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MACHU PICCHU IN THE WORLD

HISTORICAL REVIEW AND NEW REGULATIONS OF MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu it’s a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge at 2,400 meters above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machu Picchu District in Peru, from the Sacred Valley is 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco, and through which the Urubamba River flows.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Temple of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues.

RECOGNITION TITLES.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

REGULATIONS OF MACHU PICCHU 2017 AND 2018
The purpose of this new set of rules, implemented in accordance with the Master Plan of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, is to ensure a better flow of visitors to the site. Entrance to the main attractions in Machu Picchu city now have two allocated entrance times. This means that visitors will only be permitted to enter Machu Picchu at the time they have been allotted and must exit the city by the time assigned. The new Regulations of Sustainable Use and Touristic Visits for the Conservation of the Inca City of Machu Picchu establishes that from July 1st, 2017, the following changes will take place.

  • The 1st entrance/departure times from 06:00 AM until 12:00 noon.
  • The 2nd entrance/departure times from 12:00 noon until 16:30 PM

ENTRANCE TIMES FOR ALTERNATE ROUTES:

HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN.

  • The 1st entrance from 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM
  • The 2nd entrance from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Only 200 people per time can climb this mountain. The average time to go up and down this mountain is about 2 hours – and 2H30M if one wishes to visit the Great Cavern.

MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

  • The 1st entrance from 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM
  • The 2nd entrance from 09:00 AM until 10:00 AM

Only 250 people per time can climb this mountain. The average time to go up and down this mountain is about 3 hours.

NEW 2019 REGULATIONS OF MACHU PICCHU
Machu Picchu citadel is considered a hotspot destination for all of those wanting to check off another place from their bucket list or just have the opportunity to visit this majestic Incan citadel that is considered a UNESCO World Heritage and New 7 Wonder site. With that in mind, the Peruvian government has issued new regulations for 2019, in order, to help conserve and maintain this historical site in the most pristine conditions possible.

TIME SHIFTS ENTRANCE TIMES TO MACHU PICCHU CITADEL.
1st SHIFT.

  • 06:00 AM 600 people per day
  • 07:00 AM 600 people per day
  • 08:00 AM 400 people per day

2nd SHIFT.

  • 09:00 AM 560 people per day
  • 10:00 AM 600 people per day
  • 11:00 AM 600 people per day

3rd SHIFT.

  • 12:00 Noon 360 people per day
  • 13:00 PM 540 people per day
  • 14:00 PM 540 people per day

ENTRANCE TIMES FOR ALTERNATE ROUTES:

HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN

  • 1st Shift 07:00 am – 08:00 am 200 people per day
  • 2nd Shift 10:00 am – 11:30 am 200 people per day

MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN

  • 1st Shift 07:00 am – 08:00 am 200 people per day
  • 2nd Shift 09:00 am – 10:00 am 200 people per day

THE NEW RULES AND ITS HIGHLIGHTS

With the new regulations for 2019, there are three different session times:

  • 1st Session – 6:00am
  • 2nd Session -7:00am
  • 3rd Session – 8:00am

There are limited amounts of entrance tickets for each session.

  • 1st Session – 600 persons per day
  • 2nd Session – 600 persons per day
  • 3rd Session – 400 persons per day

You are only allowed to visit during the time of the session you have purchased, and Rolo’s Travel Peru will assess for the best session times, each session allowed you only 4 hours to explorer the site itself. If you require more time to explore this amazing site, you will need to purchase another entrance ticket.
As the regulations started in July 1st 2017, any visitor wanting to visit Machu Picchu must enter with a licensed tour guide. The tour guide must present a valid and up to date identification card upon arriving at this site along with a list of his/her tour group, 2019 it will be even more control of this regulation.

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