A must-have: the Boleto Turistico for Cusco Travelers
A must-have:the Boleto Turistico for Cusco Travelers
Travellers to Peru and especially, visitors to the city of Cusco (Peru), should keep in mind that many sights can only be visited with a “Boleto Turistico”. This is a tourist ticket, an entrance fee ticket to several sites in and around Cusco.
Therefore, it’s really a a must-have for those who want to explore the beautiful city of Cusco and it’s surroundings. When you book a tour (for example a Cusco City Tour or the Sacred Valley Tour, the Boleto Turistico will normally NOT be included in the price of the tour.
For more information about this ticket, the table below shows the current prices (Updated: October 2016) and locations and tourist highlights of Cusco that are included in the various tickets or ‘boletos’.
It is important to note that the entrance for Machu Picchu is NOT INCLUDED in this “Boleto Turistico!”
What is the Boleto Turistico exactly?
The “Tourist Ticket” is crucial for travelers who want to explore the famous sites in Cusco, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas,´´ and in the “Southern Valley”. These tickets do NOT include guides or transport, only the entrance fees of the different sites. Also keep in mind that there are different tickets for different circuits with a different duration. The general ticket covers ALL the sites (again, except Machu Picchu); for those who do not have a lot of time in Cusco or want to visit only one or two sites or monuments in Cusco, there are cheaper and more limited options (the so called partial tickets).
This table provides details of the current circuits and prices:
|Type of Ticket||Price||Locations/Circuits included|
(valid for 10 consecutive
S/ 70 (if you are under 26 years with student or ISIC card, or for kids)
|All 16 Locations: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qénqo, Saqsayhuaman, Pikillacta, Tipon, Korikancha Site Museum, Regional Historic Museum, Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq, Museum of Contemporary Art, Native Art Center Qosqo, Museum of popular Art|
(valid for 1 day)
|S/ 70||4 Locations in Cusco: the Inca ruins of Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qénqo, Saqsayhuaman|
|Partial Ticket Sacred Valley
(valid for 2 days)
|S/ 70||4 Locations in the Sacred Valley: the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray|
There is no partial ticket for visiting museums. The museums listed below can be visited with the general ticket (S/ 130) or by paying the entrance fee directly at the site.
|Korikancha Site Museum||Regional Historic Museum||Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq|
|Museum of Contemporary Art||Native Art Center Qosqo||Museum of Popular Art|
“You should include this ticket in your travels!”
While travelling in the region of Cusco, the general ticket is ideal because it gives you access to the most important and fascinating sites. There is a maximum of 10 days for the use of the ticket, which is sufficient time to visit each location on the Boleto. The good thing about the Tourist Ticket is that the time limit of 10 days is good motivation to visit all of the places you want to go in a timely manner!
Where can I buy the Boleto Turistico?
Tourist Center Cusco, Avenida el Sol 103, +51 84 227 037