How much does the entrance to Machu Picchu cost for Peruvians?
Machu Picchu is located in the heart of the Andes Mountain Range of Cusco – Peru. For this reason, Peruvians have a special rate on the entrance ticket. Even if the Peruvian tourist is a university student or under 18 years of age, the ticket costs less. Find out how much this ticket costs for visitors to Peru.
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Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru
Machu Picchu is located in the department of Cusco, district of Aguas Calientes in southern Peru. Because it is located on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains, it has a geography of high jungle that highlights its beauty.
The Peruvian authorities offer a fee that benefits visitors from Peru. That is, the price of entrance tickets are lower compared to foreign visitors.
That is why, Peruvian friend, that knowing Machu Picchu should be a goal that everyone should achieve. While the prices are not the cheapest, they are possible with a little savings.
In this article you will know the rates of the tickets to Machu Picchu for Peruvians. We will also inform you about some additional discounts that are easy to get. Get informed and dare to discover the beauty of Machu Picchu!
Do not know where to buy your ticket to Machu Picchu? The purchase can be made on the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. You can also do it at the authorized offices of the Ministry in Cusco: Calle Maruri 340 and Calle Garcilaso s/n. On both sites you will find the official prices that we mention in this article. Another way to make your purchase is through the website or office of a Cusco tourism agency. This last option charges an extra commission for its services.
The entrance to Peru and the Andean Community of Nations
Did you know that the Peruvian authorities offer a special rate for Peruvian citizens as well as other members of the so-called Andean Community of Nations?
In addition to Peru, the member countries of this trade organization are Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. That is, citizens of these countries can buy their ticket to Machu Picchu with discounts.
But how do I access these discounts? For this they only have to make their purchase (online or in person) as a citizen of these countries (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia). Then, at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, you must show your entrance as well as your passport (or identity document) with which you made your purchase.
The price of tickets to Machu Picchu for Peruvians
Without more to say, these are the prices of the tickets to Machu Picchu for Peruvians:
Tickets to Machupicchu 2022
Ticket Machupicchu Solo
Ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu
Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain
Ticket Machupicchu + Huchuypicchu
Minor (from 3 to 17 years old)
*Prices in Peruvian soles.
How to get additional discounts?
As you can see in the chart, the entrance to Machu Picchu for Peruvians offers additional discounts for: university students and under 18 years old.
Getting these extra discounts is easy. The requirements are simple. University students must pursue undergraduate studies and be under the age of 25 at the time of their visit. The purchase is made with the official university card granted by Sunedu (tuition receipts, library cards, etc.) are not worth it.
Minors must only be under 18 years of age at the time of their visit to Machu Picchu. The purchase is made with your identity document. For them the entrance to Machupicchu is accompanied by their father, mother or guardian.
Finally it is worth mentioning that children under 3 years old enter Machu Picchu for free. To do this, your father or mother must only show their identity document at the entrance door of the archaeological site.
Free entrance to Machu Picchu for Cusco
Attention the tourists of Cusco. In case you did not know, you can enter Machu Picchu for free every Sunday.
For this it is necessary to make a reservation online in advance. The reservation is free and can be made on the official website for ticket sales to Machu Picchu: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.
Once at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu they only have to show the copy of their reservation as well as their identity document. With this you will be inside!
More interesting information about Machu Picchu for Peruvians
This is bad news. Unfortunately, peruvians who are older (or foreigners) have discounts on the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu. All persons over the age of 18 pay the ‘adult’ rate.
Foreign citizens who have a resident card in Peru can access the discounts mentioned in this article. To do this, they only have to make the purchase of the ticket showing their residence card in the country.
The purchase of the entrance to Machu Picchu can be done in several ways. The best option is to do it on the official website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru. Another option is to do it in the authorized offices of said institution in the same city of Cusco. Finally it is also possible to do it in a tourism agency, either in your local in Cuzco or on your website. It’s up to you!