OVERVIEW

South of the city of Cusco is the place known as El Valle Sur, it was a very important place for the development of the Inca Empire; It is the perfect route for people looking to experience archaeological sites and magnificent landscapes, without so much company and in a short period of time. This territory was one of the first inhabited places in the entire Cusco Valley. The first inhabitants of the culture known as Marcavalle populated this place, 1000 years before Christ.

Trip Summary

Highlights:

  • 9:00 am – Pick up at your hotel.
  • Tipón: Impressive cultivation space with 12 terraces currently cultivated. Its walls were built with carved stones. Even more impressive is an irrigation system.
  • Pikillaqta: Great urban center of the development time of the Wari Empire. More than a thousand constructions: Pazas, colcas, homes, temples, streets, and buildings up to 4 floors high.
  • Andahuaylillas: Andean Villa of the time of the colony of singular origin and architecture. It emphasizes its catholic temple of the colonial time with a beautiful decoration and mural painting of century XVII and XVIII well-known like the “Sistine Chapel of Cusco”.
  • Upon return we can enjoy the delicious pork rinds (optional).
  • 2:00 pm – Return to Cusco (hour approx.).

Travel Details

  • To feel the excitement when traveling to Cusco, you can also visit the South Valley.
  • A beautiful valley where you can find the Archaeological Center of Tipón.
  • With beautiful hydraulic infrastructures.
  • You can also visit Andahuaylillas and its beautiful church.

Photo Gallery South Valley Tour, Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas

Itinerary

The circuit through the South Valley, will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Andean highlands; you can see the magnificent hydraulic architecture of Tipón, pre-Inca constructions in Pikillaqta and beautiful works of art of the Cusco school in the temple of Andahuaylillas; On the way back, you can visit a variety of restaurants; in the village of Saylla the specialty is the “chicharrón”, but if you want to try the delicious “cuy” (guinea pig), take advantage of the weather in Tipón. The best way to do this tour is on a private tour, but you will also enjoy being part of an organized tour.

At 8:30 a.m. we will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour:

Andahuaylillas: Andahuaylillas is located 40 kilometers from the city of Cuzco, standing out for its colonial architecture.
Its main square is surrounded by old houses and has pisonay trees.

The most outstanding attraction of this town is the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas that was built in the seventeenth century. The interior is profusely decorated with wall paintings, baroque altars of carved wood and has canvases from the Cuzco Painting School that developed at the beginning of the Hispanic presence.

Tipon: The Tipón complex is 27 km. to the southeast of Cusco. It contains enclosures, terraces, and an intact canal. The upper part of the complex is crossed by the Inca Trail together with an irrigation canal.

It has probably been used as a laboratory for agricultural products by the various microclimates found in this complex.
Tipón is included as one of the 16 most important archaeological visits for tourists visiting this area.

Pikillaqta: The archaeological complex of Piquillacta is an archaeological site formed by the remains of a city in Ancient Peru, from the pre-Inca period. It is located in the district of Lucre, province of Quispicanchi, department of Cuzco, about 30 km southeast of the city of Cuzco and 3,250 meters above sea level, in the Lucre river basin and in a mesothermal environment of the course of the Vilcanota river. It covers an approximate area of about 50 hectares. It was one of the most important administrative-cultic centers of the Wari culture (or Huari), between the VI to IX centuries of our era, and represents the planned Wari urbanism par excellence.

  • I pick up from the hotel to start our excursion.
  • Touristic bus.
  • Professional bilingual guide (English / Spanish).
  • Box Lunch.
  • Feeding.
  • Tourist ticket (BTG). Click to see Tourist Ticket of Cusco
  • Income to the Church of Andahuaylillas S / .5 soles = USD $ 1.90.

We recommend you bring:

  • Camera or video camera (Optional).
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, caps or hats.
  • Light clothing.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Snack

Notes

  • If you bring or buy snacks, preferably light (dry fruits, cookies, and water).
  • The departure time is an exact time, there is no tolerance time.
  • The service is subject to variation without prior notice, weather conditions (rain, mudslides, overflows, bad weather, etc.), strikes and/or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
  • The Itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service in its entirety.
  • Any cancellation of the service for the indicated reasons does not apply return.
  • If you decide to retire before the end of the service, there will be no refund for it.

Booking Form South Valley Tour, Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas