Peru is a country of basically free access. Most of the countries of America and Western Europe do not require a tourist visa to enter Peru, and the maximum length of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (it can not be extended). For a stay for a longer period with other objectives (business, study or work) it is necessary to previously request the corresponding visa in the respective Peruvian consulates.

To enter Peru, it is an essential requirement to present a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile can enter with their national identification document. To see if you need a visa, click here.

It should be noted that in Peru, within the most visited places are Cusco – Machu Picchu and Puno – Lake Titicaca and taking into account that access is free, there is great demand throughout the year so it is advisable to do the reserves of the case to spend an unforgettable stay


El Sol (S /) is the official currency of Peru. There are banknotes with denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. There are coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2 and 5 soles. The American dollar is accepted in a number of commercial stores, restaurants, hotels and service stations. It is possible to change the foreign currency in banks and exchange houses. The usual service hours for currency exchange establishments are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays until noon. ATMs can be found in almost every city in the country and most are connected to the Plus (Visa) and Cirrus (MasterCard / Maestro), American Express and other networks. They can withdraw money in soles or US dollars, but the exchange rate is usually higher.

If one travels directly to the city of Cusco (Machu Picchu), you can change the currency in the airport or in a change house in the respective city, it is advisable to go with cash to the tourist attractions since not all have payment in international currency.

General information Peru
  • Capital: Lima
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Religion: Mostly Catholics (almost 90%)
  • Telephone code: +51
  • Emergency telephone number: Medical emergencies: 117 – Police: 105 – Firemen: 116


How to get to Cusco

Aerial access road:

  • Domestic flights from Lima (1 h approx.)
  • Domestic flights from Arequipa (30 min approx.)

Terrestrial access road:

  • Lima – Arequipa – Cusco 1,650 km (26 hs by car approx.)
  • Lima – Nazca – Puquio – Abancay – Cusco: 1,131 km (20 hs by car approx.)
  • Puno – Cusco: 389 km (07 hs by car approx.)

Railway access road:

  • Puno-Cusco: 384 km (10:30 hs approx.)

How to get to Machu Picchu

Step 1 Road access:

  • Cusco – Ollantaytambo 72 km (1:45 hs by car approx.)
  • Cusco – Calca – Ollantaytambo 91 km (02:10 hs by car approx.)
  • Cusco – Poroy 15 km (00:30 hs by car approx.)

Step 2 Railway access road:

  • Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu: (1:45 hs approx.)
  • Poroy – Machupicchu: (3:30 hs approx.)

Step 3 Bus to Machu Picchu: When you arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu station), you have two options to go up to the citadel of Machu Picchu: walking or by bus.
If you want to climb on foot, the 6-kilometer road will not take more than 1 hour.
You can also take one of the 20 buses that run along the winding road and leave every 15 minutes. The first one leaves at 5:30, while the last one returns at 5:30.

The value of the bus is approximately $ 24 (round trip) and can be purchased at the Aguas Calientes ticket office: Av. Hermanos Ayar S / N


Weather in Cusco

In Cusco, the months of June and October, are the ideal to visit as you will find a bright sun.

In the month of November, the rainy season begins, which lasts until March, so we suggest, during these months, always carry a raincoat or an umbrella.


The sanitary conditions in Peru are propitious, especially in the cities. In recent years, the supply of health services has been modernized and increased; Both hospitals and clinics provide adequate care, but it is always advisable to have health insurance for your trip.

If one wishes to travel to Cusco – Machu Picchu, vaccines will not be a problem, in the income to said tourist attractions it will not be necessary to present an additional document to the visa and the entry ticket.

There are no mandatory vaccines for entering Peru. If you want to visit the Amazon region of the country, the Ministry of Health recommends getting vaccinated against yellow fever. See more information about vaccines, here

The yellow fever vaccine must be administered at least ten days before the trip to be effective.

Information for travelers here

Altitude sickness
The city of Cusco is located at 3,400 meters above sea level. It is possible to feel some discomfort and dizziness due to altitude, known in Peru as soroche. It is recommended to take a pill for seasickness 30 minutes before arriving in the city.

The first thing you have to do when arriving in Cusco or Puno is to rest for at least a couple of hours so that your body gets used to the altitude. You can take the opportunity to visit the sites in the center of the city first, avoiding activities that require physical effort. For this reason it is advisable to eat light foods during the first days. The tea or coca tea is undoubtedly a great ally at this time.

The altitude of the city of Puno is 3,827 meters above sea level. It is possible to feel some discomfort and dizziness due to altitude sickness, known in Peru as soroche. It is recommended to take a pill for seasickness 30 minutes before.

For altitude sickness, rest the first few days and particularly avoid physical exertion; I also drink coca tea or pills. Hydrate properly, especially in high altitude areas and with bottled or properly treated water.

What we recommend when you travel to Cusco (Machu Picchu) is to take the necessary protection measures against mosquito bites and sun rays: bring sunscreen, repellent, hats or sunglasses.

PLUG: A voltage of 220V and a frequency of 60Hz are used in the country. The type of plug that is usually used is that of the two flat feet or the plug with two round legs.

What to do in my Trip to Machupicchu?

Going to Ollantaytambo

Chinchero: Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of Chichón and Wequey Wilca, this town is located some 29km from Cusco, which preserves the style of the time. In him they are: the one that was the real property of Túpac Inca Yupanqui, the rest of an agricultural center and a colonial temple. On Sundays they have a very picturesque and vibrant market where they sell local products and crafts for tourists.

Maras: The salineras of Maras are famous since the time of the Incas and nowadays we can see about 3000 wells of about 5m2 that is removed when it reaches about 10cm in height, iodine is added, it is pocketed and sent to the markets region of. The picture postcard is really pretty and well worth a visit.

Moray: It is also called the “agricultural laboratory” of the Incas. Here you can see four concentric circular stone constructions, similar to an amphitheater with “rings” that are widened as they ascend. It is only 7km from Maras, in the middle of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (about 38km from Cusco).

In Cusco

Cusco in its Quechua voice that means “center of the world” – is located in the sierras of southern Peru and is a fascinating city not only for having been the capital of the Inca Empire with its imposing legacies such as the Qoricancha and its 12-angled stones , but also because of its well-preserved colonial architecture that reveals its rich and complex history.

This World Heritage city is one of the most visited in the country as it is the gateway to visit Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as other Inca sites in the region (Ollantaymtabo, Q’enqo, etc.) .

Saqsayhuamán: This important archaeological center located 2km northeast of Cusco and almost 3,500msnm has large limestone constructions and, taking into account that Pachacútec, the ninth Inca, redesigned the city in the form of a sleeping cougar, Saqsayhuamán is in the area corresponding to the head of this sacred animal. Large, it is believed that it could be a military fortress, but many archaeologists disagree and believe that it has had a religious purpose and have been built as a great temple to the Sun God.

In Sacred Valley of the Inkas

Pisaq: This small town is located just over 30km from Cusco and the city is divided into the “old town” which is an archaeological site considered one of the most important in Cusco; and a “modern town” of colonial origin. Pisaq, known for its astronomical center, also has a Sunday market and a few kilometers from the town and on a mountain is the archaeological park of Pisaq where the ruins are, mostly, the Inca Imperial era.

Ollantaytambo: A little more than 90km northeast of the city of Cusco is this monumental Inca architectural work that is believed to have served both as a military and religious complex as an administrative and agricultural center. This archaeological complex, the only Inca city that remains almost intact and its houses still serve as homes, was built on two mountains in a strategic site that dominates the entire valley. Ollantaytambo is on the way to Aguas Calientes-Mchu Picchu.