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Machu Picchu entrance ticket Circuit 1 Sun Gate

Machu Picchu entrance ticket Circuit 1 Sun Gate

Take the classic photo of Machu Picchu with this ticket

Price
$62.00

Children $39.00
Student $39.00

Machu Picchu entrance ticket Circuit 1 Sun Gate

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Take the classic photo of Machu Picchu with this ticket

This official Machu Picchu entrance ticket issued by the Peruvian government grants you access to the Upper Terraces located in Circuit 1 of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. In addition, you will have access to the Sun Gate portal (Intipunku portal), the original Inca entrance to the enigmatic citadel. This is the best ticket if you want to take the panoramic photos of Machu Picchu and enjoy an additonal hike. This entrance ticket will not allow you to visit the middle or lower sectors of Machu Picchu where the Inca ruins are. The upper terraces route only takes about 40 minutes to complete and the hike to the Sun Gate portal or Intipunku takes about 1 to 1.5 hrs each way. You must choose the specific time you will enter Machu Picchu when making your reservation between the hours of 8am to 11am. There is only a 30-minute late tolerance so try to arrive on time.

Helpful Tips: It is recommended you hire a Machu Picchu tour guide to take the best photos as there are no tripods or selfie sticks allowed. You must show your original passport along with your ticket at the entrance. The name on your passport and your Machupicchu ticket must match. You can NOT re-enter Machupicchu once you exit, so please make sure you are prepared to remain inside the entire time. There are no bathrooms or food allowed inside the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, so plan accordingly.

Price

Price of Historic Santuary of Machu Picchu entrance ticket Circuit 1: Sun Gate (Intipunko)

  • Adult over 18yrs: 62 USD tourist | Andean Countries: 35 USD
  • Child (3-17 yrs): 39 USD | Andean Countries: 25 USD
  • Infant (0-2 yrs): Free
  • Student (18-24): 39 USD | Andean Countries: 25 USD
    You must present your university ID in physical format and laminated.
    See Requirements:
    Must have University Logo, Names & Surnames and an effective date within one year of your Machu Picchu visit

What Is Included?

You are purchasing the official entrance ticket to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and it will only give you access to hike to the Sun Gate (Intipunko) as well as visit the Upper Terraces located in Circuit 1 of the Inca citadel. On the Map below you can visualize the 40-minute route for Circuit 1 Upper Terraces as well as the route to reach the Sun Gate. The route color is in red.
Machu Picchu circuit 1 sun gate Intipunko

What is not included?

Where is the Intipunku?
The Sun Gate is high and south of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. This famous construction is 2,745 meters above sea level (9 thousand ft). At 300 meters (984 ft). higher than the archaeological site of Machu Picchu.

Is the walk to the Sun Gate difficult? Moderate – To make the walk to the Sun Gate requires an acceptable physical level. The route is wide and much less rugged than other excursions offered by the Inca city, such as the Huayna Picchu and the Machu Picchu mountain.

Useful information of the Sun Gate in Machu Picchu

  • Time needed: 2 – 3 hours round trip.
  • Altitude of the summit: 2,745 meters from sea level (9 thousand ft).
  • Height in relation to Machu Picchu: 290 meters (951 ft).
  • Type of terrain: Stone steps and dirt trails.
  • Recommended footwear: Hiking boots.
  • Ticket type: Machu Picchu Circuit 1 Sun Gate ticket
  • Entry schedule: From 6 am. until 2 in the afternoon.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

All Machupicchu tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. All Machupicchu tickets are valid only for 1 day, only for the date and times indicated on the ticket. You can NOT re-enter Machupicchu once you exit, so please make sure you are prepared to remain inside the entire time. There are no bathrooms or food allowed inside Machupicchu, so plan accordingly.

Cancellations or refunds of Machu Picchu tickets are not allowed by Peru's Ministerio de Cultura. The Ministry of Culture. You can not change the date of your ticket once is has been issued. No exceptions.