Dangers & Annoyances

Police Stations


Currency and traveler’s checks can be exchanged in various places at highly unfavorable rates. Due to frequent power outages, bank machines can be out of service.

If you are purchasing your Machu Picchu entrance tickets here, you may only do so in Peruvian soles. Bring ample cash!

ATMs run out of cash, especially on the weekends. They include the following:


Banco La Nacion



Tourist Information

Centro Cultural The only spot in town selling Machu Picchu entrance tickets, cash only.

iPerú A helpful information center for everything Machu Picchu.