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.
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.
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 Saqsaywaman...you can also walk up to Cristo Blanco after.
This is a multi-purpose ticket that lets you in several inca places around Cuzco:
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.