Cusco South valley – half day tour

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Overview

Cusco is full of history and adventure, wherever you go there is always something to see, driving south of Cusco city we can find other remain from Incas and pre-Incan cultures. Exploring the South Valley in Cusco is a less explored area, here you will get to know pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial complexes, a tour of half day, will make you go to the past of the Incas towards the beginning of the Incan era

Highlights

  • Andahuaylillas colonial temple of XVII century
  • Pikillaqta preincan site
  • Tipon archeological site
  • Get the chance to taste rousted Guinea pig

Itinerary

Day 1
Driving to south of Cusco City

We pick you up from your Hotel between 9:00 am to start visiting these incredible places in the south of Cusco.
TIPON: Tipon is said 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, the mountain above the site. In addition to the terracing, there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals, and aqueducts. Tipon, is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco.
PIKILLAQTA: Pikillaqta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture, in the area, there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillaqta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Here you find 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. Also, some paintings from the famous “Escuela Cusqueña” is available for viewing.
On the return pass Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones, or roasted Guinea pig (optional).
We returned to Cusco for approximately 14:00 pm.

The tour includes

  • • Professional guide: All of our guides studied English and Tourism at the local University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are all a lot of fun to be around, but know when they need to be professional and will always look after you to make sure you are safe and happy - enjoying the tour.
  • • Transportation: You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred from site to site by a private Kuntur Peru vehicle.

The tour does not include

  • • Entrance fees: You must have the TOURIST TICKET to enter Tipon. The tourist ticket is currently 70 soles for a one day ticket or 130 soles for a 10 day ticket. This one ticket will give you access to many other locations in the Sacred Valley as well as some museums and places of interest in Cusco. Please note, entrance to Andahuaylillas church and Maras is not included in the TOURIST TICKET and will require a separate ticket of 10 soles each.
  • • Entrance fee to Andahuaylillas church ( 10 soles additional cost, not included in the TOURIST TICKET)
  • • Entrance fee to Maras (10 soles additional cost, not included in the TOURIST TICKET)
  • • Meals: There are no meals served during this tour. You should be back in Cusco to enjoy lunch on your own.

What to bring for the tour?

  • Water
  • Warm jacket- the valley is warm during the day, windy in the afternoon, and quite cold at night.
  • Gloves if it’s possible
  • Caps
  • Rain coat or plastic poncho, as weather in Cusco can change rapidly

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Cusco South valley – half day tour
From $ 180.00
per Person
octubre 2021
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