The maximum number of Inca Trail permits is 500. Support staff is included within the five
hundred, meaning that about 200 pemits are allocated for tourists and about 300 for cooks,
porters and guides each day. Inca trail permit availability shown herein is directly provided by
the Peruvian Government.
Inca Trail Reservations tries to provide information that is true and accurate, however, we give no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy of information provided by a third party. SAM Travel Peru accepts no responsibility for and excludes all liability for errors or inaccuracies. SAM Travel Peru makes its best effort to secure permits for our customers, however, permits are sold by the Government on a first come, first serve basis.
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Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.
These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu will be divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour will be limited to 600 visitors.
The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huayna Picchu tickets will go up from $35 per person to $75 per person
All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $75 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours. If you have booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with us and do not want to pay the higher fee, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.