The touristic ticket of Cusco is fundamental to visit different archaeological sites of Cusco, for all foreign and national travelers it is always necessary to have this tourist ticket. You must bear in mind that some tours in Cusco need this tourist ticket, which are: City Tour Cusco, Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas, Tour Valle Sur Cusco and the Tour Andenes de Moray. So if you are going to do any of these tours it is necessary to have the tourist ticket, usually it is not included in the tours and that is why it is always good to ask the travel agency that sold you the tour if you include the ticket tourist or not.
Now if you have purchased a travel package of 7D / 6N, 6D / 5N, 5D / 4N they are usually included, but it is always advisable to ask.
The Tourist Ticket of Cusco
With the tourist ticket you can access 16 sites in the City of Cusco and its surroundings. The good thing about the tourist ticket is that if you want to visit only some sites you can buy the partial ticket, or if you want to visit all the sites you can opt for the general tourist ticket, and here we detail which are:
1. Tourist Ticket of the General Cusco
2. Partial ticket – Tourist Circuit 1
3. Partial ticket – Tourist Circuit 2
4. Partial ticket – Tourist Circuit 3
General Tourist Ticket
With the general tourist ticket you can visit all the main places of Cusco and its surroundings. It has a valid validity of 10 days and the places included to visit are:
3. Puca Pucara
5. Museum of Contemporary Art
6. Regional Historical Museum
7. Museum of Popular Art
8. Qoricancha Site Museum
9. Qosqo Native Art Center
10. Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq
Partial Tourist Ticket – Circuit 1
With this tourist ticket you can visit the main archaeological sites of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay (4 attractions only). And usually this tour does the Tour City Cusco. Validity of the ticket only 1 day.
Partial Tourist Ticket – Circuit 2
With the tourist ticket circuit 2, you can visit different museums: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Regional Historical Museum, Popular Art Museum, Qoricancha Site Museum, Qosqo Native Art Center and Monument to the Inca Pachacuteq. You can also visit the ruins of Tipon and Pikillaqta. These last two are the tour of the Valle Sur Cusco Tour. Validity of the ticket only 2 days.
Partial Tourist Ticket – Circuit 3
With the tourist ticket circuit 3, you can visit only the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and the Andenes de Moray (4 attractions only). This tour is usually from the Sacred Valley Tour of the Incas. And the ticket is valid for 2 days.
Price of the Tourist Ticket Cusco
The price of the tourist ticket Cusco, varies depending on whether you are foreign or national. It also depends if you want the general or only the partial circuits.
|Tourist Ticket Rate||Price for Foreigners||Validity|
|General Ticket||PEN S/. 130.00 or US$ 40||10 days|
|Student Ticket||PEN S/. 70.00 or US$ 22||10 days|
|Partial Ticket Circuit 1||PEN S/. 70.00 or US$ 22||1 day|
|Partial Ticket Circuit 2||PEN S/. 70.00 or US$ 22||2 days|
|Partial Ticket Circuit 3||PEN S/. 70.00 or US$ 22||2 days|
Where to buy the Tourist Ticket
• Counter Central (Avenida El Sol 103 Tourist Galleries)
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00 Hrs.
• Tourist Information Office – DIRCETUR (Mantas Street)
Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 12:00 Hrs. / 14:00 – 18:00 Hrs.
It can also be purchased at tourist sites (except for the Museum of Contemporary Art and Pachacutec Monument).
Recommendations: The tourist ticket only gives right of temporary entrance to the archaeological sites mentioned above, remember that it does NOT include: Guide, Mobility, nor the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu.