Boleto Turistico - Touristic Ticket, Cusco

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    Boleto Touristico ~ Ticket to History

    by starship Updated Mar 30, 2015

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    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 -- and there certainly is a lot to see in Cusco and farther afield in the Sacred Valley to make it worth your while to purchase one if you are not already on a tour.

    The most complete tourist ticket is valid for 10 days, and currently costs S/.130 for adults (Approx. $US50) and S/.70 (Approx. $US23) for students. 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)
    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 on 103 Avenida del Sol just off the Plaza de Armas in Cusco or at the major archaeological sites. The COSITUC office hours are: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:30 and Saturday from 08:00 – 14:00. A few maps are also available at this office also, but they do not seem anxious to offer them.

    Please be aware that entrance to Machu Picchu is not included in any of these 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 thanks to our visit to Saqsaywaman.

    Monument to Pachacuteq Ollantaytambo
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    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    A Must-Have Tourist Ticket

    by risse73 Written Mar 4, 2008

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    The Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket) at $23 affords you entrance to many historical sites in and around Cusco. It is a must-have in order for you to go into the typical tourist sites during your tours. You can purchase it at the tourist office in Cusco prior to your tours or pre-reserve your tickets at your hostel/hotel.

    Pic of native women during our Cusco city tour
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    by RudoElCojonudo Written Jan 31, 2008

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    If you wanna visit some of the most important monuments in Cusco and around Cusco you´ll need the Boleto Turistico (Tourist Ticket).
    The main tourist office is in avenida del Sol, where you can by it for 35soles (10€; Year:2007).You´ll get a 50% discount with the ISIC (International Student Card).
    The monuments included in the Boleto Turistico are this ones, and you only can visit them with the Boleto Turistico.
    - Museo de Arte y Monasterio de Santa Catalina.
    - Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo.
    - Museo Historico Regional.
    - Museo del sitio Qoricancha.
    - Museo de Arte Popular.
    - Danzas Folkloricas.
    - Monumento Pachacutec.
    - Saqsaywaman.
    - Q'enqo.
    - Pukapukara.
    - Tambomachay.
    - Chinchero.
    - Pisaq.
    - Ollantaytambo.
    - Tipon.
    - Pikillacta.

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    • Archeology
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    Tourist Ticket/ Boleto Turistico

    by oceania26 Written May 10, 2005

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    Used to be $10USD but within a few months has double in priced to S/.70 and can only be bought in soles not USD. This ticket is good for 10 days and you can visit several musuems and ruins. Alternatively, you can buy the one day pass for S./40.

    On the this ticket you can see Saqsaywaman, Q'enqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chincero, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tipon and Pilillacta and several musuems. It's definitely worth it if you're spending more than 2 days in Cusco.

    This ticket can be purchased from any of the sites mentioned above or from the tourist office on El Sol and Casa Garcilaso.

    I think it's worth it to take a day tour to see Ollanyantambo, Chincero and Pisaq. I went with Naty's Travel Agency on Triunfo, 338 (right by the Plaza de Armas. It's 10 USD and you will leave 9am and return around 7pm. Best days to go are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday when the Pisaq markets are open.

    To see Saqsaywaman, Q'enqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, from the city centre you can take a bus to Tambomachay (the farthest ruin) and walk down the road and hit Pukapukar which is right across and another 6kms to Q'enqo and then can also walk up to Cristo Blanco after.

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    Boleto Turístico

    by SirRichard Written May 10, 2005

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    This is a multi-purpose ticket that lets you in several inca places around Cuzco:
    - Sacsayhuaman
    - Pikillacta
    - Tipon
    - Ollantaytambo
    - Pisac
    - Chinchero...
    and also to several minor museums in Cuzco, but not to the most famous ones.
    So if you plan to visit only the city, don't buy it, as is almost useless.
    Price: 70 soles (21,5 USD). You can buy it in any of the sites admited in this ticket or at the tourist info.

    My ticket
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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Archeology

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