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Machu Picchu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. The entrance to the Inca Citadel is a privilege of few.In spite of this, getting tickets is not complicated at all.The hardest part is deciding to travel. If you have already made up your mind, here are some tips to easily purchase your tickets to the Wonder of the World.

How do I buy a ticket to Machu Picchu?

The purchase is made through an online reservation system. It is very simple. The first thing is to choose the type of ticket you want (there are four).Then you must fill out a form with some personal information that will appear on your ticket.You will receive a link to make the payment through paypal (this method accepts any credit or debit card).Or if you wish you can do it by western union. You have 2 hours to cancel the ticket.

In one day (24 hours) approximately, you will receive in your mail the electronic entrance ticket to Machu Picchu that you will have to present (printed or digital) at the moment of your entrance to the Inca Citadel.

Tips on buying your ticket to Machu Picchu:

  • It is important to reserve your ticket months in advance depending on the type of entrance you want. The most demanded ticket is for the Huayna Picchu mountain. In that case, you should book your ticket at least 2 months in advance.
  • When filling out the reservation form for Machu Picchu in any of its four modalities, be sure to choose well the shift of your entry on the desired day.
  • After booking your ticket, do the same with your train ticket (if you prefer to get to the Inca Citadel this way) and your plane ticket.
  • At the time of admission, it is essential to show your e-ticket and your original passport (or identity card).Otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter the Inca Citadel.
  • During the high tourist season (May to August) it is important to reserve your entrance several months in advance. The influx of visitors makes it more difficult to get a ticket.
  • See ticket availability.

Are discounts available?

Discounts are available for children, university students and citizens of the Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador). Children (8 to 17 years old), must submit a document proving their identity at the time of reservation and admission. Students, their valid university ID card. Citizens of the Andean Community, a document proving their nationality. Children under 8 years old are free of charge.

Tips for getting a discount for tickets to Machu Picchu:

  • The ISIC card is no longer valid for university students at the time of booking. Now you can access this benefit with a valid University ID card.
  • The discount with university card only applies to students up to 25 years old.
  • To reserve your electronic ticket for children you must send a copy in digital format of a document that proves the age of the minor. The original document will be requested at the time of admission.
  • The entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain is only allowed to those over 12 years old.
  • In case of visiting Machu Picchu with a baby, you can only enter with a kangaroo and not with a car or any object that hinders the passage through the Inca Citadel.
  • See available discounts.

Can I make a change if I have already bought a ticket?

Yes, you can make some kind of change once you have purchased the e-ticket to Machu Picchu. However, this is only with respect to the date of the visit and the person’s name or information. Modifications are subject to penalties depending on the time at which they are submitted.

Tips for changing your ticket to Machu Picchu:

  • Choose well the name, date and shift you want to make your entrance to Machu Picchu to avoid last minute changes.
  • Special care should be taken if you chose the Huayna Picchu mountain ticket type. It is difficult to find available tickets if you do not make the change well in advance.
  • You will only be able to make the change or rectification once.
  • If the modification is for a day before or after there is no penalty.
  • Modifications are subject to the availability of the entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • See penalties and refunds for changes.

Can I cancel my ticket once the purchase has been made?

Yes, you can cancel your e-ticket once it has been purchased. However, there is a penalty depending on the time before the date chosen for your entrance to Machu Picchu. The refund will be made through the same payment method by which the ticket was purchased.

Tips for canceling your ticket to Machu Picchu:

  • Plan well your trip to the Inca Citadel to avoid any kind of cancellations at the time of purchasing your ticket in Boleto Machu Picchu.
  • Boleto Machu Picchu makes cancellations and refunds purchased only on this web platform.
  • You cannot cancel a ticket that has been previously modified.
  • Cancellation is requested at least 72 hours in advance of the date of your entry to the Inca Citadel.
  • The refund is 65% of the amount paid (35% penalty).