SOUTH VALLEY HALF DAY TOUR
This Valle Sur tour including Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas it is a great opportunity to visit the non visited sector in Cusco, with beautiful lakes and villages, we have daily departures.
1-day Southern Valley Tour from Cusco
Discover the ancient Inca temple and irrigation system of Tipon
Explore the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta and learn more about the Wari culture
Visit the magnificent church of Andahuaylillas, nicknamed the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’
Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, and round-trip transport
Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide
- Begin from: Cusco
- End in: Cusco
- Duration:Half Day
- Daily departures from our office in Cusco.
- Hours: 08:15 pm to 13:30 pm (Group Service leaves from our Office: Portal Comercio 141, Of. 04)
- Pick up from Hotel for Private Groups (08:00)
- This is a MUST DO tour in Cusco – NOT to be missed !
Places that are visited in South Valley Tour
DAY 1: South Valley Tour: Tipon Pikillaqta & Andahuaylillas Half Day
We pick you up from your Hotel between 8:30 am to start visiting these incredible places in the southern of Cusco.
TIPON: This beautiful set of agricultural terraces, long stairways and canals carved in stone is located about 20 km southwest of the city (45 minutes). According to legend, Tipon is one of the royal gardens ordered the construction Wiracocha. It consists of twelve terraces flanked by stone walls and huge terraces perfectly polished, these are quite large and as one moves, shrink, as well as canals and ornamental waterfalls.
Apparently, Tipon was part of the real estate Yahuarhuaca while, a place dedicated to religious worship and agricultural experimentation.
Highlights of the harmony achieved greatly in the conduction of water through the fine stone structures as aqueducts, some of them underground or falls gullies.
PIKILLAQTA: The complex includes the city itself plus another 23 sets associated with closeness and functionality, containing historic or Muyna Wakarpay lagoon, with a suggestive landscape considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Pikillaqta was built during the heyday of the Wari culture AD 500 or 900 years. This great urban and ceremonial center of almost 2 km long, consists of a citadel surrounded by ramparts and walls up to 7m. in height. There are numerous deposits qolqas or barns and buildings in almost every small stones have been used together with mud.
In some precincts were small idols in turquoise on display at the museum Inca. Pikillaqta stands as a massive set of stone structures concentrated on a hill overlooking the beautiful lagoon of Lucre. Pikillaqta fleas or city, is perhaps the greatest pre-Inca city in the region and its name derives from the presence of numerous compounds of only 4 m square which apparently belonged to a military garrison.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Is a cozy village with a warm climate rather benign as a result of being surrounded by mountains and the left bank of the river “Vilcanota” below which is called “Urubamba” lands have a privileged fertility and its people are quiet and friendly.
In its vast main square, adorned with “rams” and palm trees is their most valuable jewel: the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, considered the “Sistine Chapel” of the Americas, the quality of the work of art that are in their interior. That church was built on some important Inca constructions, possibly a “Waka” as the foundation of the church were made with carved andesites own religious Quechua architecture, turn around are the remains of other Inca constructions, highlighting the cover of transitional architecture (transition from colonial to Inka) on the western side of the church with sculptures of two quadrupeds in its lintel.
At the end, return to Cusco arriving at 1:30 pm approximately at the main plaza.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Pick up from hotel to start our trip
- Private Transportation
- Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
Does Not Include
- Entrance fees to sites total approx 30 soles
- Lunch is not included
- You can try the famous Cusco`s speciality “Cuy al Horno” Roasted Guinea pig in Tipon.
What you need to take:
- Tourist ticket (not included in price)
- Sun hat
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Camera and films
- Some extra money for lunch, shopping, fees, etc. as there are no ATM´s.
Group Service Price:
US$20 per person (just included the tour guide and transportation), Pick up from Inkaland office.
Private Service Price:
US$150 for the whole group (up to 8 people), Not per person!
Aditional person: USD 15.00
** Please NOTE: Private Tours are 100% run by Inkaland while in the Group Service if there are 6 or less people in the group will be conducted by our partners of Americana de Turismo.
This is a Must DO tour in Cusco!