The South Valley of Cusco tour is known for combining beautiful natural landscapes, Inca architecture in Tipón, pre - Inca Wari architecture in Pikillacta, Andahuaylillas visit its beautiful Chapel, known as the "Sistine Chapel of America"; without forgetting the tasty gastronomy that can be tasted in Saylla, Huasao ...
We know you have heard about the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is one of the best places to visit in South America, it has impressive archaeological sites, mild weather and incredible landscapes. But have you heard about the Cusco South Valley? Visitors usually do this tour, before visiting Machu Picchu or after touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Cusco South Valley was a very important place for the development of the Inca Empire. It is the perfect route for people looking for cultural experience, appreciate archaeological sites and magnificent landscapes, without so much company and in a short period of time. This territory was one of the first inhabited places in the entire Cusco Valley. The first inhabitants of the culture known as "Marcavalle" populated this place 1,000 years before Christ.
The South Valley tour Cusco will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Andean highlands; you can see the magnificent hydraulic architecture of Tipón, pre-Inca constructions in Pikillaqta and beautiful works of art of the Cusquenian school in the temple of Andahuaylillas. On the way back, you can visit a variety of restaurants; in the village of Saylla the specialty is the "chicharrón", but if you want to try the delicious guinea pig, visit the village of Tipón.
08:30 We pick you up from Hotel
09:00Driving to South Valley Cusco
10:00 Guided tour of Tipón
10:50 Driving to Pikillacta
11:20 Guided tour of Pikillacta
12:00 Driving to Andahuaylillas
12:20 Guided Tour to Colonial Church of Andahuaylillas
13:00 Return to Cusco
14:30 End of the tour
We pick you up from your hotel around 08:30 am. Then we will go by bus to the Cusco South Valley, during this trip we will be able to observe beautiful landscapes of the Andean Mountain Range. The first stop will be the archaeological center of Tipón, ceremonial center constructed for controlled the flow of water through a stone channel.
Later, we will visit the Archaeological Complex of Pikillaqta which literally means "city of fleas". It is an old walled citadel of the Wari Empire.
Finally we visit the beautiful Church of Andahuaylillas, jewel of the Colonial period, also known as 'The Sixtine Chapel of America', inside which is an impressive collection of canvases with gold frames, mural paintings and baroque altarpieces.
We will be back in the city of Cusco at approximately 2:30 p.m.
This tour will allow you to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Andean highlands; you can see the magnificent hydraulic architecture of Tipón, pre-Inca constructions in Pikillaqta and beautiful works of art of the Cusco school in the temple of Andahuaylillas.
On the way back the South Valley tour Cusco, you can visit a variety of restaurants; in the village of Saylla the specialty is "chicharrón", but if you want to taste the delicious "cuy" (guinea pig), take advantage of the weather in Tipón. The best way to do this tour is on private, but you will also enjoy being part of an organized tour.
During the South Valley of Cusco tour, you will visit the next places:
During the South Valley tour Cusco, we reccomend you to wear comfortable clothing, hiking pants and T-shirts during the day, and sweaters, raincoat and jackets for night. Remember in Cusco the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur.
These are the places where you can buy the Cusco Tourist Ticket for the South Valley of Cusco tour:
COSITUC main office: Tourist Galleries, Avenida Sol No. 103 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm).
OFEC branch offices: Calle Garcilaso s/n (Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm).
This ticket is not included on the South Valley of Cusco tour, you must purchase a tourist ticket. A full tourist ticket costs S/130 (U$ 41) or S/70 (U$22) for students with a valid ISIC card. The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the Inca sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay (City Tour), 4 museums in Cusco, Inca Pachacutec monument's, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray (Sacred Valley of the Incas) and the Centro Qosqo (A theater where you can appreciate the typical dances of Cusco - 70 dances). This is a better option if you plan to combine the City Tour, Sacred Valley and visit and explore the Cusco city.
The price for this ticket is S/70 (U$22) S/40 (U$13) for students with a valid ISIC card. It is valid for 1 day. Only you can visit City tour, Sacred Valley or Maras with this ticket. Not included the Cusco museums, Pachacutec Monument and the Centro Qosqo (It's a theatre where you can appreciate the typical dance of Cusco)
Please Note: In this general tourist tickets. Not include entrance to Qoricancha or the Cathedral of the Cusco. Entrance to Qoricancha is S/15 or S/10 for student. Entrance to The Cathedral is S/25 or S/12.50 for student.