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Cusco Tourist Ticket

Also known as B.T.C. The Cusco tourist ticket allows you to enter 16 places of tourist interest that are in the city of Cusco, adjacent places and nearby valleys such as the southern valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

What is the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

The Cusco Tourist Ticket allows you to enter the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco and its surroundings. There are also partial tickets that will allow you to enter these places separately.

Machu Picchu is not included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket.

If you visit the city of Cusco another impressive destinations that you can visit are the tour to rainbow mountain peru or the humantay lake tour from cusco, which only takes one day. But if you are gonna to stay more days in Cusco, other archaeological places you can know will be the choquequirao trek peru, the salkantay trek to machu picchu, and the classic inca trail 4 days 3 nights.

Who charges this ticket?

The COSITUC (Committee of Integrated Tourist Cultural Services Cusco), is the body in charge of the collection, administration and distribution of the resources obtained from the sale of the Cusco Tourist Ticket. The COSITUC is formed by the Provincial Municipality of Cusco, the Cusco Culture Directorate and the Regional Directorate for Foreign Trade and Tourism.

What places does it include?

Integral Ticket:

  • 10 archaeological sites.
  • 4 museums.
  • 1 cultural center.
  • 1 urban monument.

Circuit Ticket 1:

  • 4 archaeological sites.

Circuit Ticket 2:

  • 2 archaeological sites.
  • 4 museums.
  • 1 cultural center.
  • 1 urban monument.

Circuit Ticket 3:

4 archaeological sites.

Integral ticket: 16 tourist attractions

This ticket includes the 16 main attractions of the city of Cusco. It will allow you to visit all the places included in the partial tickets, tourist circuits 1, 2 and 3.

After purchasing this ticket, the tourist has 10 days of validity to visit the 16 places included.

The most popular places in Cusco included in this ticket are: Sacsayhuaman, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo, Tipón, Pikillacta, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero and Moray.

Places included:

  • Sacsayhuaman.
  • Qenqo.
  • Puca Pucara.
  • Tambomachay.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Regional Historical Museum.
  • Museum of Popular Art.
  • Qoricancha Site Museum.
  • Qosqo Center for Native Art.
  • Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq.
  • Pikillaqta.
  • Tipón.
  • Pisac.
  • Ollantaytambo.
  • Chinchero.
  • Moray.

Ticket circuit 1: Cusco archaeological sites

This ticket includes a visit to the main archaeological parks of the city of Cusco.

After the purchase of this ticket, the tourist has 1 day of validity to visit the 4 tourist places included in the ticket.

Definitely Sacsayhuaman is the most popular tourist attraction included in this ticket. The immense stone walls of Sacsayhuaman make it one of the most mysterious places on the planet.

Places included:

  • Sacsayhuaman.
  • Qenqo.
  • Puca Pucara.
  • Tambomachay.

Circuit 2 ticket: Museums and South Valley

This ticket offers entry to the main museums of the city of Cusco as well as the main archaeological sites of the South Valley of Cusco, a place little explored by tourists.

The most popular places included in this ticket are the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillacta. The first is a great example of Inca hydraulic engineering. The second was a pre-Inca urban center that shows large buildings in good condition.

After acquiring this ticket, the tourist has 2 days to visit the 8 tourist attractions included in the ticket.

Places included:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Regional Historical Museum
  • Museum of Popular Art
  • Qoricancha Site Museum
  • Qosqo Center for Native Art
  • Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq
  • Pikillaqta
  • Tipón

Circuit Ticket 3: Archaeological Sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

This ticket offers a visit to the main tourist attractions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an agricultural and urban area of ​​great importance during the Inca empire.

All the tourist attractions included in the ticket are highly visited by tourists who arrive in Cusco.

The ticket is valid for 2 days for the tourist to visit all the archaeological sites included in the ticket.

The ticket does not include the entrance to the Salineras de Maras.

Places included:

  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Chinchero
  • Moray

Where to buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

These are the places where you can buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket.

COSITUC main office: Galerías Turisticas, Av. Sol N ° 103 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm).

OFEC branch offices: Calle Garcilaso s / n (Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 8pm).

What is the Cost of the Cusco Tourist Ticket ?

The cost of the Cusco Tourist Ticket varies according to the type of visitor (adult / student) and the type of ticket (general / partial):

Cost of the Cusco Tourist Ticket 

  • General Ticket: 130 PEN
  • Foreign Tourist: 70 PEN
  • National Tourist: 10 days

Student Ticket:

  • Foreign Tourist: 70 PEN
  • National Tourist: 40 PEN
  • Validity: 10 days

Partial Ticket Circuit 1:

  • Foreign Tourist: 70 PEN
  • National Tourist: 40 PEN
  • Validity: 1 day

Partial Ticket Circuit 2:

  • Foreign Tourist: 70 PEN
  • National Tourist: 40 PEN
  • Validity: 2 days

Partial Ticket Circuit 3:

  • Foreign Tourist: 70 PEN
  • National Tourist: 40 PEN
  • Validity: 2 days

Discounts

University students and those under 18 years old pay PEN S /. 70 for the General Ticket!

University students: they must purchase the ticket with their physical ISIC card. They must also be under 25 years old at the time of their visit in Cusco. It is also mandatory to show a copy of the student’s identity document (or passport). The discount applies to the ‘General Ticket’ (reduction of approximately 45% of the real value of the ticket).

Under 18s: to access this discount, tourists must be between 10 and 17 years old (it does not apply to people 18 years of age or older). They should only make the purchase with their valid identity document (or passport). The discount also applies to the ‘General Ticket’ (reduction of approximately 45% of the real value of the ticket).

Important information

  • It does not include the entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Does not include guide or transportation services.
  • The validity of the tourist ticket starts from the day of purchase (check the validity on each ticket).
  • The ticket can only be used once at each tourist attraction.
  • You do not need to book the Cusco Tourist Ticket in advance, you can buy it in person, once in Cusco.
  • What places are not included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket?
  • The following tourist attractions of Cusco are not included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket. To visit them, the visitor must buy the following tickets:
  • Entrance tickets Machu Picchu – Allows entry to the Inca city as well as the Huayna Picchu mountain and the Machupicchu mountain (must be reserved in advance).
  • Cusco Religious Circuit Tickets – Allows you to visit the Cathedral, Church of San Blas, Archbishop’s Palace and Chapel of San Cristóbal.
  • Ticket to the Mountain of the 7 Colors – Allows you to visit the Vinicunca. The ticket can only be purchased at the same place.
  • Entrance to Choquequirao – Allows entry to the archaeological site of Choquequirao, known as ‘The last refuge of the Inca’. The ticket is bought in the same place.

Is the Cusco Tourist Ticket worth it?

Knowing if is the Cusco Tourist Ticket worth it will depend on how many places it includes you want to visit. If you come to know the cultural legacy of the Incas, buy it!

There are also partial tickets (income only for some attractions) that may be convenient for you not to pay the entire ticket.

It is also true that some tourist attractions such as: Machu Picchu, Qoricancha and the Cathedral are not included.

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