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Cusco Tourist Ticket BTG

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:

  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Moray
  • Chinchero
  • Q'enqo
  • Tambomachay

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.

It's important to note that the BTG is not valid for entrance to Machu Picchu. To visit Machu Picchu, you'll need to purchase a separate ticket.


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.


Sights of Cusco

  1. *Ruins of Sacsayhuaman (above Cusco)
  2. ruins of Qenqo (above Cusco)
  3. ruins of Puka Pukara (above Cusco)
  4. ruins of Tambomachay (above Cusco)
  5. *Outlook Tower Pachacutec (Cusco)
  6. 6th *Historical Regional Museum (Cusco)
  7. 7th Museum of the Inca Temple Koricancha (Cusco)
  8. 8th Museum of Contemporary Arts (Cusco)
  9. 9th Museum Arte Popular (Cusco)
  1. *Folklore Dances at the Centro Arte Nativo (Cusco)


Sights in the Sacred Valley

  • 11th *Ruins of Pisac (Sacred Valley - Pisac)
  • 12th *Ruins of Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo)
  • 13th *Ruins of Chinchero (Sacred Valley - Chinchero)
  • *Terrace complex of Moray (Sacred Valley - near Chinchero)

 (**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).


 Sights in the southern valley

  • 15 *Ruins of Tipon (Southern Valley - Tipon)
  • 16th Ruins of Picillacta (Southern Valley - near Urcos).

What you should note:

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.


What to do without the tourist ticket:

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:



  • The cathedral of Cusco: whether you like churches or not, I recommend you to visit the cathedral located in the Plaza de Armas as it is a jewel of colonial architecture with 10 chapels, an impressive main altar with pure silver plates, about 400 works of the Cusco School and much more. The entrance fee is 40 soles for foreigners, children, and foreign students 20 soles.
  • The convent of Santo Domingo: although the koricancha museum is included in the tourist ticket, the church of Santo Domingo which is part of the Coricancha complex is not. Its courtyard is my favorite part! Entrance 15 soles.
  • San Pedro Market: It is the most important market in Cusco and a must for food lovers. It is an opportunity to discover local products, including the many varieties of potatoes and quinoa.
  • Mirador de Cristo Blanco: a large 8 m statue of Christ located on the Cerro Rojo (Pukamoqo hill) 5 km from Cusco.
  • Church of San Cristobal: Cusco church set back from the center. Built-in the 15th century, it has been declared Cultural Heritage of the nation. I would say that its main attraction is the view of Cusco, which can be obtained from the Plaza San Cristobal or by climbing the bell tower. The entrance fee is 10 soles, and 5 soles for the bell tower.
  • The squares of Cusco: Plaza de Regocijo, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Nazarenas, 

Sacred Valley

  • Chinchero: the handicraft market, the textile workshops.
  • Ollantaytambo: several free attractions to see such as the Pinkuylluna and the Ñaupa Church.
  • Pisac: the Pisac market, the Potato Park, the botanical garden, the communal museum, etc.

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.

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