New Ticket Policy For Machu Picchu Amid Overtourism Fears


Machu Picchu is the most popular touristic destination in Peru and because of this reason, a larger number of tourists are visiting more than previous years, which causes fear of overtourism.

“Amid infrastructure fears about its ability to cope with the large footfall, tourists have to book hour-specific time slots, entering from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and are only allowed to stay there for up to four hours”, Sky News explained.

Another thing to take into consideration is that people need to arrive within an hour to their entry time or they will not be allowed to do the visit.

“So if they have booked the 12:00 pm slot, they must arrive before 1:00 pm to get in and all tourists must be out by 5:30 pm”, according to Sky News.

The price of tickets remains the same as in 2018, which is 152 soles for an adult.

Visitors who enter the citadel in the second period (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) will have free access to the on-site museum Manuel Chavez Ballon, and those who choose to enter in the third time span (after 12:00 pm) can enter the archaeological site Raqchi for free”, said the aforementioned media.

Tickets must be booked through the official Machu Picchu website, a tour operator or the site’s office in Cusco.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.