Our Cusco South Valley tour takes you to visit Cusco’s most important archaeological complexes, located southeast of the Inca city of Cusco, hidden tourist attractions and is the perfect tour for people looking to experience archaeological sites and magnificent landscapes. Explore lesser-known but equally captivating sites away from the crowds. Experience the authentic charm of the South Valley, off the beaten path. Book your Cusco South Valley Tour now and discover the secrets of this hidden gem in the Andean highlands of Peru.
Departure at 9 am from Cusco
We will pick you up from your respective hotels 30 minutes before the start of the South Valley Cusco Tour, we will take you to the southeast of the city of Cusco, then visit places of interest such as Tipon, which has 12 impressive sites The fertile land and water source of the terrace (terrace) together constitute a masterpiece of water conservation projects. Pikillaqta, the satellite city of the Wari culture, has a very harmonious geometric design. Andahuaylillas is considered the “Sistine Chapel” of America for the quality of the works of art found inside.
Tipon is one of the best examples of agricultural terraces created by the Incas.
Tipon is said to have been a royal garden commissioned by the Inca Wiracocha.
These terraces extend through the narrow valley and are fed by springs coming from the Apu (mountain) Pachatusan.
There is also a complex of temples, irrigation canals and aqueducts.
This archaeological complex is located 25 kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco.
Tipon – Pikillacta
After visiting Tipon we are gonna go to Pikillaqta was a pre-Inca citadel built south of Cusco.
This adobe complex was built by the Wari culture between 700 and 900 AD.
A few meters from the area, you can see a small Inca site known as ‘Rumicolca’, which functioned as a kind of toll for travelers who walked through the place.
Andahuaylillas is one of the colonial towns south of Cusco.
In this village you will find an ancient church known as ‘The Sistine Chapel of America’.
It is home to gilded altars, paintings of the Cusco school and multi-colored ceilings.
The chapel is quite simple and modest on the outside. However, once inside you will see the wonderful interior decorated by works of art of the famous ‘Cusco School’.
San Cristobal Church
The beautiful church of San Pedro in Andahuaylillas.
4:30 pm Return to Cusco and drop off near the Plaza de Armas
Finally, we are gonna finish our tour in the afternoon we will drop you off near Plaza de Armas