Words from our manager Lula to all Giardino Team:
"Dear family of Giardino Tours!
The AUTOCOLCA (Authority of Colca area) has rewarded our company with a 2017 certification pointing our good work in the Colca Canyon, National Reseve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca and Volcanoes valley.
This recognition pointed our positive and sustainable contributions to the development of these areas and that makes us very happy.
We are a team, and as such, this recognition is for ALL OF US! We keep working motivated and as our slogan said:
"GIARDINO...excellence in its travel destinations, leaving a mark in travelers path"
I want to say "Thanks to all of you" Thanks for your work passion, your professionalism and because I know every day, you give your best!
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Dear Clients and friends please take time to check the new regulation for entrances to Machupicchu citadel! These new laws will affect all visitors to Machu Picchu that are visiting the Inca citadel from July 01, 2017 onward.
From July 01, 2017, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu will be split into 2 entrance times.
AM Entrance, from 6 am – 12 pm.
PM Entrance, from 12 pm – 5.30 pm.
Visitors must leave the site within the time frame stated, and cannot re-enter once visitors have left the site. Visitors and guides who don’t enter and leave within the time frame stated, will be assisted to the exit by the competent authorities! You have been warned.
Entry with Official Guide Only
From July 01, 2017 onward, all visitors entering Machu Picchu must be accompanied by a guide. Guides must be official Machu Picchu guides or licensed tourist guides. The must present an up-to-date and valid guide identification on entering Machu Picchu. Guides are only permitted to take maximum group sizes of 16 people. Guides need to sign in and sign out all visitors in his/her group.
Huayna Picchu Mountain (Peak in front Machupicchu citadel)
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain is permitted in two distinct entrance windows. You must present yourself at the trail head at the time shown below to gain entrance. Note: This ticket is a combination ticket with the general Machu Picchu entrance ticket.
First entrance: 7 am – 8 am.
Second entrance: 10 am – 11 am.
The visitor must sign in and out of the trek at the control post, at the start of the trail head. The new law states that the time to complete the trek should be between 3 & 4 hours, depending if you include or leave out the Gran Cavern (also known as the Moon Temple). This technically means that you could enter Huayna Picchu at 11 am, and leave Machu Picchu at 3pm.
Machu Picchu Mountain (Montaña)
Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain is permitted in two distinct entrance windows. You must present yourself at the trail head at the time shown below to gain entrance. Note: This ticket is a combination ticket with the general Machu Picchu entrance ticket.
First entrance: 7 am – 8 am.
Second entrance: 9 am – 10 am.
Visitors must sign in and out of the trek at the control post, at the start of the trail head. The new law states that the time to complete the trek is approximately 4 hours. All visitors must have left the trek by 3pm
If you want to read the full document, you can find it by clicking here (document in Spanish).
If you want information about the new rules "for visit" Machupicchu check our Peru info page here
We wish you a wonderful time in our lovely country!