New CIRCUIT in Machu Picchu

New Circuits for Touring into Machu Picchu After JUNE 1st, 2024

New Circuits for Machu Picchu

When visiting Machu Picchu there are many things that you will need to know and decide before booking your ticket to the Inca Citadel. A few years ago, the government of Peru changed the laws to help protect Machu Picchu from further damage. The government introduced Circuits to help with the flow of the traffic through the site every day. From the 1st of June the regulations will again change and new Circuits will be introduced for Machu Picchu. When buying your entrance ticket, you will need to decide which circuit you want to explore

Circuit 1.

Circuit 1 A is for those who wish to hike to Machu Picchu Mountain; First you will hike to the Guardhouse above Machu Picchu, here you will get the perfect postcard pictures of Machu Picchu. The hike to Machu Picchu Mountain is around 3 hours round trip and is considered a moderate to difficult hike.

Circuit 1 B This is the shortest route at Machu Picchu, the hike includes the Guardhouse for great photo opportunities of the ancient Inca citadel, spend time enjoying the views spread before you.

Circuit 1 C is reserved for those who want to hike up to the Sun Gate or IntiPunku. The hike is about 2 hours roundtrip.  The views of Machu Picchu are magnificent so be sure to have plenty of space on your phone to take photos. The gate was reserved for Royality and Nobles and you will see why when you take in the views of Machu Picchu.

Circuit 1 D for those who want to visit the Inca Bridge, this fascinating trek takes you past the beautiful scenery of the Andes and also the views of Machu Picchu are breathtaking.

Note, it is very important to note that all Circuit 1 tickets do not include a visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu. If you wish to visit you will need to buy an extra entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and a pay for guide.

Circuit 2: To be condired the Best circuit.

Circuit 2A traditionally was the most popular with day trippers, as this Circuit explored the most sites of the ruin and includes the best views from the Guardhouse. The sites that Circuit 2 includes are Temples, Plazas, The Sacred Rock, Temple of the Condor and the Pisonay Plaza, to name a few.

Circuit 2B, includes mostly the same sites as 2A and includes the best viewpoint for the postcard pictures below the guard house. This is where you get the great pictures of Machu Picchu.

Circuit 3A, 3B, 3D

Circuit 3A this will include the lower part of Machu Picchu, not including the Guardhouse view point of Machu Picchu. This circuit is used by all 2, 4 and 5 Inca Trail hikers. Sites you will see on Circuit 3 are The Stone Houses, The Farming Terraces, The Water Mirrors, The Temple of the Sun, The Work Shops, The Temple of the Condor, The Inca House and the Royal Houses.

This circuit also can be combined with the extra hike up to Huayna Picchu mountain (usually extra fee $75), the cone shaped mountain that you see in all the postcards. The hike roundtrip is 2 hours.

Circuit 3B, this circuit includes the lower part of Machu Picchu only. Visit the sites of Temple of the Sun, The Inca House and the Temple of the Condor. You will need a guide to complete your tour of Machu Picchu.

Circuit 3C, again this circuit visits the lower part of Machu Picchu including the sites mentioned above. Plus a visit to the Big Cave (templo of the moon), this applies ONLY if you have Huyna Piccu tickets.

Circuit 3D, this circuit take you to Huchuy Picchu Mountain. A short hike that is new to the Machu Picchu area. The site has great views and does not take a lot of effort. As part of circuit 3D you will visit the lower part of Machu Picchu with a guide

***The Lower Circuits at Machu Picchu do not provide the best views from the top of the Inca Site.

Note Again, Circuits 1A, 1B 1C, 1D, do not include the entrance and tour of the ruins of Machu Picchu, if you wish to explore Machu Picchu you will need a guide and another entrance ticket. This information is correct as of 12 June 2024. We appreciate your understanding on this matter, this is something that is out of our control but we will do our best to ensure that your trip to Peru and Machu Picchu will be the adventure of a lifetime.

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