Day 11: CUZCO: TAMBOMACHAY, PUKAPUKARA, QENQO, CRISTO BLANCO AND SACSAYHUAMAN
After breakfast we go straight to the Municipality of Cusco that opens at 8 in the morning and there we buy our tourist ticket for 130 soles each that will allow us to do the Visits near Cuzco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenqo, Cristo Blanco and Sacsayhuaman and in the next few days some more places.
The Cusco Tourist Ticket is a ticket that entitles you to enter and visit 16 tourist places located around the city of Cuzco where we arrived yesterday.
This document only gives access to the different places that appear on the ticket and does not include additional services such as guides, transportation or others.
The places included in the Tourist Ticket of Cuzco are: Museum of Art and Monastery of Santa Catalina, Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Regional Historical Museum, Site Museum of Qoricancha, Museum of Popular Art, Qosqo Center of Native Art (Folkloric Dances) , Monument to Pachacuteq, Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Tipon, Pikillacta, Pachacuteq Viewpoint and in the Sacred Valley area: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
It is clear that wanting to visit many places in Peru is not especially economical, so buying the Tourist Ticket of Cuzco is the best option to save a few soles by doing the Visits near Cuzco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenqo, Cristo Blanco and Sacsayhuaman.
He Cuzco Tourist Ticket price is:
General 130 soles (Approximately 43 dollars 32.50 euros)
Students 70 soles (Approximately 23 dollars or 17.50 euros)
Promotional General for Internal Tourism 70 soles
Promotional Students for Internal Tourism 40 soles
Resident and non-resident residents of Cusco Free entry by presenting ID
Students must present a valid original document (University Card, Pedagogical Institute Card, etc.).
The places where you can buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket are:
COSITUC Tourist Galleries of Avenida El Sol, next to the Credit Bank) from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 18:00 and Sundays from 08:00 to 13:00.
Archeological Sites included in the Tourist Ticket from 07:00 to 18:00 (It is not recommended to wait to acquire it here since there is no guaranteed stock or staff that attends the sale of tickets on a regular schedule. It is preferable to purchase it in advance at the center of Cuzco, on Avenida El Sol.
OFEC branch offices on Calle Garcilaso, s / n (Monday to Saturday 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 08:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
The idea we have is to go up to Tambomachay in combi and from there start walking down, traveling the rest of archaeological sites around Cuzco.
That will take us about 3 hours or so, although we intuit that there will be some more considering that we stopped to take pictures until the flies. We get this idea from the travel diary to Peru by María de Callejeando por el Mundo and we believe it can be the best way to get to know some of the most impressive places in Peru.
Another good option to learn more about the history is to book this guided tour in Spanish in which you travel through Cuzco and its 4 ruins.
And so we do it. After having in our hands the Tourist Ticket of Cuzco, we take a taxi on the same Avenida del Sol that for 4 soles leaves us in Recoletos street, at the stop of the combis Mr. Del Huerto (some white and blue vans with the name marked), next to the Rosaspata market, which is where we have been told that the you combine Tambomachay.