Machu Picchu tickets
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 29, 2013 9:44 AM Last Post By: trvlquestions
Feb 1, 2013 6:58 AM
Machu Picchu ticketsright, I've tried other forums but cannot get a definitive answer so hope you lot can help
I will be in Cuzco for only 3 days, the plan is to land 1 day, train to machu picchu the next day, then fly back out on day 3.
I really want to have my entrance ticket for MP sorted before I start travelling (next week!!), can sort trains/buses/hotels later but cannot get a reliable link to a site these can be purchased.
The government site no longer takes credit card bookings.
If there is a tour company or hotel that will get the ticket for me can someplease link me up?!?!
It will be early March when I'm there by the way so shouldnt be too busy, will I def need ticket in advance?
Appreciate any responses
Feb 1, 2013 7:34 AM
1I really wouldn't worry. As you say you're not going to be there in high season (take good quality rain gear, by the way!) so I think you'll be fine to get a ticket once you arrive in Cusco. Agencies are shoehorned into Cusco in incredible numbers, you shouldn't have any difficult at that time of year. I'm sure they can help you from overseas - you could always email one and ask. One possible name is Qorianka Tours, they have a website you could check. I used them to trek to Choquequirao.
The government site says Visa bookings are temporarily down. Perhaps worth checking again in a few days if it helps put your mind at rest.
One other thing though: you say you're flying in on day 1 and flying out on day 3 with days 2 in Machu Picchu. Are you planning a longer trip around Peru? I ask because you are missing out on the huge, and I mean huge number of fantastic places to see not only in Cusco itself but in the nearby Sacred Valley. I've no doubt there's a good reason for the brevity of your visit, just wanted to point out that there is a whole lot more to Cusco than Machu Picchu!
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Feb 2, 2013 11:19 PM
2You can still go on the site and determine how many tickets are left for sale. I am looking to go in March, also and was worried, but looking at the website, I can see that there are 2439 out of 2500 tickets left for entrance for this coming Monday, in 2 days. So I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you are hoping to get tix for Huayna Pichu. In which case, you will probably just have to keep your fingers crossed that they don't sell out.
Feb 3, 2013 4:54 PM
3You have no much time to enjoy your trip just around 2 and a half day.
If you want to have your tickets in advance here there is a reliable link which accepts cards where you can book all your tickets and hotel for machupicchu.
There are some options for long trips, 4 and 5 days, but the best option for you would be this 2D/1N trip to Machupicchu. http://www.hostelworld.com/tours/peru/cusco/classic-machupicchu-overnight-2d-1n/11632
Feb 6, 2013 8:02 AM
4thanks for the responses folks, dead helpful.
@Polyglot, thats just the way it has to be, I'm travelling 4 weeks in total, most of it in chile, bolivia and columbia with a friend but she has already done MP and is not going back to Peru so I'm just cramming it in at the end of my trip as I really want to see it.
If I had longer it would be better but cant be helped I'm afraid
@charlenem yeah I checked the site, loads of tickets there still, thanks
@bethan that site looks very good, will drop them a mail and might go with that tour
holiday starts in 2 days, so excited, thanks again everyone
Mar 7, 2013 8:35 AM
5How did you finally get your entrance tickets for Machu Picchu? We are going in 2 weeks and want to have our tickets before we leave the US. VISA payments are still not accepted by the official website. I have only been able to find places where we have to show up to get our tickets, and we only arrive in Cusco the day before we'll go to MP.
Mar 15, 2013 9:24 AM
6the government site says "temporary" not accepting Visa payment but I've been checking for weeks. I wonder they stop selling tickets and force people to go to agents. I checked one agent website and apparently they charge more than regular price. From government site they give a big list of agents. I don't know which ones are reliable which are not. This is ridiculous. When high season comes, it would cause chaos. Sigh:-(
Mar 29, 2013 9:44 AM
7We just returned from Peru a few days ago. To get our Machu Picchu tickets, we used Agnes Moes at Responsible Travel in Cusco (firstname.lastname@example.org). By email, I gave her all the information she needed, and she bought the tickets. When we arrived in Cusco, she brought the tickets to our hotel, and I paid her in cash (soles or US dollars accepted). They charge a fee of 30 soles/ticket, which I think is standard among travel agencies. I would recommend getting your tickets this way.
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