The entrance to Machu Picchu to minors
Machu Picchu is surprising, magical, mysterious, an ideal place to visit with children, acclaimed as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, it is considered one of the greatest archaeological finds in the world in the twentieth century.
Built by the Inca civilization in the 15th century, it was abandoned a century after its settlement, it is hidden between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, and is located in the middle of the Amazon jungle and the Andes mountain range.
The story that was buried for 400 years until Hiram Bingham reached the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, “guided by a child” of one of the nearby families and that in this way Machu Picchu was made known to the world in 1911 ; They fascinate children.
Machu Picchu has entrance tickets for all ages, however, some experiences are reserved only for the largest, such as the mountain Huayna Picchu, within the Inca city of Machu Picchu, which can be traveled only by people over 12 years , in the same way the Putucusi mountain, outside the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
As with any trip with children, you have to prevent any inconvenience, check how to avoid the problems of altitude sickness.
Tickets to Machu Picchu with babies
You can take your baby to the tour to Machu Picchu, but you can not travel the Huayna Picchu Mountain, this because in some trails of the Huayna Picchu Mountain you will need your 2 hands and very careful to reach the top.
But if you still want to tour some of the Machu Picchu mountains with your baby, you can buy the Machu Picchu + Montaña ticket to walk the steep, though not dangerous Machu Picchu mountain.
The only way to carry a baby, comfortable, during the tour of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu is in a baby sitter or a backpack for babies, it will tire you very much to carry it in your arms.
Tickets to Machu Picchu for children between 0 and 8 years old
Children between the ages of 0 and 8 do not pay to enter Machu Picchu, but they will have to present their passport or an identity document that can corroborate their age, and enter Machu Picchu with their parents or a responsible adult.
Young children (between 5 and 8 years old) will not enjoy all the adventures that they should in Machu Picchu, but can reward them, with a visit to the House of the Butterflies in the town of Aguas Calientes, or the visit to the Museum of Site in Machu Picchu, or take them to relax then to the hot springs of the town.
Machu Picchu tickets for children between 8 and 12 years old
Machu Picchu tickets for children between 8 and 12 years old can be:
The Machu Picchu ticket only: It will allow you to enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu, explore the majestic squares and archaeological sites.
The ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain: If your children do not have any problem with the walks, you can walk the amazing Machu Picchu Mountain, it is steep and tired, however, you will not need to be at the top to get some of the most impressive aerial views of the environment and the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu tickets for children over 12 years old
Children over 12 years old can opt for any of the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu:
The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket: If you have already passed this limit, surely one of the best experiences you can have is the summit and the tour of the incredible Huayna Picchu Mountain; This mountain is one of the best experiences that you can have in the Inca city of Machu Picchu; however, this ticket will have to be booked well in advance, especially if you plan to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu in high season.
The Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain: If your children like to enjoy the walks, but much simpler, this is a good option for them, you will have the possibility of having one of the best views and beautiful landscapes.
The Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum: If your child is not one of those who enjoy outdoor walks, you may be more interested in booking the Machu Picchu + Museum tickets, just as interesting to know a little more about this majestic citadel.
Some tips for the tour to Machu Picchu with children:
Children’s skin is very sensitive, so bring everything to protect your skin; protection against insects and sun, hat, sunscreen, etc.
If you are coming with your children during the rainy season, bring waterproof clothing with them, although they are necessary at any time of the year, they are essential in the rainy season.
He must avoid that his children are agitated or make too much effort (playing) even though it is difficult to do it, to shake before acclimating to the height of the city of Cusco (3,990 m.), It can cause that his children get sick of “altitude sickness” , this causes nausea, headache and malaise.
The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to avoid agitation,
heavy meals and drink plenty of coca tea, an ancient remedy, the leaves of the coca plant were sacred to the Incas. Wear warm clothes, it can be very cold at night, especially during the dry season, you will not like it that your children get sick during their vacations making the tour to Machu Picchu. The stones of Machu Picchu roads can be slippery, so bring your children with non-slip shoes, especially if you plan to come during the rainy season or if you decided for the tickets of Machu Picchu that includes some of the mountains. You have to have your children under control (it is very important). Machu Picchu is a beautiful place, but it was designed to be inaccessible, so, for no reason children and no one should cross the security laces, this could mean a serious accident in the Inca city of Machu Picchu and a fatal one in the Huayna Picchu Mountain. The town of Aguas Calientes has great options for children: The Thermal Waters of Machu Picchu (town), and although they will not be able to swim in the small pools, they will be able to relax and be distracted. The Butterfly; It is called “The House of the Butterflies” and it is a great place to visit with children, where your children will learn about butterflies and some of the more than 400 species that inhabit the Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. They find the Mandor Gardens and the waterfalls of the same name. On any trip, children are the ones who enjoy this great experience much more. To do this, have their children participate in the realization of the plan, and even give them the responsibility that they can help to fix. suitcases or maybe choose the meals, desserts and many small tasks that will make them participate in this great adventure. Traveling will always be a memorable experience much more visiting the wonders of the exquisite region of Cusco and make the tour to Machu Picchu, do not forget that to enjoy this family trip with total security, comfort and kindness, contact Waman Adventures a company that will provide you with all the information and assistance tencia for you and yours, always with the responsibility that characterizes us and even more taking care of your family.