SOUTH VALLEY OF CUSCO ½ DIA
Tipon – Pikillacta – Andahuaylillas
This tour is known for combining beautiful natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipon, pre – Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta and a beautiful chapel, known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”.
We pick you up from your Hotel between 08:40 hrs and 09:00 hrs to start visiting theses incredible places:
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 24km southeast of Cusco.
Pikillaqta: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 AD, by the Huari. In the area there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, 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.
On the return we will pass Saylla, where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones (optional).
We returned to Cusco at about 3 PM.
- English speaking guide
- Taxes included
- Admission prices archaeological sites and Andahuaylillas 15 soles.
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO BRING:
- Daypack for personal items
- Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
- Extra money for souvenirs and handicrafts
- Personal medications
- Extra money in Soles
If you wish to visit the Holy Valley, it is better to buy the 10 day tourist card for 130 Soles. You have in Cusco also access to other attractions and museums.
Groups of more than 5 people have a discount, Students with a valid international student card and Children under 17 years old. You must show their identity card or passport at time of booking
PRICE PER PERSON
1.- GROUP UP TO ( 20 – 32 People )
PRICE 15.00 USD ( Exclusive Guide in english or Spanish)
2. SMALL GROUPS ( 5 – 15 People )
PRICE: 20 USD ( Exclusive Guide in English or Spanish )
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To confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make an advance payment of 50% of the total amount of your tour. This payment can be made through Wester Union (4.5% fee), VISA card (6% fee) or Paypal (8.6% fee). The rest must be paid in our office in Cusco, in american dollars or peruvian soles, in cash only.