Cusco was the heart of the Inca Empire and with the arrival of the Spanish it was transformed into a center of colonial power. Today, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city and nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas are home to many of Peru’s most important and beautiful tourist attractions.
All excursions in Cusco and the Sacred Valley require entrance tickets to the many attractions the city and valley are home to. These are available in a variety of forms and can be used in the City Tour and Sacred Valley Tour. Those travelers with limited time, who do not plan to visit all the attractions, can choose to acquire partial tickets.
The full Cusco Tourist Ticket gives access to 16 of the main historical and archaeological attractions and regional museums in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. This is the best way to learn more about the fascinating Inca and Spanish history of what has been acknowledged as the archaeological capital of the Americas.
The Full Experience
Those travelers who would like to see as much as possible during their time in Cusco should buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket. This ticket means you can join any tour offered (City Tour, Sacred Valley Tour, Southern Valley Tour), and not have to worry about any additional entrance fee costs.
The Cusco Tourist Ticket costs 130 Peruvian soles (approximately US$48) and it’s valid for 10 days, this includes entry to the following sights and museums:
Within the city of Cusco:
- Contemporary Art Museum
- Regional History Museum
- Popular Art Museum
- Pachacuteq Monument
- The Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) Site Museum
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cusco’s Southern Valley:
- Pisac ruins
These tickets can be purchased at individual attractions during excursions. They cost 70 Peruvian soles (approximately US$21) and it’s valid for 1 or 2 days (depending on the circuit) this includes:
All tickets cost 70 Peruvian soles (approximately US$21) for students no more than 25 years old, who are accredited with their international ISIC-card.
Additional Entrance Fees (not included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket):
- Payable directly on arrival at this attraction, entrance to Qoricancha (the Temple of the Sun) in the city of Cusco costs 15 Peruvian soles (approximately US$5).
- Payable directly on arrival at this attraction, entrance to Cusco’s cathedral costs 25 Peruvian soles (approximately US$7.50).