South Valley Tipon

Duration: 5 Hours.
Daily Departures: 09:30 hrs. to 14:00 hrs.
Location: Cusco – Perú.
Type of Excursión: Culture.

This half day tour allows you to see a less touristy part of urban Cusco, and visits archeological sites that are both impressive and less commonly visited. The places you’ll visit on this tour include: The chapel of Andahuaylillas, which is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Cusco,” the Pre-Incan archeological site of Pikillaqta, and the impressive Inca archeological site of Tipon. We’ll pick you up in your hotel at 8:45 am.

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South Valley-Andahuaylillas

Itinerary of Our Tour in The South Valley of Cusco:

Tipon:

This impressive agricultural complex is located at the base of the Pachatusan Mountain, which is an important protective Apu, or mountain spirit, in the Andean religión. It contains terraces that are still preserved, as well as walls of finely carved stones, but the most incredible feature of this site is its irrigation system.

Pikillaqta:

Once a significant turban center during the time of the Pre-Incan Wari Empire, this archeological site contains thousands of constructions, including plazas, colcas (silos used to store food), yards, homes, temples, and long, wides streets. Some buildings were as many as four stories high.

Andahuaylillas:

This typical Andean village dates from colonial times, and is notable for its colonial architecture, the most notable of which is its colonial Catholic chapel. The Chapel, known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco, contains breathtaking decoration and murals from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Our Tour South Valley Tipon Includes:

  • Transportation and group guide to the visited sites.
  • Entrance to the Andahuaylillas Chapel.

Our Tour South Valley Tipon does not Includes:

  • Tourist Ticket (Required for Entrance to Pikillaqta and Tipon).

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