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South Valley Tour Cusco (Half Day)

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Tour Details

The South Valley Tour in addition with the Sacred Valley VIP tour gives a complete understanding to Inca civilization. South Valley Tour Cusco is a half day tour that takes you to three archaeological sites to the south of Cusco. 

Tipon, Pikillaqta and Church of Andahuaylillas are often overlooked by travelellers. These sites were quite significant to Incas and Wari Culture (Pre Incas). 

Tipon:

It is a small farming village in the south of Cusco. Tipon is home to an archeological site that nestles on a hilltop overlooking the valley. The site boasts an impressive irrigation system built by Incas. There is also a royal garden. 

The village is typically famous among locals for guinea pig meat (cuy). Infact, locally it is known as the cuy capital of the region. 

Pikillacta:

This is a Pre-Incan ruin. The Waris were the first ones to settle here. It boasts an impressive Wari architecture which is very distinct from that of Incas. Unlike most Inca sites, Pikillacta does not have any aqueducts. The nearest lake is a kilometre away from the site. It is the only source of water. 

When archaeologists excavated the site, they found many bones which were from sacrifices. They also found many stones which had carvings of Maize along with their deities. Maize was an important crop to Waris. 

Sistine Chapel of America -Andahuaylillas:

This is a pretty village located far south from the city of Cusco. The white washed church may seem unattractive from outside but its interiors are jaw dropping. 

Why Machu Picchu Amazon Peru?

We are a local tour operator based in Cusco. Our team comprises qualified English speaking local guides. They are born and raised in Cusco. They have a wealth of knowledge about the sites, some only a handful of locals know about. 

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0830 AM

Price Includes

  • Transport
  • Bi-lingual guide

Price Excludes

  • Tourist Tickets
  • Entrance Ticket to Andahuaylillas Church 15 Soles
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Peruvian Soles
Itinerary

Cusco - South Valley - Cusco

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will then drive to Tipon. Our local expert will be giving you a guided tour of the site. Once you have had your fill, we will travel to Pikillacta. The site offers a fantastic view of the valley below. Here, with our local expert you will discover the prominence of this tourist attraction. 

Then we will travel further down south to Andahuayillas. The village itself is charming. Here we will be visiting the sistine chapel of Americas. You will have to pay 15 Soles to enter. Our guide will explain the prominence of the chapel and give you a complete tour. 

After the tour, we will drive back to Cusco.

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