- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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When some visitors arrive at the Cusco Planetarium, they immediately question their decision to travel out into the hills surrounding Cusco. Those skeptics soon learn that the facility's humble appearance doesn't take away from the stars of the show—the ones in the sky. "What initially looked like a little farm and shed out the back, quickly gave way to a quaint observatory, informative charts and awesome telescopes," describes one TripAdvisor user. Recent visitors give almost unanimous praise for the informative guides and idyllic setting. This small operation provides the personalized experienced that you can barely find at other planetariums around the world.
You must book your visit to the Planetarium Cusco in advance in order to reserve your spot on the 10-minute shuttle ride from the Plaza de Armas. The shuttle usually leaves downtown Cusco at 6 p.m. and returns to the city around 7:45 p.m. The schedule is also subject to change—another reason advanced reservations are a smart idea. Tours are offered every day. The cost per person is 50 PEN (about $18.50 USD) but discounts are available for larger groups. For more information to plan your trip, consult the Planetarium Cusco's website.