What is the Cusco tourist ticket? Where can I buy it? What is included?
The Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTG) takes you to 16 of the most important tourist places in Cusco and its surroundings, including some of the main attractions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour. without this ticket you cannot enter many churches and museums.
The Ticket includes the entrance to the following places of interest:
- Religious Art Museum
- Church of San Blas
- Santa Catalina Monastery and Art Museum
- Municipal Palace Museum
- Qoricancha Archaeological Museum
- Regional Historical Museum
- Sacsayhuamán, Q’enko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Pikillacta, and Tipón.
Where can I find an ATM in Cusco?
Access to ATMs while in Cusco should not be a problem for travelers. ATMs and money exchange offices can be found throughout the city, especially near Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Blas.
How is the weather in Cusco?
Cusco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season usually lasts from October to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. April/May, just after the rainy season, or September/October, before the rainy season starts are the recommended times to visit Cusco. The rainy season tends to be quieter in terms of tourism, with almost daily showers lasting a few hours.
During the dry season, rain is practically non-existent; Cusco is bathed in sunshine and enjoys blue skies during daylight hours. However, as soon as the sun goes down, Cusco gets very cold, so make sure you wear warm clothes. During the winter dry season, temperatures can range from -1 °C (30 °F) at night to 20 °C (70 °F) during the day.
Are there tourist information offices, and where are they located?
There are two main tourist information offices located in Cusco. InfoPeru, the national tourist information office, is located on Avenida del Sol, near the Plaza de Armas. The regional office, DIRTUR, is located on Calle Mantas, between Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Francisco.
How do I get to and from Cusco? Is it easy to get around the city?
You can travel to and from Cusco by bus or plane. Flights from Lima, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado and Juliaca (Puno) depart daily; There are no international arrivals. The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the main square. A taxi ride will cost around s/.12, but prices are always negotiable.
You can also travel to Cusco by bus from Lima, Cusco or Puno. Peru has an excellent interprovincial bus service. Most of the interprovincial buses in Cusco depart from the “Terminal Terrestre” bus terminal, which is located about 10 minutes by taxi from the main square of Cusco.
The main means of transportation in Cusco are taxis and combis (small buses) that cover the entire city. However, Cusco is a relatively small city and you can easily walk to the city center from almost anywhere in the city in 10-20 minutes.