Machu Picchu 2024 News Update

From 2024, Machu Picchu’s Capacity to Vary, Welcoming Between 4,500 to 5,600 Visitors

Updated on December 4th, 2023

In preparation for 2024, the Ministry of Culture has revealed plans to expand daily visitation to Machu Picchu, potentially allowing up to 5,600 tickets per day. However, this increased capacity will be applicable on specific dates, with a keen focus on safeguarding the site through conservation and precautionary measures, as outlined by the Ministry.

Recent concerns arose regarding the closure of specific areas within Machu Picchu, such as the Sun Temple, Intiwatana Pyramid, and Temple of the Condor. Despite these reports, the Ministry of Culture in Cusco has not issued an official statement confirming these closures. They have reassured that visits to these locations will continue according to their regular schedules:

  • Sun Temple: Accessible only from 13:00 to 16:00
  • Intiwatana Pyramid: Open solely between 07:00 and 10:00
  • Temple of the Condor: Available for visits exclusively from 10:00 to 13:00

Importantly, visits to Machu Picchu itself, as well as other sections within the citadel, will proceed without any interruptions or alterations from their usual operating hours.

Further updates will be provided once official information from the Ministry becomes available regarding these specific closures.

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