Machu Picchu begins selling additional tickets for high season

Machu Picchu expands capacity: 1,100 additional tickets are available for the high season.

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The Ministry of Culture announced the start of additional ticket sales for visiting Machu Picchu during this year's high season. From June 1 to October 15, and on December 30 and 31, visitors will have more opportunities to explore this iconic archaeological site.

To meet the growing demand, the daily visitor limit has increased from 4,500 to a maximum of 5,600. This means 1,100 extra tickets are available starting today through the platform

Visitors can enjoy three circuits to tour the Inca city, offering a more enriching and organized experience. Previously purchased tickets remain valid, and those entering Machu Picchu can explore it through newly designated circuits.

Relevant Facts about Machu Picchu:

  1. World Heritage Site: Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 due to its impressive architecture and historical significance.

  2. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World: In 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, highlighting its beauty and cultural value.

  3. Discovery and restoration: Rediscovered by explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911, it has since undergone extensive restoration and conservation efforts.

  4. Cultural importance: Machu Picchu is a symbol of Inca engineering and urban planning, showcasing advanced construction and astronomical knowledge.

  5. Access and responsible tourism: Access is primarily from Cusco via the famous Inca Trail or by train to Aguas Calientes, followed by a short bus ride. Responsible tourism is promoted to preserve the site for future generations.

These measures aim to not only increase public access but also better manage visitor flow to preserve the integrity and magnificence of Machu Picchu.