The web page www.boletomachupicchu.com informed citizens that the tickets to visit the Llaqta Inka of Machu Picchu, in Cusco, through the web are sold out; so visitors will have to wait until October 23 if they want to buy their tickets. The virtual platform offers 3,044 of the 4,044 tickets sold every day to enter the world wonder.
While traveling and discovering new spots in Lima you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to have a tourist SIM card. In order to understand and find new adventures, here in PeruSIM. Find more about what’s happening in Machu Picchu these days.
There is another way to enter Machu Picchu
There is still an option for those who want to go before that date. It is the in-person sale of 1,000 tickets in the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, which is located near the Llaqta Inka. But this sale also has new measures that the Ministry of Culture announced through a statement.
The document states that the in-person sale will be made only to visit Machu Picchu the day after purchase. The opening hours to buy tickets will be from 15.00 to 22.00 hours at the Cultural Center of the Ministry of Culture – DDC Cusco, in Machupicchu Pueblo, and will depend on availability.
Buyers will have to present their identity document. The Ministry of Culture also informed that the entrance schedules to the Llaqta Inka must be complied with in a mandatory manner, according to what is indicated on the ticket. It will not be allowed to enter Machu Picchu at a different time than the one purchased.
In case of not using the ticket on the established date and time, it will be lost and cannot be used on another occasion.
Ticket availability through the web
Tickets for Machu Picchu for Monday, October 23rd are being sold on the web from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to get to Machu Picchu
In order to reach Machu Picchu you need to first get to Aguas Calientes. Here are some common ways to get to Aguas Calientes from Cusco, which is the most common starting point for tourists:
Train from Ollantaytambo
From Cusco, you can take a cab or bus to Ollantaytambo, a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From there, you can board a train to Aguas Calientes. This is one of the most popular ways to get there and offers spectacular views during the train ride.
Train from Poroy
If you prefer to avoid the trip to Ollantaytambo, you can also take a train from Poroy station, which is closer to Cusco. Trains from Poroy are usually shorter and offer similar amenities.
Hike from Hidroeléctrica
For a more economical option, you can take a bus from Cusco to the hydroelectric plant (Hydroeléctrica), which is the end point of the vehicle trail. From there, you can walk along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes. This hike takes approximately 2-3 hours and offers a unique experience.
Hiking from Cusco
If you are a hiking enthusiast and have the time, you can embark on a longer hike from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. This route will take several days and requires careful planning, but will allow you to experience the beauty of the Andean landscapes at its best.
Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.