South Valley Tour Half Day

South Valley Tour HALF DAY TRIP      

Tipon, Pikillacta, Colonial church of andahuaylillas
$ 55 Price pp
Half Day Duration
none Accommodation
Max: 8p Max Guests:
Easy Dificulty:

South Valley Tour Half Day

none Accommodation
Max: 8 People Max Guests:
Year Around Season
Easy Dificulty Level:

This is another beautiful place with amazing views, this tour is not popular as the other sites and has more local feel for people who are looking to immerse themselves in more native experience. Not so many people have heard of the South Valley, a lesser-known route to the east of Cusco that has a wealth of pre-Inca, Inca and colonial-era attractions.

Our half-day South Valley tour of Cusco takes you to the South Valley, passing through beautiful Andean scenery as we travel to three fascinating destinations: The archaeological sites of Tipon and Pikillacta, and the charming colonial town of Andahuaylillas.

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Overview

Highlights

  • Half – day Southern Valley Private Tour from Cusco
  • Discover the ancient Inca temple and irrigation system of Tipon
  • Explore the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta and learn more about the Wari culture
  • Visit the magnificent church of Andahuaylillas, named the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, and round-trip transport
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide

Pre-Tour Briefing: 

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.

TOURING WITH THE BEST

You will be touring with the best team made of our guides, drivers. You will be proud of the people in our team for their hard work. We treat our team very well and provide them with everything they need to work well and respond to your needs.

What makes us different?

Runas Expeditions is owned by locals and based in Cusco-Peru. Runas Expeditions has the best professional staff, we work hard to provide a high-quality service, RE organize all kinds of tour packages and we are ready to answer your questions, we arrange your tour according to your needs and we are very flexible. And the most important thing for us is your safety in each tour, you are in good hands, we take care of you from door to door.

  • 100% Local
  • Small groups and personalized services
  • Committed to social projects
  • Best Equipment
  • Safety Standards. 

DEPARTURES:

  • Departures: Daily Tours.
  • Hours: 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.

PLACES THAT ARE VISITED IN THE SOUTH VALLEY TOUR:

  • The Inca archaeological site of Tipon
  • The Pre-Inca archaeological site of Pikillacta
  • Colonial churchof andahuaylillas.

Itinerary

SOUTH VALLEY – HALF DAY TRIP                           

We will pick you up with our private transportation to begin the South Valley Tour Cusco at 7:30am. This private tour takes you in some of the most beautiful ancient constructions that are somewhat off the beaten path. We start driving through the city of Cusco towards the three of Peru’s ancient wonders located in South Valley of Cusco.

Our first journey will be THE INCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF TIPON — it’s one of the great marvels of Incan hydraulic engineering, famous for its aqueducts, canals, fountains which are laid out over the terraces all of them carefully made by Incas. In Addition, The Inca archaeological site of Tipon also has one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas and it’ss made up of baths, a temple complex, canals, aqueducts, and tall terraces. Nowadays, The Tipon Archeological Complex has been distinguished as a marvel of civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineering. We will visit for about an hour.

 

Afterwards, we go to PIKILLACTA— it’s a pre-Incan archaeological site that belongs to Wari culture and it was built around 700 to 900 years AD, the pre-Inca site was once a cult headquarters and an administrative center for the great pre-Incan Wari culture. In addition, in the area, you can see qolcas (food deposits), athletics fields, houses, temples, narrow streets and buildings up to four stories high. Pikillacta pre-Incan archaeological is a fine example of their planned urban engineering. There is also a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, which was a checkpoint for the Incas. The pre-Incan Wari culture is the second largest empire in SouthAmerica after the Incan empire, very well known for its great urban layout, which was the architectural key to inherit the Incan empire. We then continue on to Andahuaylillas.

Next, we will visit the ANDAHUAYLILLAS – it’s an astonishing colonial church from XVII century “the Church of St. Peter, the Apostle”, located in Andahuaylillas town in the southeast of Cusco. This colonial era church home to golden altars, paintings with its murals that cover the walls and the ceiling. The artwork is so fine that the church is called “the Sistine Chapel of the Americas” and, was made by local Quechuans during the colony of Spain. Also, some paintings from the famous “Escuela Cuzqueña” can be appreciated. After our fascinating South Valley Tour Cusco, we will return to Cusco. The whole trip takes about 5 hours.

 

Optional: For Lunch, on the way back to Cusco, we can stop at Saylla where we can find some typical restaurants to enjoy pork chicharrones, or roasted guinea pig, otherwise we can go strate to your hotel

Includes / Does not include

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transportation:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Day 1: Private transport for the Cusco City Tour

High Quality Service & Safety standards:

  • Pre-departure Briefing
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guiding Tour
  • First Aid Kit + oxygen bottle
  • 24/7 Customer Service

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Meals
  • Tourist ticket: you must have the entrance fee to visit Tipon and Pikillaqta which is $25.
  • Entrance to Andahualillas church.
  • Tips for your team (optional)
  • Other services not mentioned

Recommendations

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Entrance fee to visit each places.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sun protection cream.
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Water
  • Camera and films.
  • Money for lunch.

Note:  We run this tour only as Private Service.

 

Prices

Prices

Private tour

  • Price: $90 USDPer Person –  private Tour (minimum 2 people)
  • Price: $200 USD Private Tour of 3 people
  • Price: $220 USDPrivate Tour of 4 people
  • Price: $220 USD Private Tour of 5 People

If you are more than 5 people please contact us.

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