South Valley Of Cusco

OVERVIEW

In this tour, you will explore the beautiful South Valley of Cusco and get off the beaten path!

The South Valley is known for its spectacular natural landscapes and a mix of Wari (pre-inca), Inca, and Colonial architecture in the three main sites of this region: Tipón, Pikillacta and the church of San Pedro Apóstol, in Andahuaylillas.

The oldest of the sites is Pikillacta, a pre-Inca structure built by the Wari people.
It was one of the most important Wari administrative centers between 6th and 9th century and it represents the excellence on urban planning.

On the Inca side we’ll visit Tipón, a masterpiece of inca’s engineering that contains one of the most intact irrigation systems in the Inca world, with canals and even a working fountain fed by water melting from the ice far above the complex.

You will continue with the tour to Andahuaylillas, place that holds a beautiful XVI century church know as “The Sistine Chapel of the Andes”, which has an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Also, you may look at mural paintings and the gold-decorated altars.

DESTINATIONS

SOUTH VALLEY OF CUSCO (HALF-DAY)

In this tour, you will explore the beautiful South Valley of Cusco and get off the traditional tourist trail. The South Valley is known for its spectacular natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipon, pre – Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta, and a beautiful chapel, known as “The Sistine Chapel from America”. You will have the opportunity to visit all of these incredible sites during this tour.

We will pick you up from your Hotel between 8:40 am and 9:00 am to start our adventure.

Stop 1: Tipon

The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24km southeast of CuscoTipon is one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area, but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. It is an ancient Inca site and thought to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces, which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan and the mountain is located above the site. In addition to the terracing, there are also some other structures at Tipon including baths, a temple complex, canals, and aqueducts.

Stop 2: Pikillacta

Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 AD by the Huari people. In the area there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.

Stop 3: Andahuaylillas

Here we will discover the “Sistine Chapel of Peru,” a church that is home to golden altars, paintings, and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you’ll find masterpiece after masterpiece.

On our way back to Cusco we will visit Saylla, where you can enjoy the delicious and infamous pork chicharrones (optional).

We return to Cusco around 2:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this adventure. Book it today!

INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tourist ticket (70 soles the partial one o 130 the complete one) Only cash.
  • Ticket to Andahuaylillas (18 soles) Only cash.
  • Food and water
  • Not mentioned

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Daypack for personal items
  • Money in soles for entrance fees, water, snacks and other expenses during each tour
  • Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (hiking boots recommended)
  • Waterproof clothes and rain cover
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water (1.5L per day)
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf or hat in order to protect against the intense sunlight
  • Warm jacket for the evening/wind
  • Personal medications

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY




Griselda G
Griselda G
2024-05-16
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Trip to Cusco 2024 I was in Cusco for 4 days, traveling with friends, we visited Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, the archaeological park of Machu Picchu with the company Peru top Expierence. From Paraguay, the organization of the trip was in charge of the guide William Silva, super attentive to doubts and with the necessary information for the tour. In Cusco he welcomed us again and then we stayed at Prisma Hotel, good service. Then to go to Pisaq, to the train station in Ollantaytambo and to Machu Picchu, another guide from the company, Mr. Carlos Alfredo, accompanied us. In Aguas Calientes we stayed at the Andino hotel. Good attention. Good gastronomy in general, except the place called El Maizal that includes the bus tour to Ollantaytambo, from there they either change places or include a personal lunch in that day's tour. Super recommended @perutopexpierience to discover the wonders of Cusco! The flight from Lima to Cusco was by Jetsmart. Regular care. Many requirements for foreigners regarding luggage but not so much for nationals. They should improve that.
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Navigate45259110927
2024-04-08
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wonderful cusco We did several tours, Humatai lagoon, mountain of seven colors, Machupichu, sacred valley and the logistics were perfect, they met the pick-up times, the guides provide very interesting information about each site and the visits are spectacular, each one has a charm that fall in love
Majesus A
Majesus A
2023-11-05
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Peru...... Fabulous and Unforgettable trip A magnificent trip, we visited Machu Picchu and Cuzco, and other cities like Lima, Puno or Arequipa. Phenomenal organization, great guides and good accommodations. A unique experience thanks to you!
Kiera C
Kiera C
2023-09-17
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Highly Recommend This company and tour was incredible. They were there to help every part of the way! I really enjoyed my time at Machu Picchu with Eduardo :)
Carmen C
Carmen C
2023-07-30
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Inolvidable!! Hicimos varios tours laguna de Humantay, Montaña de 7 colores, Valle Sagrado, Machupicchu y City Tour, la coordinación estuvo muy bien, no tuvimos problemas ni con traslado o reservas, los guias fueron muy amables y los almuerzos y desayunos que eran parte del tour eran diversos y abundantes. Excelente servicio. Como recomendación revisar bien los horarios de los tour ya que inician super temprano 4:00am y terminan tarde, así que considera hacer 2 tours laguna y montaña y dia 3 valle sagrado que es mas tarde 7:30am y regresando de Machupicchu haz el tour por la ciudad en la tarde para descansar la mañana. A nosotros nos funciono perfecto! ;)
Alejandra M
Alejandra M
2023-06-07
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Vale 100% la pena ir Todo increíble! El guía daba información del lugar y detalles, pudimos probar también los diferentes chocolates y es un lugar que debes visitar si estás en Cusco. El guía siempre amable y nos tomó fotos a todos :)
Juan Sebastián O
Juan Sebastián O
2023-05-30
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Excelente servicio Todo estuvo Perfecto, 100% recomendado!! El Guia fue muy amigable. Excelente servicio todo desde el principio hasta el final.
Christian S
Christian S
2022-11-03
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A great adventurous journey! If you would love to explore the surroundings of Machu Picchu but you're worried the 4 day hike might be too hard for you, this is the perfect option. We had a great time, beginning with the convenient and comfortable communication with our guide Manuel who supported us to organize the transport to the start of the treck and the hike itself was a unique experience that we don't want to miss. The hike itself rewarded us with the perfect first view on Machu Picchu on day one and we had the whole second day to explore the whole side more in detail. Accomodation, Food, Transport and a great guide is included in the price. Thanks to Manuel it was an great adventureous journey - thanks for that.
Lupe R
Lupe R
2022-09-23
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Fenomenal El Viaje fue excelente desde la llegada a Cusco hasta terminar en Lima. Nuestro Guia Hernan fue muy informativo, paciente y obeservativo y muy bien preparado para todos los viajes que tomamos con el. La Agencia preparo hasta la mas minima necesidad. No tengo mas palabras para calificar nuestro viaje solo que fue lo maximo. Todo fue Excelente!!
Maribel A
Maribel A
2022-09-18
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Inolvidable Una experiencia inolvidable, divertida y buen trato. Buena opción para la próxima aventura cuento contigo.

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