The BTG or Boleto Turístico General is the ticket that allows you admission to sixteen attractions in the department of Cusco.

Sites not covered by BTG include Machu Picchu, Museo de Arte Precolombino (MAP) and Museo Inka, nor any church such as the Cathedral or San Blas.

16 Attractions, 5 Routes:
1.- Saqsaywaman, Q´enqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay (part of the City Tour)

2.- Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros (this is the whole Sacred Valley tour)

3.- Moray (part of the Maras-Moray-Salineras tour)

4.- Tipón and Pikillaqta (part of the South Valley tour)

5.- City attractions:
– Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in the City Hall,
– Museo Histórico Regional or Garcilaso´s House,
– Museo de Arte Popular,
– Museo de Sitio Qoricancha (underground),
– Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo (dances), and
– Pachacuteq´s monument (lookout).

OK, I Wanna Go!
Honestly, the six city attractions as well as the first route can be done perfectly by your own.

You can also contact a travel agency specially for the other tours. In general, agencies do not include BTG in their prices. Better ask in advance.

How Much for this Crazy Little Thing Called BTG:
Foreign adults: S/.130 (US$45 approx).
Foreign students under age 26: S/.70 (the same for teenagers between age 10-17; less than 10, free. Always show ID).

The Boleto lasts 10 days, but bear in mind each site can only be visited only one time as guards punch a hole alongside the corresponding image of the attraction you visit.

Peruvian residents with carnet de extranjería (valid alien card): S/.70 and, Students:  S/.40.

Three Partial Tickets:
Neither of the 16 attractions has tickets sold separately but the Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo. In case you will not visit all the attractions, you can buy a partial ticket. There are three partial tickets:

– circuit 1:
Saqsaywaman, Q´enqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay (valid 1 day)

– circuit 2:
Entrance to the five museums (listed above), the Pachacuteq´s monument, Tipón and Pikillaqta (valid 2 days)

– circuit 3:
Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and Moray (valid 2 days)

These all tickets cost S/.70, but are valid for one or two days only and have no student discount. If you are a Peruvian resident, the general rate is S/.40.

Where to Buy:
You can buy the Boleto at the entrance to fifteen out of sixteen sites but the Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo. Bring your ID, please.

If you walk around the main square, you can jump onto the Avenida Sol 103 where there is an office of Cosituc (in spanish). It is open 8-6pm Mon to Sat and 8-1pm Sun & holidays. Further information at:
Phone number: 227037

The DIRCETUR Tourist Information Office is also near the main square at Calle Mantas 117. Here, there is a clerk who sells the Boleto 9-12pm and 2-6pm Mon to Sat.

Very Important:
To make this story short, it is very likely guards will check your Boleto in case you are granted a discount due to your age, student or residence status so always (always) carry your ID card.

These are the 16 attractions you can visit with the BTG:

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