According to new implementations taken by the Cusco authorities Machu Picchu will change its entry schedule starting on July 1st 2017. This measure has been taken in order to regulate the flow of tourists to Machu Picchu.
A first group will start to visit the citadel from 6:00a.m until 12:00p.m
A Second group will start to visit the citadel from 12:00p.m until 17:30p.m
In addition to this new regulation, the authorities indicate that all visitors wishing to enter Machu Picchu must carry their ticket and identification and must be accompanied by a tour guide.
With these new regulations the authorities want to contribute to the safeguarding of tourist physical integrity, as well as the cultural heritage.
The authorities also added that the staff who work in the citadel is allowed to require the entry ticket and/or identification inside the Machu Picchu site. The tour guides will have the responsibility to enter and leave with the tourists they are leading.