By quickly introducing a two-shift system to channel the daily masses of visitors, the responsible authority in Cusco has for the time being succeeded in avoiding the inclusion of the Inca city in the threatened World Heritage.
In addition to the two time periods (6.30h -12h or 12.00h – 17.30h), visitors will now have to follow predefined routes and may only enter the ruins with a guide.
If you do not want to join a group of up to 20 people, you can hire a private guide.
Visitors who want to stay all day in Machu Picchu must buy tickets for both “shifts”.
In addition, large bags, photo tripods and selfie sticks are now prohibited.
The latter, or rather their thoughtless use, had already caused fatal crashes in the steep terrain in recent years.