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How to buy Machu Picchu Tickets online 2017

For many people, visiting Machu Picchu is a longed-for trip, so we would like to help you by providing updated information regarding the purchasing of Machu Picchu Tickets online in 2017.

Many sites talk about this topic but just a few will tell you about the new rates and conditions of sale for the New Year 2017.

Just a couple of months ago many people were so confused at booking their Machu Picchu Tickets through the official website (www.machupicchu.gob.pe). The system didn’t allow us to book tickets for 2017, however, we already know that tickets are available from December 1st and hopefully we have now the certainty that our visit to Machu Picchu is guaranteed.

In this post, we provide you the new rates for buying Machu Picchu Tickets in 2017 as well as a useful guide for purchasing it online step-by-step!

MACHU PICCHU TICKET PRICING FOR 2017

1) Machu Picchu Site Only: This ticket provides entry to Machu Picchu Terraces and Citadel as well as the Sun Gate & the Puente Inca. Only 2500 places available every day.  Ticket Cost 2017 => 152.00 soles (45.00 USD)

Sun gate Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu,  view from the Sun Gate – Included in your Machu Picchu Ticket

2) Machu Picchu & Mountain (Montaña): This ticket provides entry to Machu Picchu site but also to climb the Mountain (10 111 ft/3 082 m). Don’t get confused with the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the Montaña Machu Picchu is taller and less busy than the famous Huayna Picchu. 2 times slots are available, either at 7 a.m or 9 a.m. Only 800 places available every day. Ticket Cost 2017 => 200.00 soles (59.00 USD)

Machu Picchu Mountain

View from the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

3) Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: This ticket provides entry to the famous Huayna Picchu. Yes! The same peak that you see in every postcard and photo on the internet that your friends share with you, the same one 🙂 However, notice that buying a ticket for Huayna Picchu must be done in advance since A LOT of people struggle for that ticket and only 400 places are available. Our recommendation is to book it at least 3 months before. Ticket Cost 2017 => 200.00 soles (59.00 USD)

Huanya Picchu Mountain

View of Machu Picchu from the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain

Note: Students rates for Machu Picchu 2017 & Children between ages 8-17 is 77 soles (23.00 USD). You can also visit the site from 13h00 and have a special rate of 100 soles (30.00 USD)

Machu Picchu Ticket Rates 2017  
OptionAdultStudent
Machu Picchu City152.00 Soles77.00 Soles
Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu200.00 Soles125.00 Soles
Machu Picchu & Montaña200.00 Soles125.00 Soles
Machu Picchu Afternoon Schedule (13h00)100.00 Soles50.00 Soles
Machu Picchu Site Museum22.00 Soles11.00 Soles

Read more about Student and Children Rates for visiting Machu Picchu in this post.


HOW TO BUY MACHU PICCHU TICKETS ONLINE STEP-BY-STEP

Although many people prefer to buy their Machu Picchu tickets upon arrival in Cusco, it would be advisable to purchase it in advance, above all when you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu during the high season (May-September).  You will certainly avoid making long lines to buy your tickets and save precious time for exploring the city for example. That’s why we show you the right way to buy your Machu Picchu Tickets online for 2017.

1 GO TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MINISTERIO DE CULTURA

The official website (www.machupicchu.gob.pe) might look kind of old-fashioned but it’s the only site you can buy tickets at the right price. If you search more in Google, you will probably find more sites offering Machu Picchu tickets but notice that the price these sites offer are more expensive because of additional commissions they charge you. Below we’ll explain you more about this topic, in the meantime, we’ll show you how to get your Tickets directly!

First of all make sure you have a VISA Card since it’s the only card accepted on the site, then go to the website address. Once you’re at the official website, you will probably see a homepage like this:

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Besides of being an old-fashioned site, you will likely have to struggle with some Spanish, but no panic, just click on “Cerrar” on the pop-up window and you will have access.

2 SELECT YOUR LANGUAGE, THE SITES YOU WANT TO VISIT AND THE DATES

First select your language, on step 2 select the place you want to visit and also the time. In case you just want to visit Machu Picchu only, you don’t need to select any time. However, if you’re planning to climb one the peaks, then select the time you want to hike (either 1st or 2nd group). Finally select your date on step 3.

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3 SELECT THE # OF TICKETS YOU WISH TO BUY

On step 1 click on the # of tickets you wish to buy and then click on Step 2

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4 ENTER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Here just enter your personal information and click on step 3. Then a small window regarding the conditions of sale will show up, just close the window.

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5 FINALIZE YOUR RESERVATION

Enter your e-mail address, check and accept the terms & conditions and finally click on BOOK. Another pop-up window will show up regarding your booking form, this time don’t close it and copy the code.

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6 PAY AND PRINT YOUR RESERVATION

Click on “payment” tab and paste the code on it. Use your VISA Card for paying. Then click on “Check-in” tab, and again, paste your reservation code for printing your ticket.Machu Picchu Ticket -7

 

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As you see, these are simple steps you have to follow in order to buy your Machu Picchu Tickets. In case you’re not sure about your visit dates (pretty common among many visitors) then you can buy your tickets in-person at the Office of Ministerio de Cultura, check out our post related to where to buy the Tickets for Machu Picchu and get all details.

Just in case you need further information about traveling in Machu Picchu, tours, guides or any other service you might need, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are Machu Picchu Explorer and we will more than happy to assist you in planning your trip of a lifetime in Peru.

2 thoughts on “How to buy Machu Picchu Tickets online 2017

  1. When i go to the website and try to purchase tickets in January 2017 the counter says that there are 0 tickets available for the whole month. Have they just not released tickets for 2017 yet? is it really sold out already for January?

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