You Won't Believe How Many Tickets are Available to Machu Picchu

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…

Do You Need to Avoid Being Late To Machu Picchu?

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…

Changes to Machu Picchu Entry Tickets in 2024

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…

Do these easy training hikes near Cusco before the Inca Trail

Do these easy training hikes near Cusco before the Inca Trail

No matter how fit and ready you are to hike the high altitude trails in Peru, active travelers of all ages will enjoy, and even benefit from these training hikes near Cusco and the Sacred Valley. This is the perfect way to explore…

Are Parts of Machu Picchu Closing? It's Not What You Think

Are Parts of Machu Picchu Closing? It's Not What You Think

OK. Yes the Peru government has announced a plan to increase the availability of additional Machu Picchu entry tickets in 2024. No. They did not close parts of the the citadel last September 2023 due to heavy tourism. Here we…

Confused about Machu Picchu Entry Times? You're Not Alone

Confused about Machu Picchu Entry Times? You're Not Alone

Entry times are pretty straight forward now. Our manager in Cusco says he uses the entry time printed on the official Machu Picchu entry ticket as the official time to be at the main gate. This is usually a 1-hour time window.…

Where are Most Visitors to Machu Picchu Coming From in 2023?

Where are Most Visitors to Machu Picchu Coming From in 2023?

In spite of the rough start in 2023, tourism in Peru is up a whopping 38.5% over the same 7 month period last year (Jan 1-July 30, 2022), Over the same period in 2023, North American travelers made up 24.5% while Europeans lagged…

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Tickets to Machu Picchu

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Tickets to Machu Picchu

Can travelers buy their own tickets to Machu Picchu? Should they? What are the risks for making a mistake? Do people actually go to Machu Picchu and get turned away if there's an issue with their ticket or document? This year…

Why Tickets to Hike Wayna Picchu at Machu Picchu are Not Selling

Why Tickets to Hike Wayna Picchu at Machu Picchu are Not Selling

Glory Be! We never thought we'd see the day that tickets for the Wayna Picchu hike would be available in August when tickets for Machu Picchu Llaqta are sold out. You heard me right. Demand for Machu Picchu General Entry (Llaqta)…

What is the Difference Between Machu Picchu Upper Terrace and Upper Circuit?

What is the Difference Between Machu Picchu Upper Terrace and Upper Circuit?

Based on the trend in ticket sales in 2023, visitors are buying more tickets that include access to the upper circuits of Machu Picchu, rather than the previously coveted tickets to hike Wayna Picchu. Tickets that include access…