Information, circuits and prices on the Cusco Tourist Ticket

Cusco is an important destination within Peru, it is visited by tourists from all over the world. It houses different tourist attractions that can be visited in several days; all of them loaded with history and art. One way to visit these places is by purchasing the Cusco Tourist Ticket. In this article we will detail information about the circuits, the different prices they have and we will answer some frequently asked questions.

Cusco street illuminated by the sun

What is the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

It is a strictly personal document, so it cannot be transferable. In addition, it is valid for use for entry to museums, monuments and archaeological parks. All the sites that can be visited are managed by the Ministry of Culture of Cusco, so all the destinations are within the Cusco region. A tour of the city itself, through the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The proceeds from the tickets are used to carry out conservation and prevention work, both of cultural heritage and the environment. That is to say, care is sought for the entire territorial area in which the archaeological site is confined. Likewise, it allows greater control and therefore planning to achieve the development of the living culture of Cusco.

The Cusco Tourist Ticket can be purchased in the city of Cusco at Av. El Sol 103 Tourist Galleries. During Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. And in the places included in the Tourist Ticket (with the exception of the Pachacutec Monument and the Museum of Contemporary Art). The prices and circuits are as follows:

The price for the general public and students is detailed below:

Cusco Tourist Ticket
Cost BTC Foreign general
Cost BTC Foreign Student
General Peruvian BTC cost
Peruvian BTC cost Student
Integral TicketPEN 130PEN 70PEN 70PEN 4010 días
Ticket Circuit IPEN 70PEN 70PEN 40PEN 401 day
Ticket Circuit IIPEN 70PEN 70PEN 40PEN 402 days
Ticket Circuit IIIPEN 70PEN 70PEN 40PEN 402 days

The price for the general public and students is detailed below:

Cusco Tourist Ticket
Comprehensive TicketAll destinations mentioned in Circuits I, II and III.
Ticket Circuit ISaqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay archaeological park.
Ticket Circuit IIQoricancha Site Museum, Regional Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Museum of Popular Art, Qosqo Center of Native Art, Tipon Archaeological Park,
and Pikillaqta Archaeological Park.
Ticket Circuit IIIOllantaytambo Archaeological Park, Pisaq Archaeological Park,
Chinchero Archaeological Park and Moray Archaeological Park.

More information about the Cusco tourist ticket

Cusco street at night

The Cusco Tourist Ticket has different prices. They are divided into foreign tourists and national or Peruvian tourists. Likewise, this division has one more, it is the general BTC, which is for the general public. And the student BTC that is valid for university students who present the way to validate it by presenting an ISIC card.

  • In the case of the Cusco Tourist Ticket – Students, it applies to people between 10 and 17 years old, presenting an identity document.
  • While students from 18 to 25 must present their current ISIC student card.
  • Admission is free for children up to 9 years of age.

Details to be considered

As we saw, it has different circuits that can be divided into three tickets. All of them are carried out in the open field, therefore, it will be necessary that you always have a cap or hat on to take the corresponding skin care. Something that can also help you greatly is to hire the services of a tourism agency, they will be in charge of providing you with a guide and means of transportation to enrich your visits to the different destinations. This ticket does not include professional guidance. Other important points are the following:

  • It should be noted that BTC are personal and non-transferable. Likewise, it is for exclusive use for entry, it does not have mobility or transportation to the destinations.
  • It also does not have a guide. For this, it is recommended to hire a tourism agency.
  • Keep in mind that BTC can only be used once at each tourist attraction.
  • Something important to emphasize is that the validity of the ticket begins from the day of purchase.

Frequent questions

  • Can you buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket online?

    No, the purchase is strictly in person. At the Central Counter of Tourist Galleries – Av. El Sol 103 and at destinations throughout the circuit.

  • Where to buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket?

    BTC can only be purchased at Av. El sol 103 Galerías Turísticas. During Mondays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. And in the places included in the Tourist Ticket (with the exception of the Pachacutec Monument and the Museum of Contemporary Art).

  • Does the Cusco Tourist Ticket include mobility and guide?

    No. The ticket only grants entry to the places indicated on the circuit. In addition, it is valid to use it.

  • Are there discounts for quantity purchases?

    No. There is currently no such ticket promotion or offer.

  • How long can the 3 circuits be completed?

    There are 16 destinations and they can be visited in 3 days.

  • Can I pay only to visit a place?

    It’s not possible. If you only want to visit one place or a few, it is recommended to purchase the Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket.


By Imachupicchu – Last updated, February 21, 2024

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