Boleto Touristico

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Boleto Touristico ~ Your Ticket to History Apr 16, 2014
Seeing the archaeological sites in and around Cusco are enough to keep you busy for several days if not a week or more. However, to see these historic sites, museums, monuments and ruins, you are required to have a "Boleto Touristico" -- a tourist ticket. It is simply a necessity if you wish to see some sites in Cusco and those farther afield in the Sacred Valley -- it is worth your while to purchase one if you are not already on a tour where tickets are already included.

When we visited Cusco and the Sacred Valley in 2014, the most complete tourist ticket was and currently (2017 prices) remains S/.130 for adults (Approx. $US50) and S/.70 (Approx. $US23) for students. The ticket is good for 10 days and it allows you entry into the following 16 sites in and around Cusco:

Art Museum and Monastery of Santa Catalina

Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art

Regional Historical Museum

Koricancha Site Museum

Folk Art Museum

Qosqo Native Art Center (Folkloric Dances)

Monument Pachacuteq

Saqsaywaman (Sacsayhuaman)

Kenko

Pukapukara

Tambomachay

Tipon

Pikillacta

Mirador de Pachacuteq

PLUS Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero in the Sacred Valley

However, purchasing a partial or circuit ticket may be a better option and easier on your wallet. Any one of these three partial tickets currently costs S/.70 (Approx. US$23) per adult:

Circuit 1: Cusco City (Regional Historical Museum, Koricancha Site Museum, Museum of the American Institute of Arts, Museum Inca Pachacutec, Convent, Santa Catalina, Qosqo Native Art Center) (Valid for 2 days)

Circuit 2: Sacsayhuaman; Q'enqo; Pucapucara; Tambomachay (valid for 1 days)

Circuit 3: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero & Moray (Valid for 2 days)

The problem with these partial circuit tickets may be the combination of sites on each circuit -- this will probably require the purchase of 2 circuit tickets for some people. The tour guides purchased the full 10-day Boleto Touristico for each member of our group based on the places we were scheduled to visit.

Boleto Touristico tickets can be purchased at the COSITUC office at 103 Avenida del Sol just off the Plaza de Armas in Cusco or at the major archaeological sites. The COSITUC office hours are: Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sundays and holidays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (2017 information).

A few maps are also available at this office also, but they do not seem anxious to offer them.

NOTE: Please be aware that entrance to Machu Picchu is not included in any of the Boleto Touristico tickets and must be purchased separately.

The large, colorful ticket is punched at each site you visit, and and makes a great souvenir. The last punch in our ticket was given at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.
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german_eagle says:
Excellent info here.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2017
odiseya says:
Interesting!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
starship1 says:
Lucky you!! :) I wish I was going back to Peru! Hope you have a fabulous trip!
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
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