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Cusco South Valley Tour: Tipon, Piquillacta & Andahuaylillas Half Day

South Valley Tour, Cusco, PERU
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South Valley Tour of Cusco

This South Valley Tour  (Excusión al Valle Sur)  including Tipon, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas it is a great opportunity to visit the non visited sector in Cusco, with beautiful lakes and villages, we have daily departures. Also you can find the best places where Cuzqueños eat Cuy al horno -Guinea pig.

Most visitors to Cusco head straight to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley, but to escape the crowds, set out to discover the beautiful landscapes and archeological wonders of the Southern Valley.

This fascinating private South Valley Tour Cusco, Tipon, Pikillacta, and Andahuaylillas is a great combination of nature, culture, and history in three important stages: Inca, Pre-Inca and Colonial. On this private half-day tour, with Inca ruins, lakes, churches, and magnificent mountain landscapes, admire the little-visited Inca temple of Tipon, marvel at the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”, Andahuaylillas, and learn more about the pre-Inca Wari people at Piquillacta.

If you want to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds without spending too much time to get there, this is the tour for you.


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  • 1-day Southern Valley 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, nicknamed 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

What you will do

08:30 - South Valley Tour of Cusco
After your breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up in our private transportation to begin the South Valley Tour Cusco experience. This private tour to Tipon, Pikillacta & Andahuaylillas from Cusco take 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.
09:30 - South Valley Tour of Cusco - THE INCA RUINS OF TIPON
Our first stop will be THE INCA RUINS OF TIPON— is 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 Quechua people “Incas”. In Addition, the Inca ruins of Tipon also have of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas and it is made up of baths, a temple complex, canals, aqueducts, and tall terraces. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. Nowadays, The Tipon Archeological Complex has been distinguished as a marvel of civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineering. We will spend about an hour in Tipon.
11:30 - South Valley Tour of Cusco - THE INCA RUINS OF PIKILLACTA
Next, we go to PIKILLACTA — is 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, a travel checkpoint for the Incas. Overall. 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. After exploring, the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta, we then continue on to Andahuaylillas.
12:30 - South Valley Tour of Cusco - CHURTH OF ANDAHUAYLILLAS
Finally, we will visit the ANDAHUAYLILLAS – is 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 and a half hours.
South Valley Tour of Cusco - LUNCH
For our Lunch, we will stop at Saylla where we will find some typical restaurants to enjoy pork chicharrones, or roasted guinea pig (If you don’t want to eat, skip it).
14:00 - South Valley Tour of Cusco - ( We returned to Cusco for approximately)
We’ll drive back down to Cusco city and drop you off at your hotel.
What You Need To Bring to South Valley Tour of Cusco
Original passport.
Original and valid International Student Card (ISIC), if booked as a student.
A good (and small) daypack.
Comfortable shoes.
At least one bottle of water.
Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun.
Rainwear or poncho for the rainy season (December to April).
Camera with extra batteries.
Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs. We recommend having both soles, in addition to your home currency.
Optional: Personal medical kit. Disinfectant, aspirin, stomach tablets, medicine to avoid altitude sickness, etc.


  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Private and comfortable transport
  • Specialized bilingual guide: English-speaking tour guide. They grew up in this region and have a true passion and teach about their heritage.
  • Tourist ticket: you must have the entrance fee to visit Tipon and Pikillaqta which is 70 soles.
  • Entrance to Andahualillas church.
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guide and driver.
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance



Activity's Location

South Valley Tour, Cusco, PERU


Why Take the 1-day Southern Valley Tour?
VALLE SUR : South Valley Tour, Tipon Pikillacta y Andahuaylillas
This tour is known for combining beautiful natural landscapes, lakes of Urcos and Huacarpay, Inca architecture in Tipon, pre - Inca Wari architecture in Pikillaccta and a beautiful chapel, known as the "Sixtine Chapel of America
What you need to bring?
You only need to carry a small day pack, with water to drink, camera, and rain jacket or poncho / or change of weather gear, basic toiletries, hat for the sun , sunscream and comfortable shoes or hiking boots.
Some extra money as there are no ATM´s.
When and where does the tour start?
Pick up location in Cusco: Customer’s hotel lobby located in Cusco city or airport, just let us know.
When and where does the tour end?
Drop-off location: Hotel of the customer in the Cusco city, airport or other locations in downtown, just let us know.
Choose your preferred departure date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) then fill it out with your details and all the requested, (down below in Notes write if you prefer a private or group tour) you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: then you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) to pay online with Visa or MC on Step 3. Add 5% card fee for your payment online. Write us the name and address of your hotel for your pick-up at 8:30 am the date of your tour.
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