The Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket) for Cusco & the Sacred Valley

If you want to explore the sights of Cusco and its surrounding Sacred Valley, you're probably going to need a partial or full tourist ticket, the boleto turístico. This ticket offers access to a range of museums and archeological sites. The full ticket is valid for ten days and costs S/130 soles (S/70 soles if you have an international student card). Those with more limited time or interests can choose among three different partial tickets, each of which includes a selection of sights from the full ticket

1-Day Southern Sacred Valley Circuit: Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay

2-Day Cusco Circuit: Museum of Popular Art, Qoricancha Museum (not the site), Regional History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monument to Pachacuteq, Qosqo Native Art Center (folkloric music and dance show), Pikillacta, Tipón

2-Day Sacred Valley Circuit: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray

These tickets only cover entry; transport and guides are not included. They also don't include admission for Machu Picchu Citadel, the churches and cathedrals, the Maras Salt Mines, the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Inka Museum, Qoricancha Sun Temple (S/10), and the Casa Concha museum. These sites have their own separate independent admission fees.

Unfortunately, if you wish to visit just one site included on the ticket, such as Saqsaywaman, you will still need to purchase a circuit.

The Cosituc office is charged with selling the ticket and providing tourist information. It's located on Cusco's main street, inside Galerías La Merced at Avenida El Sol 103, on the first block from the main square. Don't worry if you can't make it to their office however, as most of the sites included on the ticket can sell you the ticket at the site itself. Most travelers find it easier to purchase the ticket at Sacsayhuaman Fortress or at Ollantaytambo Archeological Site, as these are usually the first sites that travelers visit. (You can't buy it at at the Historical Regional Museum, the Qosqo Native Art Center, Tipon and Pikillaqta.)

Many City Tours or Sacred Valley Tours do not include the tourist ticket, so do be sure to ask ahead of time.

Inca World Team
Publication date: 02 Jul 2014
Sources: <a href="">Carla Colon</a>

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