New regulations for Machu Picchu Peru
Machu Picchu, one of most important tourist destinations of Peru, has been receiving increasing amounts of tourist crowds over the past years. Visitor numbers often reached as high as 3800 people per day. In an attempt to preserve the Inca Citadel for future generations, the Peruvian government, in consultation with UNESCO, has decided to control the flow of visitors. Therefore, some new regulations for Machu Picchu Peru have been implemented on July 1st 2017.
Do you plan on taking a Machu Picchu Tour soon, or will you be doing a hike to Machu Picchu? Of so, please don’t stop reading and check this.
We will indicate the most important rules that affect your Machu Picchu Tour:
- There are now two entrance times per day; from 6:00 to 12:00 and from 12:00 to 17:30. You buy your Machu Picchu Ticket for either the first, or the second time slot.
- Visitors can only enter Machu Picchu with an official Machu Picchu guide or a licensed tourist guide.
- There are three defined circuits which visitors must abide by – it is not allowed to deviate from these circuits
- Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain retain their schedules as before (see further below)