New Rules For Machu Picchu Visit in 2024

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About General Prohibitions

During your visit to the Machupicchu llaqta the following is prohibited:

  1. Carry backpacks, bags or purses larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  2. Enter with food and household items.
  3. Entering with any illegal substance or under its influence.
  4. Entering with any type of alcoholic or ethylic beverage.
  5. Carry canes, umbrellas, parasols, portable seats, tripods, supports or extensions for cameras, cell phones or any other stabilization or extension element for filming and/or photography
  6. Enter with animals, with the exception of guide dogs.
  7. Feed domestic and wild animals.
  8. Enter with any type of aerosols.
  9. Make any type of graffiti.
  10. Entering with any type of musical instrument, megaphone or speakers.
  11. Making loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others.
  12. Use virtual applications with cell phones or mobile devices in narrow arteries
  13. Enter with heels or hard-soled shoes.
  14. Access with baby strollers.
  15. Entering with sharp objects and/or weapons of any type.
  16. Entering with banners, posters, signs, clothing intended for advertising purposes, costumes, among other objects of this type. Make films or photographs for advertising purposes.
  17. Causing a disturbance, jumping, lying down, running, undressing or creating disorder.
  18. Climb or lean on walls and/or structures. Touch, move or extract lithic elements.
  19. Disturb, collect or extract flora or fauna.
  20. Carry out activities that distort the sacred character of the Llaqta of Machupicchu; such as fashion shows, dances, social commitments, obscene acts contrary to morality and good customs or any type of activity that involves the impairment or deterioration of the monument, its natural environment and/or facilities.
  21. Smoking, vaping or making any type of fire.
  22. Throwing waste of any kind.
  23. Not respecting established circuits and routes.
  24. Outpatient commerce in the monument and surrounding spaces up to the Puente Ruinas.
  25. Perform overflights with paragliders, drones or any type of smaller craft.

Performing acts or entering with objects prohibited on this list will generate the immediate expulsion of the visitor without the right to a refund and the initiation of the corresponding legal actions. The park rangers of the Ministry of Culture and the agents of the National Police are the authority inside the monument.

Prohibited objects inside the Inca citadel

If you want to enter Machu Picchu without problems, we recommend not carrying any of the following objects:

  • Tripods, supports or extensions for cameras or cell phones. It is not allowed to enter with ‘ selfie’ stick ‘.
    • Backpacks, purses or bags that weigh more than 5 kilos. • Food or luggage. • Illegal substances (drugs or under their influence). • Alcoholic beverages (or under their influence). • Aerosols or paints. • Musical instruments, megaphones or speakers.• High heels with hard-soled shoes.• Strollers (it is preferable to carry a baby carrier).• Sharp objects and/or weapons of any kind• Banners, posters and/or banners.• Clothing intended for specific purposes. advertising.• Metal-tipped canes (older adults can carry a rubber-tipped cane).

Prohibited behaviors in Machu Picchu

  • Generate tumult, jumps or cause disorder at the access and/or any point of the Inca city.
  • Climb or lean on walls and/or structures.
  • Do any type of activity that distorts the sacred character of Machu Picchu.
  • Do obscene acts that are not appropriate in a public place and that violate morality and good customs, such as undressing, dress up, lie down or run.
  • Smoking or ‘vaping’ an electronic cigarette.
  • Flying over the airspace of the place with paragliders, drones or any type of smaller craft.

Other prohibitions inside Machu Picchu

  • It is prohibited to leave the established circuits or routes.
  • Feed domestic or wild animals in the Inca city.
  • Take illegal routes or any that avoid the established entry and control of Machu Picchu.
  • Make loud or annoying noises: clap, shout, whistle, sing.
  • Make any type of fire or throw waste of any kind.
  • Enhance filming or photographs for advertising purposes or in high-risk places.

Rules in Huayna Picchu mountain

Huayna Picchu is the mountain located north of the Inca city. Entry is with the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu entrance. The rules and prohibitions are as follows:

  • The tourist must register their entry and exit at the checkpoint.
  • If the tourist wants to visit the Temple of the Moon of Huayna Picchu, they must take a detour from the top of the mountain. This route is closed until further notice.• The average time of ascent and descent to the mountain
  • Waynapicchu is 3 hours. If you also visit the Great Cavern or the Temple of the Moon, it takes 4 hours.
    • Entry is only allowed to people over 12 years of age.
  • The visitor cannot carry a backpack that exceeds 40x35x20 centimeters.
  • The tourist must not leave the marked paths.
  • The same prohibitions apply to Huayna Picchu. than in Machu Picchu.

Rules on the Machu Picchu mountain

The Machu Picchu mountain is the summit where the Inca city was built. Entry is with the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket. These are the rules that the tourist must follow:

  • The average time to ascend and descend to Machu Picchu mountain is 4 hours.
  • The tourist must register upon entry and exit at the checkpoint.
  • Entry is allowed to people of all ages.
  • The visitor must not leave the permitted paths.
  • Parents are responsible for the care of children. .
  • In the mountains the same prohibitions apply as in Machu Picchu.

Rules on Huchuy Picchu mountain

Huchuy Picchu mountain is the new hiking route in Machu Picchu. It is next to Huayna Picchu. The walk there only takes approximately 1 hour. Entry is with the Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu ticket. These are the rules that the tourist must follow:

  • The average time to ascend and descend to Machu Picchu mountain is 2 hours.
  • The tourist must register upon entry and exit at the checkpoint.
  • Entry is allowed to people of all ages.
  • The tourist must not leave the permitted paths.
  • Parents are responsible for the care of children.
  • In the mountains the same prohibitions apply as in Machu Picchu.

Rules on the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu

The Inca Bridge was one of the limits of Machu Picchu. It is made from the trunk of a tree so it could be removed in case of invasions. The walk there only takes approximately 20 minutes. Entry is with the Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge ticket. These are the rules that the tourist must follow:

  • The average time of the tour across the Inca Bridge is approximately 1 hour.
  • The visitor has to register their entry and exit at the checkpoint.
  • Entry to the Inca Bridge is allowed to people of all ages.
  • The visitor must be focused on the paths. You cannot leave the permitted paths.
  • It is not possible to cross the Inca Bridge.
  • The same prohibitions apply on the Inca Bridge as in Machu Picchu.

Rules regarding entry with an official tourist guide

The official tourist guides in Machu Picchu not only make the visit pleasant and educational. They are also responsible for advising visitors on the care they must take to preserve the Wonder of the World. These are the rules that regulate your service:

  • The tour of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu with an official tourist guide is mandatory. (although in practice this is not the case).
  • The official tourist guide will have to accompany the tourists during the tour from the beginning to the end with any of the circuits meeting a minimum visit time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The groups must be made up of a maximum number of 10 people, all accompanied by an official tourist guide.
  • Tourists who entered the Inca citadel accompanied by a guide and who re-enter the Inca site on the next shift or the next day, may do so without the tourist guide. You only have to show the previous ticket and indicate the name of the guide who accompanied you.
  • For people who take the tour through the mountains: Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu mountain or Huchuy Picchu mountain, the guiding service is not mandatory.

What penalties are there for not following the rules at Machu Picchu?

  • Failure to comply with the prohibitions in Machu Picchu will determine the expulsion of the visitor, without the right to a refund of the amount of the entry ticket. Considering the seriousness of the violation, the authorities will initiate the corresponding legal actions.
  • On some occasions, authorities may restrict entry to the visitor for life. Attacking the integrity of other people, of the Wonder of the World, are cases that are punished exemplarily. Another case is to attack morality and good customs in the Inca city.
  • Inside Machu Picchu there are high definition cameras and security guards. If necessary, they can intervene with tourists who do not comply with the rules of the place.

 

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