Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Pikillaqta
Capilla Sixtina de América - Andahualillas

Southern Valley Tour

Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Pikillaqta
Capilla Sixtina de América - Andahualillas
Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón
Sitio Arqueológico de Pikillaqta
Capilla Sixtina de América - Andahualillas

Southern Valley Tour

GROUP SIZE
10
MAX. ALTITUDE
11,680 ft.
LEVEL
Easy
  • Cusco
  • Pikillacta
  • Tipon
  • Andahuaylillas
  • Huaro

EXPLORE THE HIDDEN PART OF THE SACRED VALLEY

Discover the famous archaeological complexes within its natural and cultural landscapes in southern Cusco on our Cusco Southern Valley Tour. These sites range from Pre-Inca to Colonial architecture. Don’t waste any more time and choose this tour that will take you through the different stages that this magical valley has lived, book now!

 


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SUMMARY

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN VALLEY CUSCO TOUR:

  • Explore Inca, Pre-Inca, and Colonial sites in 6 hours.
  • Admire the different painting techniques in the colonial church of Andahuaylillas, known as “The Sistine Chapel of America”.
  • Visit the Archaeological Park of Pikillacta, a Pre-Inca metropolis of the Wari culture.
  • Visit the archaeological site of Tipon, an authentic engineering work of water and terraces.
  • Capture unforgettable moments with the best photos for social media.
  • Suitable for all ages.

CUSCO SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR

The Cusco Southern Valley Tour is a beautiful half-day excursion that combines the scenic beauty, history, and culture of Cusco’s South in three historical stages: Inca, Pre-Inca, and Colonial.

First, we will visit Tipon, an Inca temple that venerated water and has impressive terraces. Afterwards, we will go to Pikillaqta, known as “the town of fleas”, an urban centre from the Pre-Inca Wari period. Finally, we will visit the temple of Andahuaylillas, a treasure of the colonial period, with unique artistic beauty inside. This temple was compared to the famous Sistine Chapel and therefore took the name of the “Sistine Chapel of America”. Book your adventure now and discover these historical treasures!

Duration: 06 hours.

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Itinerary

Half-Day: Cusco Southern Valley Tour – Southern Valley Cusco

Sitio Arqueológico de Tipón Capilla Sixtina de América - Andahualillas

The Cusco Southern Valley Tour starts at approximately 8:00 a.m. Our transportation will pick you up from your hotel to take you approximately 1 hour to the impressive archaeological site of Tipon. This is a place of great beauty and deep cultural significance, where it is believed that they worshiped the water. Tipon is known for its impeccable Inca architectural and engineering work, noted for its terraces and water channels. You will have plenty of time to explore this beautiful place accompanied by your guide who will answer any of your questions.

At the end of the guided tour in Tipon, we return to the transport to head towards our next destination, Pikillacta Archaeological Park. The name Pikillaqta comes from a Quechua word, where “Piki” means “Flea” and “Llaqta” means “Town”, which translates as “small town” or “the town of fleas”. This archaeological site was a large urban centre of the Pre-Inca Wari culture.

At the end of the visit to Pikillaqta, our transport will take you to the village of Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the temple of San Pedro Apostle Andahuaylillas built in the 16th century. Nowadays, this temple is known as the “Sistine Chapel of America” and is famous for its decorations which include canvases, murals, altarpieces, and sculptures. Among the outstanding artists who have contributed works are Tadeo Escalante and Diego Quispe Titto.

At the conclusion of our guided tour, inside the Andahuaylillas temple, we will return to Cusco city. Our transportation will drop us off near Cusco’s historic centre, allowing us to continue exploring this fascinating city.

  • Highest altitude: 3,560 m.a.s.l./ 11,680 ft.
  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Main attractions: Tipon Archaeological Site, Pikillaqta Archaeological Park, Andahuaylillas Church.

inclusions

CUSCO SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Professional and trained staff:
    • Experienced and bilingual tour guide.
    • Assistant tour guide (for groups of more than 9 people).
  • Emergency kit
    • First aid kit.
  • Transport
    • Round-trip transportation (tourist bus).

CUSCO SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Partial tourist ticket (useful for Tipon and Pikillacta, valid for 1 day).
  • Entrance to the Andahuaylillas temple.
  • Water and snacks.
  • Tips.
  • Breakfast.
  • Lunch.

PACKING LIST

PACKING LIST FOR THE CUSCO SOUTHERN VALLEY TOUR

Here’s the essential items guide to pack for your adventure.

Essentials:

  • Original physical passport.
  • Extra money (PEN).
  • Water bottle.
  • Personal medication.
  • Sunscreen (SPF 70+).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun hat or cap.

Clothing:

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Comfortable trousers.
  • T-shirt.
  • Rain poncho.

Recommended:

  • Camera.
  • Snacks.

Prices

SOUTHERN VALLEY CUSCO TOUR GROUP SERVICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*01 person (price per person) US$ 20.00
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SOUTHERN VALLEY CUSCO TOUR PRIVATE SERVICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 person (price per person) US$ 80.00
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*03 – 04 person (price per person) US$ 70.00
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*05 – 06 person (price per person) US$ 50.00
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*07 – 08 person (price per person) US$ 40.00
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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES:

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FAQS

What is the South Valley?

The South Valley is the tourist term given to the group of tourist attractions located in Southeast Cusco.

What is the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

The Cusco Southern Valley Tour is a half-day tour of some ancient archaeological sites and attractions in the South Valley of Cusco. The sites visited on the tour include the Tipon Archaeological Park, an Inca archaeological site characterized by its irrigation systems and agricultural terraces; the Pikillacta Archaeological Park, a large urban centre corresponding to the Pre-Inca Wari culture; and the Temple of San Pedro Apostle of Andahuaylillas, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of America”.

Where does the Cusco Southern Valley Tour take place?

The Cusco Southern Valley Tour is an excursion that takes place southeast of the city of Cusco, between the provinces of Quispicanchis and Canchis.

What tickets are needed for the Cusco Southern Valley Tour? Where could you get these tickets?

To do the Cusco Southern Valley Tour, you need the following tickets:

Partial tourist ticket (S/.70.00 PEN).

Entrance ticket to the Andahuaylillas temple (S/. 20.00 PEN)

You can get these tickets at different archaeological and tourist centres offered by COSITUC (Committee of Integrated Tourist and Cultural Services). These tourist tickets cannot be bought or booked online, and have no limit on availability. This means that you can buy them the same day of your visit.

What is the best season to do the South Valley Cusco Tour?

The best season to do the South Valley Cusco Tour is during the dry season, which generally runs from May to September. During these months, the Cusco region experiences more predictable weather conditions. Sunny days and moderate temperatures make it easier to visit archaeological sites and appreciate the scenery. Rainfall is less frequent, ensuring uninterrupted travel.

At what average altitude will I be during the South Valley Cusco Tour?

The South Valley Cusco Tour averages 3,344 m.a.s.l./10,971 ft. The highest altitude reached is Tipon archaeological site at 3,560 m.a.s.l./ 11,680 ft.

What is the age range for the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

The Cusco Southern Valley Tour is accessible to everyone. If you have concerns about walking too much, don’t worry. Our transport will take you to all the places of interest that we will visit, and the walking will be mainly around those archaeological sites. This means that the tour is suitable for people of all ages, providing an inclusive and comfortable experience for all participants.

If I have a physical limitation, can I do the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

Depending on your physical condition, I invite you to contact our sales team for a personalized evaluation. You can contact us through this link: https://www.wamanadventures.com/contact-us/ We will be happy to help you determine if the tour is right for you and answer all your questions.

How far in advance should I book the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

It is recommended to book the Cusco Southern Valley Tour at least 24 hours in advance. This way, you will have enough time to prepare. We will arrange all the necessary details to ensure you have an exceptional experience. We hope to see you soon on our Cusco Southern Valley Tour!

How far in advance should I book the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

It is recommended to book the Cusco Southern Valley Tour at least 24 hours in advance. This way, you will have enough time to prepare. We will arrange all the necessary details to ensure you have an exceptional experience. We hope to see you soon on our Cusco Southern Valley Tour!

What are the starting and ending points of the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

The starting point of the Cusco Southern Valley Tour is Cusco city because our transport picks you up directly from your hotel. At the end of the tour, our transport will drop you off near Cusco’s Main Square, the Regocijo Main Square.

Is it advisable to bring money for the Cusco Southern Valley Tour and how much is recommended?

Yes, it is recommended to bring Peruvian soles. This will help cover last-minute unforeseen expenses during the tour, such as souvenirs, snacks, postcard photographs, water, tickets, and other personal expenses. It is suggested to bring between 180 and 230 Peruvian soles.

Can I buy souvenirs or local handicrafts during my Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

During the South Valley Cusco Tour, Pikillaqta and Tipon lacked shops souvenir or handicraft shops. However, when we arrive in Andahuaylillas, you will be able to explore a wide variety of handicraft products and souvenirs in and around the main square. Here, you will find everything from llama and alpaca fur products to key chains and other local souvenirs. This will enable you to take a small piece of this experience back with you.

How can I reserve the Cusco Southern Valley Tour?

You are just one step away from this exciting adventure! Follow this link to book this exciting tour.

Once you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address you provided. This email will include all the details necessary to finalize your booking. If any further questions or queries arise in the process of your tour, our sales and reservations colleagues will be happy to help you every step of the way.

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Our team is focused on providing you with an impeccable experience in every detail of your trip. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. From planning to execution, we are committed to delivering a memorable experience in the Southern Valley Cusco entirely.

Experienced and professional team: We want you to have an unforgettable experience with us. Each member of our team is highly trained to provide quality service during your adventure.

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Small groups: From 2 to 15 people, to maintain an exceptional experience and guarantee personalised attention.

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