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South Valley Tour: Tipon, Pikillacta and Andahuaylillas

Overview

Guided tour during the morning (English and Spanish) in a group with convenient transportation. This tour takes the visitors to the great archaeological complex of Tipon (dedicated to water), to the city of the Wari culture “Piquillacta” (Pre-Inca) and to the unique baroque church of Andahuaylillas with its magnificent baroque frescoes.

  • Start: 8.30 am
  • Ends: 3.00 pm
  • Departure: Daily
  • Service: Guided group tour
  • Language guide: English and Spanish
  • Tour Category: Cultural, Historical

Tour description

This valley is located at the South of Cusco (in direction to Puno and Arequipa), at an altitude of 3200 meters a.s.l. (10.490 ft.). This tour combines beautiful natural landscapes with a unique and beautiful Incan architecture monument dedicated to water by the name Tipon (centuries XV-XVI).

A little further the group will reach Piquillacta, a big archeological site from the Wari civilization, who preceded the Incas (centuries VIII to XI).

At the furthest point of the tour the participants will visit the beautiful and unique baroque church, which is situated in the idyllic village of Andahuaylillas. This Jesuit church is known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” (XVII century) and its walls are decorated with beautiful frescoes from indigenous painters.

Included

Included in the tour:

Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

Transportation in a comfortable tourist bus

Not included:

Entrance fees

Snacks or meals

Price

Price of this tour is 20 USD per person.

Entrance fees are not included in the price. You will have to buy a "Boleto Turístico". You can buy such ticket at the entrance of the archeological sites. There are two types:

Partial ticket: Archaeological sites of the South Valley of Cusco.

Current price 70 Soles, valid for 1 calendar day.

General ticket: Includes the vast majority of the places in and around the city (including five museums and a folkloric show) in the Sacred Valley, Maras-Moray (only Moray) and the South Valley.

Current price 130 Soles, valid 10 calendar days.

The entrance to the church of Andahuaylillas is 15 Soles.

Private Tour

Instead of a group tour it is also possible to do this tour as a private tour. This means more, personal attention from the guide and more flexibility during the tour.

Itinerary

The tour will be basically the same as the group tour. But if you would like to skip a place, because you already visited it, or add a place then we can do that. Let us know about your special wishes.

Transportation

Depending on the size of your group we will use a private, comfortable car with a driver, or a private and comfortable van with a driver.

A group of one or two persons will go by car, a group of three to maximum five will go in a van.

Guide

The guide of course will add great value to the tour. We can offer guides in the following languages: English, Spanish, German or French.

If you do not wish to include a guide, but only use the transportation then this is also possible.

Price

The price for transportation is:

Car (1-2 persons) 50 USD

Van (3-5 persons) 85 USD

The price of a tour guide is:

English speaking: 55 USD

Spanish speaking: 50 USD

German or French speaking: 100 USD

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