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    South Valley Cusco Tour

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    South Valley Cusco Tour

    Book the South Valley Cusco Tour with us and learn about history through pre-Inca, Inca archaeological centers and a beautiful colonial church known as “The Sistine of America” all in beautiful villages that still retain their beautiful colonial mansions.

    Our South Valley Tour Cusco is known for combining amazing natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipón, pre-Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta, you visit Andahuaylillas its beautiful Chapel, known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”; without forgetting the tasty gastronomy that you can taste in Saylla, Huasao … come with us to enjoy this pleasant excursion !!!

    • Type of Tourism: Cultural and archeological.
    • Places to visit: Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas
    • Type of Service: Shared
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Group Size: 2 – 12 people
    • Maximium altitude: 3,500 masl
    • Transportation: Turistic Bus
    • Physical Levels: 1 
    • Best time to go: April – December (best season), January – March (rainy season with restrictions).

    Highlights of the Tour:

    • Discover the Inca architecture of Tipón
    • See the Wari architecture of Piquillacta
    • Stroll through the temple of Andahuaylillas

    Places to Visit:


    The terraces found here are impressive, a sample of Hydraulic wisdom, contain 12 terraces of quite fertile land and are still cultivated, its retaining walls are made of very well carved stones. The most impressive of this archaeological site is the irrigation system that is still serving agriculture and the advantage is the water intake in the spring season.



    Nowadays, Pikillaqta is considered as one of the best known and best preserved pre-Inca cities that exist in the beautiful country of Peru.

    Pikillaqta archaeological site has the characteristics of a large urban center corresponding to the development time of the Wari empire with more than a thousand constructions between squares, colcas (food tanks), courts or homes, temples, long and narrow streets with buildings that were up to 4 stories high.



    Typical Andean time villa of the colony of unique origin and architecture. The constructions that stands out in Andahuaylillas is the Catholic temple of the colonial era with a beautiful decoration and mural painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth century known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco.



    Day 01: Half Day South Valley Tour Cusco

    At 08:00 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel and depart by tourist transport to the South Valley of Cusco.

    On the way, the first tourist attraction we will visit during our South Valley Cusco Tour will be the Tipón temple. In this place we will observe the impressive canals, the magnificent water sources and a complex platform system.

    Then, we will continue the South Valley Tour Cusco to the ancient city of the Waris of Pikillacta where we will appreciate the great pre-Inca urban center and the impressive views of the Huacarpay – Lucre wetland.

    Finally, we will travel a short to the district of Andahuaylillas where we will visit the San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas Church, better known as the Sistine Chapel of America, which in its interior protects the best samples of the religious art of the colony. Between 1:00 p.m., the South Valley Tour Cusco finish and we return to the city of Cusco.


    • There are very goog places for a gourmet lunch in the route of the South Valley Tour Cusco.
    • You can see how is prepare the famous “Cuy al horno” Roasted ginea pig, made by locals in Tipon.
    • Or visit the andean coca leaf readers and shamans in Huasao at the end of the South Valley Cusco Tour.


    • Professional guide according to the required language: Spanish or English.
    • Assistance and pick up from your hotel, in the historic center of Cusco.
    • Tourist bus for the tour.

    Not Included:

    • General tourist ticket S /. 130.00 (Foreigners)
    • Partial tourist ticket S /. 70.00 (Foreigners)
    • Entrance to the temple of Andahuaylillas S / .10.00 ($ 3.00 dollars)
    • International flights
    • Food not mentioned in the program
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips

    What to pack

    • Passport
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
    • Rain protection (water poncho and waterproof jacket, between October to March)
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Money in soles (to buy a sandwich or souvenir)
    • Photo camera or video camera (Optional).
    • Snacks.

    Altitudes during the tour

    Pikillaqta Altitude


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