Cusco Southern Valley tour - Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas
There are many interesting towns with impressive archaeological remains on this tour south of Cusco. First we will come across Tipon, with its extensive terraces and fine irrigation systems that end in altars dedicated to water.
Next we'll pass by the towns of Oropesa, Huaro and Andahuaylillas. These are home to colonial churches with exquisitely carved pulpits and baroque art. Of these, the most important is Andahuaylillas; its church is known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” for its outstanding artwork and murals.
Another noteworthy stop is Huacarpay Lagoon, full of plant and animal species. There are many bird observation towers constructed along the edge to improve the view. After this brief tour of the lake, we will stop by the archaeological site of Pikillaqta, former home of the Wari culture and one of the three most important pre-Inca cities. The site impresses with its sheer size and meticulous layout. Other Wari sites are dotted along the whole southern valley, many of which were adapted by the Inca for their own use.
Cusco - Tipon - Piquillacta - Andahuaylillas
Pick up from your hotel at 8:00am. We will begin our tour at the Tiponarcheological complex and later visit the village of Oropesa. Continuing on with our journey, we will walk around the archaeological remains of Pikillaqta and ultimately reach Andahuaylillas, home to the exquisite baroque church known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas.” In the afternoon, we will take a bus back to Cusco.
- Min 10 - Max 20
- Professional bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
- Entrance tickets
What we recommended to bring
- Water bottle
- Waterproof clothing, hat, sunblock, sunglasses
- Chocolates, candies or others snacks
$69.00 USD per person
We also offer personalized south valley tour in private groups. If you are interested in taking a private tour with us, please clarify in form.
Price are per person and in USD (United States Dollar).
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Southern Valley FAQs
The southern valley includes the archaeological remains of Tipon, Piquillacta, lagoon of Lucre and the church of Andahuaylillas.
The difference between these tours are the places to visit and also the direction in which they are, the southern Cusco Valley is located to the south east of the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley is located to the Northwest and Northeast of the city of Cusco.
The complete tourist ticket includes 15 attractions or places to visit and among these is the archaeological remains that are visited in the South Valley, the only attraction that is not in the tourist ticket is the church of Andahuaylillas that has a cost of 15.00 soles, but in our package of the southern valley we include all the income.
If it is possible to combine both tours in one full day tour, but in private service, send us a request for a tour quote.
The tour begins at 8:30 am with pick up from the hotel, we leave Cusco at 9:00 am and return at 15:00 pm.
The group of the tour varies according to the season in the low season between the months of November to March the group is between 5 passengers and 15 passengers and in high season from April to November the groups can be between 10 passenger and 25 passengers.