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Planetarium Cusco Tours

Planetarium Cusco
The Planetarium Cusco is one of the most unique planetariums in the world. Housed in a humble Andean adobe home, the family-run planetarium sits on a Cusco hillside amid the archeological site Saqsayhuaman and the Llaullipata ecological reserve. From this wonderful locale, you can explore the mysteries of the universe as told through the eyes of the Inca.

The Basics
In a domed projection room, passionate local astronomers offer deep knowledge and fascinating stories as they guide visitors through the cosmos, explaining how the Inca saw and interpreted the stars. Using the rotating sky to guide their everyday life, the Inca were advanced and creative astronomers, finding Southern Hemisphere constellations like the Southern Cross and Orion's Belt as well as their own personalized groupings such as a baby llama, a puma, a toad, and a condor. After the educational presentation and tour—and depending on the weather conditions—you can peek through powerful telescopes to glimpse stars, planets, nebulae, and constellations.

Travelers have the choice to visit this singular planetarium alone, or as part of an evening tour of Cusco that also includes the San Pedro market, the illuminated historic center, and a restaurant for a traditional Peruvian dinner. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The planetarium is suitable for all travelers, including families with young kids. 
  • Tours may include round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees, a local guide, and, depending on the tour, dinner and a Pisco sour. Gratuities and other extras aren’t include, and some tours require a minimum of two people.
  • Independent travelers will need to self-book in advance so that planetarium staff is prepared. 
How to Get There
The Planetarium Cusco is located up a hill, about a 15-minute drive from the historic center. It’s easily accessible by taxi—just ask your hotel. Tours include round-trip transfer from your hotel.
 
When to Get There
Open year-round, the planetarium welcomes visitors Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.

Expert Inca Stargazers
The science of astronomy was deeply important to the Inca, who worshipped the sun and the moon as gods and connected it to agricultural planning and sacred ceremonies. Their stargazers identified constellations, sorting them in two groups: shapes linked in the classic connect-the-dots way to form “inanimate” animals, Gods, and mythological figures; and those formed by the dark spots of the Milky Way, the so-called “animate” animals.  
Address: Av. Pardo 800, Cusco, Peru
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Planetarium Cusco

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Skip the Line: Planetarium Cusco Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Planetarium Cusco Admission Ticket

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Planetarium Cusco is a perfect attraction for families or groups interested in astronomy, and by prebooking this Planetarium Cusco admission ticket, you can guarantee your visit and round-trip transport from Plaza Regocijo. Learn all about the universe and Inca astronomy at the planetarium from your guide, and then get dropped back at the city center for more exploring.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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$23.00

Cusco by Night: Planetarium Cusco, Dinner, and Pisco Sour

Cusco by Night: Planetarium Cusco, Dinner, and Pisco Sour

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If you’ve already ticked off the sights by day, see a different side to Cusco on a nightlife tour that includes dinner and a drink. In an intimate group limited to eight people, you’ll go stargazing at Planetarium Cusco; admire illuminated landmarks in Cusco Historic Center; and enjoy a traditional Peruvian dinner accompanied by a Pisco Sour cocktail. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.00
Price varies by group size
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$78.00
Price varies by group size
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planetarium southern skies

planetarium southern skies

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We can observe the official constellations, as well as the Inca constellations and all the stories behind them. We can observe many stars, nebulae, planets and the most important constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, thanks to our professional telescopes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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Planetarium Cusco: Learn About Inca Astronomy

Planetarium Cusco: Learn About Inca Astronomy

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The ancient Incas had a very different relationship with the sky than we do today. Learn about their beliefs and the secrets of Inca astronomy, and try your own stargazing, on this guided tour to the Cusco Planetarium, close to Sacsayhuamán just outside the city. Your experience includes pickup and drop-off from the center of Cusco.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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Planetarium Cusco-astrology

Planetarium Cusco-astrology

Located just 15 minutes from the Historic Center of Cusco and surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, Planetarium Cusco is one of the most original planetariums in the world that help us understand why our ancestors observed the skies, since time immemorial understanding astrology better Andean.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$69.75
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southern skies from cusco

southern skies from cusco

you will know the astronomy of the Incas also how the Incas were born
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.42
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Southern skies

Southern skies

this tour is to know the astronomy of the Incas a little you will know where they were born and how they built their huge constructions
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lo mejor de Perú en 6 días: Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Titicaca lake

Lo mejor de Perú en 6 días: Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Titicaca lake

This tour is 6 days where you can get the best of Cusco and Puno. You can appreciate or know how the Incas came from their beginnings until their disappearance.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$610.26
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southern skies planetarium

southern skies planetarium

This is about the astronomy of the Incas. You will know where they were born and how they built their huge constructions by knowing the Inca constellations a bit of the Inca astronomy
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.36
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Cusco at Night

Cusco at Night

The Cusco´s sky at night over the Andes is one of the most magnificent and inspiring sights. The display of stars and constellations will simply take your breath away. Cusco’s planetarium, in the hills just out of the main city center, is in the perfect location to enjoy this stellar display. Peru is famous for its gastronomy, and our tour concludes with a visit to a beautiful restaurant around Cusco. This is the perfect way to round off the evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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Cusco at Night, city tour

Cusco at Night, city tour

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The oldest city in South America, Cusco has a fascinating history carved from the ancient Incas and Spanish colonisations. Its unique location high in the Andes provides magnificent view points from which to admire this ancient city. What better way to appreciate the views than at night, when the bright lights of the city bring its beauty to life. Picking you up in the early evening from your hotel, our first stop is Cristo Blanco. This 8 metre high, illuminated statue of Christ towers high above the centre of the city, offering incredible views and photo opportunities. The night sky over the Andes is one of the most breathtaking sights and Cusco's planetarium, in the hills just outside the city centre, is the perfect location to enjoy this stellar display. Peru is famous for its gastronomy, and so our tour concludes with a visit to a Morena Restaurant, It's the perfect way to round off the evening. Finally we will drop you back to your hotel…tired, but happy!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.88
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Cusco Tour at Night: Planetarium, Dinner & Pisco Sour

Cusco Tour at Night: Planetarium, Dinner & Pisco Sour

This wonderful tour takes place before the sunset and at night. With this tour, you will visit the most important traditional market in Cusco, 'San Pedro'. At night, you will visit the closest astronomical viewpoint to the city of Cusco, all this to you nurture of the inca culture and enjoy a stellar show that you will never forget. Finally, you will return to the city, where you will taste the drink of the Peruvian flag, the Pisco Sour. Then, at a local restaurant known as 'Polleria', you will taste one of the champion and delicious dishes of Peruvian cuisine: A juicy Grilled Chicken accompanied by an Inka Kola. Dare to live a different experience, in a Cusco night full of Peruvian culture and flavor.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Planetarium Cusco tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Planetarium Cusco can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 11 Planetarium Cusco tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Planetarium Cusco 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Planetarium Cusco costs USD 23.00. Guided Planetarium Cusco tours start around USD 23.00 per person. See all 11 Planetarium Cusco tickets and tours on Viator.
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