My entrance to Machu Picchu with university discount

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers special prices for university students from all countries. How to access these discounts? You should only make your purchase as a university student. At the time of your entry to Machu Picchu, the guard will ask for your current university card. Remember that the ISIC card or any document other than the current university card is not allowed. Learn in this article how to access this discount, how much it costs, how to buy the ticket and more.

University entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu with discount for students

All entrances to Machu Picchu

In total there are four types of entrances to Machu Picchu which are:

  • Ticket Machupicchu Only – This ticket allows you to tour the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu as well as most of its buildings. It also offers to get the postcard photo of Machu Picchu. It is the most chosen by tourists.
  • Ticket Machupicchu with Huaynapicchu – This ticket allows you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in a shorter circuit. It also allows you to make the arduous trek to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain where you have incredible scenic views of the entire place.
  • Ticket Machupicchu with Mountain – This ticket allows you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in a shorter circuit. It also offers to make the arduous trek to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain where incredible views are achieved. It is the only ticket that allows you to re-enter the Inca site once outside.
  • Ticket Machupicchu with Huchuypicchu – This ticket allows you to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in a shorter circuit. It also offers to take the short hike to the top of the Huchuy Picchu mountain. It is a new ticket that mixes adventure with history.

Discounts on entrance to Machu Picchu

After you choose the type of entrance to Machu Picchu of your choice, check if you access one of the three available discounts:

  • Discount for children under 18 years old – This offer includes people of all nationalities under 18 years of age and over 3 years of age. Children under 3 years old enter Machu Picchu for free. The entrance is with your identity document or passport.
  • Discount for countries of the Andean Community of Nations – This offer includes citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia of all ages. The entrance is with your identity document, passport or with your immigration card with residence in said countries.
  • Discount for university students – This offer includes undergraduate university students from all over the world. Students must also be under 25 years of age. The entrance is with your official university card in addition to your passport or identity document.

The college student discount

The university student discount is available to undergraduate students under 25 years of age who have a valid university card issued by the official authority of their country. Students of master’s degrees, doctorates or postgraduate degrees do not have access to the discount. Only undergraduate students are accepted. High school students can also access this discount if they have a university card. In Peru, for example, students from institutes authorized by the authorities have a university card. They can access the discount. It should be noted that students must show their card at the time of entry to Machu Picchu. Then they must continue to have less than 25 years.

These are the prices

These are the prices for adults and for university students:
Ticket Machupicchu Only
Foreign touristsAndean Community Tourists
Adults152 S/.64 S/.
University students77 S/.32 S/.
*Andean Community: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Ticket Machupicchu with Huaynapicchu
Foreign touristsAndean Community Tourists
Adults200 S/.112 S/.
University students118 S/.80 S/.
*Andean Community: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Ticket Machupicchu with Mountain
Foreign touristsAndean Community Tourists
Adults200 S/.112 S/.
University students118 S/.80 S/.
*Andean Community: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Ticket Machupicchu with Huchuypicchu
Foreign touristsAndean Community Tourists
Adults152 S/.64 S/.
University students77 S/.32 S/.
*Andean Community: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

The university card that I need

The university card is the official one granted by the highest authority in education in your country. Reservations are not allowed with: ISIC student card, library card, registration receipt, university card with credit or debit card, etc.

These are the requirements that your university card must meet:

  • PVC material card.
  • Show the name of the university or institute.
  • Show names and surnames legibly.
  • Legally display the student’s photo.
  • Show legibly the expiration date (current card).
University entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
Valid card to access the student discount

The purchase of the ticket with university discount

The purchase of the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu can be made through the official site: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. In this case it is only necessary to register the data as a university student. Prices already include discounts. Another option is to make the purchase in the city of Cusco at the authorized offices: calle Garcilaso s/n, Cusco and calle Maruri 324. Office hours are Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finally, there is another option, which is to purchase the ticket through an online tourism agency. Agencies can quickly purchase tickets for tourists at an additional cost. You can choose the tourism agency of your choice.

More information about the entrance for students

The ticket can also be purchased at the authorized office of the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). However, keep in mind that by buying your ticket at the last minute you run the risk of not getting availability. It is best to do it online in advance. The university card is also used to make other discounted purchases on the trip to Cusco. For example, they allow access to a promotion in the acquisition of the ‘Cusco Tourist Ticket’. This ticket offers entry to different archaeological sites and Inca museums. If you buy your ticket to Machu Picchu with a university discount online, you must make the payment with Visa or MasterCard credit cards. The tickets will be sent to the tourist’s email. The visitor only has to print the ticket and show it on the day of their entry to Machu Picchu.

 

By Imachupicchu – Last updated, February 24, 2022

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