South Valley Tour
Places to visit:
Tipon, Pikillacta, Andahuaylillas
The South Valley of Cusco is a lesser known but equally beautiful region of Peru that is located south of the city of Cusco. In this region, one can see local towns that offer a glimpse into traditional Andean culture and daily life.
South Valley Tour Itinerary
In our South Valley tour, we visit the following attractions.
The Incan archaeological site of Tipon is located about 20 km south of Cusco. Tipon is particularly known for its impressive irrigation system, which consists of a series of terraces, canals, and aqueducts that were used to irrigate crops and provide water for the Incan people who lived in the region. The site is a testament to the Incan’s incredible engineering and agricultural skills, and it’s a great place to learn about the ways in which they were able to cultivate crops and sustain their communities in the Andean highlands.
In addition to the irrigation system, Tipon features several impressive structures and buildings that were likely used for religious or administrative purposes.
A pre-Incan archaeological site located in the South Valley of Cusco, Peru. The site is thought to have been built by the Wari culture, which thrived in the region between 500 and 1000 AD, making it one of the oldest sites in the area.
Pikillacta is known for its impressive city planning, with a complex network of roads, canals, and buildings that cover an area of more than 50 acres. The site is thought to have been an administrative and religious center for the Wari people, and it is believed that it was home to around 10,000 inhabitants at its peak.
This small town is known for its beautiful colonial church, which is often referred to as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes.” The church is adorned with stunning frescoes and artwork and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in religious art and architecture.
- Pick-up from hotel in Cusco / drop-off at hotel after tour
- Guided service (English or Spanish)
- Transportation to each attraction included in the tour
- Entrance tickets (Boleto Turístico General)
- Snacks & Water
- Lunch: in this tour, you will be back to Cusco just in time for lunch. We will recommend some of the best restaurants in town for you to try!
WHAT TO BRING
To guarantee the best of experiences, it is important to be fully prepared. Here is a list of items we recommend you to bring for this tour.
- Comfortable shoes. No heels, flip flops, flats or unworn shoes.
- Small day pack for your personal items
- Travel document
- Parka or windbreaker. Weather changes are common in Cusco. This includes sunny, rainy and windy conditions.
- Reusable water bottle
- Extra cash for souvenirs & snacks
Prices & Options
COST: US$30 per person
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