Effective July 1, 2017, all entry tickets to Machu Picchu will be for half-day.
Visitors can choose from the following 3 options:
- 6 am - 12 Noon (1st shift)
- 12 Noon - 5:30 pm (2nd shift)
- 1 pm - 5:30 pm (discounted "VESPERTINO" rate)
All tickets can be purchased from the new updated Machu Picchu government website. Other changes include the requirement that all groups must be accompanied by a licensed guide on their first trip into the citadel. However, this regulation cannot be enforced yet because there are simply not enough guides.
Visitors are allowed two entries per ticket within the timeframe specified, and it is permitted to buy AM and PM tickets for the same day. There are 3 circuits to choose from and all foot traffic must move in one direction from the entry gate to the new exit gate.