Tips for traveling to Machu Picchu – Book, Tickets

Published on: 20 de June de 2018 -

Machu Picchu, South America

Just read it; images of ancient civilizations, breathtaking landscapes, and mystery stories appear in your head. The rules of the Peruvian government for a visit to Machu Picchu changed in May 2017.

A SMALL HISTORY: FROM THE INCA CONSTRUCTION TO THE DISCOVERY OF HIRAM BINGHAM

The history of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is full of lagoons, mysteries, and legends.

Did the conquerors arrive to put their feet in Machu Picchu? No. The empire appeared in the middle of the 15th century and ended with the arrival of the conquerors.

Each Inca ruler built their own “sacred city.” That’s why the conquerors who came found a city almost abandoned.

MACHU PICCHU IS NOT A CITY; IT IS A MOUNTAIN

All your life, listening about Machu Picchu and thinking about the Inca constructions, and you were wrong! The city itself, with its buildings, does not have a known name.

HUAYNA PICCHU: THE NOSE OF THE FACE OF THE INCA

The Inca’s nose is Huayna Picchu, a young peak in Quechua if you have already achieved it.

Is it easy to get there? The simple answer is no. The road goes into an almost jungle area, with humidity and dense vegetation. As if that were not enough, it is narrow, and, on many occasions, it looks over the precipice. Seen like that, is it worth it? Yes, definitely. I tell you how to reserve your place to get to the top.

TRAVELING FOR THE CIUDADELA DE MACHU PICCHU

Prepare to enjoy from the first minute.

HOW TO GET TO MACHU PICCHU FROM CUSCO, OLLANTAYTAMBO AND AGUAS CALIENTES

Eight Inca roads reached there. You may never have heard of Aguas Calientes. After this point, how to get to Aguas Calientes? It can only imply reached by train; there is no road.

We arrived by bus to Ollantaytambo on a sacred valley tour, here you can see prices.

NEW RULES FOR THE VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU SINCE 2017
  • The maximum number of tourists in the morning shift (from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon) varies between 3.000 and 2.500; in the afternoon shift (from 12:00 noon to 17:30), the maximum is 2.673. Buying the ticket in advance is no longer just a piece of advice; it is almost mandatory.
  • Official guides must accompany tourists at all times.
  • You cannot access or fly over with drones.
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