Machu Pucchu Tickets

The Citadel of Machu Picchu is a national and international classified and protected site; therefore, it depends on Peruvian Government and particularly on the Ministry of Culture Cusco. They establish access conditions, regulations, entrance fees.

No, you need to book your tickets through our booking system and send us by email your Student Card and Passport in order to validate your student ticket with the discount.
Please note Peruways will NOT be able to validate your student tickets if you do not send a clear copy of your Student Card and Passport by email to

Student cards provided must show the following information: university/school information, full student name, student, photo and valid date within a single year. Multiyear cards are not accepted by the Peruvian authorities.

The discount is valid for students until their 25 years old.

Tickets will NOT be refunded if you do not send us your documents on time.


Machu Picchu tickets are NOT sold at the entrance gate. We highly recommend you to buy your ticket through our booking system at the earliest.

Yes, we sell official Machu Picchu tickets issued by the Ministry of Culture.

The Machu Picchu Tickets availabities are provided by the Ministry of Culture.

It is not possible to cancel your Machu Picchu tickets once they have been issued. Unfortunately the Ministry of Culture does not accept any cancellation after issuing Official Machu Picchu Tickets.

Unfortunately is not possible to change the name, passport number or date of visiting after issuing the ticket.

We will just be able to change details on the tickets if we made a mistake on your personal information. However Peruways will not be responsible if  customers provide not accurate personal information with mistakes.

The child tariff can be applied on children from 8 to 17 years old.

Children up to 7 year old can access for free if they can prove they have less than 8 years the date of their visit.

The best option is climbing to the Machu Picchu Mountain.

Most of visitors want to climb the Huayna Picchu for the view. However they do not know that the view from the Mountain is more beautiful. The reason is because you can get a more picturesque view of the overall site like on the famous pictures. Most of the visitors like to book the Huayna Picchu because is more popular (due to marketing) but the view they get from there is not the most authentic and they miss the nice view from the Machu Picchu Mountain.

Your tickets will be automatically reserved after having completing the booking process. However we need passports of each visitor to validate your tickets as this mandatory.

As soon as you complete your booking you will receive an email requesting for the passports of each visitor. You only need to respond to that email with the documentation required.

If you do not have the passports with you at the moment of your booking, please send us at least the following information:

1. FULL name of each visitor
2. Nationality of each visitor
3. Date of birth of each visitor
4. Passport number of each visitor


Visitor 1 : James SMITH, Canadian, 20/July/1984, Passport 9819981549
Visitor 2: Sarah MILES, American, 17/Dec/1984, Passport 54817299

Documents or detail information should be sent BY EMAIL to BOOKING@PERUWAYS.COM


Your tickets will be printed and sent to you by e-mail once when have received the passports or personal information of each visitor.

ISIC student cards alone are not accepted by Peruvian Authorities, therefore they cannot be used to book student tickets.

ISIC student cards can ONLY be used along with a National student card (card from your country), as an extra card if some information is missed on the national card.

Unfortunately as per the Peruvian Authorities ISIC student cards can NOT be used alone for any discount.

Students are responsible to provide valid student cards on time when placing their orders. Peruways cannot be held responsable if visitors provide invalid documents and the spots selected during their booking are missed due to the fact they failed to provide a valid student card.


In order to reduce the number of visitors at the same place, the Peruavian government has created  four (4) circuits to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu:

Circuit 1 ( high short)

Circuit 2 (high long)

Circuit 3 (Low short)

Circuit 4 ( Low long)

Not all Machu Picchu tickets have access to the same part of Machu Picchu but they all provide a great experience:


Machu Picchu only ticket:

This type of Machu Picchu ticket allow visitors to do a visit of the citadel using the circuit 1, circuit 2, circuit 3 OR circuit 4.

Please note this type of ticket Machu Picchu let visitors make a visit using one of the circuits mentioned above but visitors CANNOT  make a visit using the fours circuits within a single visit. If a visitor start their visit using the circuit 3 for example they will not be able to visit the Machu Picchu later using the circuit 1, 2 or 4

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket:

This type of Machu Picchu ticket allow visitors to do a visit of the citadel using the circuit 4

The circuit 4 is one of the most complete circuits as visitors have access to the most important part of the citadel. Additionally with this Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket visitor will be able to hike the most popular mountain.


Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu ticket:

This type of Machu Picchu ticket allow visitors to do a visit of the citadel using the circuit 4

The circuit 4 is one of the most complete circuits as visitors have access to the most important part of the citadel. Additionally with this Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu ticket visitor will be able to hike this new mountain and enjoy a beautiful view of the whole citadel without spending a lot of time hiking.


Machu Picchu +mountain ticket:

This type of Machu Picchu ticket allow visitors to do a visit of the citadel using the circuit 3.

The circuit 3 is short but nice circuit letting visitors having access to the most essential parts of the citadel. Visitors holding this Machu Picchu + mountain ticket will make a visit of the citadel using this short circuit in order to have time to hike the Machu Picchu mountain and enjoy the best view of the citadel. Iconic Machu Picchu pictures are taking from the top of this Machu Picchu mountain!


No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay. Including tax.

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

Wear whatever is comfortable. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water.

You can buy tickets on our website year round at For travel during peak season*, we recommend buying your ticket at least three months in advance.

(*) From April 1 to November 14 and from December 21 to December 31.

Yes, you can buy your tickets just 24 hours in advance but you will not be able to buy tickets less than 20h before the departure time.

We recommend to book enough in advance to avoid disappointment!

You can request a refund of your money by email at no less than 5 days before the departure day*, subject to a charge for administrative expenses. This refund shall be paid within three or four weeks, through your credit card or bank account

*Please note that promotional tickets are non-refundable


Tickets include the transport by road from, whether one-way or round trip, contracted by travelers.

As extra service we also offer pick up hotel service.

Pick up from hotels are only available on departures from Cusco and Puno.

Our Standard ticket does not include the service “pick up at hotel” but we can offer you this extra service for a little extra.

In order to request this service you should book it through the reservation system when you made your order.