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Cusco: South Valley Villages & Archaeology Tour

Group Tour
FromUS$ 19
Group Tour
FromUS$ 19
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  • Group TourStart Time: 09:00Available: 10 seats
  • Group Tour + Entrance TicketsTickets grant you access to other 6 attractions and museums in CuscoStart Time: 09:00Available: 10 seats

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5-6 hours
Availability : Daily
Be transported to the Inca’s time and venture yourself to the less-visited Inca and pre-Inca sites of the South Valley, the highlights of this excursion are the agricultural terraces of Tipón and its perfectly set water channels, followed by the old city of Pikillacta with its numerous streets. Also, be marveled by the art masterpieces of the chapel of Andahuaylillas.
What to Expect
  • Uncover the archaeological site of Tipón the water temple, learn more about the Inca farming methods and secrets of its aqueducts.
  • Marvel at the Mini Sixtine Chapel of Peru in Andahuaylillas
  • Visit the Pre-Inca village of Pikillacta
Tour details

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel in Cusco Historic Center

Water Fountain of Plazoleta Regocijo (Google Map)

Departure Time & Duration

9:00 am

5-6 Hours

Price Includes

  • Tour in a group
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation
  • Engish/Spanish speaking Tour Guide

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel drop-off (Cusco Downtown)

Additional Information

  • What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, cash in soles for admission tickets
  • Cancellation policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund

Half DaySouth Valley Villages and Archeology Tour

The pick-up will be at your hotel in Cusco, we will be heading to the South Valley accompanied by your expert guide. Our first spot is the archaeological site of Tipón, which is said to have been a royal garden constructed in god Viracocha’s honor.

As you walk you will be more mesmerized by the agricultural terraces which are irrigated by an aqueduct on the sacred Pachatusan mountain, keep in mind that this was all created by the Incas. Don’t miss the other structures such as the baths and temple complex to have a more overall understanding of their lifestyle.

The following stop is the ancient town of Pikillacta, a site built in adobe and stone by the Wari civilization, a pre-Inca culture that existed in around 700 to 900 AD. Next, delve yourself into the detailed art of the Sistine Chapel of Peru in Andahuaylillas, home of many paintings and frescos from Escuela Cuzqueña. On the way back to Cusco, you’ll stop at Saylla, where you will be able to taste some delicious pork chicharrones or roasted guinea pig.