Is it possible to welcome the new year in Machu Picchu?

Before you think that it is possible to wait for the new year at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, you must take into account the hours allowed for the visit.Some agencies offer this tour, but it is a complete farce. The last visiting hours allowed to the public end at 5:00 p.m. From that time on, no person should be inside the facilities or the Inca enclosure. All the personnel in charge of protecting Machu Picchu will begin to invite those who are still making the journey to quicken their pace and leave.

In this sense, it is not possible to wait for New Year’s Eve at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Some agencies confuse tourists with misleading advertising, since in the end they offer a party, but in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo. Something possible is to enter on the first day of the year. The first entry times to Machu Picchu open at 6:00 in the morning. To enter the first shift it is recommended to take the bus. Taking this trip will only take you 30 minutes to reach the archaeological site with all your energy.

Remember that no agency can offer you to welcome the new year in Machu Picchu. Fulfilling this service is practically impossible. What can be offered is to visit Machu Picchu on the first day of the new year. This is important for those who want to recharge their batteries and feel the mysticism of the entire Inca site. Machu Picchu, fortunately, still maintains that mysticism that every sanctuary should have.

Finally, if you are planning to visit during this holiday, keep in mind that you will have to make a reservation in advance. Try to make a reservation a few weeks in advance to have access to the wonder of the world, Machu Picchu, on a special date for everyone.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 5 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!