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How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets for Students & Children 2019

It’s time to travel to Peru and one of the things which come to mind is exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the major attraction in the country. In this post, we’re going to explain to you how to buy your Machu Picchu tickets for students & children, since they have a different treatment than buying regular tickets for adults.

Are you still unsure about how to buy your tickets? Don’t panic! Check out our post How to buy Machu Picchu Tickets online step-by-step and make sure to get your tickets. However, as we said above, if you’re planning to travel along with your kids or you’re a student, then I have news for you, you won’t be able to buy your tickets online. What do I do then? Ok Relax and continue reading, we have the solution for your doubts.

First of all, if you’re traveling with kids under 8 years old, good news, the entrance is free for them. Just make sure to take your kid’s passport on your visit date. Now we will explain how it works for older kids & students.

  • Kids between 8 – 18 years old. They have a special rate, they pay as students. Many sites say they have a 50% discount but note that since 2017, rates have increased a little. The new rate for Children under 18 years old is 70.00 soles (22.00 USD).  The purchase is either online or in-person at the office of Direccion de Cultura del Cusco:  Calle Garcilaso S/N Museo Casa Garcialso, Cusco. (See the map below “Centro de Pago”).


Machu Picchu Tickets For Students in 2019

If you’re a student, you also have a discount for visiting Machu Picchu. The new rate from 2017 is also 77.00 soles (25.00 USD). Are you interested in hiking one of the pics? Then, an extra of 48.00 soles  (15.00 USD) will be required, for hiking either the Machu Picchu Mountain or the Huayna Picchu. The purchase is in-person at the office of Direccion de Cultura del Cusco:  Calle Garcilaso S/N Museo Casa Garcialso, Cusco.

Make sure your student card features the following items (mandatory):

  • Name of the University.
  • Student’s name.
  • Student’s photo.
  • Expiration date clearly showed on your ID card.

Note: The only way to get a discount for students is by providing your student ID card, issued by the University you attend with an expiration date on it, no other document such as student certificates or enrollment is valid. On the other hand, the ISIC card (International Student Identity Card) is no longer valid since August 1st, 2017.

In brief, students can’t buy their Machu Picchu Tickets online, they must buy it in-person upon arrival in Cusco city. However, if you want to book your tickets in advance, then the best idea will be to contact a travel agency in order to buy it on your behalf. There are certainly many of them, but going through us we guarantee you the best rate for your tickets & permanent assistance. We’re Machu Picchu Explorer and we will be more than happy to hear from you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further information.


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