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Cusco Tourist Ticket - Is It Worth Buying?

 

CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO (TOURIST TICKET) -
IS IT WORTH BUYING?

 

Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) gives entrance to 16 archeological sites and museums in Cusco and around the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

IMPORTANT: Cusco Tourist Ticket does not cover the entrance to Machu Picchu City of the Incas.

Is it worth buying Cusco Tourist Ticket? Keep reading!

 

 

Yes, Cusco Tourist Ticket Boleto Turistico is definitely worth buying! But, hold on….

 

 

It is not only worth buying! Even more, in some cases it is even unavoidable.

Why?

For the simple reason, here is why:

Some of the most impressive sites, including: Sacsayhuaman, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero do not sell individual entrance tickets.

They can only be visited by purchasing Cusco Boleto Turistico.

 

 

You have two choices:

  • Cusco Boleto Turistico Integral (Full Ticket)
  • Cusco Boleto Turistico Parcial (Partial Ticket)

 

 

IS IT WORTH BUYING CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO INTEGRAL

(FULL TICKET)

 

If you are planning to see the top sites in Sacred Valley of the Incas, then you need to purchase Cusco Boleto Turistico Integral (Full Ticket).

 

Cusco Boleto Turistico is it worth buying

 

Cusco Boleto Turistico Integral (Full Ticket) is valid for 10 consecutive days and allows admission to the following 16 sites:

  1. Sacsayhuaman
  2. Qenqo
  3. Tambomachay
  4. Puca Pucara
  5. Pisaq
  6. Ollantaytambo
  7. Chinchero
  8. Inca Pachacutec Monument
  9. Tipón
  10. Pikillacta
  11. Moray
  12. Qosqo Native Art Center (Cusco)
  13. Museum of Contemporary Art (Cusco)
  14. Qorikancha Museum (Cusco)
  15. Regional History Museum ((Cusco)
  16. Folk Art Museum (Cusco)

 

IMPORTANT: Cusco Boleto Turistico Integral is nonrenewable and it allows entrance to each site only once.

Cusco Boleto Turistico costs 130 soles. Students 25 years and under carrying an ISIC ID and children can buy the Student Ticket for 70 soles.

 

 

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IS IT WORTH BUYING CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO PARCIAL

(PARTIAL TICKET)

 

If you are short on time, you should look into buying Cusco Boleto Turistico Parcial.

There are three different options available.

 

OPTION NUMBER 1 – CIRCUIT I

Circuit I ticket is valid for 1 day.

It allows admission to the following archaeological sites:

  1. Sacsayhuaman
  2. Qènqo
  3. Tambomachay
  4. Puca Pucara

 

OPTION NUMBER 2 – CIRCUIT II

Circuit II ticket is valid for 2 days.

This ticket allows entry to the attractions of interest located in the historic center of the city of Cusco, which are:

  1. Regional History Museum
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. Folk Art Museum
  4. Qoriqancha Museum
  5. Qosoqo Native Art Center
  6. Inca Pachacutec Monument

Additionally,

  1. Tipon
  2. Piquillaqta

Both Tipon and Piquillaqta are located in the southern part of the Sacred Valley.

 

OPTION NUMBER 3 – CIRCUIT III

Circuit III ticket is valid for 2 days.

This ticket allows admission to archaeological sites located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas:

  1. Pisac
  2. Ollantaytambo
  3. Chinchero
  4. Moray

 

Each Cusco Boleto Turistico Parcial costs 70 soles.

 

 

WHERE CAN YOU BUY CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO

 

  • You can purchase Cusco Tourist Ticket at Gallerias Turisticas located next to Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Following is the address: Av El Sol 103, Tourist Galleries, Of. 101It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 am till 6 pm and Sundays/Holidays from 8 am till 1 pm.
  • In addition, there is another location in Cusco where you can purchase the tickets. Here are the details:DIRCETUR Tourist Office located at 117 Portal Mantas, one block from the Plaza de Armas. The office is open daily from 9 am till 8 pm.
  • Furthermore, you can purchase the tickets at some of the sites. I bought my ticket at the first site I visited, which was Sacsayhuaman.

 

 

HOW TO PAY FOR CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO

 

Be prepared to pay with cash only.

 

 

WHICH POPULAR SITES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO

 

  • Cusco Boleto Turistico is not valid for entrance into some of Cusco´s frequently visited sites such as:
      • Cusco Cathedral – the entrance ticket is 25 soles for adults and 12.50 soles for children.
      • Santo Domingo Church (Coricancha) – the entrance ticket costs 15 soles.
  • In addition, Cusco Boleto Turistico does not cover the entrance to Maras Salt Mines, that I recommend you put on your list of places to visit in Sacred Valley. The entrance ticket is 10 soles.

 

 

INTREPID SCOUT’S POINTERS FOR BUYING CUSCO BOLETO TURISTICO

  • What if you are on a budget and short on time?

Then, hands down, buy Cusco Boleto Turistico Parcial Circuit III. It is valid for 2 days and covers the entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray. And, by the way, if you get a taxi or a private car/driver you will be able to cover all these sites in one day.

  • If you have a few days to explore Sacred Valley, then go ahead and purchase Cusco Boleto Turistico Integral. Spend a day exploring Cusco and places around Cusco, and then venture out and check out more places in Sacred Valley.

 

 

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