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Machu Picchu Regulations

Posted by admin July 14, 2017, 9:38 am

July 14, 2017, 9:38 am By admin

In a meeting held this week with the Ministry of Culture and SERNANP -National Service of Natural Protected Areas- the guidelines for the new Machu Picchu entry regulation were established. The new norms will be effective starting July 1st, beginning with a trial period that will run until October 31st of the present year.

On this meeting, the following was established:

  • The maximum time a passenger can remain in the premises will be 4 hours, period that will start running as soon as he enters.
  • There will be two schedules. In the morning, from 6:00 am until noon, and the evening schedule, from noon until 16:30. The fortress will close its doors at 17:30.
  • During the trial period (from July 1st to October 31st) entry hours will be flexible, with a 2-hour margin before and after noon. This means that if the passenger has an entry ticket for the evening, he will be able to enter the citadel since 10:00am. If the entry ticket is fir the morning, he may enter until 14:00.
  • It is mandatory that all passengers enter the sanctuary accompanied by a guide. If they go for a second visit the next day, they must present their first entry ticket so that they can enter without a guide.
  • If a group has over 16 passengers, a second guide will be needed. This does not apply for groups of uncommon languages (like German) with a private translator.
  • Passengers that have a guided tour and want to leave the sanctuary, for lunch or any other activity, will not be able to re-enter.
  • Passengers that go to Huayna Picchu will not have schedule or permanence restrictions.
  • Measures will become stricter during November and December.
  • Permanence within the sanctuary will be controlled starting January, 2018. The evening schedule will remain during all 2018.

We will recommend the best schedule according to the travelers’ arrival time to Aguas Calientes

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