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New Entrance Rules for Machu Picchu: July 01, 2017

Ministerial Resolution No. 070-2007-MC, was first published in February 21, 2017, in the El Peruano, a newspaper which is used by the government to publish changes to the law. These new laws will affect all visitors to Machu Picchu that are visiting the Inca citadel from July 01,...

News: Landslide on Road to Machu Picchu, January 2014

Last Friday night (January 10th) heavy overnight rain caused a major landslide on the road used by shuttle buses to ascend to the citadel of Machu Picchu from the village of Aguas Calientes. The land slide has blocked the road from the 3rd curve on the upward route. According to...

2014 Machu Picchu Tickets: Buy Them Here

Yes, finally after a long anticipated wait the Peruvian Government has finally put Machu Picchu tickets on sale for 2014 – nothing like leaving it until the last minute eh! So if you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu for 2014, now is the time to go ahead and secure your...
Temple at Machu Picchu with 3 windows

When is the Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu?

There is not a bad time to visit Machu Picchu; after all it is one of the World’s New Seven Wonders of, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in the world! However, depending on your preference, the weather might be something worth considering....
Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Museum: Worth a Visit?

Manuel Chávez Ballón is the site museum of Machu Picchu, yet most visitors to the ancient Inca citadel don’t know it even exists. Tucked away on the outskirts of Aguas Calientes, is probably one of the most overlooked and under-visited attractions in the area. We take a quick...
Two tour guides at Machu Picchu

How to Hire a Guide at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a huge archaeological site with much to see and do, so hiring a guide is essential to really getting the most out of your visit. Here’s a quick insight on hiring your own guide for Machu Picchu. If you are traveling independently and not part of an organised...
People boarding a Peru Rail Train

How to Visit Machu Picchu on Your Own

Getting to Machu Picchu can be quite confusing from afar, but here is a quick guide on how to arrange the trip on your own. Understanding where Machu Picchu is Located Machu Picchu was never found by the Spanish conquistadores when they first arrived in Peru in the early 1530s,...
Close up of Huayna Picchu

Securing Your Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu Tickets

A few years ago the Ministry of Culture in charge of administering entrance tickets to Machu Picchu, put a daily restriction on the amount of people that could hike Huayna Picchu. They created a combination ticket that granted general admission to Machu Picchu and a separate...
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How to Buy Shuttle Bus Tickets for Machu Picchu

If you are visiting Machu Picchu, then you are probably going to want to buy shuttle bus tickets to get there! This article covers everything you need to know about the buses, including schedules, the route, where to buy tickets, prices and a few tips from us! Quick Overview...