The Cusco Tourist Ticket (also known as the BTG) is a tourist pass that provides access to various archaeological sites and museums in and around the city of Cusco, Peru. The ticket is valid for 10 days and can be purchased at various locations in Cusco.
There are two types of BTG tickets available: the partial ticket and the full ticket. The partial ticket provides access to a limited number of sites and museums, while the full ticket grants access to all of them.
The sites and museums included in the BTG vary depending on the type of ticket purchased. Some of the most popular attractions included in the full ticket are:
The cost of the BTG also varies depending on the ticket type and whether you are a foreign or Peruvian citizen. However, in general, the full ticket for foreign visitors is more expensive than the partial ticket and the full ticket for Peruvian citizens.
Is the "boleto turistico" - the tourist ticket for entrance to Cusco and the Sacred Valley worth it?
If you are in Cusco, you might wonder if the rather expensive tourist ticket (130 soles), the so-called "boleto turistico", is worth it for you. It depends on how much time you have and if you are interested in the Inca ruins at all. Maybe only the partial ticket is possible.
First, let's see which 16 sights are included. I have marked my personal recommendations with an *asterisk. You can also read my reviews about the sights.
(**note, there are no more one-way tickets for the circular complex of Moray. That is, the complete boleto turistico is required for it. The Maras salt terraces are not included in the boleto turistico. The entrance fee to Maras is 7 soles).
There is a complete ticket that includes all entries to the 16 sites and this complete "boleto turistico" costs 130 soles (36 euros). In any case, the complete boleto turistico is only worth it if you intend to visit the ruins sites of Cusco and those in the Sacred Valley.
If you visit only Cusco or only the ruins in the Sacred Valley, then only a partial ticket is worthwhile, a so-called "boleto turistico parcial". If you are a student with a valid ISIC card, you can get the full ticket for 50% off, which is 70 soles (18 euros). There is no discount for a partial ticket. This means that as a student you can simply buy the full ticket.
Please note that the full ticket is valid for 10 days. The partial ticket for the ruins of Cusco is valid for one day, the partial ticket for the Sacred Valley in the north is valid for two days.
If you are preparing the budget for your trip to Cusco, you have to know that there are some important places in the Inca capital and the Sacred Valley that are not included in the tourist ticket. Actually, there are several sites that are not included, but these are the most important ones:
In the rest of the Valley: Andahuaylillas, Yucay, Calca, Urubamba, Huchuy Qosqo, the Inkariy Museum (35 soles), activities such as rating, zip line, ATV, tour to Humantay Lake.