New Year in Machu Picchu (Cusco-Perú)

Machu Picchu is the number 1 spiritual center in the world and there are many, many people who want to be in Machu Picchu; Among them, some choose to be in Machu Picchu on special dates, Christmas, New Year, or both . Spending these dates in the Inca city has a special meaning; This is why many people choose to finish their old year, and start a new year in Machu Picchu. Imagine starting the new year, full of energy, in the Inca city of Machu Picchu or at the top of the amazing Huayna Picchu Mountain. We are talking about an unusual, unique experience.

Yes, Machu Picchu is open on the first day of New Year

It is difficult to imagine a more special way to receive the New Year than with a visit to the sacred city of Machu Picchu . The 2500 people who can spend the New Year in Machu Picchu, include hikers who will enter the Inca Trail ; Keep in mind that Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) has limited accommodations, and that must be booked in advance.

What do I need to spend the new year in Machu Picchu?

If you are thinking of spending the New Year in Machu Picchu , these are the things you should know; Remember that availability is limited. If you have already decided, please contact us as soon as possible; For more details, write to machupicchunice

Book Machu Picchu tickets in advance

There are many people who will have the same idea as you, so the first thing you need to spend the New Year in Machu Picchu, is to book the Machu Picchu tickets in advance , otherwise you will have to compete for one of the tickets to be in Machu Picchu the first day of the year. You can book tickets a few weeks in advance; However, if you want to spend the first day of the year, seeing Machu Picchu from the top of the Huayna Picchu Mountain , you must book the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu months in advance, remember that only 400 people can enter the Huayna Picchu mountain every day.

Book train tickets to Machu Picchu

It is possible that you have Machu Picchu tickets in your hands and still cannot enter Machu Picchu, if I do not book train tickets in advance . The amount of train tickets, according to the available tickets to Machu Picchu , so if you do not reserve your seats in advance, you can bring an unpleasant surprise. PeruRail, one of the companies in charge of train services to Machu Picchu recommends booking train tickets for these dates, 3 months in advance. Few trains can take it early enough on New Year’s Day to Machu Picchu (January 1) ; This is why the best option is to spend the previous night (December 31) in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town)

Book hotels, guides and other experiences

Cusco offers many amazing places and experiences, but if you want to make them the first days of the year, you must book them in advance, this is because many people from all over the world are looking for these experiences, but also many Peruvians. Then choose what you want to do in Cusco and reserve it; We can help you organize all your New Year’s trip to Machu Picchu, just write to machupicchunice .

New Year’s Eve in Aguas Calientes

New Year’s Eve in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) is crazy, fun, exciting, you will meet thousands of people from all over the world celebrating, there are free concerts, fireworks, parties and various drinks, much Pisco Souer; After receiving the year in the streets of Aguas Calientes , some people decide to sleep a little before visiting Machu Picchu, others simply wait for the first rays of the sun, to begin their ascent to the Inca city .

The festive atmosphere makes the streets of Aguas Calientes flood with vendors, they sell festive objects, which in most cases are yellow. “Yellow is the color of luck”, everything is yellow, yellow hats, confetti, flowers and underwear, although it is not always used where it is due.

How is the New Year in Machu Picchu?

People who enter the first day of the new year to Machu Picchu, feel, in addition to the incredible energy, a party atmosphere that floods the Inca city with happiness and the hearts of visitors, this will be reflected in their faces. The New Year in Machu Picchu causes different emotions in people, some are very smiling, others with tears in their eyes; What is certain is that everyone is happy to be in Machu Picchu .

Customs related to the New Year in Machu Picchu – Peru

Like all countries in the world, Peru has its own caballas to receive the New Year , apart from underwear and candles, there are other objects; incense, miniature bills (wings); Dry lentils are also sold to keep in your pocket overnight, this is so that next year it will be prosperous. Another is to eat 12 grapes at midnight, a wish is made with each of them; This ritual has some variations, some people do it under a table, others do it while they enjoy champagne.


Fireworks and bombardments are not lacking, although it is less every year, and we celebrate this for the good of all the animals present in the surroundings of Aguas Calientes. Be careful, sometimes fireworks are lit without any care and this can be disconcerting for some travelers.

Keep in mind that some people take advantage of the enormous movement and take advantage of any carelessness of visitors, be careful, enjoy the light and sound show but be cautious.

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