The South Valley Tour Cusco

Tour Valle Sur Cusco, Tipón, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas.

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Description

This route is located south of the city of Cusco which is why it’s so special.
It is a valley of breathtaking landscapes and memorable archeological centers that exhibits customs and traditions that are unique to villages that you will come to visit.
The departures for this tour are daily at 08:40 and 15:00 hrs.

  • Duration: 6 horas
  • Frecuency:  Todos los días, previa reserva.
  • Group: Group Service.
  • What Includes?: Transportation Cusco – South Valley – Cusco, professional guide, guided tours: Tipón, Pikillaqta, Capilla Andahuaylillas, Drop-off (ends in the city center).

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Summary

Embark on an unforgettable Cusco South Valley Tour, where you will discover some of the region’s most captivating and lesser-known treasures. The following places of visit include:

  1. The Archaeological Site of Tipon

    The archaeological site located in this valley is incredibly spectacular because it offers visitors a great cultural and scenic experience. Tipon is one of the royal enclosures and gardens that was commanded to be built for Wiracocha. It boasts an extraordinary and precise hydraulic system for irrigation purposes, as well as 12 spacious terraces that served agriculture. It was not only a philosophical palace but also a temple dedicated to water worship.

  2. The Archaeological Site of Pikillacta

    The most famous and best-preserved pre-Inca city of the ancient cities that existed in Peru is Pikillacta. From the Wari culture, it is characterized by its spectacular constructions. These people were great urbanists and are known for their perfect avenues and streets, showcasing their advanced understanding of urban planning and architecture.

  3. The Sistine Temple of Andahuaylillas

    Our final stop will be at one of the most ancient temples still standing, also known as “the Sistine Chapel of America”. Visitors are greeted in the cozy and serene main square, but inside, we will find beautiful and magnificent mural paintings, richly decorated baroque-style canvases, and altars in gold leaf. Once we have finished visiting the beautiful Sistine, we will return to the city of Cusco.

This Cusco South Valley Tour offers a unique glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the region, making it a must-do experience for any traveler.

Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 08:30 a.m. Pick up from your hotel
  •  08:45 a.m. Tour starts.
  • Places Visited: The archaeological site of Tipon, The archaeological site of Pikillacta, and The Andahuaylillas Temple
  • 15:00 p.m. Tour ends

Includes/ Not Included

Includes:

  • Tour bus and guide

Not Included:

  • Tourist Ticket and the entrance fee to The Andahuaylillas Temple.

Recommendations

Recommendations:

  • Wear the mask and face shield at all times
  • Bring a small backpack
  • Bring sunscreen and hats and/or caps, etc.
  • Bring rain ponchos
  • Carry water at all times

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    To secure your spot on the tour of your choice, we invite you to complete the following booking form. This simple and quick process allows us to customize your experience and ensure that all your needs and preferences are met during the tour. Please provide us with the requested information, and we will be happy to confirm your reservation and provide you with all the necessary details to make the most of your adventure. We look forward to welcoming you on our next tour!








    Frequently asked questions about the Cusco South Valley Tour

    What places will I visit during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    During the South Valley Tour in Cusco, you will visit emblematic places such as the archaeological complex of Tipón, the Andahuaylillas temple, the town of Pikillacta, and the Raqchi viewpoint. Each site has its own history and unique beauty that will allow you to explore the rich culture and history of the region.

    What is the approximate duration of the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Typically, the South Valley Tour in Cusco lasts approximately a full day, from morning until afternoon. This time is enough to visit the main points of interest and enjoy each site without rushing, allowing you to fully absorb the experience.

    What is the weather like during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    The weather in the South Valley of Cusco is usually temperate during the day, with sunny days and cool nights. However, it is important to be prepared for sudden weather changes, especially in higher areas like Raqchi, where the climate can be colder and windier.

    Is food included during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Yes, typically the South Valley Tour in Cusco includes a delicious traditional Peruvian meal at a local restaurant. This gives you the opportunity to try regional dishes such as baked guinea pig or stuffed rocoto while resting and recharging energy to continue exploring.

    Is good physical condition necessary to participate in the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Exceptional physical condition is not required, but it is important to be in good overall health, as the tour involves walking and exploring different archaeological sites and natural landscapes. Comfortable footwear is recommended and be prepared for short walks.

    Is any type of ticket or entrance required to enter the sites during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Yes, to enter archaeological sites such as Tipón and Pikillacta, it is necessary to purchase a tourist ticket that includes these places. This ticket can be purchased in advance or acquired on the same day of the tour, depending on availability.

    What languages are spoken during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Typically, tours in the South Valley of Cusco are available in Spanish and English. Tour guides are usually bilingual and can provide information in both Spanish and English to ensure a satisfactory experience for all visitors.

    Are photographs allowed during the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Yes, taking photographs is allowed in most of the sites visited during the South Valley Tour in Cusco. However, it is important to respect the rules and regulations of the place, as well as the privacy of other visitors and local communities.

    Is there an age restriction to participate in the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    Generally, there are no age restrictions to participate in the South Valley Tour in Cusco. It is an activity suitable for people of all ages, from children to older adults. However, it is important to consider individual needs and the level of physical activity required.

    What is the best time of year to do the South Valley Tour in Cusco?

    The best time to do the South Valley Tour in Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During these months, the weather is more stable and there is less chance of rain, ensuring a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for visitors.

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