Cusco tourist ticket
The “Boleto Turístico del Cusco” is the tourist ticket that allows you admission to sixteen attractions in the department of Cusco. The 16 places you can visit are inside the city of Cusco, close to the city and in the sacred valley and south of Cusco.
The tourist ticket costs S/. 130 nuevos soles (approx $ 45 USD or 36 euros) and is valid for 10 days. For students of maximum 25 years old with an international student card like ISIC there is a special rate of S/. 70 nuevos soles. Most places allow you to pay a separate entrance as well, so if you want to visit only 1 or 2 places you can do that. But if you have more time and want to visit different places, the tourist ticket is much cheaper than separate entrances. There is also the possibility to buy a partial tourist ticket. There is one for the archaeological sites at Cusco and one for the museums and other places inside Cusco. These tickets are valid one day only. And there is a ticket for the sacred valley sites that is valid for 2 days. These tickets cost S/. 70 nuevos soles and there is no student discount.
You can buy the tourist ticket in the center of Cusco in the "Galerías Turísticas” on Avenida El Sol 103, close to the plaza de armas. They are open from Monday to Saturday from 08.00 am – 6.00 pm and on Sundays from 08.00 am – 1.00 pm. You can also buy the ticket in the biggest archaeological sites like Pisac or Sacsayhuaman.
You will need the tourist ticket if you do a Cusco city tour, or if you visit the sacred valley of the Incas as you will visit different places of the tourist ticket on these tours. The tourist ticket is valid for 10 days, so if you want to visit most places in the weekends, make sure you buy your tourist ticket on a Friday or Saturday so you will have 2 weekends within the ten days. That way you can do tours to visit the sites outside of Cusco in the weekends and visit a few museums in Cusco during the week.
The tourist ticket includes the entrance for the following places.
Cusco - museums:
Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo – Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art
Museo Histórico Regional - Regional Historical Museum
Museo de Sitio del Qoricancha – Qoricancha site museum
Museo de Arte Popular – Popular art museum
Cusco – others:
Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo (Danzas Folkloricas) – Show with folkloric dances
Monumento a Pachacuteq – Pachacuteq monument and viewpoint
Cusco - Archaeological sites:
Archaeological sites south of Cusco: