NEW 2019 MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS
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 took effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors are now limited to 4 hour visiting
sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu are now 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 is 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
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 took
effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or
updates on these regulations.