Machu Picchu increases capacity for Holy Week in Peru


Due to Holy Week in Peru, the Ministry of Culture has announced an increase in the number of visitors allowed at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on March 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2024.

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In a striking move eagerly anticipated by travelers worldwide, the Ministry of Culture has expanded the daily visitor quota at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. For Easter, the capacity will exceptionally increase from 4,500 to 5,000 entries per day. This change, detailed in a Ministerial Resolution published in the Official Gazette El Peruano, is part of a pilot plan to assess dynamic capacity at this iconic site.

This measure allows more travelers to experience the magic of Machu Picchu during one of the year's most significant periods. It aligns with ongoing preservation efforts and security improvements, including installing surveillance cameras for more effective visitor flow control.

The sale of these 500 additional tickets will start on March 25, exclusively through the online platform, until stocks run out. This presents a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of Machu Picchu during a high-demand period, such as Holy Week in Peru, ensuring an unforgettable and safe experience for everyone.

Where is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is nestled in the heart of the Peruvian Andes in the Cusco region. It is located about 2,430 meters above sea level (50 miles), near the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River.

Machu Picchu is not just an archaeological site; it's a journey through time, an encounter with the history and culture of an empire that once thrived in these lands.

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