New visitor limit at Machu Picchu: Daily cap set at 5,600

A new visitor limit has been set for the Machu Picchu citadel.

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From June 1 to October 15 this year and during the last days of December, the iconic archaeological site will allow up to 5,600 visitors per day.

This regulation also introduces new touring circuits designed to distribute the flow of visitors more efficiently and minimize the environmental impact on the ancient structures. Tourists who purchased their Machu Picchu tickets before this regulation must adjust to the new circuits.

This change not only promotes better management of the site but also strengthens conservation efforts for one of Peru's major tourist attractions. These measures are expected to ensure the sustainability of Machu Picchu as a tourist destination and a World Heritage site, allowing future generations to also enjoy and learn from this historical marvel.

Where is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is located in Peru, in the Andes Mountains above the Urubamba River valley, in the Cusco region. This renowned archaeological site lies about 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco and is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,430 meters above sea level. The citadel is one of the most important architectural and archaeological sites of the Inca Empire and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.