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Cusco South Valley Tour

  • Service type: Private
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Group size: Max: 16
  • Min age: 2+
  • Departure: Contact us
  • Duration: Full day

Overview:

This tour takes you to the south of Cusco’s valley and combines Inca architecture of Tipon, pre- Inca architecture of Pikillaqta finishing with a visit to the chapel of Andahuaylillas known as “the Sistine Chapel of the Americas”. we will pass through Saylla, Tipon and lucre with the opportunity to taste their famous dishes at traditional restaurants ( delicious pork chicharrones, roasted duck or guinea pig) before returning to Cusco.

Private Services: These tours are arranged just for you and your party and offer the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the tour. This not only has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying quieter tours, less travelers along the route and most important, not many shopping stops!

Detailed Itinerary:

Full Day: Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel at 8.00am and drive 45 minutes to our first site:

TIPON is a sprawling early fifteenth-century Inca archaeological park with the irrigation system based on canals, fountains and stonework with water drop structures shows that the Incas had an advanced water related technology and were experienced hydraulic engineers also is a beautiful agricultural site.

PIKILLAQTA: 30 km to the south of Cusco, this pre-Inca archaeological site was the stronghold of the Wari. Pikillaqta is a village of the Wari people, this big adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture and Wari was the center village and other cities like Pikillaqta were influenced by it.

ANDAHUAYLILLAS, we will visit the baroque church, the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle built by Jesuits in the 16th-century, covering a pre-Columbian huaca. The church is nicknamed, “the Sistine Chapel of America” because of the magnificent frescos that adorn its walls, painted in the 1620s by Luis de Riaño and his indigenous collaborators. The painting depicts the roads to heaven and to hell, and the composition was inspired by northern European prints.

What is Included:
  • Private transportation to all sites including transfers to and from your hotel
  • Guided service by an Excellent English speaking official tourist guide
  • Sometimes our group are with 10+ person (shared group service).
What is not Included:
  • Entrance fees to sites total approx 70 soles BTG + 15 soles Andahuaylillas
  • Lunch
  • Tips for your guide and driver. Your personal appreciation.
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.)

We recommend that you bring:

  • Bottle of water
  • Camera
  • Sun hat/cream
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Comfortable walking shoes!
  • Cash or money for extra expenses.
  • A warm clothes to return to Cusco

Recommendations:

  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow
    yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you
    will enjoy the trek.
  2. Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so
    we can locate you if needed.