New regulation for visits to Machu Picchu

New Regulations to Machu Picchu Start July 1st

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture has decided to change the rules for visiting Machu Picchu, these changes will impact all upcoming trips. The changes are currently evolving every day so it is important to consult our team if you are planning a visit to Machu Picchu.

Below is an overview of the initial changes.

Split Entrance Times: From July 01, 2017, and for a period of 2 years, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu will be split into 2 entrance times: AM Entrance, from 6 am – 12 pm & PM Entrance, from 12 pm – 5.30 pm. 

Entry with Official Guide Only: This is probably the most significant rule. From July 01, 2017 onward, all visitors entering Machu Picchu must be accompanied by an official Machu Picchu guide or licensed tourist guide.

Defined Routes: This is the least defined regulation. Authorities want you to be able to see all of the ruins within one session, this is only possible at a fast pace.

Re-entrance: The new rules also prohibit re-entrance to Machu Picchu, meaning once you enter, if you leave you are not allowed to return.

For more information please contact the Eclipse Travel sales team.