Quick Guide to Cusco’s Tourist Ticket
There are many impressive things to see and do in and around Cusco. This makes Cusco such a great destination for Spanish courses in Peru.
Cusco, the old capital of the Inca Empire, offers great options for trekking and other adventure sports such a rafting, hiking, mountain biking, mountain biking and so on. But the most important are probably the many Inca ruins and traditional culture.
While not everyone has the time or inclination to visit them all, other people will try to fit in as many as possible. The Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turistico is likely to be necessary at some point as a number of the sites do not offer single entry tickets. It is also an economic way to see the sites if you are keen to visit many or all of them during your while learning Spanish in Cusco.
The full tourist ticket or Boleto Turistico lasts for 10 days from the day of purchase, it costs S/130 ($45) and includes: Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo de Arte Popular, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pisac, Chinchero, Moray & Ollantaytambo.
Although some of the included options are a little underwhelming and it is disappointing that entry to Korikancha site is not included, the most important things not to miss are included in this Tourist Ticket.
For those looking for a cheaper option or something a bit more tailored to their needs, there are 3 partial ticket options available. They cost S/70 each ($25) and are valid from 1-2 day depending on which option you chose:
The 4 sites included in this option are Saqsayhuman, Qenko, Pucapucara & Tambomachay located just outside of Cusco. It is only valid for one day from the day that you buy it.
This ticket includes entrance to 8 sites in the city and outside of Cusco to the east, the site included in this ticket are generally speaking a little less visited than other sites although the The Museo Histórico Regional and Tipón Archeological site are worth it. This ticket is valid for 2 days. The sites included are: Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Histórico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Sitio de Korikancha, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Monumento de Pachacutec, Tipon & Pikillacta.
This is a very popular option as it includes some of the most impressive sites in the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray. It is valid for 2 days
You can buy the tickets in Cusco at the Comite de Servicios Integrados Turistico Culturales Cusco (COSITUC) on Avenida El Sol 103, Cusco. Alternatively you can buy tickets at the sites themselves without any surcharges.