RSS Feed en 120 Are Circuits Changing at Machu Picchu? Yes. It's true. It was officially announced less than two weeks from the date that the changes take affect on June 1. The Machu Picchu national park will be divided into 10 new routes, or circuits. However, we are only seeing 8 new routes listed on the official website.. For now, we have a preliminary chart showing how to convert the previous circuits to the new circuts. Joinnus website is now showing the new circuits and the old circuits together. But you can only buy tickets for the new circuits. So stay with me. I'm still getting details. 

Here's what we know about changes…

Wed, 15 May 2024 17:06:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
We Swear This is the Final NEW Machu PIcchu Ticket Sales Website After several months of lots of computer coding, and then more coding, the final NEW Machu Picchu ticketing website is almost ready. But this time, before they launch, the Ministry of Culture is hosting the first round of meetings on May 13 and 14, to get everyone's input. That's right. Everyone except me. They never asked me. But that's ok. The Peru Ministry of Culture invited tourist operators for a little friendly get together on Garcilasa Street in Cusco. This is where the new version of "TuBoleto" entry ticket booking platform is being unveiled and scrutinized by tourism official before…

Tue, 14 May 2024 15:47:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What to Know About Buying Machu Picchu Tickets Online Let me explain to you about booking your trip to Machu Picchu. We're hearing from people who bought entry tickets from a ticket distributer or tour operator, only to encounter poor customer service. and slow, or no response to their followup emails or calls. Several travelers reported that they did not receive their entry tickets and had to wait until they arrived in Cusco to find out if their tickets were legitimate! This is not how it should work folks. Unless you're told this before you buy, I would not be happy if I had to wait until my arrival in Cusco to find out if my tickets were confirmed,…

Mon, 06 May 2024 19:19:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Is It Necessary For Everyone To Hike To Machu Picchu Ruins? Are you confused about the hiking situation at the ancient city of Machu Picchu? Does everyone have to "hike" to enjoy the Inca citadel? I'm going to describe the various elements of traditional tours on the circuits inside the city and the hikes to Machu Picchu, as well as the terrain you can expect to encounter on your trip. And I will provide suggestions to help you prepare and maximize your enjoyment at the ancient wonder . The first thing we have to do is define the word "hike."

What if you don't want to hike to Machu Picchu?

We get emails and messages…

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:03:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
What's the Difference Between Machu Picchu Upper and Lower Circuits? Many travelers heading off to explore the celebrated Machu Picchu ruins, are under the impression that their trip can be enhanced by buying entry tickets for more than one circuit. With 4 one-way circuits to choose from, there is the impression that each circuit is different from the others and each circuit provides access to unique parts of the national park that cannot be approached except through that particular circuit. 

However, the reality is that the upper circuit #2 overlaps the lower circuits. I included links to the official circuit maps and hopefully, a photo will be worth…

Sat, 30 Mar 2024 12:50:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
English Translation For Terms and Conditions For Buying Machu Picchu Tickets In case you don't speak Spanish, or you just can't find that little box with the link to see the official Terms & Conditions for buying Machu Picchu entry tickets, here it is translated into English. Everyone who buys an entry ticket to Machu Picchu on the Joinnus website has to agree to the terms before the transaction is completed. Based on the emails we're getting, either people are not seeing the terms and conditions, or they just can't find them. It is helpful to understand things like refund or change policy before you buy. Of course one of the issues is that the T & C are written in Spanish.…

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 20:13:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Should You Set Up a 1 Day Trip to Machu Picchu? The latest trend is for travelers to organize their own trips from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back in one day. But this was not always the case. And there's a good reason. I'm getting emails from people who are struggling with the tight transitions between trains, buses and entry times. Starting in 2024 the Machu Picchu National Park authorities implemented a 30 minute tolerance for late entry at the main gate. Why did they do that? Let's break down the trip step-by-step so you can judge for yourself and decide what's best for you.. 

Why do travelers want to go to Machu Picchu and back…]]> Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:01:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt You Won't Believe How Many Tickets are Available to Machu Picchu Hope you're sitting down. If you can't get an entry ticket to Machu Picchu in 2024, you're not doing it right. The number of Machu Picchu tickets available each day exceeds a jaw dropping 10,000.. I'm not making this up. Stay with me. I'll show you my work. The new Machu Picchu ticket platform shows the number of tickets available by the hour for each category and each route. Anyone can see this information. What I did was searched for tickets in each category later in the year where tickets are not selling yet. This showed the maxiumum number of tickets available each hour. After listing all…

Sun, 28 Jan 2024 23:14:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Do You Need to Avoid Being Late To Machu Picchu? Does it matter if you're late to Machu Picchu? Well. Starting in 2024, it might be. Here's why. Machu Picchu national park officials made a few changes to park regulations in 2024. One of those changes is that there is now a 30 minute tolerance for entry to Machu Picchu (main gate) based on the time printed on your official entry ticket. Usually with new regulations, there is a grace period as people get used to a new rule. But I can't imagine showing up late at Machu Picchu and being turned away! Yikes! The park rangers are people too. I would not want that job! How this will be enforced is…

Fri, 19 Jan 2024 21:21:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Changes to Machu Picchu Entry Tickets in 2024 Starting June 1, 2024 there will be major changes to all the circuits at Machu Picchu. So much is going on, we wrote up an entire new post.  CLICK HERE

(Be aware that some of the information presented in older posts on Adios website, any any website on the internet may be outdated after June 1, 2024) With the 2024 year well under way, I've got a jam-packed list of updates and changes. The new year started with no tickets and complete radio silence, then a week of train suspensions while website glitches created…

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 20:13:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt