All about the Boleto Turistico in Cusco
When travellers in Peru arrive to Cusco, hearing the words “Boleto Turistico” are inevitable. You might ask yourself “For what do I need this Boleto Turistico? What is it good for?” The answer is easy: This ticket is essential for entering many of the most important and fascinating sites Cusco has to offer.
Read here All About the Boleto Turistico in Cusco.
What is the Boleto Turistico?
Having a “Tourist Ticket” or Boleto Turistico is crucial when you want to visit many of the famous tourist sites in and around Cusco, like the villages and ruins in The Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero) or many well-known spots in the city of Cusco, like Sacsayhuaman, or certain museums. However, there are different tickets for different circuits. There is actually one General Ticket, that includes all, and two partial tickets. In the following table the different locations and circuits are displayed who cost approximately S/ 70 or 22$ each, depending on the exchange rate :
|Type of Ticket||Price||Locations/Circuits|
(valid for 10 consecutive
|S/ 130, or
S/ 70 (under 26 years with student or ISIC card)
|All 16 Locations: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qénqo, Saqsayhuaman, Pikillacta, Tipon, Korikancha Site Museum, Regional Historic Museum, Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq, Museum of Contemporary Art, Native Art Center Qosqo, Museum of popular Art|
(valid for 1 day)
(no student rate)
|4 Locations in Cusco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qénqo, Saqsayhuaman|
|Partial Ticket Sacred Valley
(valid for 2 days)
(no student rate)
|4 Locations in the Sacred Valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray|
For only visiting some museums, there is no partial ticket. These sites below listed sites can either be visited with the general ticket (S/ 130) or with an entrance fee directly at the site.
|Korikancha Site Museum||Regional Historic Museum||Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq|
|Museum of Contemporary Art||Native Art Center Qosqo||Museum of Popular Art|
Two important things you want to know about the Boleto Turistico
- Machu Picchu, the famous Inca Citadel, is not part of the deal
- Not all tourist sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley are included in the Boleto Turistico. For instance, you have to pay separately for entering the Cathedral in Cusco (a few dollars only).
Why and Where can I buy the Boleto Turistico?
While booking a tour e.g. for the Sacred Valley, these tours cover all the spots in the sacred valley and can be seen in one day or two. Also, while buying the general ticket for 10 days, it is possible to visit all of the 16 sites in these 10 days with some own organisation.
Any of the above described Boletos (general or partial) can be bought directly at the first site of the visit or in Cusco, at the very centrally located office named “Cosituc”, next to the BCP bank in Avenida del Sol.