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Cusco South Valley Tour

Cusco South Valley Tour

The Southern Valley Tour takes you to an area of Cusco that few people visit. The beautiful Inca water temple at Tipon. From Tipon you carry on to the extensive Pre-Inca site of Pikillacta which was constructed by the Wari culture who occupied the Cusco region before the arrival of the Inca and finally visit the church of Andahuayillas which is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas due to its ornate decorations.

Duration – Half Day                          Difficulty – Easy

Overview

Tour Description

  • Half day tour South of Cusco
  • Tour done in Private Service only
  • Historical tour with English Speaking Guides

Places that are visited

  • Tipon
  • Pikillacta
  • Andahuaylillas

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Tipon.- We visit the archaeological site of Tipon that has numerous impressive terraces. Even more impressive is the irrigation system that is still serving agricultural areas nearby. It consists of carved stone channels, precisely calculated that all together constitute a hydraulic engineering masterpiece.

Pikillacta.- The constructions of Piquillacta are composed of more than 700 structures: 200 Kanchas (departments), 504 qolqas (storages) and different buildings that should have sheltered a population of about ten thousand people. The city was displayed in a harmonious and symmetric way, in blocks with straight streets that embraced many sectors such as the administrative, ceremonial, urban, defensive and a road system. Its buildings had 2 or 3 floors of 12 meters high each one. The walls were made with mud and stones, wide at the bottom but thin at the upper part.

Andahuaylillas.- The most important attraction for the visitors is the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, considered as the “Sistine Chapel” of America due to the quality of its art pieces.  Built at the beginning of VII century, the interior of the temple is decorated with murals performed by Luis Riaño ( XVII century) representing the path to glory and the path to hell. Besides, this church holds a majestic piano, numerous canvases of the Academy of Cusco, silver work and baroque altars.

Price

Tour Price

Private Service Only: US$ 180 in total for 2 – 6 persons (7+ persons please check with your Travel Advisor)

Included

Included

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Round-Trip Private transportation

Not Included

  • Entrance fees – you need the 1 Day Tourist Ticket at 70 Soles per person
  • Entrance to Andahuaylillas S/15 soles per person
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Note: If you are visiting the Southern Valley & the Sacred Valley it is actually better to purchase the 10 Day tourist ticket (Boleto General). This give you access to other sites in the Valley and some museums and Attractions in Cusco. The price is S/130 soles per person. Please check with your Travel Advisor.

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